Consultant Medical Oncologist

Yeovil, Somerset
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum
08 Jan 2019
13 Feb 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a substantive or fixed term Consultant Medical Oncologist at Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will join a friendly, enthusiastic and innovative team, working with two other Medical Oncologists, alongside visiting Consultant Oncologists from neighbouring Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.


The Directorate is seeking a full time (10 PA) candidate to provide Oncology services to Yeovil District Hospital in at least 2 tumour sites. Consideration will be given to candidates wishing to work part-time and job share opportunities would also be considered. The Trust prides itself on its flexible and supportive ethos promoting staff wellbeing and a healthy work/life balance in this beautiful part of the country.


Yeovil District Hospitals’ Oncology Unit is CHKS accredited has enjoyed a stable and successful history; trusted and respected by our patients, staff and commissioners.  We have been repeatedly rated as one of the top-10 healthcare employers in the country, a leading light in global stroke research and development, and attracted national interest in our iCARE model, which has established the principles of exemplary patient care experience within our Hospital. Yeovil District Hospital consistently performs well in the National Patient Experience Survey for Cancer Services. Our chemotherapy services are CHKS accredited. There are many opportunities for the successful candidate to develop services further, based on personal interest and skills.


The role will include provision of outpatient clinics, attendance at relevant MDTs and also lead the well-established Acute Oncology Service. Yeovil District Hospital participates in a wide number of research and clinical trials, and the successful candidate will have plenty opportunities to further their research interest. There will be no on-call commitment, as out of hours advice is provided by on-call Consultant colleagues in Taunton. The post-holder will experience significant professional and governance peer support from The Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital, enjoying all the benefits of close working with our nearby regional Cancer Centre.


Yeovil District Hospital has been given Vanguard status by NHS England this identifies us as one of the most innovative trusts in the country and gives us unique access to national support and funding to realise our exciting plans.


Yeovil District Hospital is a modern Hospital in the pleasant countryside only two hours from London and less than one hour from both the Jurassic and North Devon coast. There are excellent facilities in a purpose built Education Centre on-site. Substantial parking on-site in a new multi-story car park.


Applicants must have MBBS and MRCP qualifications or equivalent and be fully registered with the GMC and hold a licence to practise.


Applicants must have entry on the GMC Specialist Register for Medical or Clinical Oncology via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within six months of the interview date), CESR or European Community Rights. Interested candidates with a proposed CCT date beyond six months are still advised to discuss the post.


We are offering an enhanced relocation and benefits package for this position. For further details please email Carol Gill, Medical Recruitment Officer, on Carol.Gill@YDH.NHS.UK.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mrs Caroline Osborne, Consultant Surgeon

Email: Caroline.Osborne@YDH.NHS.UK

Telephone: 01935 384252

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