Clinical Fellow (National Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients)

London (Central), London (Greater)
£36,100 and £45,750
21 May 2019
04 Jun 2019
General surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Contract Type: Full Time, 2 year FTC 
Location: London
Salary: Between £36,100 and £45,750 per annum (plus London weighting), depending on qualifications and experience.

About us - 

RCS is the professional body for surgery. Our mission is to build the future of the surgical profession and improve the delivery of surgical care. We do this through education, training, examination, supporting surgical research and audit/evaluation.

About the role

The National Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients evaluates the quality of care received by women aged 70 plus diagnosed with breast cancer in England and Wales. Its aim is to assess the diagnosis, treatment pathways and the outcomes of treatment, and provide national benchmarking information to support quality improvement with NHS breast cancer services.

We are seeking an enthusiastic clinical fellow to join the multidisciplinary audit team. The candidate will support the further development of the Audit, undertake data analysis, and produce reports on its findings and policy implications, as well as other outputs such as conference presentations and journal articles. The candidate will be expected to use their work as the basis for an MD/PhD thesis.

The post will be based in The Clinical Effectiveness Unit, a joint unit of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Its remit is to carry out national clinical audits, develop audit methodologies and produce evidence on clinical and cost-effectiveness of surgical procedures.

The Audit is funded by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership. It is carried out by the Clinical Effectiveness Unit in partnership with the Association of Breast Surgery, and has strong links with the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (Public Health England) and the Welsh Cancer Network.

The candidate should have clinical experience in a relevant discipline (surgery, oncology) and have passed a Membership / Fellowship exam of a relevant Royal College. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and good organisational abilities are essential. Research experience is an advantage but training in research methods and statistical analysis will be provided.
There will be no clinical duties or on-call commitments.

Selection process:

Candidates who are invited for interview will be given a short test of their problem solving skills and numerical ability.

What we can offer you

  • 25 days paid holiday + bank holidays and up to 4 college closure days 
  • Flexible working
  • Enhanced contributory pension scheme & other leave entitlements
  • In-house gym 
  • Variety of learning and development opportunities  
  • Wellbeing programme & Employee Assistance Scheme

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If you have any questions about this position please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly HR team on 020 7869 6104 or who will be more than happy to help or put you in touch with the Recruiting Manager.

Closing date: 10 June 2019

Interview date: 19 June 2019

We are fully committed to equality and diversity and will assess your application based on your experience, skills and suitability to the position only.