Clinical Oncology Consultant with interest in Neuro-Oncology

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
May 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:£88,364 - £119,133
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Clinical Oncology Consultant with interest in Neuro-Oncology NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area

Clinical Oncology


NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant




Full time - 10 sessions per week

Job ref



Southampton General Hospital




£88,364 - £119,133 pa

Salary period



26/05/2023 23:59
Job overview

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation trust is pleased to be in the position to offer an 10.75PA substantive Consultant Clinical Oncology post specialising in Neuro Oncology and Stereotactic Radiosurgery. This is a new post with a 10.75 PA job plan, but candidates wishing to work less than full time will be welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation

What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Your Responsibilities

What you'll do

The post holder will work within the Wessex Neurological Centre and Cancer Centre at Southampton providing a local and regional Neuro Oncology service, and join 2 Clinical Oncologists in this sub specialism. The role will cover the range of clinical oncology situations – from high grade to benign tumours. By its nature there will be attendance and contribution to a wide range of related multidisciplinary teams.

In addition this post will support further expansion of the Regional SRS service – which has seen rapid growth since its initiation in 2016. Appointment to the new post will result in 4 Clinical Oncologists delivering this Wessex wide service.

The post holder will participate in the Southampton Clinical Oncology on call rota. This provides evening / night time telephone advice during the week and ward rounds on Saturday and Sunday with a frequency of approximately 1:16

The Clinical Oncology service based in Southampton provides a local and regional service; treating patients from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, further afield across Wessex, and also the Channel Islands. There is a collaborative approach with neighbouring Cancer Centres in Poole and Portsmouth, and active engagement in the Thames Valley and Wessex Operational Delivery Network (ODN).

There are 19 Consultant Clinical Oncologists and 4 SAS grade doctors working in the department. In addition there are 9 whole time equivalent Specialist Registrars who take part in the Wessex clinical oncology training programme.

The radiotherapy department has undergone major development and investment over the last few years. This has included replacement of all 6 Southampton Elekta linacs and incorporating and matching the Elekta Linac on the Basingstoke Hospital site (North Hampshire Hospitals) as a satellite unit. 2 Southampton linacs have Exac Trac® and Hexa POD® couch for SRS and Head and neck cancer treatments. A superficial/orthovoltage facility is also available in Southampton for skin treatment.

UHS has strong links with the University of Southampton and there will be opportunities to become involved in collaborative research, clinical trials and medical student teaching.

Applicants should have CCT in Clinical Oncology and be on the GMC Specialist Register. Consideration will also be given to applicants with Consultant level experience working towards GMC specialist registration.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate excellent communication skills, to a professional standard, in spoken and written English.

For further details and to arrange a visit please contact Dr Jeng Ching, Clinical Oncologist on [email protected]. Applications will be by on line form but C.V. would be welcomed when visiting.

Where equivalent qualifications or experience are being offered, it is essential that candidates should provide confirmation of this from the relevant College or Faculty in the United Kingdom and attach the confirmation to your application.

When applying please remember to include your CCT date in the membership of professional bodies section of the online application form, which is where you must also record your GMC number.

All applications must be made online via www. CV or paper applications are not accepted.

Person specification Qualifications Essential criteria
  • GMC registration with a licence to practise
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • CCT in Clinical Oncology or appropriate qualifications and experience to allow entry on to the Specialist Register
  • Desirable criteria
  • Recognised training in academic oncology with postgraduate qualification
  • Experience Essential criteria
  • Broad experience in Clinical Oncology
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working
  • Experience of NeuroOncology and precision radiotherapy (SRS/SRT)
  • Desirable criteria
  • Significant experience in Oncology research
  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Teaching experience
  • Skills Essential criteria
  • Good clinical and interpersonal skills
  • Good team worker
  • Ability to manage staff and resources
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • IT Skills
  • Desirable criteria
  • Track record or research including presentation and/or publications
  • Values Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Patients First
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Always Improving
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

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    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

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    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 221.8KB)
  • Person Specification (PDF, 169.3KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    D Paul Fenton

    Job title

    Clinical Oncology Clinical Lead

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