- Advert number: 301559-0
- Posted Date: 26/04/12
BETSI CADWALADR UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD
North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre, Glan Clwyd Hospital and Wrexham Maelor Hospital,
Wrexham £72,205 - £93,742
Relocation assistance available
We are looking to a ppoint either a Consultant Clinical or Medical Oncologist depenting on
the quality of the applicants.
You will join a well established team of 8 Clinical and 2 Medical Oncologists,
who are site specific, with a Clinical Director in Oncology and a Clinical
Director in Palliative Care. We are a dynamic team of specialists dedicated to
providing excellent patient care with effective integration of multidisciplinary
team working and continuous service development, in a friendly and
supportive working environment.
This is a new post and is based for half the week at the North Wales Cancer
Treatment Centre and for half the week at the Shooting Star Unit, Wrexham
Maelor Hospital. Both posts would include an interest in gynaecological
and dermatological malignancy (including melanoma), together with a
responsibility for leading the already-established Acute Oncology team
in Wrexham. The Clinical Oncology post would have responsibility for
providing a brachytherapy service for gynaecology patients. For either post
there is the opportunity to negotiate responsibility for an additional major
tumour site, depending on subspecialty interest.
The purpose built North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre at Glan Clwyd
hospital comprises, a 20 bedded seven-day-a-week ward, plus 7 hostel beds,
a 16 place day case chemotherapy unit, a dedicated Outpatient Department,
a dedicated pharmacy, the Radiotherapy Department including four linear
accelerators, dedicated CT scanner and simulator, (IMRT is used as part of
standard care and 4D and SBRT will be commissioned in the near future), the
North Wales Medical Physics Service, a thriving and high-recruiting Clinical
Trials Unit supporting a broad range of national portfolio and commercial
trials for all clinicians, and the Palliative Care Department with 3 consultants
who work closely with the oncologists.
The Shooting Star Unit is a state of the art facility, providing outpatient clinic
services and day case chemotherapy services, to patients in North East Wales
and is based on the site of Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
The Health Board places a strong emphasis on pursuing personal and
professional development. The successful candidate will thus be expected to
pursue research, education or other specialist interests that will benefit both
themselves and the North Wales oncology service. There are increasingly
strong academic links with Bangor and Glyndwr Universities and medical
student and junior doctor teaching will be an integral part of the post.
We strongly believe in flexible working and family friendly policies that enable
staff to have a rewarding work life and home life. North Wales provides a first
class standard of living with opportunities for many outdoor pursuits with the
options of coastal, countryside and mountainous activities to suit any interest.
The quality of life you will enjoy is second to none with beautiful scenery,
rich local history, good schools, reasonable house prices, uncongested roads
and rapid, easy access to Chester, Liverpool and Manchester and in addition
superb air and sea links to Ireland.
NHS Wales Terms and conditions apply and the contract will be offered on
the basis of 10 sessions per week subject to job planning.
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Simon Gollins, Clinical
Director, on telephone number: 01745 445161 or via simon.gollins@wales.
nhs.uk. Alternatively contact Geraint Roberts, CPG General Manager, on
telephone number: 01745 445362 firstname.lastname@example.org.