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  • 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 geraint.roberts@wales.nhs.uk.