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GP with Special Interest in Oncology

Main area
Clinical Support & Cancer Services
Fixed Term
4 Hours Per Week Minimum
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Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
04/02/2018 23:59

Are you a General Practitioner who is keen to develop a special interest in Oncology?

If so, we are looking for you to join our team at the Sunrise Centre, Royal Cornwall NHS Trust. We are aiming to find more GPs to complement our multidisciplinary team, with a number of flexible sessions from one up to full-time for the right candidates.

The successful appointees will be offered a period of training in all aspects of the oncology pathway including management of active chemotherapy and radiotherapy patients, as well as dealing with side-effects of treatment. This will incorporate initial shadowing of established clinicians and gradual clinical exposure leading to independent, but supervised practice. You will be working alongside consultants and junior doctors in a multidisciplinary setting with our team of radiotherapists, and supported by our site specific Clinical Nurse Specialists.

Our new patient clinics see over 2,000 patients a year with a range of cancers requiring personalised treatment plans. In addition to radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments, the team is very active in research. Working closely with the Research Department the team are constantly reviewing the most appropriate and cutting edge developments for cancer patients including immunotherapy and treatment based on genetic markers.

You would be joining a department supported by a first class radiotherapy service, providing new patients with immediate access to two TrueBeam linear accelerators for treatment such as image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) and intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). We offer chemotherapy via a dedicated daycase unit (Headland) as well as through our charitably funded mobile chemotherapy unit. Next to the Sunrise is The Cove, a purpose built cancer support centre which opened in Autumn 2016.

The successful candidates will be offered one or more sessions a week, either in the morning or the afternoon, with their exact schedules being negotiable and mutually agreed. Use of GPwSI within the Trust including the Mermaid Breast Unit has been a very successful new initiative with the GPs who have joined enhancing teams enormously. In developing this collaborative and progressive approach to joint working and training in the management of cancer as well as living with and beyond initial treatment, we hope to further promote ever closer working relations and strengthened links between specialty services and primary care.

If you require further information please contact Louise Hunt on 01872 256346 or email l.hunt@nhs.net

The Royal Cornwall Hospital is an equal opportunities employer

Disability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Louise Hunt on 01872 256346 or email l.hunt@nhs.net

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01872 252479