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Trust Doctor (St1/2 level) in Oncology

Trust Doctor

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Trust Doctor
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 40 hours per week (Plus on calls, weekends & nights)
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Gloucestershire Hospitals NHSFT
£40,257 Per annum
Salary period
11/08/2022 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a Trust Doctor (St1/2 level) in Oncology

This post is a new appointment based in the Oncology department in Cheltenham General Hospital starting  August 2022 until Tuesday 1 August 2023.

Main duties of the job

As a Trust doctor in Oncology, the successful candidate will be based in a motivated, supportive oncology team looking after ward patients in a regional Cancer Centre.

Experience will be gained in managing complications of cancer and cancer treatments, and the holistic care of patients with advanced malignancies. There would also be experience of working alongside the Haematology, Palliative Care and Acute Oncology teams.

Working for our organisation

We are a large organisation providing acute services from Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester and Cheltenham General Hospital to a population of 652,475* in Gloucestershire as well as caring for patients from surrounding counties and beyond.

Our workforce is almost 8,000 strong and our caring and dedicated staffs are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred, high quality emergency, elective and specialist care across a range of clinical areas.

 We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision of providing Best Care for Everyone and our success depends on the commitment and dedication of our staff, many of whom are world leaders in healthcare, teaching and research.  You could make a real difference to our patients’ lives by joining our team. 

*Figures based CCG data on the number of people registered at a GP surgery in Gloucestershire

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

There is a varied and engaging educational programme, with regular tutorials, teaching clinics and departmental events. The post would involve weekend and night on-call working.

In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and further their interest in Oncology. Opportunities will be given for experience in outpatients and in chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The successful candidate will be encouraged to undertake clinical research, audit or Quality Improvement projects.

Integral to the responsibilities of the post are the following requirements: -

  • To support the provision of a first-class clinical service
  • To undertake all work in accordance with the Trust’s procedures and operating policies
  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trust’s and Division’s services plans

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Completion of F1/F2.
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment.
  • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies by time of appointment in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice including: • good clinical care • maintaining good medical practice • good relationships and communication with patients • good working relationships with colleagues • good teaching and training • professional behaviour and probity • delivery of good acute clinical care
  • Applicant’s knowledge is up to date and fit to practise safely
Desirable criteria
  • MRCP
  • Postgraduate teaching experience
  • Previous experience of working in Oncology

Clinical Skills

Essential criteria
  • Out of hours experience relevant to the job.
  • Relevant specialty clinical knowledge: capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge relevant to the job.
  • Clinical judgement: experience in making clinical decisions and managing risk. Knows when to seek help, able to prioritise clinical need.
  • Practical skills: shows aptitude for practical skills, required in the job.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in different clinical settings required in the job.
  • Learning and personal development: demonstrates interest in the specialty required for the job. Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining professional skills and knowledge relevant to the job
  • Demonstrates a willingness to fully engage in appraisal. Self-awareness and ability to accept and learn from feedback.
Desirable criteria
  • ALS instructors certificate
  • Specialty knowledge exam
  • Extra curricular activities / achievements relevant to the job
  • Specialty exams

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Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Nick Reed
Job title
Consultant Oncologist
Email address
Telephone number
0300 422 4925