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  1. 1. Agenda item 11.4 - Appendix 2 Job Description For Consultant in Clinical Oncology Author: John Travers, Divisional Manager Date: September 2008 Public Trust Board 3 September 2008 Page 1 of 17
  2. 2. Agenda item 11.4 - Appendix 2 GENERAL INFORMATION The RUH provides hospital and community health services for a population of 500,000 within Somerset, Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire. There are 9 hospitals in the district with services centred at the Royal United Hospital, which is the major District General Hospital. The RUH became an NHS Trust in the second wave on 1 April 1992. The Royal United Hospital The Trust occupies a 52-acre site about 1½ miles from Bath city centre and provides 687 beds and a comprehensive range of acute services including medicine and surgery, services for women and children, accident and emergency services, and diagnostic and clinical support services. The Trust employs around 3,500 staff, some of who also provide outpatient, diagnostic and some day case surgery services at community hospitals in Chippenham, Devizes, Frome, Melksham, Paulton, Shepton Mallet, Trowbridge and Westbury. This fulfils part of the Trust's aim to provide high quality care to people in their local communities. The hospital provides healthcare to the population served by four primary care trusts (PCTs), Bath and North East Somerset PCT, Wiltshire PCT, Mendip PCT and South Gloucestershire PCT. The hospital has 17 theatres - eight main theatres, one of which is a 24-hour emergency theatre, four-day surgeries, one eye theatre, one oral surgery theatre and three obstetric/gynaecology/urology theatres. The diagnostic facilities include CT and MRI scanners. Oncology services have access to a PET scan (off-site), 2 linacs, new simulator, chemotherapy suite, on-site ITU, full gynaecology diagnostic suites and specialist nurses. MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE The Trust has adopted a divisional structure. There are three clinical divisions covering medicine, surgery and clinical specialty and support services, each has a chair, divisional manager and a head or lead nurse. Operational management decisions are made by the Management Board which consists of the executive directors and representatives from the three divisions. The lead clinician meets with other divisional colleagues to discuss both operational and strategic issues for the specialities within the division. The hospital is managed by a trust board, which consists of a chairman, five non- executive directors and seven executive directors. The day-to-day management of the hospital is the responsibility of the chief executive assisted by the executive directors. Executive directors: Chief Executive; Director of Operations; Director of Author: John Travers, Divisional Manager Date: September 2008 Public Trust Board 3 September 2008 Page 2 of 17
  3. 3. Agenda item 11.4 - Appendix 2 Finance; Director of Nursing; Medical Director; Director of Human Resources and Director of Planning and Strategic Development. CONSULTANT IN CLINICAL ONCOLOGY Job Outline This is a post for a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the Royal United Hospital Bath. An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and ambitious individual to join a dynamic team of Consultants. The post-holder will provide a major site service for patients with lung and colorectal cancer and, at least initially, as a minor site, head and neck cancer. Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Services Network (ASWCS) Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Services network is a collaboration of trusts and primary care organisations who are working together to improve cancer services in response to the recommendations made in the Calman- Hine Report (DoH, 1995), the NHS Cancer Plan and the recently published NHS Cancer reform Strategy. ASWCS has been designated as one of the five cancer centres in the South West Region. It covers a population of 2.1 million people and reviews cancer care via a network of fourteen site specialist groups and one palliative care network. The ASWCS Board consists of the chief executives or their senior representatives from the member organizations. The Board aims to provide a strategic framework for cancer services across the network. At present the non-surgical oncology service for the network is provided by 15 clinical and 6 medical oncologists [approximately 19 WTEs]. The total number of new oncological referrals across the network is approximately 5,500 per annum, approximately 1,350 of which are at Bath. A service is currently provided at the Royal United Hospital in Bath by 6 oncologists [approximately 3.5 WTEs] [4 clinical oncologists, 2 medical oncologists], four of which have a substantial [more than 50%] time commitment at Bath. It is intended that this post will be part of a rolling programme aimed at addressing the current deficit in oncology staffing provision at Bath. It is hoped that a new medical oncologist with a site specialized portfolio including breast and upper gastrointestinal cancer will be appointed within a year after this post is filled. Author: John Travers, Divisional Manager Date: September 2008 Public Trust Board 3 September 2008 Page 3 of 17
  4. 4. Agenda item 11.4 - Appendix 2 Bath Cancer Unit - The Department of Clinical Haematology and Oncology The Royal United Hospital is very fortunate to have a modern Cancer Unit, created largely as a result of a substantial local charitable initiative. The non- medical staffing includes teams of therapeutic radiographers and specialist nurses, dedicated physicists and clinical technologists, support for clinical trials, secretarial and administrative staff. The Unit has a dedicated out-patient chemotherapy suite and a satellite pharmacy with a laminar air flow cabinet for cytotoxic drug preparation. The Unit includes the William Budd ward for oncology and haematology patients, in which there is also a day case treatment area. There is an attractive and spacious outpatient waiting area. The Bath Cancer Unit Support Group, a registered charity, continues to provide substantial funding aimed at improving patient care and comfort and the Unit’s treatment facilities. Radiotherapy The radiotherapy facilities include two Siemens multi-modality linear accelerators, both with multi-leaf collimators and electronic portal imaging. One unit has dual photon energy (6 MV and 10 MV photons) and electron modalities, the second has 6 MV photons and electron modalities. There is a Varian Acuity simulator. All the equipment is networked with Lantis and interfaced to a 3D treatment planning system (HelaxTMS and OTP). The majority of computer planning is performed in Bath with patients being referred to BHOC for their planning CT and/or MRI scans. Now that coned- beam CT has been added to the simulator, more of the pre-treatment processes will be undertaken at the RUH. HDR brachytherapy and some treatment planning for patients treated in Bath is still carried out at the BHOC. There is also a Therapax superficial orthovoltage treatment machine at Bath, providing a service for both Bristol and Bath. Approximately 1,500 courses of treatment are delivered each year, of which approximately 1000 are new cases, and 600 involve computer planning. Prostate brachytherapy with iodine –125 seeds has fairly recently been introduced. There is an establishment for 15 radiographers. Radiotherapy Physics support comprises 4.4 WTE clinical scientists and 2 WTE clinical technologists. William Budd Ward William Budd is a 22 bedded mixed sex Oncology / Haematology in-patient ward. It contains 3 x 4-bedded bays and 10 side rooms. There is a cheerful day room with an adjoining patio in which patients and relatives can relax, away from the clinical area. The facilities allow care for patients who require admission for chemotherapy, radiotherapy, symptom control and autologous bone marrow/stem cell transplantation. Author: John Travers, Divisional Manager Date: September 2008 Public Trust Board 3 September 2008 Page 4 of 17
  5. 5. Agenda item 11.4 - Appendix 2 The ward nursing establishment includes the Clinical Services Manager for the Oncology Unit, a Ward Sister, 2.6 wte Junior Sisters, 15 band 5 Staff Nurses and 7 wte Health Care Assistants, supported by a Ward Administrator. Outpatient Department Adjacent to the ward is a busy outpatient department consisting of 7 consulting rooms. Clinics are held Monday – Friday between the hours of 9am – 6pm. The out-patient nursing establishment comprises 1 Junior Sister, 1.8 wte band 5 Staff Nurses, 2 wte Health Care Assistants, supported by 3 wte Receptionists. The Senior Staff Nurse co-ordinates the day to day activity in the out-patient department in addition to running a thrombophilia screening clinic on a Friday morning. An Oral Chemotherapy Clinic is supervised by a pharmacist. Phlebotomists are based in the out-patient area each day 08:30 – 13:00. All patients requiring bloods out of these hours are dealt with by the nursing staff or attend the phlebotomy room in the main part of the hospital. Chemotherapy / Day Care The nursing establishment comprises 1 Sister, 3 Junior Sisters, 4.35 wte band 5 Staff Nurses, 1 assistant practitioner and 1 Health Care Assistant supported by 2WTE administrators. The chemotherapy suite operates Monday – Friday 08:00 – 18:00. A maximum of 8 patients can be treated at any one time. In addition to co-coordinating and managing the out-patient chemotherapy service the staff are also responsible for the in-patient chemotherapy service. The Day Care Unit was opened in June 1998 and relocated in the current facilities in June 2003 as demand for day care services increased. The maximum number of patients that can be treated at any one time is 16. The area comprises an 11 patient seating area, a procedure area with 4 trolleys and a consulting / treating room - this area is the intra-thecal treatment area for the Cancer Unit. The services are predominately nurse led with the exception of the bone marrow clinics. Supportive Care Oncology/Haematology patients and their families (where appropriate) are supported by a Lymphoedema Nurse, Macmillan Nurses (both hospital and community based), a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Clinical Psychologist. The Bath Cancer Information and Support Centre is situated close to William Budd Ward on the other side of the corridor. Clinical Trials Unit The Clinical Trials office is based in the Oncology Out-patient area. The Clinical Trials Unit has an established team of 3 research nurses and a data manager, and is led by Dr Paul Cornes. They are an integral part of the multi- disciplinary team and the office is centrally situated within the outpatient area. The current portfolio consists of 20 Oncology and 18 Haematology trials, including both commercial and non-commercial studies. The Unit also provides support for other members of the multi-disciplinary team to conduct Author: John Travers, Divisional Manager Date: September 2008 Public Trust Board 3 September 2008 Page 5 of 17
  6. 6. Agenda item 11.4 - Appendix 2 local research. Medical Staffing The senior medical staffing currently comprises the following, together with their sub-speciality interests: 1. Dr PGS Cornes, BM BCh MA MRCP FRCR Consultant in Clinical Oncology with currently special responsibility in Bath for gynaecological cancer. 2. Dr O Frim, MSc, MD, Ph.D, DMRT Consultant in Clinical Oncology with currently special responsibility for lung, urological and head & neck cancer. 3. Dr ED Gilby, MB BS MSc FRCP Consultant in Medical Oncology, with special interests in the treatment of patients with ovarian, testicular, gastro-intestinal cancer and melanoma. 4. Dr HFV Newman, BJur MB ChB MD FRCR Consultant in Clinical Oncology with special responsibility for breast, urological and head and neck cancer. 5. Dr GJG Rees, MB BCh FRCP FRCR Consultant in Clinical Oncology with special responsibility for breast, rectal and thyroid cancer. 6. Dr S Mancero, MD DMRT Associate Specialist in Clinical Oncology. Consultants in Haematology Dr CRJ Singer, BSc MB ChB FRCP FRCPath Dr CJC Knechtli, MB ChB PhD FRCP FRCPath, [Lead Clinician] Dr SA Wexler, MB BS MRCP FRCPath Other support Author: John Travers, Divisional Manager Date: September 2008 Public Trust Board 3 September 2008 Page 6 of 17
  7. 7. Agenda item 11.4 - Appendix 2 Dr CMB Higgs, MA MB Bchir MD FRCP Consultant in Palliative Medicine, who is Medical Director at the Dorothy House Foundation, a hospice situated just south of the City. William Budd Ward is staffed by a Senior House Officer on a medical rotation. His/her annual leave is covered by a GP VTS doctor who rotates every 4-6 months and spends half his/her time in Oncology/Palliative Care at the RUH and the other half at Dorothy House. There are specialist medical and clinical registrar rotations involving Bristol, Bath and Cheltenham. Usually there are both a clinical oncology and a medical oncology specialist registrar working in Bath. They undertake out- patient clinic, ward supervision and visiting duties. All consultants are expected to contribute to formal and informal junior medical staff teaching. Details of the Post Clinical Duties: The holder of this post will be a Consultant Clinical Oncologist with a specialist interest in lung and colorectal cancer. A strong commitment to lung and colorectal cancer will be expected and there will be a requirement to cover head and neck cancer as a minor site. The post will be based at the RUH with one day per week at UBHT. The holder will participate in audit and directorate meetings and undertake administrative duties as required by the Lead Clinician of Haematology and Oncology. A commitment to maintain professional expertise by attendance at meetings and courses is expected, and completion of diaries for CME is essential. It is also essential that you have an annual appraisal. An interest in research and teaching is expected with participation in projects, courses, etc to enhance the standing and role of the Department and Trust. Attendance at, and organisation of, meetings is expected. The post holder will be expected to cover for colleagues when absent or on leave. Management Duties: The post holder will be expected to work with local managers and professional colleagues in the efficient running of services and will share with Consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to management. The holder will be expected to take an active role in the development of resource management and to assist in the preparation of business plans. Author: John Travers, Divisional Manager Date: September 2008 Public Trust Board 3 September 2008 Page 7 of 17
  8. 8. Agenda item 11.4 - Appendix 2 Consultants are required to undertake the administrative duties associated with the care of patients and the running of clinical areas where they work. General Requirements: Subject to the provisions of the Terms and Conditions of Service, the post holder will be expected to observe the Trust's agreed policies and procedures, drawn up in consultation with the profession on clinical matters and to follow the standing orders, financial instructions and code of expectations of the Trust. Clinical Oncology Rota On-call consultant cover is currently provided through the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, which provides an out-of-hours radiotherapy service for emergency patients. The post-holder will not be expected to contribute to this rota. However, it is envisaged that consultant expansion will eventually allow the establishment of a separate consultant on-call rota [no more than 1 in 5] at Bath [and in Taunton]. The post-holder will be expected to participate in the Bath-based rota once this is established. No consultant will be included in a rota at more than one site. Work Programme The work programme will be reviewed on an annual basis and agreed with the post holder, Divisional Manager and Lead Clinician. A regular timetable will be established, however the nature of the post requires the post holder to be flexible in order to maximise clinical capacity. Local procedures will be followed in the event of any disagreement over proposed changes, culminating in an appeal to the Trust Board. Proposed Job Plan The job plan will be a prospective agreement that sets out consultants' duties, responsibilities and objectives for the coming year. It will cover all aspects of a consultant’s professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education, clinical governance, private practice and any other responsibilities. Programmed activities 10 PAs Direct clinical care 7.5 PAs Supporting professional activities 2.5 PAs The patient related activity sessions will be made up approximately of: Out-patient clinics [new, follow-up, chemotherapy supervision] 2.50 Out-patient clinic associated work 0.50 Radiotherapy planning 1.00 Author: John Travers, Divisional Manager Date: September 2008 Public Trust Board 3 September 2008 Page 8 of 17
  9. 9. Agenda item 11.4 - Appendix 2 MDT meetings 1.25 On-treatment review 0.50 Ward round/continuing care 0.50 Travel 0.50 Additional 0.75 [including urgent referrals, clinical trial work, patient administration, consultant meetings] The supporting activity sessions will include time for continuing professional development, audit, research, clinical governance, managerial responsibilities and teaching. Not all newly appointed consultants will wish to retain exactly the same site- specialised interests throughout their career. We intend that there should be room for flexibility and encouragement for clinicians who wish to develop new interests. In particular, it is recognized that the treatment of patients with head and neck cancer within the network may become centralized in Bristol. This might present the post-holder with an opportunity to take on a new tumour site responsibility in Bath. For the purposes of this job description head and neck cancer is regarded as a minor site because of the relatively low referral numbers at Bath. On occasions all consultants are required to provide palliative care outside their own site-specialised areas of interest. Timetable The following provides scheduling details of the clinical activity and clinically related activity components of the job plan that occur at regular times during each week including supporting professional activities. Author: John Travers, Divisional Manager Date: September 2008 Public Trust Board 3 September 2008 Page 9 of 17
  10. 10. Agenda item 11.4 - Appendix 2 Day Time Location Work Categorisation Hours Monday AM 4hrs RUH OP Clinic & H & N MDM DCC 1PA PM 4hrs RUH Combined H & N Clinic Ward referrals & Admin DCC 1PA Tuesday AM 4hrs RUH OP Clinic DCC 1PA PM 4hrs RUH Ward Round Administration DCC 1PA Wednesday AM 4hrs RUH RT Planning/Simulation/On- treatment review DCC 1PA PM 4hrs RUH Ward referrals/Administration Supporting activities DCC SPA 0.5PA 0.5PA Thursday AM 4hrs RUH Colorectal and Lung MDMs DCC 1PA PM 4hrs RUH Administration Supporting Activities SPA 1PA Friday AM 4hrs BHOC RT Planning DCC 1PA PM 4hrs BHOC Clinical & Management mtgs, Teaching other SPAs SPA 1PA Additional agreed activity to be worked flexibly Predictable emergency on-call work Unpredictable emergency on-call work Total Hours 40 Author: John Travers, Divisional Manager Date: September 2008 Public Trust Board 3 September 2008 Page 10 of 17
  11. 11. Agenda item 11.4 - Appendix 2 Total PAs 10 SUMMARY OF PROGRAMMED ACTIVITY Number Supporting Professional Activities 2.5 Direct Clinical Care (including unpredictable on-call) 7.5 Other NHS Responsibilities To be taken out of DCC and SPA External Duties To be taken out of DCC and SPA TOTAL PROGRAMMED ACTIVITIES 10 ON-CALL AVAILABILITY SUPPLEMENT Agreed on-call rota (e.g. 1 in 5): Agreed category (A or B) : On-call supplement (%): COMMENCEMENT OF DUTIES This is a new post. The appointee will be required to take up the post by January 2009. Author: John Travers, Divisional Manager Date: September 2008 Public Trust Board 3 September 2008 Page 11 of 17
  12. 12. Agenda item 11.4 - Appendix 2 If you consider it is unlikely that you will be able to take up the appointment within such a period, you are advised to highlight this at the time of your application. Office and Secretarial Facilities Secretarial support will be provided and personal office space is available. ACCOUNTABILITY The Chief Executive is managerially responsible for the services provided by the Trust and the Lead Clinician of Haematology/Oncology is responsible for the provision of the service. The post holder will be responsible for the discharge of their contractual duties through the Lead Clinician of Haematology/Oncology and the Chair of Specialty Division to the Chief Executive. The Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust will take direct responsibility for costs and damages arising from medical negligence in the treatment of NHS patients, where they (as employers) are vicariously liable for the acts and omissions of their medical and dental staff. However, it is strongly advised that the person appointed maintains defence body membership in order to cover any work, which does not fall within the scope of the hospital policy. A medical professional indemnity scheme is available to cover compensation (including claimants' costs and expenses) arising from medical negligence in the treatment of private patients at the Royal United Hospital. It is a condition of this policy that all employed and non-employed consultants involved in the business of the Royal United Hospital shall be a member of a Medical Defence Organisation. HEALTH AND SAFETY The Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust recognises its duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety and welfare at work of all its employees and in addition, the business of the Trust shall be conducted so as to ensure that patients, their relatives, contractors, voluntary workers, visitors and members of the public having access to the Trust premises and facilities are not exposed to risk to their health and safety. All medical and dental staff under contract to the Trust will be expected to comply with the appropriate Health and Safety Policies. INFECTION CONTROL To maintain patient safety through rigorous and consistent compliance with Trust policies for the prevention and control of infection, including hand Author: John Travers, Divisional Manager Date: September 2008 Public Trust Board 3 September 2008 Page 12 of 17
  13. 13. Agenda item 11.4 - Appendix 2 hygiene. To undertake mandatory annual training/updates in infection prevention and control. MEDICAL EXAMINATION/SCREENING At any stage of your employment you may be required to undergo a medical examination to confirm your fitness to undertake your duties. All medical and dental practitioners are appointed subject to medical screening. Vaccinations and immunisations except Yellow Fever may be obtained by contacting the Occupational Health Department at the Royal United Hospital on Extension 4064. If this post has been identified as one involved with exposure prone procedures, satisfactory Hepatitis B status will be a condition of your employment with this Trust. You will be required to either undergo the immunisation process or produce written evidence of satisfactory Hepatitis B status prior to taking up this appointment. As this appointment will provide substantial access to children, an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check on convictions will also be necessary. ACADEMIC FACILITIES There is a large and active Postgraduate Medical Centre on the Royal United Hospital site and the Education Centre has excellent Library facilities. A purpose built Medical Sciences Block provides laboratories for research and among other facilities houses the department of Medical Illustration. The Dean is a Professor of Surgery and is a vascular surgeon. There are close links with basic science departments in the University of Bath, which has a Dept. of Medical Sciences in the Science Faculty. There is a long tradition of research, postgraduate medical education, and a regular supply of undergraduate students from the Universities of Bristol, Oxford and Southampton. In addition students from many other medical schools spend their elective period in Bath, and all Consultants are expected to participate. Formal medical audit in the Department is in operation. CLINICAL GOVERNANCE The NHS Executive has defined Clinical Governance as: “A framework through which NHS organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish” In line with Government requirements, the Trust has established a clinical Author: John Travers, Divisional Manager Date: September 2008 Public Trust Board 3 September 2008 Page 13 of 17
  14. 14. Agenda item 11.4 - Appendix 2 governance committee. The Chief Executive is the accountable officer and the lead is Francesca Thompson, Director of Nursing, who is responsible for ensuring that systems for clinical governance are in place and monitoring their continued effectiveness. As part of the requirements of clinical governance, the Trust’s Committee is ensuring that all hospital doctors participate in audit programmes, including, where appropriate, specialty and sub-specialty national audit programmes endorsed by the Commission for Health Improvement. Procedures are in place for all professional groups to identify and remedy poor performance, including critical incident reporting, professional performance and supporting staff to report any concerns they may have about colleagues’ professional conduct and performance. Visiting Candidates are encouraged to visit the Department and should contact one of the following to make the necessary arrangements: Dr Chris Knechtli Lead Clinician 01225 824704 Dr Gareth Rees Consultant Oncologist 01225 824321 Dr Hugh Newman Consultant Oncologist 01225 824797 Applicants will be reimbursed for the following interview expenses by the Trust: i) Attendance at interview ii) Pre-interview visits for short-listed candidates only (maximum of two visits) CONDITIONS OF SERVICE National terms and conditions of service (Consultants (England) 2003) cover the post. Consultants unable for personal reasons to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for this post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis in consultation with Consultant colleagues. This post is open to applications from candidates who wish to job share. Residence within either 10 miles of, or thirty minutes by road (e.g. from RUH) is a requirement of this post. The appointee must have telephone contact and have a current driving licence. This post is subject to an Exception Order under the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974. The post is subject to pre employment checks such as Criminal Records Bureau Clearance, Occupational Health, Visa clearance (where applicable) Author: John Travers, Divisional Manager Date: September 2008 Public Trust Board 3 September 2008 Page 14 of 17
  15. 15. Agenda item 11.4 - Appendix 2 and satisfactory references. You are required to be registered with the General Medical Council/General Dental Council though out the duration of your employment and to comply with and abide by the relevant code of professional practice, as appropriate. Annual Leave 6 weeks and two days per annum pro-rata to be approved by the Lead Clinician. Requests should be submitted at least six weeks before leave is required. Requests for annual leave over three weeks should be submitted three months before leave is required. Up to 5 annual leave days may be carried over from one leave year to the next with the agreement of the Lead Clinician. Study/professional Leave The recommended standard is 30 days, including off duty days within the leave period, in any three years in relation to leave with pay and reasonable expenses in the United Kingdom, with the approval of the Lead Clinician. A minimum of eight weeks notice is required. REMOVAL EXPENSES In accordance with the Trust Terms and Conditions of Service, removal expenses may be payable to the successful candidate. CANVASSING Candidates should note that canvassing any member of the Advisory Appointments Committee or the RUH NHS Trust will result in their being disqualified (see Statutory Instrument 1983 No 276 para 8,1,b). SMOKING It is the policy of this Trust to promote positive health. Smoking, therefore, is prohibited in the Hospital and grounds, including offices. OTHER FACILITIES a) There is a Gym (the Oasis), tennis courts and swimming pool all on the site. b) There are a number of car parks scattered throughout the hospital site and a limited amount of garage accommodation for renting. c) The Royal United Hospital is situated on the outskirts of Bath in Weston Village, where there is a comprehensive range of shops and a branch of Author: John Travers, Divisional Manager Date: September 2008 Public Trust Board 3 September 2008 Page 15 of 17
  16. 16. Agenda item 11.4 - Appendix 2 the public library. d) The Hospital is on a main bus route into Bath. Candidates will be shortlisted for interview by the advisory appointment committee following submission of an application within the defined time scale against the specification set out below. These criteria will be used throughout the appointment process to select the most suitable candidate. Candidates should ensure that the criteria are fully addressed in their applications. PERSON SPECIFICATION Consultant in Clinical Oncology Author: John Travers, Divisional Manager Date: September 2008 Public Trust Board 3 September 2008 Page 16 of 17
  17. 17. Agenda item 11.4 - Appendix 2 Author: John Travers, Divisional Manager Date: September 2008 Public Trust Board 3 September 2008 Page 17 of 17 REQUIREMENTS ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE Qualifications Basic Postgraduate Full GMC registration, ATLS FRCR [Clinical Oncology] or overseas equivalent Entry on Specialist Register (or entry expected within three months) MRCP or equivalent MD or PhD Clinical Experience Specific sub-specialist skills and experience required for the non-surgical management of patients with lung, colorectal and head & neck cancer Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on range of problems both emergency and elective within speciality Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients Management and Administrative experience • Awareness of clinical governance requirements • Ability to advise on efficient and smooth running of specialist service • Ability to organise and prioritise workload • Ability to develop multi-professional team Attendance at management training course and evidence of learning from it Experience in organising audit Teaching Experience • Experience of supervising PRHOs and SHOs • Ability to teach clinical skills • Experience of teaching basic clinical skills to undergraduates • Experience of supervising SpRs • Ability to supervise postgraduate research Research Experience • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical and surgical problems Personal Attributes • Ability to work effectively within multi- disciplinary team • Good interpersonal skills • Enquiring, critical approach to work • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other agencies • Commitment to continuing medical education • Willingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional or national levels