Locum Consultant in Clinical Oncology- Maternity Cover

This is a Locum Consultant post in Clinical Oncology based at the Northamptonshire Centre for Oncology at Northampton General Hospitals NHS Trust.

  • To undertake clinical and managerial responsibility for the agreed Oncology specialties and patients. This includes liaison with consultant colleagues, other clinicians, other hospital staff and general practitioners involved the diagnosis and management of Oncology patients.
  • Continuing responsibility for the care of patients in your charge in liaison with consultant colleagues and for the proper functioning of the department in line with the Operational Policy and Strategic Plan (as amended from time to time).
  • To attend and partake in the management of patients through the specific MDT, maintaining national standards and participating in Peer Review.
  • To undertake research and show commitment to entering patients into clinical trials.
  • To share responsibility for the clinical standards of the Oncology service including liaison with other members of the multidisciplinary team and the Centre.
  • To show responsibility for professional standards within Oncology and ensure compliance with the standards required to satisfy national standards and the local quality system.
  • To work as part of the Multidisciplinary Team in the Directorate.
  • To attend national, network and local meetings as appropriate including NSSG’s.
  • To demonstrate a firm commitment to clinical governance including participation in effective clinical audit and continuing medical education.
  • Requirement to co-operate with local management in the efficient running of services and an expectation to share with consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to management.
  • To contribute to management within the Trust through the Directorate.
  • To participate in all teaching programmes for medical staff, medical students and other hospital employees as required. There is an introductory teaching programme for the Senior House Officers in Oncology and Clinical Haematology, and the post holder would be expected to co-ordinate and participate in this. Medical student teaching is expanding, mostly from University of Leicester Medical School.
  • To take part with other consultants in the Centres on call rota.
  • To comply with departmental and Trust policies and procedures.


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