Consultant in Medical Oncology

Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board
Bangor, UK
14 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the "Disability Confident Employer" scheme. We also offer a number of family-friendly benefits, including childcare voucher schemes, work-life balance policies and on-site crèche facilities. Visit our web site

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Consultant Medical Oncologist

Come and join our team of Oncologists in a beautiful part of the world where we believe in quality patient-centred care and a good work/life balance.

Successful applicants can expect:

  • To work as part of an established friendly, cohesive and enthusiastic team
  • To work in an environment of commitment to excellent patient care and continuing service expansion
  • The option to live in a beautiful location with excellent access to all outdoor leisure pursuits.
  • Excellent road and rail links, with close proximity to Chester, Liverpool and Manchester
  • Access to excellent state and private schools.

We are looking for candidates with special interests in gynaecological and colorectal, however will make every effort to accommodate the subspecialty interests of the successful applicants. Within the standard job plan there will be a flexible PA which can be used to undertake a variety of work of the candidates choosing (subject to approval on appointment). Examples of what this time could be used for include Quality Improvement Projects, Educational Roles, Strategic or Development Work.

Oncology is a regional service, based on the three main North Wales hospitals of Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor, Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan and Wrexham Maelor Hospital. This post will be based at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.

The North Wales Cancer Centre has a 20 bed in patient ward and day-case chemotherapy unit with facilities for 24 patients simultaneously. There is a radiotherapy department which includes 4 operational Linear Accelerators, using advanced radiation treatment and verification techniques. IMRT and IGRT are used routinely in several tumour subsites. SBRT is under development.

The Alaw Unit has an 18 bed in-patient ward and day-case chemotherapy unit with facilities for 18 patients simultaneously. In addition it provides Level 2b haematology service with an active peripheral blood stem cell harvesting and transplant service.

The Oncology team consist of 8 Clinical Oncologist and 6 Medical Oncologists, 5 Specialist Registrars, 2 Associate Specialists, 6 Speciality Doctors and 5 Junior Doctors. The Division includes the speciality of Haematology and has a close working relation with Palliative Medicine. We have an active Research Department recruiting to the national portfolio of radiotherapy and systemic therapy trials. The Health Board has a long history of close collaboration with both Bangor University and Cardiff medical School with ample opportunities to develop interest in academic work, education and leadership roles.

The Health Board is the largest health organisation in Wales providing a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for a population of 678,000 people across six counties in North Wales, with a budget of over £1.3 billion and a workforce of 16,500.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, please contact Dr Simon Gollins, Consultant Clinical Oncologist and Clinical Director, on 01745 448774 ext 7963 or Geraint Roberts, General Manager or Julie Green, Business Manager on 01745 448239.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Non EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website.

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