Our vision is to be an outstanding hospital Trust providing the best possible care for our patients that is safe, well-coordinated, in the right place and designed around the patient’s needs. Everything we do is guided by our vision and core values.
Essential to our success are our staff. We are committed to ensuring the Trust is an excellent place to work. Staff responses to our most recent staff survey show that on a number of key findings we remain amongst the very best Oncology Trusts in the NHS. We believe this feedback has been enhanced by clarity about Trust values which were developed with staff and have been embedded throughout the organisation. We are an NHS Foundation Trust providing a wide range of services including general medical, surgical, maternity, rehabilitation care and accident and emergency services. We have a total of 1,157 beds and serve a population of over around 600,000 people in and around Southern Derbyshire. We were rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission in 2019. The Trust treats a million patients each year and more than 6,000 babies are born in its maternity unit annually, an average of 17 births every day. 72,000 elective operations take place every year in the hospital’s suite of 35 modern operating theaters, an average of more than 280 operations per day. The Royal Derby has the only rooftop helipad in the East Midlands and its busy emergency department sees around 360 patients every day. The Cancer Business Unit is proud to offer high quality clinical care within flexible and sustainable job plan structures. We positively encourage working and are happy to recruit candidates to complement our existing medical team.
The RDH Chemotherapy facility includes a state of the art Day Unit with 24 outpatient chemotherapy chairs, a 5 chair assessment bay for unwell patients, two 2 bedded siderooms, and 4 counselling/clinic rooms. Chemotherapy is prepared in a satellite pharmacy within the Unit. Treatment is provided by experienced chemotherapy nurses who are well versed in cannulation and administering chemotherapy. There are plans to move the unwell assessment area to the inpatient ward very shortly.
The QHB Chemotherapy facility includes a state of the art Chemotherapy Unit with 18 outpatient chemotherapy chairs, two bedded side-rooms for assessing and treating unwell patients, and 7 counselling/clinic rooms integrated with Oncology.
The appointee will be responsible for:
- Provision of a comprehensive service in Oncology with consultant colleagues, including new patient and follow-up clinics at the Trust. The Department also undertakes a variety of joint clinics with other specialties.
- Acute oncology
- Provision of emergency cover and reciprocal cover for your consultant colleagues during reasonable periods of leave, on a shared basis. This will include care of patients and supervision of junior doctors.
- The care of patients in his/her charge and for the proper functioning of the Department
- Undertaking teaching/training duties as required and actively participating in the postgraduate and undergraduate teaching programmes
- Participating in clinical and medical audit and actively contributing in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance
- Actively participating in continuing medical education (CME)
- MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
- MRCP(UK) full certification or equivalent by the time of appointment
- GMC Registered or pending
- Chemotherapy experience
What happens next?
If you are a qualified and experienced specialist in Clinical Oncology and fulfill the above listed requirements for the role then please apply and a member of our A&E Agency team will be in contact with you shortly.