Locum Specialty Doctor in Oncology Service – NHS Scotland – Larbert

NHS Scotland

Specialty Doctor in Oncology Service

Part time, 4PAs per week

Fixed term – 12 months

Salary scale – £54,903 – £85,554 per annum pro rata

Looking for a new and exciting challenge? Then think about working in NHS Forth Valley in the heart of Scotland.

Applications are invited for the post of Specialty Doctor within Oncology based in NHS Forth Valley. NHS Forth Valley is a single, integrated healthcare system comprising acute care facilities and community based services. The Board’s vision of improving health and healthcare for the people of Forth Valley is underpinned by its Integrated Healthcare Strategy. The principles upon which this strategy is founded have led to significant change and development in recent years. With further service reconfiguration planned, this is an exciting time to work with NHS Forth Valley.

NHS Forth Valley is the largest employer in the area, with approximately 8000 staff from a wide range of professional and support occupations. Currently, services are provided in one acute hospital, four community hospitals and fifty-six health centers. Acute Services are based in purpose built 860 bedded Forth Valley Royal Hospital, which opened in 2011 and provides inpatient and outpatient services for a population of approximately 300,000

The successful candidate will work within the oncology team. Together with their oncology team colleagues they will be responsible for the day to day management of their team’s outpatients, managing both early and metastatic patients and their oncological treatments for up to two tumour groups.

NHS Forth Valley Oncology unit is managed by a Clinical Nurse Manager/Department Manager and supported by an Operational Manager. With the exception of Haematology, who’s consultants are Forth Valley based, breast urology, lung and colorectal are supported by consultants from The Beatson Oncology Centre (both medical and clinical oncologists) who attend from their base in The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre on 1-2 days per week (tumour group dependant). The unit also hosts the clinical nurse specialists for all the tumour groups above, has daily support from the oncology pharmacists, and our many chemotherapy nurses.

To support the delivery of SACT there are established non medical prescribing clinics with ongoing training and development to ensure the stability of this service. In addition, the team is assisted by our secretarial and front desk team. We have close relations with the wider cancer teams, the radiologists and the pathologists and have a weekly MDT’s.

You can look forward to a warm welcome and strong support from all colleagues. Our hospital is situated in the heart of Scotland, nestled against the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and close to vibrant towns that are richly endowed with excellent cultural and sporting facilities, offering good transport links to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

To apply for this post, please visit the job posting on the NHS Scotland Job Train website. Applicants should have full GMC registration and a licence to practise and a minimum of 4 years’ post registration experience, Trainee level or equivalent in a relevant speciality. Oncology experience would be advantageous but training will be provided. Applicants are required to have evidence of recent continued academic and professional development. Excellent, communication, listening and organisational skills are essential.

Informal enquiries should be directed by telephone to: Oliver Milling Smith Clinical lead for Cancer Services – 01324 567157 (Ms Pauline McLachlan, secretary) Judith Fraser Medical Oncologist – 01324 566302 (Ms Louise Budge, secretary) or Karen Bonnar Operational Manager cancer services 01324 567469 or Susan Davidson Clinical Nurse Manager/Oncology Department Manager 01324 566301

Closing date: 30th March 2023

Interview date: TBC

Please quote reference number 138440 on all correspondence.


NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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