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CyberKnife Research Clinical Fellow ( Oncology Doctor )



Salary:More than £60,000

Facility:The Harley Street Clinic


Closing Date:31/03/2018

About the facility

CyberKnife Research Clinical Fellow.  The successful candidate will receive full training and supervision, and will be fully funded to complete their MD.


Part of the award winning private Healthcare Hospital group HCA Healthcare UK and awarded 'Outstanding' by the CQC in 2017, The Harley Street Clinic is one of the most prestigious and respected private hospitals in London. Situated in the heart of the Medical District, Harley Street, W1G 8PP. This job is open from 05/01/2018 and will be closed at 05/02/2018

The Harley Street Clinic attracts some of the finest specialist consultants from many of London's major teaching hospitals and offers a fantastic learning environment for doctors.

Job Description

We are actively recruiting an Oncology Doctor for a 2 year Clinical Research Fellowship.

The CyberKnife Research Clinical Fellow will have the opportunity to develop both clinical and planning studies for multiple tumour sites. In addition they will be required to provide medical support to the CyberKnife service, this will include liaising with Consultants to advise on all aspects of treatment, from counselling and consent to auditing and studying patient outcomes

This would be attractive for clinical oncology registrars who wish to undertake a period of out of Programme experience to dedicate time to clinical research in stereotactic radiotherapy (predominantly involving CyberKnife) towards a post-graduate MD.

The two previous CyberKnife Research Fellows have both been successfully awarded their MD.
The tenure of this post is expected to be for two years. Radiotherapy and Gamma knife medical cover may also be required on occasion

Hours: Monday to Friday - Day Shifts Only.
Salary £65000 - £70000 per annum dependent upon experience.

25 Days Annual Leave and Bank Holidays

Additional Benefits:
We truly value our doctors, and reward them accordingly, with everything from competitive salaries and clear career pathways. Most importantly our doctors can take pride in working with leading consultants to provide some of the most sophisticated and effective healthcare in the world.

  • Paid Indemnity Insurance

  • 5 Days Study Leave per annum. 

  • Guaranteed annual salary review.

  • RO appraisals/Revalidation.

  • Private pension/ Private Medical Cover

  • Life Assurance (equivalent to two times your annual salary)

  • Travel Insurance

  • Season ticket loan (of up to the value of £10,000)

  • 50% off gym membership

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Personal Accident cover

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Dental Insurance

Duties & Responsibilities

Support the Cyber Knife service

- To provide a doctor’s service to Cyber Knife patients in liaison with the patient's own consultant and to give medical attention when requested. This may involve counselling and consent
- The Cyber Knife Research Fellow is responsible for auditing patient outcomes following Cyber Knife treatment. This will involve the maintenance of rigorous patient follow-up in a well-designed database. The Fellow will be expected to present this work in publication and/or at Conference.
- It should be recognised that this role does not entitle the post holder to admit or treat private patients within the hospital for fee or gain. However, where the post holder is required to treat or attend a patient as a result of a consultant request, or as an emergency, or other reason, the RMO will carry out such treatment as part of his/her normal duties until the patient is referred to a recognised hospital consultant.
- There will not be any on-call commitment to the post but the hours may involve early starts (7:30am, usually not more often than once every 2 weeks) and late finishes.

Attainment of an MD (Res) research degree

- There will be a requirement to complete a post-graduate MD (fully-funded by HCA) as part of this role. Both previous Cyber Knife Research Fellow post holders have successfully been awarded Research MD’s.
- The Cyber Knife Research Fellow will be supported to achieve this by their MD (Res) co-supervisors. The Fellow will be able to access scientific journals online via an academic affiliation with Imperial College Hospital. Statistical support can be provided where required.

Skills and Experience

  • MBBS Qualification

  • GMC Registration and License to Practice

  • The successful Doctor, preferably will be a member of a medical defence organisation and have FRCR, MRCP or MRCS. 

  • In order to fulfil the responsibilities of the post the appointee will be required to demonstrate they have experience in clinical oncological management.

About the Individual

To discuss the CyberKnife role and arrange a visit, please call Dr Christy Goldsmith, CyberKnife research Fellow, on 020 7034 8594 or 020 7034 8496 or Alexandra Aitken, Radiation Oncology Services Manager, 020 7034 8592 or 07590964343.