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Consultant Medical Oncologist, Guernsey, Channel Islands

We Offer: • Greater involvement in direct patient care • A change from NHS style healthcare • Less than 15 minute drive to work • Generous remuneration package

We are seeking to appoint a Consultant Medical Oncologist. This is a new post, tumour site interests would ideally include urological and gynaecological cancers but other interests would be considered. The post holder would join two already established Medical Oncologists and this post has become necessary due to an increasing workload and the need for greater specialization in an expanding Oncology practice. A good general knowledge of oncology and acute oncology is required.

This is an ideal opportunity for a committed Oncologist to help shape the future development of the cancer service in a small though busy island practice.

The Oncology Unit is a modern, purpose-built department situated within the Princess Elizabeth Hospital. We are well staffed with experienced oncology nurses and the Lead Cancer Nurse is based within the department. Guernsey does not have junior doctors and so consultants have more direct patient involvement with excellent continuity of care. Almost all chemotherapy can be safely administered on island but for high dose treatments, stem cell transplants etc. patients are managed in our tertiary centre, Southampton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Radiotherapy is also generally provided by Southampton.

Enquiries can be made to Dr Peter Gomes (email peterg@msg.gg) or Dr Yogesh Manikyam (email yogeshm@msg.gg). Information packs are available from recruit@msg.gg or telephone the HR department on 01481 238565. The Medical Specialist Group is a partnership of currently 47 Consultants, which, under contract, provides specialist medical services to the Guernsey Health Service under a health care model that is different and separate to the NHS.

There are opportunities for private practice within the job plan and two weeks of fully funded study leave annually. Other benefits include a full relocation package, private health insurance and a generous salary (NB the income tax rate for Guernsey is currently 20% with no higher rates).

The Princess Elizabeth Hospital is a modern hospital of approximately 145 beds and there are strong clinical links with UK mainland centres, particularly Southampton General Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’s.

Guernsey offers an outdoor lifestyle with outstanding leisure facilities and excellent provision of schools in both state and private sectors.

For more information on The Medical Specialist Group visit: www.msg.gg

For more information on Guernsey visit: www.visitguernsey.com