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Trust Doctor in Oncology (IMT1-3 equivalent)

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

Applicants are invited to apply for a Trust Doctor IMT3 level post in Oncology. This is a fixed term post for 12 months and is a full-time trust grade post aimed at IMT1-3 level to provide junior doctor cover for the inpatient Oncology ward and Oncology daycase unit with potential for experience in outpatient services within the Exeter Oncology Centre. This post will allow the successful candidate to develop experience in acute oncology and palliative care.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

The post holder should have experience in general medicine and be able to manage common medical and oncological emergencies. They will be supported by the middle grade and consultant team. In-patient oncology service provision takes place on Yeo ward a 23 bedded unit taking direct admissions of acutely unwell oncology patients from home, as well as patients admitted electively for treatment. Our day case unit is located on Cherrybrook where patients receive systemic anti-cancer treatment as well as initial assessment from our Acute Oncology team. Successful candidates will not be expected to prescribe systemic anti-cancer treatment.

The successful candidates must have full registration with the General Medical Council.

The Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Wonford, is the largest employer in the city of Exeter, serving the acute healthcare needs of a diverse community.  The RD&E provides acute hospital services to around 350,000 people in Exeter, East Devon and Mid Devon and offers specialist services such as cancer care, plastic and reconstructive surgery, orthopaedic surgery, paediatric care and renal services to people further afield in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Somerset and Dorset. We recognise the diversity we bring to work makes the RD&E workplace richer and helps us better serve patients from diverse backgrounds. The "Our commitment to you" webpages spell out how we support diversity in the workforce. We are pleased to have won four awards for our work in recognising and valuing the diversity of our staff.


Exeter is a historic County Town and is situated in the heart of the South West of England, 30 minutes drive from the wilds of Dartmoor, but within a short distance of glorious beaches and coastline.


Candidates wishing to visit the department should contact either Dr Kate Scatchard (Oncology Clinical Lead) or Dr Jenny Forrest (Radiotherapy Service Lead):;


For more information about living and working in Oncology in Devon please see the below video:

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 34 days plus bank holidays depending on grade and years of service.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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