Medical Oncology Internship – Guildford
Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue hospital is seeking applications for its oncology internship beginning end 2020/early 2021.
We are a purpose-built specialist referral hospital in Guildford, Surrey dedicated to expert care, innovative clinical decision-making and compassionate communication. The facilities are state-of-the-art and include four operating theatres, a 160-slice CT scanner, C-arm fluoroscopy, an interventional radiology suite, minimally-invasive surgical equipment, cystoscopy, endoscopy, bronchoscopy, dedicated chemotherapy preparation and administration rooms, ultrasonography, digital radiography and a full in-house laboratory.
Due to the continued growth of the oncology service, applications are invited from veterinary surgeons with relevant post-graduate experience for the position of oncology intern. The successful candidate will work with a team of specialists (including Diplomates of ACVIM / ACVS / ECVS / ECVIM / ECVDI), ECVS surgical residents, rotating interns, clinical research assistants, nurses and auxiliaries.
This 12-month post will provide training in all aspects of medical oncology including experience of advanced surgical and interventional oncologic procedures. Duties will involve daily collaboration with all clinical and non-clinical teams and you will be required to assist with the daily care of both inpatients and chemotherapy outpatients, consultations, client communication, diagnostic procedures and treatments. You will also be included in the out-of-hours rota.
Active involvement with clinical research is encouraged, leading towards a peer-reviewed publication. Upon completing the programme, you will have gained confidence and competence in the comprehensive care of the small animal cancer patient and therefore the post is ideally suited for candidates considering residency training in oncology; two interns in the last two years have moved onto oncology residencies.
The successful candidate must be a graduated veterinary surgeon and preferably have completed a one-year rotating internship or at least two years of general small animal practice. In addition, you will be care driven, have excellent communication skills, be exceptionally organised, thorough and be able to operate in a 24/7 team environment.
Interviews will take place in November 2020.
To arrange an informal discussion, or to find out further information please email Hospital Director, Rosemary Hackett: [email protected]
To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to [email protected] stating which role you are applying for in the email subject line by Friday 13th November 2020. Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close for applications before the closing date.
Date posted: 13th October 2020