04/11/2018 : Oncology Intern position @ Fitzpatrick Referrals

Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue Hospital, Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey, UK

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 continued growth of the oncology service, applications are invited from veterinary surgeons with relevant post graduate experience (see below) for the position of a second oncology intern. The successful candidate will join one other oncology Intern working under the direct supervision and guidance of Drs. Iain Grant Dip ACVIM (medical oncology) and Michael MacFarlane DipECVIM (medical oncology). The oncology intern will also work with a team of other specialists (including Diplomates of ACVS / ECVS / ECVIM / ECVDI), four ECVS surgical residents, four rotating interns, a clinical research assistant, 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 daily care of both inpatients and 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 program, 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.

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.

For informal discussions, please contact IGrant@fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk or MMacfarlane@fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk 

To apply, contact recruitment@fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk for an application form.