Medical Oncology Consultant
Responsible to coordinate the multidisciplinary care of cancer patients, including diagnosis, therapy (e.g., surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other modalities), physiotherapy, counseling, clinical genetics, palliative care and ethical questions surrounding cancer care.
Education / Qualification Required:
Basic medical degree from recognized institution
Qualification Source from: North America, Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand.
USA: The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
Canada: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Certificate (RCPS-C)
UK and Ireland: GMC/CCST Specialist Register
Australia and New Zealand: Fellowship from the Royal College (FRACP)
Western Europe: Equivalent certification to the above
Minimum Three (3) years after board / equivalence certification in USA, Canada, Ireland, UK, Australia, New Zealand and France (DES).
Minimum Five (5) years after board / equivalence certification in Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Austria, Netherlands, Greece and France (DIS).
Current and in a Good Standing Medical License to practice in country of residence.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Daily round with the inpatient team
Writes a brief admission note, daily progress notes, or consigns junior staff notes on assigned patients
Participates in the on-call rotation as second or third on-call with other Consultants
Supervises junior staff in performing investigational/invasive and therapeutic procedures such as bone marrow biopsies, thoracentesis, Paracentesis, spinal taps, intrathecal chemotherapy and intracavitary chemotherapy as needed
Writes chemotherapy orders, and/or co-signs chemotherapy order written by junior staff
Discussed the plan of care with patients and their families
Requested consultation from other services as needed
Evaluates new referrals including full assessment, develops and implements the plan of care
Manages follow-up patients on routine chemotherapy or off chemotherapy and discharges them when appropriate
Supervises the junior staff in managing the patients in the regular clinics as well as drop-ins or unscheduled patients
Participated in running multidisciplinary clinics with other specialties when required
Reviews no-show patients and advises follow-up as needed
Performs chart review of laboratory results and imaging studies and takes appropriate action as indicated
Responds to consultations requested from other services
Plans for management and disposition
Documents inpatient medical records in a timely fashion and per hospital policy
Participates in Grand Rounds
Participates in weekly activities of the Section
Does bedside teaching for residents and fellows
Participates in presentation of Journal Club Topics
Participates in multidisciplinary conferences such as the Breast, Sarcoma and Lymphoma Conferences
Participates in organizing symposia and workshops related to his specialty as needed
Writes and conducts prospective and retrospective clinical trials
Writes manuscripts and abstracts; submits them for publication in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences
Participates in departmental and hospital committees as determining by the Director of Oncology Centre
Participates in self and other’s education, training and development, as applicable
Follows all hospital related policies and procedures