Clinical Oncology Professional Support and Standards Board Co-opted Member - Chemotherapy Governance Vacancy

Deadline for applications: Friday 16 June 2017

The Clinical Oncology Professional Support and Standards Board (PSSB) oversees all Faculty activities following the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training and advises the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Oncology on matters of the practice of Clinical Oncology in the UK. It is responsible for a range of issues including guidelines/standards on clinical and professional practice, research, audit, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and revalidation.

Role Description & Eligibility
The Faculty of Clinical Oncology is seeking to co-opt a member of the PSSB who will assist with all aspects of the Board’s work but will have particular responsibility for providing advice and input on chemotherapy governance matters as they relate to the post-CCT activities of the Faculty. Applicants must be Fellows of the Faculty Clinical Oncology in good standing, resident in the UK and in active clinical NHS practice.

Desired skills and experience include: 

  • a proven record of delivering high-quality chemotherapy services
  • experience of supporting and influencing effective chemotherapy service delivery at local or national level
  • a multi-professional network of contacts in the field of chemotherapy and links with key nationalbodies involved in the oversight and delivery of chemotherapy services in the UK

Full details can be found in the role description. Should you wish to discuss the role further before applying, please email Dr David Bloomfield Medical Director, Professional Practice, Clinical Oncology (and Chair of the PSSB) via the Clinical Oncology Executive Officer

Time commitment 

The term of the post will be 3 years, commencing from September 2017. The PSSB meets three times a year, at the RCR. Please check with your Trust that you will be able to attend these meetings before you apply. The College will send a letter of support to your Trust if necessary.  
Please note the next CO PSSB meeting is on 6 October 2017. If you are applying for the above position, please reserve this date in your diary.

Application process
If you are interested in applying, please submit:

  • a short CV, and
  • a brief statement describing your particular interest, experience and expertise in the field of chemotherapy governance.

All applications should be emailed to the Clinical Oncology Executive Officer, Sarah Griffin by Friday 16 June 2017.