Professor / Senior Clinician / Clinician in Oncology/Radiotherapy

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Medical Sciences, Oncology
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Clinician/Clinician salary will be within, Grade 7/8/9, £35,845 - £40,322/£44,045 - £51,034/£ GBP

Professor / Senior Clinician / Clinician in Oncology/Radiotherapy

This is the job description for the Professor/Senior Clinician in Oncology/Radiotherapy, Grade 9/10. The job description for the Clinician in Oncology/Radiotherapy, Grade 7/8 post is available as an attachment at the bottom of this page. Please specify which position(s) you wish to be considered for on your cover letter.

Job Purpose

To provide academic, corporate and strategic leadership in the small animal oncology/radiotherapy service by further developing the School¿s expertise in oncology/radiotherapy; to conduct and lead high quality clinical research and research-led education; to play a key role in driving the strategic expansion of the School academic developments to deliver an integrated bench to bedside service, for referral patients, in partnership with other divisions and institutes within the Garscube campus and Gilmorehill campus. In summary the appointee will be expected to provide academic, corporate and strategic leadership in clinical service, clinical research, teaching and administration.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. To provide outstanding academic leadership by inspiring the highest standards of clinical service, the required level of supervision and support to all staff groups within the small animal hospital with particular emphasis to the disciplines of small animal oncology and radiotherapy.
2. To provide the required strategic direction, service development, resource allocation, overall performance and operational management of the oncology/radiotherapy service in order to maintain clinical referrals for teaching and research.
3. To lead and develop a quality oncology/radiotherapy service and offer expert advice to external referring practices and owners.
4. To participate in the out-of-hours service, ensuring adequate cover is available for the provision of advice and expertise.
5. To continually update professional skills and knowledge as appropriate in support of clinical, research and teaching excellence.
6. To ensure compliance with the continuing professional development requirements of the appropriate speciality and, in so doing, fulfil the criteria for Specialist status.
7. To participate in and initiate promotional activities and events relating to the oncology/radiotherapy service.
Clinical Research/Scholarship:
8. To undertake research at an international level in the field of small animal oncology, inspire colleagues within the discipline to fulfil the highest standards of clinical research, to play a leading role in raising the profile and contribute substantially to the School, the College and University¿s recognition in the field by publishing in high quality refereed journals and presenting research findings at national and international conferences/meetings/workshops.
9. To explore and promote interdisciplinary collaboration with staff in other Colleges, Schools, Universities and external organisations.
10. To provide leadership, strategic vision and support to colleagues in the discipline through research collaboration or through mentorship, either formal or informal to ensure their career focus and development.
11. To obtain external funding for research projects, scholarships and other training initiatives.
12. To initiate and supervise appropriate projects for postgraduate students, in order that high-quality students continue to be recruited and have the opportunity to develop their full potential as clinicians and/or researchers.
13. To contribute to the academic community through the editorship/review process of internationally respected journals and/or serving on professional bodies/research board(s).
14. To lead, design and deliver a range of teaching modules and assessment activities to undergraduate and postgraduate students, to broaden the skills and experience of both undergraduate and postgraduate students and to ensure the School Learning and Teaching objectives are met.
15. To provide academic leadership in relation to the on-going development and design of the curriculum, in a manner that supports a research-led approach to student learning.
16. To develop, and encourage the development of, creative and innovative approaches to learning and teaching, in accordance with the University¿s Quality Enhancement Strategy, so that the educational opportunities available to students are maintained or improved.
17. To use, and where appropriate, develop a variety of methods to assess student learning and provide feedback that is timely, relevant and appropriate.
18. A range of administrative duties may be required as directed by the Head of School/Head of Division /Clinical Director.
19. To continually update professional skills and knowledge in support of clinical, teaching and research excellence.
20. To contribute actively in developing the strategy, priorities, direction and success of the SAH as part of the Hospital Management Group.
21. To act in a senior role within SACS/School, as directed by the Head of Division/Head of School, to advance student and staff academic development.
22. To participate fully in and chair appropriate School/College committees, and contribute to the management of SAH/School operations.
23. To participate in staff performance reviews as required.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

A1 A veterinary degree registrable with the RCVS.
A2 Postgraduate clinical qualification in small animal oncology/ radiotherapy or medicine at specialist level.
B1 Masters, PhD (evidence of research training)
B2 Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
For Appointment to Professor:
A3 A veterinary degree registrable with the RCVS.
A4 Postgraduate clinical qualification in small animal oncology/ radiotherapy or medicine at specialist level
A5 A comprehensive knowledge of small animal oncology in its broadest sense, as well as an awareness of the latest research in this area.
A6 An excellent record (by international standards) of research in small animal oncology/radiotherapy
A7 An established reputation in, and insight to, an internationally competitive field of research.
C1 Proven leadership and motivational ability for clinical teams /service
C2 Self-motivated, able to plan for contingencies and think strategically.
C3 High standard of communication skills both orally and written.
C4 Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly.
C5 Ability to work and make decisions independently and as part of a team.
C6 High standard of presentation skills.
C7 Expertise across the field of veterinary oncology/radiotherapy and ability to provide expert advice to professional practitioners, scientists etc and organisations.
For Appointment to Professor:
C8 Ability to identify, define, promote, communicate and achieve clear organisational values and goals, effective management processes, and rational and timely decision making.
C9 Ability to influence, persuade and motivate others.
C10 Ability to be self motivated, plan for contingencies and think strategically.
C11 Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build and sustain strong working relationships at every level across the organisation.
C12 Ability to work in a collegiate system.
C13 Decision making skills through consensus agreement and capable of unilateral decision making when appropriate.
C14 Good time, project, budget and people management skills.
C15 Excellent presentation skills.
C16 Expertise across the field of veterinary oncology/radiotherapy and ability to provide expert advice to professional practitioners, scientists etc and organisations.
C17 Ability to generate research questions from diagnostic workload.
C18 Commitment to teaching quality enhancement.
D1 Understanding and experience of databases and other IT applications/packages.
E1 Prior training and extensive clinical experience in small animal oncology with additional experience of radiotherapy in a clinical setting
E2 An established reputation as an advanced clinician in small animal oncology and major contributor to the treatment and management of diseases in this field
E3 Teaching experience relevant to the HE sector.
E4 Successful supervision /career development of post-graduate students studying for clinical diplomas
E5 A track-record of clinical publications
E6 Record of award of competitive grant funding for clinical research
For Appointment to Professor:
E7 Extensive academic/professional experience in subject specialism
E8 An established reputation as an advanced clinician in small animal oncology/radiotherapy and major contributor to the treatment and management of diseases in this field
E9 Proven university teaching experience including assessment and curriculum development.
E10 Experience of supervising postgraduate students for clinical diplomas or University degrees.
E11 Proven record of productive research of an international standing, evidenced through a sustained and recent high quality publication output.
E12 Research programme and project management experience.
E13 Experience in budget control and financial management.
F1 Proven experience of management of a clinical service.
F2 Experience in leading and successfully implementing change.
F3 Performance management.
F4 Strategy planning, development and implementation.
Special factors:
G1 Promotion and commitment to, equality and diversity within the School, College and University environment.

Please note that as part of your application you must address and demonstrate how you meet EACH of the essential/desirable criteria . If you do not address each criteria in the format explained above you will not be shortlisted for interview.

Standard Terms and Conditions

The appointment will be subject to the whole powers and conditions of any Act of Parliament, Ordinances, and Law affecting the University. The appointment is a whole-time appointment, the Professor undertaking to accept paid outside work only with the prior consent of the University Court. This provision does not apply to examinerships and such other appointments as are incidental to the ordinary course of University business.
Salary will be within the Professorial range and subject to negotiation.

Senior Clinician/Clinician salary will be within, Grade 7/8/9, £35,845 - £40,322/£44,045 - £51,034/£52,560 - £59,135 per annum.

A generous supplement is paid for out of hours work.
This post is full time and is open ended.

Details of three referees should be included on the applicant information form - referees will be contacted for all shortlisted applicants. Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme.
Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Joanna Morris,

Closing Date: 25 February 2021.

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