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c)     Facilities for Study and Training:

Good library facilities are available at the John Radcliffe Hospital and at other libraries in the Central Oxford Hospitals.  The Churchill Hospital Library is based in the Radiolobiology Institute.

The Royal Berkshire Hospital Library Facilities are on site.

Duties of Post

a) Principal Responsibilities:

The day to day care of patients on the wards, the care of patients in clinics and theatres as appropriate to the grade of the post.  Each week this will include:

Ward round1 session

Theatre1 session (variable)

Planning Clinic1 session

Out-patients4 sessions

(1-2 sessions per week at peripheral clinic)

Radical Planning1 session

Review of patients

on treatment 1 session

b)Daily Commitment:

As a) above.

c)Description of Working Pattern

Oxford: 1:14 on-call rota with prospective cover for colleagues during their annual and study leave. 1:24 hospital@night cover during first two years of training.

Reading: 1:5 on call with prospective cover

d)     Teaching

Throughout the year Oxford Medical Students are assigned to the Department for a two week attachment. There is a formal teaching programme, involving seminars, ward teaching and attendance at Out-Patient Clinics.    Consultants and Specialist Trainees take an active role in teaching the Medical Students. Specialist Trainees will also participate in the Oncology Teaching Programme.

e)      Administration/Management

There is the usual requirement for the normal maintenance of patients’ records, completion of treatment summaries and writing of letters, as appropriate, to referring doctors and GP’s.

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