Appointment to the programme
Five stage application, offer and appointments process
The offer and appointment process for Clinical Oncology will follow a five stage process as outlined below:
Advertising the LETB's Terms of Business – LETB responsibility / prior to application;
Offer and acceptance of a ST3 Clinical Oncology post and introduction to the employer – will be managed by HEKSS post interview;
Making a conditional offer and pre-employment checks – LETB / Trust responsibility / 6-8 weeks prior to rotation start date;
Contract provision – Trust responsibility / within 8 weeks of appointment;
Informing the trainee of future placements within the programme rotation – LETB responsibility – 6-8 weeks prior to subsequent rotation.
*It is the responsibility of the appointing Trust to provide job descriptions and information about banding and other employment related information.
Once an offer has been accepted, HEKSS will inform the chosen UoA who will inform the appointing Trust of the interview and application outcome.
Before appointment and issuing of contract can occur, each appointing Trust will be required to undertake a series of pre-employment and Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks. This will require trainees to provide evidence in relation to, amongst others:
- Verification of identity checks
- Right to work checks
- Registration and qualification checks
- Employment history and reference checks
- Occupational health checks
- Criminal record checks
- Certificate of Foundation competency
It is recommended that if you are unsure about information relating to pre-employment checks, applicants should refer to the NHS Employers website for further information.
In addition, applicants will be required to provide evidence of:
- GMC registration
- Qualifications and academic achievements
- Validated certificates for Hepatitis B, C or, amongst others, BCG
- References and employment history
Applicants should also note that the checking processes are mandatory and the requirement for provision of documentation may differ from one employing hospital Trust to another.
Applicants offered a training programme are strongly advised to prepare for this checking process well in advance of the rotation start date.
For explicit information about each hospital Trust’s pre-employment check requirements please check the relevant LETB/deanery/UoA website.