An oncologist is a medical specialist who diagnoses and treats cancer, employing various therapeutic methods such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery to manage & combat the disease.

Job Description

We are seeking an Oncologist to become a member of our team and assist with cancer diagnosis, treatment, and patient care. An Oncologist’s duties encompass advising patients on available treatment alternatives, overseeing cancer treatment programs, and administering radiation therapy to patients when required. Ultimately, you will assist in the diagnosis and treatment of many cancer types while collaborating with patients and their families.

The following are the responsibilities of an Oncologist:

  • Educating patients on the cancer diagnosis, stage, and available treatments
  • Directing a group of medical specialists who treat cancer
  • Arranging treatment programs and recommending different therapies such as immunotherapy and chemotherapy

Principal Responsibilities

  • Apply radiation therapy to patients
  • Help people manage their pain
  • Do surgical procedures to remove tumors & assess if the cancer has spread from its original site.
  • Carry out routine secretarial & administrative duties such as monitoring treatment plans, writing prescriptions, informing patients about cancer, and maintaining test results records.

Qualifications and Abilities

  • A track record of success in oncology or a related field
  • A comprehensive and current working knowledge of cancer types and available treatments
  • Proficiency in using medical equipment and tools for cancer therapy; strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership abilities
  • Appropriate education and/or certification in oncology

Commonly Asked Questions

What does an Oncologist specialize in?

Oncologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, including the use of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other cancer therapies.

How do I schedule an appointment with an Oncologist?

Contact your primary care physician for a referral or reach out to a cancer center directly to schedule an appointment with an Oncologist.

What types of cancer does an Oncologist treat?

Oncologists can treat various types of cancer, including breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and many others.

What can I expect during a consultation with an Oncologist?

The Oncologist will review your medical history, perform a physical examination, discuss diagnostic tests, and create a personalized treatment plan if needed.

How often will I need to see my Oncologist during cancer treatment?

The frequency of visits will depend on the type and stage of cancer, as well as the treatment plan. Your Oncologist will provide guidance on the appropriate schedule.