Consultant in Clinical Haematology

  • £93,666 - £126,281 (for 40 hours a week)
  • South West
  • Fixed

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the South of the UK within a world famous, highly renowned University Hospital for a fixed term or permanent Consultant in Haematology. Ranked as the third in the country for research, education and training.. the Trust is a top choice for many relocating to the UK!
This post sits within the Regional Cancer Centre, a newly formed care group which has developed in recognition of the expansion of cancer services provided by the Trust. There are opportunities for Clinicians in Leadership and Management roles alongside Clinical roles.
It’s a perfect opportunity for anyone wanting to relocate the beautiful South of England, with easy access to the stunning coastline and direct ferry access to the continent.

The Department

The Haematology service currently has ten Consultants and an experienced Speciality Doctor who takes a full share in many of the consultant duties. The Department prides itself in well organised team working with an equitable share of workload rotating between in-patient cover and laboratory duties.
 Consultants have individual clinic lists and are supported in clinic by the Speciality Registrars, Staff Doctors and Specialist Nurses. At present all the other Consultants manage the full range of haematology malignancy cases. Lymphoma is run as a joint clinical service with oncology. 

All Consultants have two or three main clinics a week, which include both new and follow-up patients. There are additional emergency/rapid review clinics on Monday and Friday lunchtimes. Specialist thrombophilia and haemophilia clinics are held weekly. There are two nurse-led anticoagulation clinics for new patients each week and one review clinic. 
 Inpatients are housed on the Haematology & Oncology wards in the newer part of the Hospital. There are a high proportion of single rooms, all with en-suite facilities including 10 HEPA-filtered rooms for neutropenic patients. There is an average of 20 haematology inpatients at any one time, principally acute leukaemia treatment, myeloma, elderly haematology and non-malignant haematology. Lymphoma inpatients are allocated to haematology or oncology depending on their clinic consultant. Inpatient haemostasis patients can also be admitted to our own wards on the unit for care when appropriate. Many haemostasis or thrombosis cases present throughout the Hospital.

The department is also a designated Haemophilia Treatment Centre working closely with the Southern Haemophilia Network to provide Comprehensive Haemophilia Care. Within the catchment there are 83 haemophilia patients of varying severities, around 130 patients with other inherited bleeding disorders such as Von Willebrand Disease and other clotting factor/platelet dysfunction deficiencies, are managed as shared care patients with a neighbouring Trusts.

Main duties of the job

  • General Haematology duties, rotating through in-patient referrals and liaison Haematology, laboratory cover and general Haemostasis advice.
  • There will also be the opportunity to support the lymphoma service.
  • The post holder will be expected to participate in laboratory management, authorisation of laboratory results, anticoagulation dosing, and advice to Hospital and GP staff on abnormal results.
  • Take part in reporting of bone marrows, blood films and CSF samples, Ward rounds, Outpatient clinics and MDT’s.
  • Contribute to the active teaching programme for undergraduates/specialist registrars /GP’s /junior medical staff and nurses.
  • The new Consultant would have at least two General clinic per weeks. These may be at the main site or one of the peripheral locations.

Professional Development

The successful candidate will benefit from the excellent career development opportunities that a specialist Haematology Department can offer.
 The post-holder will be assigned a clinical/educational supervisor and the experience gained can be geared towards supporting individual development needs and aspirations. 
 30 days Study Leave are available alongside a Trust budget of £3850 to be used within 3 years.

The appointee is expected participate in audit and to undertake appropriate continuous professional development (CPD) each year.

Person Specification

  • Has achieved MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • FRCPath(UK) full diploma or equivalent by time of appointment
  • Must have Full registration with the General Medical Council
  • Independent Haematology experience as a Consultant or Specialist

How BDI Resourcing can support

When choosing to apply for your next role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:

  • CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
  • Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
  • Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more

Once you have accepted your new role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new role including:

  • Document gathering and checking 
  • COS and Visa Application support if applicable
  • Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care

We look forward to hearing from you regrading this exciting opportunity!


Alice Howe Executive Recruitment Consultant

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