A large University Teaching Hospital in a very popular location in the Southeast are looking to appoint a fixed term 12-month post for an NHS Clinical Fellow (SpR /ST3+ level) with the option of participating in the on-call rota to support their well-established multidisciplinary team. This is a permanent 10 PA (40 hours p/w) contract with possible on-call commitments. You will be working as an integrated member of the haematology team at an ST3+ level, supporting the in-patient day unit and outpatient services across both malignant and non-malignant haematology under the supervision and guidance of the consultant team. The role includes the rotation through all relevant subspecialties including Clinical Blood Services, Blood Transfusion and Anticoagulant and Thrombosis Services, alongside time spent providing referral and consultative services, as well as diagnostic laboratory service. You will have the opportunity to take part in regular clinical meeting and attend teaching sessions within the departments formal programme for Specialty Registrars. In addition to this, there are quarterly month clinical governance meetings, which all members within the Haematology team are expected to attend and it is encouraged to participate in various developmental projects carried out across the department as well as supporting research throughout different subspecialties.
You can expect the following duties and responsibilities.
- Rotation through relevant sub-specialties
- On call care commitments
- Provide a comprehensive range of clinical and laboratory services for patients
- Caring for patients in both inpatient and outpatient units
- Conducting rounds with the Consultant team and support juniors
- Attend the departments Specialty Registrar formal programme
- Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
- Attendance at monthly Clinical Governance Meetings
- Provide a competent referral and consultative service
- Participation in department projects
This central regional teaching hospital provides specialist tertiary services and comprehensive care for all haematological disorders, both malignant and non-malignant for an approximate population of 300,000, whilst contributing to the wider regional care in adjacent counties to a population of about 3.5 million. The department plays a significant consulting role in providing support to various specialist tertiary services within the Trust. The haematology department's well-acknowledged expertise has facilitated the establishment of shared care agreements in areas such as the clinical infection unit, neurology and neurosciences, renal medicine, and the renal transplant unit.
The BCSH level 3 facilities unit comprises a dedicated haematology ward that provides comprehensive clinical care for patients undergoing treatment for a variety of haematological conditions. In 2015, a new ward comprising of 20 beds, was established to support the continuous growth of haematology and oncology services. The facility incorporates an isolation unit equipped with five transplant beds and an additional six protective isolation beds. All haematology consultants have the authority to admit patients to these wards, determined by clinical priority, the BMT coordination process, and consultation with the Trust bed management team.
The unit comprises of a number of services that include clinical blood sciences, blood transfusion, anticoagulant service, haemophilia and haemostasis service in addition to an expanding haemato-oncology service. As a department they provide complete clinical support to other specialist units within the trust which again include Medical Oncology; Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Cardiothoracic; Renal, including transplantation; Paediatrics; HIV and Neurosurgery.
The department has contracts to supply consultive haematology services to laboratory services provided to the Southwest London Pathology teams and works closely to ensure that there is clinical governance and daily reporting of haematological investigations to provide advise for haematology laboratory testing. Additionally, the trust is home to a fully automated (robotic) Clinical Blood Sciences laboratory facility that assists with routine testing incorporating central pathology reception, haematology, chemical pathology, and viral serology.
The well-established tertiary referral practice that manages the malignant and non-malignant bone marrow diseases with an international standard reputation of in non-malignant bone marrow failure including paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria, aplastic anaemia and Fanconi’s anaemia. They provide services for patient care in not only the immediate catchments area, but specialist services are also delivered to patients referred from across the whole southwest region of London and from throughout the UK. Alongside this, the expanding Haematology – Oncology service includes a large myeloma practice with the haemato-oncology unit providing BCSH level 3 facilities that enables patients to complete all their treatment on site. The blood transfusion laboratory offers support to the Major Trauma Centre and actively participates in the national quality control schemes and shows CPA accreditation and compliance with BSQR2005. The hospital transfusion team (HTT) carries out a comprehensive programme of education throughout the Trust and ensures compliance with the Better Blood Transfusion directives.
The trusts haemoglobinopathy service has a long standing and excellent automated red cell exchange transfusion service that allows a considerable amount of its patients to live with minimal impact from their sickle cell disease. The department also provides on site emergency on-call services to all sickle-cell emergencies. In addition to this, the anticoagulant service offers direct training and support the primary care anticoagulant service and delivers development in primary care and for the atrial fibrillation pathway. Routine diagnostic haematology, coagulation, haemoglobinopathy, immunohaematology and blood transfusion services are all provided to a high standard with specialist services being delivered to patients referred from across the Southwest of London and throughout the UK.
The Haematology department is very active with providing support to local GPs in addition to other specialties within the trust. This guidance is currently directed by laboratory ST3+ in conjunction with the relevant SIHMDS consultant in a rota system. The consultations for patients are managed by the relevant inpatient ST3+ and generally overseen by the myeloma attending consultant.
- You benefit from being a part of an exciting and forward-thinking leading Haematology department, in a favourite and well-connected city in the southeastern of England.
- Known for its diverse and vibrant multicultural population
- The Trust is renowned for supporting internationally trained Haematologists in their first UK posts and have excellent training and non-training programmes available in Haematology
- The city is home to a large variety of shops and restaurants and there is an established international community with a range of different religious amenities.
- You have easy access to other major cities and accessible transport links nationwide, as well as international airports
- The local University is one of the top rated in the UK and is connected as a University Teaching Hospital and there are also a wide array of excellent state and grammar schools to choose from nearby for your children (if applicable)
- Full GMC Registration (or invitation to ID check) – Essential
- 24 Months General medical experience – Essential
- Specialty specific post graduate qualification in Haematology – Essential
- BSc or other undergraduate degree – Desirable
- Previous Haematology experience – Desirable
How BDI Resourcing can support
When choosing to apply for your next Haematology 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 Haematology 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 Haematology role in the NHS 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
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