A leading University Teaching Foundation Trust in the Northwest are looking to add a Specialty Doctor in Haematology to support their well-established multidisciplinary team, as part of their service expansion. This is a permanent 10 PA (40 hours p/w) contract with no on-call commitments, working alongside the other Specialty Doctors to deliver a specialist BCSH Level 3 Haematology service across two sites to the local areas, as a leading tertiary referral centre for acute leukaemia and autologous stem cell transplantation. The trust is committed to developing their collaborative clinical haematology service for the local population and you will be welcomed to take an active role in this development. The department not only provides an acute leukaemia service and transplant service but also provides a high standard of care and general haematological consultations to the rest of the hospital for coagulation, transfusion, and general haematological queries. In addition, you will be expected to contribute to the education and supervision of medical students, however there is also ample opportunity to be involved with and participate in research, under consultant guidance. The department treat all general and sub-specialty areas of Haematology across two sites, so this would be a perfect place for an individual collating CESR competencies. You can expect the following duties and responsibilities.
- Work with multidisciplinary team to deliver high standard of safe and effective clinical care
- Hold a responsibility for inpatient, day case and outpatient care of patients with haematological disorders
- Undertaking physical assessment and history of patients
- Liaising with Primary Care teams and medical sub-specialities
- Conducting rounds with the Consultant team and contribute to the education and supervision of juniors
- Requirement to participate in annual appraisal in line with GMC regulations
- To participate in research, under consultant guidance and maintain current GCP
- Dedicated time for Supporting Professional Activities to contribute to clinical audit in haematology
- Salary: £52,530 - £82,400
- Location: Northwest
- Duration: Permanent
The Haematology Ward at our facility offers a total of 21 beds, catering to various patient needs. Within this ward, there are 13 individual rooms, thoughtfully equipped with en-suite facilities for patient comfort and privacy. Additionally, the ward includes two 4-bed bays, one for male patients and another for female patients, ensuring a tailored approach to care. The unit houses a specialized apheresis room with two beds and a spacious day case treatment area, designed to provide a superior patient experience. To support our medical team, Specialty Doctors are offered office space, separate consultation areas for consultant staff, and ample clinical spaces and treatment rooms for patient care. There is an established a dedicated procedure room within the day care facility, in addition to the existing procedure room for bone marrow examinations situated in the Macmillan Outpatient Unit.
The department are embarking on a collaborative journey across both trusts to create a new, integrated service in conjunction with a BCSH level 3 haematology service based in the Northwest. This endeavour will serve the healthcare needs of the local population, encompassing over 700,000 residents. Furthermore, it will function as a tertiary referral centre for acute leukaemia and autologous stem cell transplantation for the wider communities, which serves a population of 1.6 million individuals.
Supporting our acute leukaemia efforts, we offer a range of ancillary services, including access to high-resolution CT scans for fungal disease investigation via excellent radiology services. In addition to the close collaboration with our Critical Care Department and dedicated Microbiology Consultant departments, Pathology integration is a priority. With most samples for haematological malignancies sent to the local Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Service (HMDS). Local assessment includes blood film reviews, marrow aspirate morphology, and peripheral blood immunophenotyping.
To support the stem cell transplant service, there is a specialised Stem Cell Transplant Clinical Nurse Specialist and two apheresis machines at BTH. The department is fully accredited by JACIE. To maintain the high-quality standards essential for stem cell transplantation, we conduct regular bi-weekly Haematology Quality Meetings. These meetings encompass various aspects of the service to ensure excellence in our patient care.
The haematology unit actively participates in acute leukaemia trials, notably entering 70 patients into AML16, ranking fifth out of 149 centres in this trial, and second in England. Additionally, 100 patients were recruited into AML17, making the unit the second highest recruiting centre in the UK. Three patients were also enrolled in the VALOR study for relapsed/refractory AML.
- You'll enjoy the advantages of being part of an innovative and forward-thinking Haematology department situated within a well-managed Health Board, based in the coastal landscape of the Northwest.
- Substantial IMG population within the Health Board and assistance is provided with integration into the local community.
- The Trust has earned a reputation for its robust support of internationally trained Haematologists embarking on their initial positions in the UK, offering comprehensive training programs.
- The Health Board is acknowledged as a centre for Continuing Education and Specialist Registration (CESR) support. The local university boasts a top tier standing in research and student satisfaction across the UK. It maintains strong connections with both the Health Board and our Haematology department, fostering a dynamic environment for academic and professional growth.
- The cost of living in this region is below the national average, providing access to affordable rental accommodations. Furthermore, outstanding state and grammar schools are conveniently located nearby, ensuring excellent educational opportunities for your children, if applicable.
- Full GMC Registration (or invitation to ID check) – essential
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience at CMT/ ST/ SHO/ middle grade level in Medicine or equivalent – essential
- MRCP certification – desirable
How BDI Resourcing can support
When choosing to apply for your next Oncology 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 NHS Specialty Doctor in 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 Oncology role in the NHS including:
- Document gathering and checking
- COS and Visa Application support if applicable
- Short- and long-term accommodation sourcing
- Travel Arrangements
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