Applications are invited for this newly created haematology consultant post, to join a well-established and cohesive Macmillan Haematology Unit at NGH. This new post has been approved to support further service development for the future. The department provides a comprehensive clinical and laboratory haematology service for the acute trust and primary care, and manages inpatients with a full range of haematological conditions (excluding ALL and aplastic anaemia) to BCSH Level 2b (2010). The Unit has been accredited for autologous transplantation by JACIE. The trust is a cancer centre and is part of the East Midlands Cancer Clinical Network. NGH is linked to Oxford haemophilia centre for comprehensive care.
Main duties of the job
Five consultant haematologists deliver care across primary and secondary care and are supported by a high functioning team, including 2 NTN specialist registrars, 2 FY/IMT trainees, and additional two non-training middle grades and a physician associate.We have recently expanded the team of clinical nurse specialists, including 3 dedicated CNS for Leukaemia, Myeloma, and Lymphoma, and 0.6 WTE stem cell transplant CNS, 0.6 WTE haemoglobinopathy CNS and 1.8 WTE blood transfusion CNS), this in addition to our team of nurses in haematology clinic and day unit. There is excellent laboratory support and a skilled team of anticoagulant and DVT nurses.
NGH NHS Trust is a large (750 beds) district hospital providing a full range of acute services for a population of around 380,000. A new building housing an interventional cardiology centre, an inpatient renal unit, and the nuclear medicine/nuclear cardiology department was opened in 2008 and a new day surgery facility opened in 2012. A Primary Care Streaming Centre and an Acute Assessment Hub for non-elective admissions were developed and opened respectively in 2017 and 2018, adjacent to A&E. The Macmillan Haematology Unit was extended and completely refurbished in a joint project funded by Macmillan and NGH NHS Trust, completed in 2012. The oncology chemotherapy unit has also completed refurbishment this year. In addition, a new purpose-built Emergency Assessment Bay (EAB) for haematology and oncology emergencies opened in 2018 and is available 24 hours per day (expansion from an existing 9-5 facility located in Oncology outpatients).
To have a special interest in one of the major branches of Haematology would be expected. An interest in haematological malignancy is essential and an interest in haemoglobinopathy would be desirable, however it is not essential.
To share responsibility for the clinical haematology service including liaison with clinicians, other hospital staff and general practitioners in the diagnosis and management of haematological disorders.
To provide continuing responsibility for patients in their charge and in partnership with colleagues working for the proper function of the department.
To share responsibility for the diagnostic services with the other Consultant Haematologists including the day to day responsibility of diagnostic tests and interpretation as required.
To show responsibility for professional standards within the laboratory and ensure compliance with the standards required to satisfy CPA [UKAS] Limited.
To participate with the other Consultant Haematologists in the management of the department.
To demonstrate a firm commitment to clinical governance including participation in effective clinical, medical records and laboratory audit and continuing medical education. Clinical audit staff and systems are available in the Trust. Support of junior staff in governance and audit is encouraged.
To contribute to management within the Trust through the Directorate.
To undertake duties appropriate for a consultant haematologist, not otherwise specified.
To participate in all teaching program for medical staff, medical students and other hospital employees as required. There is also some involvement in teaching of bio-medical scientists, with a regular morphology education session. Medical student teaching is expanding, mostly from Leicester Medical School.
To comply with Trust appraisal and revalidation processes. The Trust has a named Responsible Officer, systems and process in place to support the General Medical Council revalidation process (relicensing and recertification). Appropriate time is allocated within consultant job plans and the Trust has a dedicated appraisal team to offer guidance and support.
- High level organisational Skills
- Communication Skills
- Leadership Skills
Teaching, Audit and Quality Improvement
- Experience of audit and quality improvement in Haematology
- Experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
- Full and Specialist registration (and with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC), or be eligible for registration within six months of interview.
Qualifications and Training
- Primary medical qualification, FRCPath or show evidence of equivalent qualification
- Wide knowledge and experience of Haematology
- Applicants that are UK trained, must ALSO be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview.
- Applicants that are non-UK trained, will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT
- MD, PhD or other higher degree