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CCT Clinical Fellowships Post

Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Denmark Hill
Salary
£53,179 to £60,650 a year per annum inc London Weighting
Closing date
14 Jun 2022

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This post is for a whole-time clinical fellowship in Haematology with a focus on Haematology Diagnostics, and one of Consultative Haematology or Coagulation/Thrombosis within the Department of Haematological Medicine at King's College Hospital Foundation Trust. The post is a non-training post and does not attract a training number /NTN in Haematology. It would however be an ideal opportunity to acquire supervised supplementary training in one of the above areas of interest. Appointees will be encouraged to participate in in teaching and clinical research as per the interests of the post-holder. The appointee must have (or be eligible for) GMC registration and prior haematology experience or higher specialist training in haematology is desirable. A medical degree or diploma from a recognised UK or overseas University or Institution is required.).The appointment will be initially for a period of 1 year with the potential for renewal on an annual basis. In this term, it is anticipated the candidate will spend six months in The King's Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Centre and six months in either Consultative Haematology or Coagulation/Thrombosis. Any candidate who is unable for personal reasons to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for this post; if such a person is appointed, modification of the job will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust.

Main duties of the job

The post will have a specific focus on Haematology Diagnostics, working closely with biomedical scientists within the Blood Sciences Laboratory. This will be combined with activity in one of HMDS, consultative haematology or thrombosis/anticoagulation.

While this position does not attract a National Training Number, it should be regarded as an opportunity to allow the candidate to develop supervised specialist experience in Haematology Diagnostics, and either Consultative haematology or Coagulation/Thrombosis at one of the leading tertiary centres. The post would be invaluable for candidates who wish to develop a specialised interest in these domains prior to, or following completion of Specialist Training in Haematology (UK) or equivalent qualifications worldwide.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The appointee will be to provide medical support to the Haematology laboratory in the Blood Sciences Laboratory. Appropriate training and experience will be provided on pre/peri and post-transplant management of patients undergoing transplantation.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and reporting blood films as requested by the biomedical scientists.
  • Liaising with General Practitioners as appropriate to facilitate further timely investigation and review
  • Performing and reporting bone marrow aspirates
  • Reviewing patients in a weekly consultative clinic as per the applicants preferred interest (General Haematology or Thrombosis/Anticoagulation)
  • Reviewing inpatient referrals for suspected underlying haematological conditions and advising on further haematological investigation.


In addition, there will be an opportunity to participate in clinical trials activity.

Person Specification
Qualification and training
Essential

  • Full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • MBBS/MB ChB or evidence of equivalent qualification

Experience
Essential

  • Evidence of training and experience in clinical and laboratory haematology
  • Able to take responsibility for delivering service with supervision

Desirable

  • CCT in haematology

Knowledge and skills
Essential

  • Knowledge and experience of relevant specialty
  • Broad range of IT skills
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice

Communications and language skills
Essential

  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues, colleagues in pathology and support staff
  • Good knowledge of, and ability to use, spoken and written English
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries

Abilities and aptitude
Essential

  • Ability to develop effective working relationships on an individual and multi-disciplinary basis with all levels of staff
  • Ability to practise independently as a consultant
  • Ability to adapt and respond to changing circumstances

Clinical governance and audit
Essential

  • Understanding of clinical governance and the individual responsibilities it implies
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical audit and evidence of participation
  • Participation in continuing professional development (CPD) scheme and, where relevant, evidence of participation

Teaching and training
Essential

  • Experience of teaching medical students and junior doctors

Desirable

  • Experience of supervising trainee haematologists

Research
Essential

  • Knowledge of the principles involved in research

Desirable

  • Evidence of involvement in research

Other
Essential

  • Meets professional health requirements
  • Willingness to travel to and work in other sites necessitated by the role

BMJRef: BMJ-76476/213-DH-3477-A

 

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