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Trust Doctor ST3+ in Haemato-oncology

Barts Health NHS Trust
£38,746 to £53,132 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2022
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Barts Health NHS Trust invites applicants for a ST3 equivalent/Trust doctor post in Haematology, based at St Bartholomew's Hospital (SBH). This post is to cover a short term gap in the NE London Haematology and Oncology training rotations. This post is available from 1st August 2022 and is for 6-12 months in the first instance. Full MRCP (or equivalent) is essential.

The post holder will work under the clinical direction of all the consultants in the respective Haematology or Haemato-Oncology Departments with clearly identified clinical and educational supervisors. The post would be ideal for those wishing to pursue a career in Haematology and who wish to apply for a National Training Number. As such the post is suitable for experienced SHO equivalents/Clinical Fellows/Registrars who wish to pursue a career in Haematology and who would like to consolidate their experience.

SBH is a busy Haemato-oncology unit and level 3 Bone Marrow Transplant centre. Clinical duties within the Haemato-oncology Department will cover the whole range of haematological malignancies, with the post-holder rotating around 2 of the inpatient and outpatient areas while at Barts. At various times, they will have clinical responsibility for patients admitted to the wards, those ambulatory patients seen on the Day unit and those seen in outpatients. Support to become proficient in bone marrow biopsy, intrathecal chemotherapy and chemotherapy prescribing will be provided.

Main duties of the job

Share workload with other Ward SpRs in an equitable manner.

Assist the Day unit teams where possible for example clerking in ward emergency admissions on the Day unit.

Assist the other firm by offering to take on practical procedures if there is an imbalance in activity.

Day to day management of haematology inpatients on the Barts site

Ensure a daily review of all patients and their results (including results endorsement) in conjunction with SHO's and liaison with the Attending consultant as indicated

Ensure all chemotherapy is prescribed and administered in a correct and timely fashion - liaise with unit pharmacist as necessary.

Provide daily clinical review of transplant patients and their blood results including ciclosporin/tacrolimus levels and ensure the relevant medications are taken as required.

Ensure all new patients are presented at the next available MDM and follow up action points.

Handover each evening to the on-call SpR and to other ward SpR as necessary to ensure smooth continuity of patient care

Attend Outpatient clinic as indicated and follow up tasks as necessary. Cancel clinic if absent giving at least 6 weeks' notice. Ensure timely production of letters within current Trust targets.

To strive to ensure that the Cancer Waiting Time targets are met (2 week, 31 day, 62 day).

Work with Research nurses as required on relevant commercial and NCRN trials. Ensure GCP training up to date and SAEs are reported in a timely manner.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to prioritise and time-manage effectively according to the activity of the department and to utilise appropriately the available senior staff for advice. The Department has a key awareness of the importance of clinical audit, and all specialist trainees are encouraged to complete audit projects whilst here. Participation in undergraduate and CMT teaching is also encouraged.

Diagnostic methods and the classification of haematological malignancies

management and current ongoing studies dependant on subspeciality of post

Allogeneic transplantation - indications, processes, early and late complications including GVHD

Entry of patients into clinical trials and Good Clinical Practice

Chemotherapy prescription and consent/Intrathecal chemotherapy

BM aspirate & trephine

Hickman line removal and ultrasound guided central line insertion

Punch skin biopsy

Person Specification

  • MBBS or equivalent

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BMJRef: BMJ-82929/259-MED353SBH

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