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Consultant Haematologist

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
18 Oct 2022

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Consultant Haematologist Unique opportunity to join a collaborative venture between the Christie NHS Foundation Trust (CFT) and Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (TGH), involved in the development of haematology services across the southern sector of the Greater Manchester and Cheshire Cancer Network (GMCCN) and the delivery of clinical and laboratory haematology on the TGH site.

There is also the opportunity to work on the Christie main site in order to develop a specialist interest, however the majority of the clinical sessions will be undertaken at TGH.

You will be a core member of the Christie leukaemia/myeloma and lymphoma multi-disciplinary teams and will have the opportunity to develop a special interest in an area of malignant haematology at the Christie if required to suit the interests of the successful applicant.

The Haematology department based at TGH is run by a highly motivated team providing outpatient, day care and inpatient service to BCSH level 1. You will join the existing team of 14 Consultants across our Haematology services at the Christie / TGH and Macclesfield.

You will be expected to participate a shared on-call rota (currently with Stepping Hill Hospital) for out of hours work. There will be no on-call commitment on the Christie Site.

Main duties of the job

These posts report to the Clinical Director of Haematology & Teenage and Young Adult Cancer at The Christie NHS Trust with accountability to the Medical Director at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

There is both inpatient and outpatient management of a wide variety of benign and malignant haematological disorders as would be typical of a District General Hospital haematology practise.

Haematology has no dedicated inpatient beds, however, they provide a service to the Medical and Surgical Directorates to give haematological assessments when required. There is considerable liaison with local GP's for haematological advice.

About us

The focus of these roles is;
  • To develop and implement best practice in Haematology
  • To support the existing staff at Tameside in delivery of a high quality service
  • To be a core member of the GMCCN Southern Sector Multidisciplinary Team (MDT).
  • Diagnostic support - Radiology (X ray, MRI and CT scan) and Pharmacy services are available at the Trust.
  • The post offers potential opportunities to develop a special interest in malignant haematology at the Christie.
  • To participate in an out of hours on call shared with Stockport NHS FT (currently 1:4). It is anticipated that the out of hours arrangements may change going forward to include cover for East Cheshire NHS Trust although at reduced frequency.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The haematology department provides a specialist clinical service to the residents of Tameside & Glossop (population approximately 250,000). Approximately 330 new patients with various haematology disorders are seen each year along with approximately 2250 follow-up patients.

The department treats patients with both malignant and non-malignant haematological disorders and provides advice and guidance to GPs and colleagues within the Trust

Cancer services are provided in a purpose-built MacMillan Unit where chemotherapy is administered along with the necessary supportive care for cancer patients.

The current status of haematology is BCSH Level 1, working towards achieving Level 2a. Out-patient clinical activity is undertaken at Tameside General Hospital site.

You would join the existing team to provide haematology care ensuring all service targets including cancer targets are achieved. Liaison with other specialties in the hospital is required supporting the consultants with hospital referrals and offering haematology input as necessary.

You would also be involved in regular laboratory duties, ie, morphology, coagulation and transfusion including interpretation of results and advice for various users including General Practitioners.

Person Specification
  • FRCP / MRCP or equivalent AND FRCPath or equivalent

BMJRef: BMJ-94073/413-C2022-22421
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