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Consultant in Haematology

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Per annum
Closing date
8 Apr 2023

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Gloucestershire Hospitals is inviting applications for a full time Consultant Haematologist post, developed as an additional post to manage workload growth.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Haematologist to join an established team of 9 consultants who provide a full range of diagnostic and clinical haematology services, and manage inpatients to BCSH Level 3.

The post is a general Haematology post covering all areas of district general Haematology practice. However, a sub-specialist interest would be expected to complement and support the existing Haematology Consultant establishment, in line with well-developed specialist pathways and teams.The department would particularly welcome candidates with an interest in haemostasis and thrombosis.

The successful postholder will be supported in continuing professional development and will join a JACIE accredited service with an established transplant team. The department has a strong portfolio of trials and is supported by an active cancer clinical trials research team.

The department prides itself on being a cohesive, collaborative and supportive place to work and would warmly welcome the right candidate. Applications will also be considered from those who wish to work part time and flexible working arrangements will be considered.

Main duties of the job

The Consultant team consists of 9 consultants and is supported by 2 - 3 NTN Specialist Registrars, 3 - 4 Specialty Doctors, 1 Clinical fellow and 1 ST1/2, with additional junior medical staff covering the ward. We have recently expanded the nursing team to 1 Macmillan Advanced Nurse Practitioner, 1 Transfusion Practitioner and 7 Specialist Nurses, covering transplant, MPN, myeloma, lymphoma, myeloid disorders and haemoglobinopathy.

The successful candidate will join an established team within the Trust, working closely with Oncology and other specialities within the Trust as required.

The post-holder will provide specialist Haematology services, together with appropriate teaching and supervision of junior doctors and medical students. He/she will be expected to work closely with general practitioners and hospital-based medical and laboratory staff to provide a seamless service and deliver high quality patient care.

This includes managing inpatients to BCSH Level 3 care at the Regional Cancer Centre based at Cheltenham General Hospital (CGH) on a rotational basis, though the post will include duties at both CGH and Gloucester Royal Hospital.

The post is available at 10 PAs per week including on-call commitments shared with the other 8 consultant colleagues on the rota, 1:8 depending on the agreed job plan. Whole-time, part-time or job share applicants welcome.

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country and provides high quality acute, elective and specialist care for a population of more than 650,000 people, employing a workforce of almost 8,000 staff. A successful Trust with a strong track record of achievement, we are situated mainly on the two larger operational sites, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital. We are a centre of excellence for oncology, stroke care and trauma.

We actively promote professional development and staff wellbeing and provide access to resources to undertake developmental activities.

Join us on our 'Journey to Outstanding' - The Trust's 5 year strategic plan to deliver the best care for everyone.

Why do we choose to live in Gloucestershire? please see our recruitment video.

Voted as the best place to live in the UK by the Times and the Sunday Times in 2021, Gloucestershire offers the spectacular beauty of the Cotswolds, the Cathedral city of Gloucester and the Regency town of Cheltenham. Not only is it a naturally beautiful part of the country, Gloucestershire has excellent cultural and recreational facilities, superb housing and schools, making it a highly desirable place to live and work. Cheltenham is renowned for its annual Race Festival as well as four extraordinary Jazz, Science, Music and Literature festivals.

We have easy access to Wales and the university facilities of Bristol, Birmingham and Oxford.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Clinical responsibilities

The post is a general Haematology post covering all areas of district general Haematology practice. However, a sub-specialist interest would be expected to complement the sub-specialist interests of the existing Haematology Consultant establishment.

  • The appointee will be expected to share responsibility for the delivery of high quality care to patients presenting to the department with haematological disorders
  • To diagnose and treat both inpatients and outpatients under the care of the department
  • To support the clinical decision making of junior medical and nursing staff
  • To provide on call support out of hours to Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. To remain contactable and available when on call.
  • Liaise and provide advice to other clinicians, other hospital staff and general practitioners about haematological conditions 

Laboratory responsibilities 

  • To share responsibility for the diagnostic services with the other Consultant Haematologists including laboratory and diagnostic tests and their interpretation
  • To advise and liaise with other hospital clinicians and primary care regarding laboratory results and their interpretation 

Education and training 

  • The appointee will be expected to take a full role in undergraduate teaching, including clinical meetings and medical undergraduate tutorials. The Department is actively involved in providing pathology teaching to 4rd Year Bristol medical students
  • The appointee will also be expected to assist in the training of technical and scientific staff
  • To assist and participate with the development of postgraduate training for F1s, F2s, StRs, and other staff as appropriate
  • Where agreed, to act as Educational Supervisor to junior and middle grade medical staff, being responsible for their appraisal and personal development planning 

Other Responsibilities 

  • To remain up to date and engaged in CME/CPD as per RCPath guidelines
  • The post holder will be expected to take part in developing clinical audit in accordance with agreed Directorate and Corporate Clinical Governance programmes. 


  • The post holder will be encouraged to be active in clinical research, particularly with reference to active recruitment of patients to clinical trials held on the local clinical trials portfolio. 

Further information on can be found on: 

Continuing professional development

We recognise the importance of continuing medical education and actively encourage our consultant team to prioritise professional development. A mentoring scheme for new consultant staff is well established and each new appointee will be appointed a mentor shortly after appointment.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration and a licence to practise
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via oCCT or CESR (CP) (proposed CCT/CESR (CP) date must be within 6 months of interview) oCESR or European Community Rights
  • Higher qualifications equivalent to: MRCP / MRCPath (Haematology)


  • Higher degree Teaching qualification

Clinical Experience

  • Evidence of recent experience of caring for haematology patients to level 3


  • A subspecialty expertise/ interest

Personal Skills

  • Communication skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to show initiative and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work under stress Flexibility, able to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Honesty and reliability
  • Enquiring, critical approach to work
  • Caring attitude to patients
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, GP's, nurses and other agencies


  • Willingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional and national levels

Research and Publications

  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems
  • Ability to supervise junior staff undertaking research projects


  • Peer reviewed publication; presentation at national meeting


  • Willingness to be involved in teaching all grades of hospital and professional staff
  • Ability to teach clinical and operative skills


  • Training in teaching skills
  • Certificate of education
  • Involvement in undergraduate education
  • Experience of teaching and clinical skills to undergraduates and postgraduates 

BMJRef: BMJ-100130/318-22-R9876



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