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Consultant Haematologist And Transfusion Medicine

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Per Annum
Closing date
1 Jul 2023

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Consultant Haematologist And Transfusion Medicine

This is a new post for a full-time Consultant Haematologist and Transfusion Medicine. The successful applicant will join the existing consultant in Transfusion Medicine. This post sits in the Pathology Blood Sciences department of Transfusion Medicine, under CSI Clinical Management Group (Directorate).
Main duties of the job

This post will be based within Pathology, Department of Transfusion University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and will be responsible, along with an existing consultant colleague, for providing a safe, effective and fully accredited blood transfusion service as well as delivering Patient Blood Management Programme.

The post holder will join the UHL Blood Transfusion team consisting of a consultant in Transfusion Medicine, senior laboratory staff, blood transfusion practitioners and the blood transfusion quality team. Junior support is provided by Haematology StRs. As a member of the Hospital Transfusion Committee (HTC), the post holder will participate in regulatory and clinical governance issues they will also take an active role in MHRA and UKAS accreditation.
About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centers.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:
  • We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • To provide clinical support and leadership to blood transfusion laboratories across the three UHL hospital sites.
  • To develop and support a comprehensive Patient Blood Management Programme to support safe and effective use of blood across all clinical services within the Trust.
  • To develop clinical guidelines for appropriate and safe use of blood components.
  • To develop education and training packages in blood transfusion.
  • To actively contribute to appropriate use of blood audits.
  • To closely work with members of the Hospital Transfusion Team and the Trust Transfusion Committee to deliver its annual plans and key performance indicators.
  • To provide strategic leadership and support in developing and improving blood transfusion service.
  • To work collaboratively within the wider haematology team to support clinical service improvement, Research and Innovation.
  • To provide senior clinical leadership within the trust, engaging with and actively supporting the Trusts strategies and priories.
  • To participate in local, regional & national audit and quality improvement projects in transfusion medicine.
  • To participate in the departmental and the Trust Clinical Governance and Risk management processes, including regular attendance at Mortality and Morbidity meetings.
  • To supervise and support junior medical staff, Biomedical Scientists and Transfusion Practitioners.
  • To develop and lead departmental CPD programme.
  • To teach and train haematology StRs, CMT and Foundation trainees, Transfusion Practitioners and Biomedical Scientists in blood transfusion.
  • To provide coaching and mentorship for Haematology StRs in preparation for FRCPath examinations.
  • To actively participate in undergraduate teaching for medical students.
  • To proactively engage in the annual revalidation appraisal and job planning process.
  • To take part in multidisciplinary teamwork.
  • To participate in and fulfil the requirements of the Royal College of Pathologists CPD scheme.
  • To undertake mandatory and relevant to job role training as specified by the Trust.
  • To work flexibly collaboratively with multi-disciplinary colleagues to support service improvement and innovative working.
  • To ensure the provision of good standards of practice and care as described in the GMC Guidance, Duties of a Doctor are followed at all times and that poor practice is reported.
  • To ensure that clinical practice is both effective and efficient and that appropriate monitoring of clinical care takes place. To actively participate in audit.
  • To work with the Clinical Management Group (CMG) team to ensure that services are delivered efficiently and reflect best practice with processes and governance to match - this may require new and flexible ways of working in the future.
  • To provide continuing responsibility for the care of patients under their care and for the proper organisation and functioning of clinical practice.
  • To work closely with other specialties, departments and outside agencies to deliver the objectives of the Department and CMG.
  • To take responsibility for ensuring that critical clinical incidents, as defined in the Trusts Critical Incident Policy, are reported and addressed in a timely manner.

Person Specification
Qualifications / Training
  • MB BS or Equivalent 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. Applicants who 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 who are non-UK trained, will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT FRCPath or equivalent Current BLS certification
  • Membership of relevant Specialist Societies or Associations
Commitment to Trust Values & Behaviours
  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's Values and Behaviours
Experience/Clinical Skills
  • Evidence of training, skills, and Commitment to Transfusion Medicine Excellent clinical skills and experience Requisite to meeting all aspects of the Job Plan. Ability to apply sound clinical judgment to problems. Demonstrates clear, logical thinking & analytical approach.
  • Evidence of clinical or research commitment and a relevant specialty interest.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and supervise juniors. Experience of leading teams and awareness of leadership styles. Ability to effectively organise, prioritise and manage clinical workload. Understanding of wider health agenda and modern NHS. Ability to work to overcome barriers to change (negotiating, influencing and persuasion skills). Knowledge and understanding of clinical governance issues.
  • Evidence of management and Administration experience. Management training on an accredited course. Awareness of Service Development issues.
Communication Skills
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, to enable effective communication with patients and colleagues. Empathic and sensitive capacity to take others perspectives and treat others with understanding. Highly Developed Emotional Intelligence.
  • Highly developed emotional intelligence. High standard of presentation both written and verbal Demonstrable track record of successful change management. Proven ability to maintain focus in a demanding environment.
Audit/ Quality Improvement
  • Effective participation in and a commitment to clinical audit. Participation in a quality improvement programme. Experience of quality improvement work and audit.
  • Undergone training in teaching and willingness to organise relevant audit activities including quality improvement evidence Completion of formal courses in Audit and quality improvement. Published Audit including quality Improvement.
  • Understanding and interest in research. Ability to appraise research critically. Ability to supervise juniors undertaking research projects. Evidence of recent research and development activity. Teaching Experience of and a commitment to training/ teaching undergraduate and postgraduates. Appraisal and assessment skills. Ability to assess clinical competencies Enthusiastic and ability to inspire and Lead others.
  • Publications in nationally and internationally recognised peer-reviewed journals on subjects relevant to the specialty. Teaching Willingness to develop new Approaches to teaching. Postgraduate qualification in Teaching and training.
Equality & Diversity
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their Individual needs.

Employer details
Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Leicester Royal Infirmary

Infirmary Square



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