Applications are invited to apply for a 10PA Locum Consultant in Paediatric Haematology, or Oncologist/Paediatrician position with an interest in Haematology at Nottingham University Hospitals. The post will involve malignant, benign and laboratory haematology.
Our East Midlands Children's and Young Person's Integrated Cancer Service (EMCYPICS) is a two site principle treatment centre for malignant haematology based across Nottingham and Leicester and takes approximately 140 new malignant patients each year. The post is Nottingham based, but with links via a shared MDT. Nottingham University Hospital Trust is commissioned as a Specialist Haemoglobinopathies Team (SHT) and is part of the East Midlands Sickle and Thalassemia network (EMSTN). We are also a regional referral centre for bleeding disorders. Our inpatient unit houses a teenage cancer trust area, adjacent daycare facilities with a theatre room and access to paediatric intensive care on the same corridor.
Main duties of the job
The successful applicant will work as part of the consultant team to provide inpatient care to the haematology and oncology service on a 1 in 6 service week basis as well as having specific responsibilities for clinical and laboratory work within the Paediatric Haematology Service. The current vacancy is for the haematology lead for leukaemia but this may be negotiated with the current team based on the applicant's specific interests. We care for patients post autologous stem cell transplant but allogeneic transplants occur in Sheffield. The post is for 10PAs but applications from those wishing to consider job share or more flexible arrangements are also invited.
It is essential that applicants have specific training in paediatric haematology, are fully registered with the GMC with entry to the specialist register for haematology (or the expectation of award of CCT within 6 months of interview). Please refer to the job description for full details. Additional enquiries and visits are very welcome.
The successful applicant will become part of a friendly and collaborative team of 7 consultant haematologists and oncologists. We have strong links with the University of Nottingham, with two team members having academic appointments. The wider paediatric team is very welcoming and sociable and includes general paediatrics, nephrology, rheumatology, metabolic , gastroenterology, intensive care and interests in cardiology. We have excellent links with paediatric surgery with dedicated theatre time for line insertions and have twice weekly dedicated bone marrow/intrathecal lists. Nottingham and the surrounding area is a hidden gem, being a beautiful yet affordable place to live with outstanding nearby schools and excellent transport links to other major cities.
Job plan and timetable
The following draft Job Plan reflects our best assessment of what the final plan will be, based on 10 PAs. Any consultant who is unable, for personal reasons, to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for the post on a part-time basis; if such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust in consultation with consultant colleagues. The service provided by paediatric haematology is across both campuses. However your primary base is Queens Medical Centre. The post holder will be expected to maintain and regularly update their practical skills in bone marrow biopsy and the administration of intrathecal cytotoxic chemotherapy as defined by NUH Trust Policy on the Administration of intrathecal Chemotherapy.
The appointee will be expected to fulfil the following duties with the agreed Job Plan.
A full range of paediatric haematology emergency and elective patients are admitted to Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the appointee will be responsible for the management of those patients admitted under their care.
The appointee will be expected to share provision of cover for children under the care of the other paediatric haematologists in their absence.
The appointee will be required to advise on the management of those children with haematological problems admitted under the care of other colleagues within the unit. We presently provide service week Consultant cover for the management of those children with Cancer and benign haematological problems admitted under the care of other colleagues within the unit. The post holder will be expected to provide service week cover. The roles of the service week consultant include being the first point of contact for the junior doctors regarding inpatients, doing a board round at least once daily, reviewing any sick patients on the ward requiring senior review, prioritising admissions, and accepting referrals of patients with a suspected diagnosis of cancer. The service week consultant also provides consultant support to the day care unit which includes providing support for the registrar doing the general anaesthetic list for bone marrow aspirates/trephines and lumbar punctures and covering the list when needed. The full-time consultants provide service week cover 1 week in 6.
The appointee will be expected to provide regional advice to general paediatricians, neonatologists and other paediatric specialists and advice and guidance to local GPs.
It is expected that the post holder will become a key member of the Multidisciplinary clinical and Psycho social teams.
The Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Centre and the Haemoglobinopathy Service are subject to Peer Review. It is expected that the post holder will play their role in enabling the service to meet national standards.
These duties are subject to review from time to time in the light of the changing requirements of the service. If alterations to the described duties are required these will be mutually agreed between the appointee, their consultant colleagues, and the Trust. The appointee will provide reciprocal cover for annual, and study leave and short-term renumerated cover for sick leave.
The person appointed will be required to devote substantially the whole of their time to the duties of the post and always give them priority.
The successful applicant will become part of a friendly and collaborative team of 7 consultant haematologists and oncologists. We have strong links with the University of Nottingham, with two team members having academic appointments. There are currently 3 consultants covering the haematology service with one lead each for leukaemia, haemostasis and red cell disorders. Nottingham and the surrounding area is a beautiful place to live with outstanding nearby schools and excellent transport links to other major cities.
Person Specification Practical requirements
- Ability to travel between NUH campuses Evidence of level 3 Safeguarding Children training Paediatric Life Support training (PILS or APLS)
Professional registration and qualifications
- Full and specialist registration (haematology) with GMC or within 6m of CCT MBBS or equivalent FRCPath or equivalent Completed recognised higher specialist training programme in haematology Minimum of 2 years experience in paediatric haematology
- Higher Professional Degree
Clinical Skills and Experience
- Evidenced technical skills as described in the job description Able to communicate effectively and appropriately with patients, families and professionals Experience in paediatric malignant and non-malignant haematology, including diagnosis and management of haemoglobinopathies
- specific training in communication skills specific training in patient safety or human factors 1 year of general paediatric experience
Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours
- Able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's "We are here for you" behaviour standards.
- Able to develop, present and operationalise coherent ideas for service development/delivery. Able to delegate appropriately Able to work in a team
- higher management degree or qualification Experience of change management
- Able to work flexibly in a changing health service. Able to use Trust's IT support systems
Teaching, audit and research
- Evidence of participation in clinical audit Able to teach and support junior staff effectively
- Original research publications Higher teaching degree or qualification or training