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Consultant in Haematology and Head of Department

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 per annum
Closing date
10 Apr 2024
We are looking to appoint a Consultant Haematologist and Head of Department to compliment our existing team of Consultants supported by specialist registrars from the regional rotation, specialty doctors, advanced nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists as we continue to recruit additional staff to fully realise the vision of the Lancashire Haematology Centre. . The service works across Blackpool and Preston and provides a tertiary service to Lancashire and South Cumbria. Intensive treatment of acute leukaemia and autologous stem cell transplantation is undertaken in Blackpool in our JACIE accredited unit for a wider population of 1.6 million people.

Main duties of the job

The HOD will work closely with their Clinical Matron and Directorate Manager to ensure delivery of high quality and safe patient care, clinical effectiveness and maintain the activity and performance levels required by the Trust through the Division.

Involvement in research is vitally important to us and fully supported by great facilities at both sites which are very much appreciated by our patients. We are high recruiters to many national trials. Teaching is also our passion and involvement in teaching our specialist registrars and junior doctors as well as medical students via our growing links with the new UCLAN Medical School is very much encouraged. Sub-specialisation is also encouraged and flexible depending on appointee area of interest.

All weekends on call and 4 out of 5 weekday nights each week are covered by specialist registrars or specialty doctors.

The successful applicants can expect:
  • 10 PA contract with 2 further PAs available and 2 PA's allocated for the HoD role.
  • A flexible job plan and base location.

Support to develop own sub-specialty interest

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents -it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please ensure you read the Job description and Person Specification attached to the advert in full before applying.

Person Specification
Professional Qualifications
  • Primary medical qualification
  • Full and Specialist registration with the General Medical Council and hold license to practise, or be eligible for registration within six months of interview.
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • FRCPath or equivalent.
  • If an applicant is UK trained, they 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
  • If an applicant is non-UK trained, they will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT
  • Higher degree
  • SpR or equivalent training in Haematology.
  • Evidence of appropriate CPD
  • Full log book summary
  • Broad exposure to all aspects of clinical and laboratory haematology including recent experience in the management of acute leukaemia.
  • Specialist interest in an area of haematology
Research/ audit/ publications
  • Ability to supervise audit projects
  • Understanding of principles of research and audit.
  • Regular attendance at audit meetings
  • Evidence of recent research activity and publications
  • Recent Personal involvement in audit
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to the speciality
  • Membership of appropriate societies
Personal Skills
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team
  • Ability to work as team leader when required
  • Possess good organisational and teaching skills
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Experience of supervision of other staff.
  • Understanding of principles of Clinical Governance.
  • Awareness of Management issues in the NHS
  • Management training

Employer details
Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Whinney Heys Road



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