This is a substantive joint post between East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (ENHT) and University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH).
The post comprises 10 programmed activities (PA) and an on-call commitment.We have an excellent opportunity for the post above within the haematology department at ENHT. The appointee will join four Consultants to plan, develop and provide haematology services for ENHT and will spend one day per week at UCLH. An interest in haemato-oncology with a subspecialty interest in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia is desirable. The post-holder will participate in the on call rota which is 1 in 5.This post will be based four days per week (8 PA) at ENHT and one day per week (2 PA) at UCLH. The new Consultant Haematologist will have an office and secretarial support at the Lister Hospital. Candidates seeking a part time appointment are welcomed.
Main duties of the job
This is an excellent opportunity to work within both the Lister Hospital in Stevenage, which enjoys a unique geographical location close to London and Cambridge and the department of haematology at University College London Hospital, a major tertiary centre for haematology.
Duties of the post include
- To engage with consultant and senior technical staff in the development of an effective patient and user focused haematology service in line with local and regional strategy
- To undertake 4 outpatient clinics each week (3 at ENHT and 1 at UCLH)
- To participate in the management of patients with haematological malignancies and clinical/laboratory Haematology including performing bone marrow biopsies
- To provide care and support of haematology patients at the Lister hospital in conjunction with other members of the haematology team
- To lead and develop the service for patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
- To provide an advisory service for haematology problems arising in non-haematology in-patients
- To participate in authorisation of haematology laboratory results including examination and reporting of blood films and bone marrows
- To provide an advisory service to GPs and other users of the laboratory.
At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.
We run the following hospitals:
o The Lister Hospital, Stevenage New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City Hertford County, Hertford Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood
We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.
To provide care and support to haematology patients at the Lister hospital in conjunction with other members of the haematology team To provide an advisory service for haematology problems arising in non- haematology in-patients To provide medical leadership of clinical and laboratory aspects of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia complying with current regulatory frameworks. To participate in authorisation of haematology laboratory results including examination and reporting of blood films and bone marrows To liaise with paediatric departments in developing transitional arrangements for teenagers with haematological malignancy.
- Entry on GMC Specialist Register or, be within 6 months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at time of interview or, provide GMC confirmed eligibility for entry on the Specialist Register
- FRCPath or qualification of an equivalent level
- MRCP or qualification of an equivalent level
- Postgraduate academic degree
- Royal College Fellowship
Fitness to Practice
- Up to date and fit to practice safely and aware of own training needs
- Evidence engagement with appraisal and revalidation
Clinical Expertise in Speciality/Subspeciality
- Broad range of experience in: ? Experience of Haematooncology ? Fully competent in clinical and laboratory haematology ? Specialist training in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
- Ability to offer and be accountable for, full and independent expert diagnostic opinion
- Demonstrates an interest and commitment to the specialty
- Expertise in State of the art treatment in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
- Able to evidence engagement with clinical governance and the identification of errors and the learning from errors.
- Able to show situational awareness and application of good decision making
- Can evidence leading on patient safety issues and achieving a change in practice
- Experience of supervising undergraduates, doctors in training and other colleagues
- Ability to teach clinical skills
- Experience in organising educational activities
- Participation in research
- Published papers and original work in peer reviewed journals
- Ability to critically appraise published evidence
- Clinical and Translational Research in CLL
- Demonstrate understanding of basic principles of audit, evidence based practice and clinical quality improvement initiatives
- Put our patients first
- Strive for excellence & continuous improvement
- Value everybody
- Open and honest
- Work as a team
- Experience and understanding of the equality, diversity, and inclusion agenda. Able to actively support the development of a culture that recognises and promotes equality, values diversity, and actively leads by example in deploying these qualities. Understands the impact on equality, diversity, and inclusion issues in all aspects of service delivery and planning
- Computer literacy and general IT skills
- Comprehensive knowledge and insight regarding all the domains within the GMC standards of 'Good Medical Practice'
- Understands and can demonstrate the values of the NHS Constitution
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