At North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, we believe in research and innovation to find the best patient-centred treatment solutions for our patients.
We are looking for dedicated Consultants with a passion in providing outstanding inpatient and outpatient haematology services across our acute hospitals, Peterborough City Hospital and Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
Located in Cambridgeshire, the historic towns of Peterborough and Huntingdon have been transformed by town development schemes bringing improvements in housing, education, and employment. Both hospital sites are accessible by road or train within easy commute distance from London, Cambridge, Leicester or Birmingham.
By joining a supportive multidisciplinary team, you will work collaboratively to deliver Consultative Haematology services to Outpatient clinics, the Day Unit, and Inpatients with both malignant and non-malignant haematological disorders. You will offer specialist support to other hospital clinicians and general practitioners, provide Laboratory Haematology cover while enjoying a high level of autonomy and support.
Our Haematology services have strong collaborative links with Cambridge University Hospitals in offering level 3-4 haematology services. A dedicated Haematology Research Fund is available to support laboratory-based research projects.
We are committed to supporting your career, and to value skills and initiatives. We respect your wellbeing, and we are open to flexibility in your working patterns.
Main duties of the job
The job plan is anticipated to contain 10 programmed activities, 8.5 PA's of direct clinical care and 1.5 SPA's per week. You will be required to complete 8 sessions at Peterborough City Hospital and 2 sessions at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. We are open to consider alternative job content on a personal basis.
You will be joining the Consultant rota on a 1:6 basis for both laboratory and clinical haematology services. At weekends, you are expected to conduct daily ward rounds at Peterborough City Hospital to expedite clinical decision-making and allow prompt discharge of the patients. Daily review and authorisation of blood films (usually less than 10 per day) is also expected.
You will manage clinical haematology referrals from clinical colleagues from other disciplines, as well as dealing with inpatient referrals, Choose and Book referrals, and advice and guidance from general practitioners.
You will enjoy working in our laboratory at Peterborough City Hospital featuring a state-of-the-art equipment for blood count analysis, coagulation studies and flow cytometry.
You will work collaboratively with the biomedical scientists and other member of the laboratory staff to maintain a high standard of performance.
If you like to find more about the role and organise an informal visit, we are welcoming you to contact Dr Alexis Fowler, Consultant Haematologist on Tel: 01480 363 534 or 01733 678 428 or Email: email@example.com.
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust provides acute care to our local communities via two District General Hospitals in Peterborough and Huntingdon, and a community hospital in Stamford.
We are promoting flexible working and a health work/home life balance. Agile working options are automatically considered for all roles within the Trust.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates from our local communities.
Your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay and here are a few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee:
- Relocation allowance in line with the Trust policy
- Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
- Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays
- Free staff car parking on all our hospital sites during this financial year
- In-house Physiotherapy Services
- Career development and training opportunities
- Emotional Wellbeing Service covering a range of online support, access to mobile apps and 24/7 counselling services
- Subsidised meals at our hospital restaurants
- Access to exclusive discounts, cashback and vouchers via NHS Discounts and Blue Light Card
If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to Team North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.
- To provide clinical haematology care including outpatient, day care and in-patient review.
- Take part and discuss the management of patients with malignant haematological diseases at the Network Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings
- To deal with any clinical haematology referrals from clinical colleagues from other disciplines (medical, surgical, obstetric etc.)
- To deal with Inpatient referrals, Choose and Book referrals and Advice & Guidance requests from General Practitioners
- To provide laboratory services including blood film and marrow review, laboratory, anticoagulant and transfusion support
- To provide clinical liaison for service users from hospital and community teams
- To take all measures to ensure consistently high standards of performance are achieved and maintained in the laboratories
- To collaborate with the biomedical scientists and other members of the laboratory staff
Management/Service Development responsibilities
- Together with consultant haematologist colleagues, share laboratory management services and clinical management duties.
- To actively take part in the service development programmes undertaken by the department
Education and Training
- To participate in the Postgraduate and Undergraduate teaching programmes, and teaching of other healthcare professionals
- To participate in appraisal and assessment of junior medical colleagues, if required
- Continuing Professional Development
- To participate in the annual consultant appraisal process, in line with the Trusts appraisal guidelines
- To maintain an up-to-date job plan and personal development plan
- To register and participate in an appropriate CPD scheme
- To participate in Trust Mandatory Training as required.
Education and qualifications
- Full and specialist registration (and a licence to practise) with the GMC (or eligible for registration within six months of interview)
- Applicants that 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.
- Possession of both FRCPath or equivalent and MRCP or equivalent qualifications
- Applicants that are non-UK trained will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT.
- Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCT in Haematology
- Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on a range of Haematological conditions
- Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
- Ability to organise and manage daily working priorities
- Experience of audit
- Ability and willingness to work within the Trust and NHS performance framework and targets
- Leadership qualities
- Management training course
- Experience of supervising FY1's and ST's
- Ability to teach clinical skills
- Formal Training/teaching course
- Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems
- Publications in peer-reviewed journals
- Good interpersonal skills
- Ability to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, GPs, nurses, and other agencies
- Commitment to Continuing Professional Development and the requirements of Clinical Governance and Audit
- Willingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional, or national levels
- Ability to work in a team
- Enquiring, critical approach to work
- Caring attitude to patients
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