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Consultant Haematologist

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 Per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

Job Details

A full-time Consultant Haematologist is required at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. The position is based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and with out-patient duties at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, as well as a consultative on-call service for the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry. Within the department is a closely knit team of Consultants & Clinical Nurse Specialists offering a broad spectrum of haematological care.

Main duties of the job

Clinical Duties Include:

  • Predictable and unpredictable work
  • Supporting Professional Activities , CPD, Audit, teaching and research
  • Laboratory cover
  • Multi-disciplinary team meetings
  • To develop enhanced clinical skills, especially in the assessment and management of acutely ill patients.
  • To have excellent team-working skills with the abilities and professional attitude to work well in a multi-professional team.
  • To deliver clinical and quality targets agreed both nationally and locally with clinical teams and commissioners.
  • To follow patients throughout their clinical pathway

About us

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust's catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire) Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin) and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys) - all beautiful and unique.

Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes' drive apart. Together they provide 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.

Job description
Job responsibilities

A formal job plan will be agreed between the successful candidate and their Clinical Director and consultant colleagues, on behalf of the Medical Director within 3 months of starting in post. A full-time job plan is based on a 10 PA working week. The job plan will be reviewed annually and is a prospective agreement that sets out the consultant's duties, responsibilities, and objectives for the coming year. It covers all aspects of a consultants professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education and managerial responsibilities. It will provide a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external and will include personal objectives, detailing links to wider service improvements and trust strategic priorities.For a full-time contract, the job plan will be divided on average per week (pro-rata for a part time post) as: 7.5 Programmed Activities (PAs) of Direct Clinical Care - includes clinical activity, clinically related activity and predictable and unpredictable emergency work. 2.5 Supporting Professional Activities (SPAs) - includes CPD, audit, teaching and research. Out of hours activity the position offers a 1:6 on call weekend attracting an additional 1PA and a 5% supplement for overnight non-resident on call working.The allocation of PAs is reviewed and may be subject to adjustment when a further diary exercise is undertaken or if the service demands a review of the team job plan.Any applicant who is unable, for personal reasons, to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust in consultation with other consultant colleagues.

Person Specification

  • MBBS, MB ChB or equivalent medical qualification
  • Possession of FRCPath (Haematology) and MRCP or equivalent qualifications.


  • PhD, MD or evidence of higher education qualification

Entry Criteria

  • Full Registration and a licence to practise with the General Medical Council (GMC) or be eligible for registration within six months of interview.
  • Entry on the General Medical Council (GMC) Specialist Register in Haematology via CCT/CESR or European Community Rights
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on range of problems both emergency and elective within Haematology
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients.
  • Experience of audit.
  • Ability to motivate and develop the multidisciplinary team, balancing departmental and personal objectives.
  • Ability to teach clinical skills to medical, nursing and laboratory staff.
  • Meets the criteria set out in the generic capabilities' framework - detailed below.





The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales. Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes’ drive apart covering a range of specialties and providing care to the local population. Almost a quarter of the county is designated as the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and we have three national nature reserves. We also have internationally important wetland sites, special areas of conservation (of European significance) and many sites of special scientific interest.

We are entering an exciting phase of change at SaTH with the transformation of the Princess Royal Hospital into a specialised site for planned care, and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site a specialised site for emergency care through our Hospital Transformation Programme.



Company info
01743 261000
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Mytton Oak Road,

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