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Consultant Haematopathologist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year Pa Pro Rata
Closing date
15 Mar 2024

Substantive Consultant Haematopathologist Full Time 10 PA

Applications are invited for a substantive Consultant Haematopathologist with a specialist interest in haematological malignancies in the Department of Cellular Pathology at Barts Health NHS Trust. The appointment is to provide diagnostic haematopathology including flow cytometry, bone marrow aspirate, blood film, trephine and lymph node/extranodal histopathology reporting. The post holder will be a part of the laboratory/diagnostic MDT and the Haematological Oncology MDM. The post holder will support the provision of a comprehensive, high quality diagnostic Haematopathology service as part of the SIHMDS within Barts Health and for other Trusts for which the SIHMDS undertakes service provision. Barts Health is one of the UK's leading healthcare providers and the largest Trust in the NHS. Together, our hospitals - Newham University Hospital, St Bartholomew's, The Royal London and Whipps Cross - deliver high quality clinical care to the people of east London and further afield. The hospitals offer a full portfolio of services to the local community and are home to some of the UK's leading specialist centres. The upheaval of COVID-19 has provided our consultant team with the opportunity to implement flexible working, both geographic and temporal, enabling us to deliver an efficient service in spite of the restrictions of lockdown.

Main duties of the job

Going forward, we hope to retain and capitalise upon these changes which we feel allow us to maintain a healthy work-life balance whilst continuing to provide an excellent service for our users, both of which are major priorities for our Department.Our digital capabilities are expanding and we are in the process of implementing large volume slide scanning, remote frozen section macroscopy and reporting, and glass / paper free working.

The post is based in the state-of-the-art Pathology and Pharmacy building at the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel. Cellular pathology services are provided along specialist lines. The department provides a high quality service and the appointee will be a full and active member of the team.

Applicants are required to hold full GMC registration with a licence to practice and to be on the GMC's Specialist Register or within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT at the time of interview.

A job description applicable to the post is appended, together with details of the department. This post is full time but those interested in part time work are also encouraged to apply.

About us

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate, and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Barts Health supports The Pregnancy Loss Pledge and commits to supporting their staff through the distress of miscarriage.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description and person specification for the main responsibilities of this role.

Person Specification
Qualifications and knowledge

  • MBBS/MB ChB or equivalent
  • FRCPath or evidence of equivalent qualification
  • Full and specialist registration (and a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (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


  • Thorough and broad training and experience in Histopathology, with experience in Haematopathology in a SIHMDS
  • Ability to take responsibility for delivering service without direct supervision
  • Undertaken audit projects


  • Thorough understanding of the principles of medical audit
  • Attendance at management course


  • Knowledge and experience of Cellular Pathology / Haematopathology
  • Broad range of IT skills
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice
  • Professional attitude towards work, reliability, good attendance record and tidy personal appearance

Personal and people development

  • Experience of undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching or training


  • Experience of undergraduate and/or postgraduate exam preparation
  • Interest in research with peer reviewed publications


  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues, colleagues in pathology and support staff
  • Good knowledge of, and ability to use, spoken and written English
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries

Specific requirements

  • Sufficient to perform the duties of the post with any aids and adaptations




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