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Consultant Haematologist - Special interest in Haemato-Oncology

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
14 May 2024

Job Details

Consultant Haematologist (Special interest in Haemato-oncology)

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, innovative and progressive Consultant to join our friendly and committed team to help provide a fully comprehensive clinical and laboratory Haematology service to our patients. We are a team of 7 Consultants and this new post is a replacement post. At SWBH, our catchment population is over 500,000, fulfilling IOG for MDT working. We achieve our cancer targets, offering a full level 2b Haemato-oncology service. We are seeking a forward thinking and energetic individual who will be committed to delivering high quality care to the patients of SWBH. An interest in Haemato-oncology is desired with the aim to lead on a particular field, including contributing to the existing large research trial portfolio. We will encourage a specialist interest in any field of haematology and with strong research and academic links with University Hospital Birmingham. The successful candidate would be able to develop their own research interests.

Closing date: Tuesday, 14th May 2024

Interview date: Monday, 10th June 2024

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job are

The post will enable the successful applicant to collaborate and work to maintain Haematology services in line with strategic requirements.

The post holder will provide inpatient and outpatient care, advice and guidance to other professionals and on call commitment.

The post holder will contribute to the development of Haemato-oncology services, treatment guidelines and the promotion of greater knowledge of the management of Haematology conditions in primary care.The appointee is expected to demonstrate a firm commitment to the principles of clinical governance, including:

  • Developing and maintaining appropriate systems and practice to ensure effective clinical audit in the Haematology service.
  • Attending and contributing to the Trust's Clinical Governance Programme.
  • Participating in the Trust's Clinical Incident Reporting system.
  • Developing a programme of personal continuous professional education and development in accordance with the Royal College requirements. The Trust will provide the necessary support for this.

The on-call commitment for this post is currently 1 in 7. The on-call availability supplement is currently Category A and currently classed as medium frequency with an on-call availability supplement of 3 % currently payable.

About us

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:

  1. Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  2. Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  3. Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve lives

Job description
Job responsibilities

This is a replacement post with a requirement for Haemato-oncology expertise. However, any additional expertise or interest will be welcomed. The Consultant will have a hospital base, agreed by discussion and the expectation is that the appointee will develop specialist interests and take the lead in specific areas. The Job plan will be developed around specialist interests and the needs of the service, clinical and laboratory. The team of consultants will work together to deliver the Haematology needs of the Acute Trust on each Hospital site and will also work closely with the local primary care services.

The new appointee will take part in a 1:7 on-call rota to cover the inpatient service as non-resident

On call cover for haematology patients includes ST1/2/CMTs, FY1s on the medical rotations, the Specialist Registrars (1-2 at any time) and the specialty doctor. The appointee will be based at City Hospital or (new MMUH site after October 2024)and will work with the current Haemato-oncology consultants to improve the care in management of these patients including the cancer plan strategy of the NHS.

The Trust has a very good reputation for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching with strong links to the University of Birmingham, Aston University and Health Education West Midlands. Haematology Department is actively involved in major national and commercial clinical trials and a research interest would be strongly supported for a suitably qualified applicant. In addition the department works closely with regional specialist MDT at University Hospital Birmingham for stem cell and CAR-T cell service. The laboratory network is linked to Black country pathology service and specialist haematology services are linked to MYRO services at university of Birmingham

For more information on the job role and responsibilities, please refer to the Job Description attached.

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Group Director: Dr. Chetan Varma, Tel: 0121 507 5841 Email:

Clinical Director::Dr. Kamel Sharobeem, Tel: 0121 507 3636 Email:

Consultant Haematologist and Clinical specialty Lead, Dr Farooq Wandroo Tel: 0121-507-3095 - Email:

Person Specification

  • 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.
  • Applicants that are non-UK trained, will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • FRCPath or equivalent


  • Higher Degree

Clinical Experience:

  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining CCT in Haematology


  • Special interest that complements the existing consultants
  • Haemato-oncology

Clinical Effectiveness

  • Experience of conducting clinical audit

Teaching and Training experience:

  • Ability to teach clinical skills to medical and nursing staff and other disciplines.


  • Formal training in teaching

Research, Innovation and Service Improvement Experience:

  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems


  • Publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals in the last five years.
  • Evidence of having undertaken original research

Other Requirements:

  • Full GMC Registration with Licence to Practise





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