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Consultant Haemato-Oncologist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
6 May 2024

Job Details

Consultant Haemato-Oncologist with an interest in Leukaemia and Transplant


This advertised post for a substantive Consultant to join the Haemato-oncology Department at the Barts Cancer Centre, based at St Bartholomew's Hospital in the City of London. It is an additional post although is currently covered by a locum. The successful candidate will join the existing multi-disciplinary team in the provision of inpatient and outpatient services to patients with haematological malignancies - including acute and chronic leukemias, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and related illnesses, such as aplastic anaemia, MDS or MPN.

Barts Health NHS Trust is a provider of an extended network for the care of patients with haematological malignancies and is one of the five Level 3 facilities within the London. The successful candidate will be expected to work with the existing team in providing inpatient and outpatient management for patients with haematological malignancies, including stem cell transplantation and CAR-T, and to participate in the associated teaching programmes.

They will also be expected to participate in professional medical responsibilities and training junior medical staff, as well as to contribute to the clinical research portfolio. The successful candidate will also have to develop relationships within the Trust and other partner hospitals both local and in the referring area.

Main duties of the job

To be an active member of the Cancer Centre and help deliver the departmental mission of excellence in clinical care and teaching.

To contribute to the provision of a comprehensive, efficient and high quality evidence-based Haemato-oncology service, with continuing responsibility for the care of patients in their charge, including all administrative duties associated with patient care.

Leadership, development and organisation of the services in the charge of the post holder in line with the Trust/Divisional business plans. Full participation in the management of the Barts Cancer Centre (BCC). Liaison and communication with the Divisional Director, Clinical Director, Lead Clinicians and the General and Service Managers.

To provide clinical care for patients within Haemato-oncology, including inpatients and outpatients, providing specialist advice and a referral service for other clinicians in the Trust.

To be responsible for Clinical Audit activities, which is an essential and regular part of clinical practice.

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.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

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 are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To contribute to the provision of comprehensive, efficient and high-quality care throughout the treatment and management pathway of patients with haematological malignancies.

To help co-ordinate the provision of a consolidated service across all sites in the Trust. To note that there is no diagnostic or laboratory haematology component to this post Specialist Integrated Haemtological Malignancy Diagnostic Services (SIHMDS) is undertaken by the regional SIHMDS service based at the Royal London Hospital. Consultative general haematology services are also provided by Clinical Haematology.

To undertake administrative duties associated with the care of patients in their charge and the running of their clinics or departments.

To participate in the consultant on-call rota and provide cover for colleagues in time of absence and leave when required. There are separate on-call rotas for non-malignant haematology, paediatric haematology, red cell haematology and Haemostasis/Thrombosis.

To have a key role in providing a high-quality clinical service for patients with haematological malignancies, to increase access of patient enrolment within clinical trials, and to integrate the patient pathway within Barts Health NHS Trust and its referring hospitals.

To maintain up-to-date specialist knowledge and provide evidence based care for all patients.

To attend multidisciplinary team meetings.

To liaise effectively and on a timely basis with General Practitioners, Community Services and all health care agencies.

To initiate and promote research and development activities with a clear focus on relevant clinical and scientific priorities.

To engage fully in the annual job planning and appraisal cycle and to contribute to the appraisal of doctors in training.

To participate in the preparation for and representation at peer review site visits.

Person Specification

  • Full and specialist registration (with a licence to practice) with the General Medical Council (GMC) (or be eligible for registration/ or entry into the specialist register within 6 months of the 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.
  • Applicants that are non-UK trained, will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT
  • CCT in Haematology or Medical Oncology
  • FRCPath or evidence of equivalent qualification
  • MRCP/ FRCP or evidence of equivalent qualification and/or experience
  • MBBS/ BM/ MBChB or evidence of equivalent qualification


  • Higher research degree (MD, PhD, MD (Res)
  • Accredited Educational Supervisor
  • Other qualifications which might enhance the provision of the service e.g. Teaching qualification, management qualification


  • Have experience in the management of resources
  • Have experience in clinical trials
  • Evidence of experience in clinical haemato-oncology
  • Evidence of experience in acute leukaemia and allogeneic transplantation
  • Wide ranging experience in haemato-oncology
  • Able to take responsibility of service without direct supervision


  • Excellent publication record


  • Ability to co-ordinate and plan and execute research and routine studies
  • Evidence of leadership
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and with colleagues at different locations
  • Good oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to relate to colleagues and other professionals and communicate between specialities and disciplines
  • Ability to build and support a team
  • Broad range of IT skills
  • Evidence of experience in teaching and clinical/educational supervision


  • Other qualifications which might enhance the provision of the service e.g. Teaching qualification, management qualification and family members and all the members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Good knowledge of, and the ability to use, spoken and written English
  • Ability to work across sites
  • Participate in the on-call rota
  • Sufficient to perform the duties of the post with any aids and adaptations
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods to respond to questions and queries





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