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Clinical Fellow (FY2-ST1-2 Equivalent Grade) in Haematology

Barts Health NHS Trust
£37,068 to £42,321 Per Annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

Job Details

This position has been developed to provide general haematology cover for the inpatient wards and the haematology Day Unit at The Royal London Hospital. Two post holders would switch between caring for patients with haemoglobinopathies and patients with inherited bleeding disorders or disorders of immune haematology.

These posts also provide training in general haematology together with laboratory diagnostics (coagulation, transfusion, blood films and bone marrow aspirates) and would suit a candidate with an interest in haematology planning to then apply for core medical or paediatric training.

There is no on-call requirement at present

This is a split post between the Department of Haemato-Oncology (SBH) and Department for Clinical Haematology (RLH) 6 months in each post.

Main duties of the job

Daily ward rounds

Reviewing inpatients, assisting the consultant and SpR with managing acutely unwell patients


Discharge summaries

Reviewing patients on day unit

Answering bleeps

Ordering and reviewing bloods and radiology requests for inpatients


Updating inpatient handover list

Attend MDTs

Attending medical handovers

Assisting in bone marrow procedures and training to complete independently

Attending outpatient clinics and completing clinic letters

Audit and Quality improvement

Exposure to examiningblood films and bone marrows under supervision

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 or equivalent


  • MRCP Part 1 or MRCPCH Part 1 A and B
  • Full MRCP (UK)
  • Intercalated BSc or equivalent
  • Higher degree MSc, PhD, MD


  • Competence at core-completion level in the management of medical emergencies, in-patients and outpatients
  • Evidence that present achievement and performance is commensurate with totality of training.


  • Demonstrates awareness of the basics of managing patients with haematological disease
  • Evidence of skills in the management of acute medical emergencies (eg ALERT, IMPACT certification)
  • Evidence of skills in the management of patients not requiring hospital admission
  • Evidence of ST3-level procedural skills relevant to medical patients (clinical independence in central venous cannulation, chest drain insertion, joint aspiration, DC cardioversion, abdominal paracentesis.)
  • Evidence of experience in a range of acute medical specialties, with experience of managing patients on unselected medical take, during core training or equivalent.


  • Capacity to manage/prioritise time and information effectively
  • Capacity to operate under pressure
  • Demonstrates understanding of research, including awareness of ethical issues
  • Demonstrates understanding of the basic principles of audit, clinical risk management, evidence-based practice, patient safety, and clinical quality improvement initiatives


  • Evidence of teaching experience and/or training in teaching.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of research methodology
  • Evidence of involvement in an audit project, a quality improvement project, formal research project or other activity which: focuses on patient safety and clinical improvement
  • Demonstrates an understanding of clinical governance

Personal and people development

  • Shows initiative/drive/enthusiasm (self-starter, motivated, shows curiosity, initiative)
  • Demonstrable interest in, and understanding of, the specialty
  • Commitment to personal and professional development


  • Extracurricular activities/achievements relevant to the specialty


  • Demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication
  • Able to work in multi-professional teams and supervise junior medical staff
  • Ability to show leadership, make decisions, organise and motivate other team members for the benefit of patients through, for example, audit and quality improvement projects

Specific requirements

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

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