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Consultant in Paediatric Haematology

NHS Grampian
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
£96,963 - £128,841
Closing date
26 May 2024

Job Details

Ref: SM184737

Applications are invited for this full time Consultant Haematology post based at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and the Haematology Laboratory at Aberdeen Royal Informary. This is a new post to meet expanding need.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the current team of 1 Consultant Paediatric Haematologist and three Paediatric Oncologists, and the broader team of 10 Consultant Haematologists in NHS Grampian. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will have expertise in a broad range of Neonatal and Paediatric benign and malignant Haematology and laboratory Haematology and will take an active part in clinical research. 

The successful candidate will be expected to develop the service within the context of the current interests of the department. The post will include one PA per week contributing to the adult Haematology service, in an area agreed between the candidate and the Service Clinical Director.  An interest in Teenage and Young Adult Haematology will be welcomed. The post will also include one laboratory reporting PA per week though will be inclusive of 10 programmed activities (8 DCC and 2 SPA).

The Haematology department has 6 Specialty Trainee posts and two Specialty Doctor posts, and the Paediatric Haematology and Oncology service is supported by Paediatric Doctors in Training, a team of Clinical Nurse Specialists, a Data Manager and Clinical Research Nurse.

The post holder will take part in the on-call rota for the Paediatric Haematology and Oncology service, and will provide non-malignant Haematology advice to the Neonatal team during office hours and when on call. They will provide advice to colleagues in primary and secondary care (this will be 1 in 5 with prospective cover).

Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital provides a range of secondary and tertiary specialties for the North of Scotland, and the Haematology & Oncology service is an integral part of the Managed Service Network for Children and Young People’s Cancer in NHS Scotland. It is located in a dedicated combined inpatient and daycase facility, co-located with the Paediatric Medical and Surgical wards.  There is close collaboration with the other two Principal Treatment Centres in Scotland, with regional and national MDT working the cornerstone of the integrated national service.  The team provide shared care support to NHS Highland, including a monthly visiting clinic.  

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary serves a population of approximately 640 000 and is located at the Foresterhill site, together with the University of Aberdeen Medical School, the Aberdeen and North East Scotland Transfusion Centre, Roxburghe House, the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and the Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. The dedicated Haematology Inpatient Unit opened in 2013 and comprises 23 beds. The Haematology Outpatient Department and Day Therapy Unit were refurbished in early 2010.  A new combined Haematology and Oncology outpatient and day therapy facility, the ANCHOR centre, including a dedicated TYA area, is due to open in 2024 and will be immediately adjacent to the new Radiotherapy Unit on the Foresterhill site. 

Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. (licence to practise must be in place prior to starting in post). For more information visit 

Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry on the GMC Specialist Register from date of interview. Alternatively, applicants should possess a CESR / CESR (CP).    

Applications from doctors with appropriate specialist training and experience who are not listed on the GMC Specialist Register can be considered for a Locum Consultant post (up to 12 months) if no substantive Consultant appointment is made.  Whilst in locum employment, an application to obtain a CESR / CESR (CP) and entry onto the Specialist Register can be made. 

For informal enquiries or to arrange a visit, please contact Dr Gordon Taylor, Consultant Paediatric Haematologist, Dr G Preston, Service Clinical Director for Haematology or Dr Beverley Robertson, Consultant Haematologist and Laboratory Clinical Director: Telephone 01224 553394.


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Closing date 26/05/2024


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