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Trust Doctor ST3+ in Haemato-oncology

Barts Health NHS Trust
£37,068 to £39,260 per annum
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

Barts Health NHS Trust

Trust Doctor ST3+ in Haemato-oncology

St Bartholomew's Hospital

Full-time 1:9 on call from home


Barts Health NHS Trust invites applicants for a ST3 equivalent/Trust doctor post in Haematology, based at St Bartholomew's Hospital (SBH). This post is to cover a short term gap in the NE London Haematology and Oncology training rotations. This post is available from 1st August 2024 and is for 6-12 months in the first instance. Full MRCP (or equivalent) is an essential requirement and your application will not be considered without it.

The post holder will work under the clinical direction of all the consultants in the respective Haematology or Haemato-Oncology Departments with a clearly identified clinical and educational supervisor. The post would be ideal for those wishing to pursue a career in Haematology and who subsequently wish to apply for a National Training Number.

As such the post is suitable for experienced SHO equivalents/Clinical Fellows/Registrars who plan to pursue a career in Haematology and who would like to add to their experience in Haemato-oncology.

SBH is a busy and well supported level 3 Haemato-oncology unit an extensive Bone Marrow Transplant and CAR-T cell therapy programme. Clinical duties within the Haemato-oncology Department will cover the whole range of haematological malignancies, with the post-holder rotating between the inpatient and day-unit clinical areas while at SBH.

Main duties of the job

At various times, they will have clinical responsibility for patients admitted to the wards, those ambulatory patients seen on the Day unit and those seen in outpatients. Support to become proficient in bone marrow biopsy, intrathecal chemotherapy and chemotherapy prescribing will be provided, as will clinical trial experience and opportunities to take part in quality improvement and research projects.

The post holder will be expected to prioritise and time-manage effectively according to the activity of the department and to utilise appropriately the available senior staff for advice. The Department has a key awareness of the importance of clinical audit, and all specialist trainees are encouraged to complete audit projects whilst here. Participation in undergraduate and CMT teaching is also encouraged.

This post does not have educational approval from the postgraduate dean and will not be recognised for training, however support will be provided for career development. In-house SpR training sessions are currently running and attendance at Regional training days is strongly supported

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 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.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Share workload with other Ward SpRs in an equitable manner.

Assist the Day unit teams where possible for example clerking in ward emergency admissions on the Day unit.

Assist the other firm by offering to take on practical procedures if there is an imbalance in activity.

Day to day management of haematology inpatients on the Barts site

Ensure a daily review of all patients and their results (including results endorsement) in conjunction with SHOs and liaison with the Attending consultant as indicated

Ensure all chemotherapy is prescribed and administered in a correct and timely fashion liaise with unit pharmacist as necessary.

Provide daily clinical review of CAR-T cell therapy and transplant patients and their blood results including ciclosporin/tacrolimus levels and ensure the relevant medications are taken as required.

Write CAR-T / BMT protocols for patients having cellular therapy procedures. Ensure these are available for the BMT meeting for discussion 1 week prior to admission (even if information still outstanding).

Provide point of contact for Haematology referrals from other hospitals. This may include arranging ward admission if necessary. To discuss them with Attending consultant

Communicate closely with Attending consultant, non-attending consultants, ward sisters, CNSs and Day Unit staff

Performing practical procedures as necessary and arrange staging investigation/MDM discussion

Discharge summaries, coding and communication with GPs/referring consultants

Person Specification

  • GMC Registration



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