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Consultant Haematologist

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 Per Annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

***This post will include a £10k recruitment and retention package to be discussed with the successful candidate.***

We are delighted to offer this opportunity to join our friendly and caring Haematology Team providing level 2A services to our region. This post is ideal for anyone wanting to practice Haematology in a District General Hospital that is well led and has excellent links with Primary Care and the local community services.

This is a full-time post working alongside 2 other full-time Haematology Consultants within a Haematology Team delivering level 2A services within a District General Hospital.

Main duties of the job

This is a consultant post in the Department of Clinical Haematology.

The post is intended as full time (10 PAs - 8 DCC, 1.5 core SPA, 0.5 Trust SPA). The role involves leading three general Haematology clinics a week, reviewing Haematology inpatient admissions, lab work and participation in our weekly sector multi-disciplinary team meetings. There is also the option of some remote working due to the excellent IT setup within the Trust.

There is a 1 in 3 local weekly on-call rota covering WWL referrals. Out of hours support to provide clinical and laboratory advice to colleagues outside normal working hours. Currently the commitments are 1 in 8 Monday to Friday covering SRFT & Wigan hospitals, and 1 in 10 Saturday and Sunday covering SRFT, Wigan and Bolton hospitals.

AAC panel interview date is to be confirmed.

About us

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that 'happy staff, makes for happy patients'. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement, and living our values 'the WWL Way'.

WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The team consists of 2 other consultants, 2 staff grades, 2 Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialists and an FY1. Outpatient chemotherapy is administered on our Cancer Care Centre and there is a separate Planned Investigation Unit for outpatient treatments, such as blood transfusions and iron infusions.

The lab at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary processes inpatient blood tests and within the lab there is a microscopy room for blood film reporting. Lymph node and bone marrow biopsies are sent to a tertiary diagnostic centre, which provides unified diagnostic reports.

We are part of the Greater Manchester Cancer Network and have support from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Manchester University Foundation Trust for patients requiring tertiary care.

The Trust has recently achieved Teaching Hospital status with Edge Hill University Medical School. This will provide excellent opportunities for teaching and supporting educational development of students and junior doctors.

The post holder will undertake laboratory work including advice regarding diagnostic samples, validation and interpretation of results and involvement in agreeing policies and procedures for the examination of samples.

The post holder will participate in the diagnosis and management of individual patients by liaison with patients, clinicians and other hospital and community staff. The majority of the work is through outpatient clinics and day case work.

The WWL Trust Anticoagulant Service is overseen by the Consultant Haematologists (one of whom is lead for anticoagulation) and is delivered by a multidisciplinary team of nurse practitioners, pharmacists and biomedical scientists. Three hospital clinics and 5 community clinics are undertaken weekly, managing up to 4000 patients. The patients remain the responsibility of the referring clinicians, though the anticoagulant staff are accountable to the lead ConsultantHaematologist.

Person Specification

  • MRCP or equivalent
  • GMC with full licence to practice or eligible within six months of interview
  • FRCPath or equivalent
  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview OR equivalent


  • Clinical experience and knowledge in:
  • General Haematology
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Coagulation
  • Malignant Haematology
  • Evidence of continuing personal and professional development and keeps up-to-date with medical advances.
  • Experience of recent and current research/ relevant publications.
  • Experience of teaching/training
  • Relevant experience in organisation and undertaking of audit


  • Clear understanding of performance management and supports a performance culture
  • Accountable for performance of self and others
  • Empowers others to take responsibility
  • Able to develop and recognise the performance of others
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the core legal, ethical and political issues which govern medical practice


  • Can demonstrate a commitment to putting patient safety at the heart of all activity
  • Can own/commit to shared goals
  • Can build effective teams and partnerships
  • Can work well in a team
  • Understands and values the contribution of others
  • Able to cope under pressure within conflicting demands
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Acts with integrity - honest and trustworthy towards both patients and staff
  • Is comfortable dealing with people
  • Is able to create a vision for the department
  • Is able to lead and drive change
  • Can help create a culture of innovation and improvement
  • Ensure delivery of a quality service
  • Able to implement policies and plans
  • Effectively review and allocate resources
  • Review and manage progress
  • Is empathetic and sensitive to patients needs
  • Able to explain things clearly - particularly complex or sensitive information
  • Is able to influence and persuade effectively
  • Ability to lead and teach
  • Marrow aspiration
  • Lumbar puncture




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