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Consultant Haematologist

This respected hospital trust in the greater Manchester area are looking to appoint 2 consultant haematologists to expand the haematology service. With support offered for overseas candidates, whilst those applying from within the UK will be given support for CESR if not already on the specialist register, or opportunities to take on leadership and development roles if already holding CCT or CESR.

The Haematology Team:

The friendly department has 2 current substantive Consultant Haematologists and one locum Consultant Haematologist, 10 Consultants in Histopathology, 4 Consultant Microbiologists and 2 Consultant Biochemists. Across both sites there are two full time Speciality Doctors in haematology and a CMT2 doctor. The Haematology service is also supported by 2wte Haematologist cancer nurse specialists.

The Haematology Department:
The trust provides a clinical and laboratory service, managing a full range of haematological conditions to BCSH level 2a. Clinical haematology in-patient beds are shared with Integrated Care team.

The modern Blood Sciences laboratory is ISO15189 UKAS Accredited and the trust holds a weekly independent haemato-oncology MDT, with diagnostic services provided by HMDS Leeds and Radiotherapy services provided by a neighboring hospital trust.

The MDT is highly rated in the recent cancer peer review. Autologous transplant services are provided by a local hospital trust.

The Haematology MDT has met the QSIS standard at a higher level across the region. The diagnostic service is provided by the Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Service at The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The Department of Blood Sciences is UKAS accredited.

Job Description & Duties:

Development of an area of special interest will be encouraged and the post holder will be expected to participate in the on-call rota, providing advice and clinical help across hospital and community. The successful candidate is expected to undertake Clinics at two sites.

They have active educational programmes and the post holder is expected to participate in Core Medical Trainee and undergraduate teaching. Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine All major disciplines are included with the exception of Virology and Immunology which are centralised at Preston.


Requirements for this post are the following:
  • broad training in clinical and laboratory haematology
  • full and specialist registration with a licence to practise with General Medical Council
  • CCT or CESR or within six months of attaining
  • NHS experience in preferred
Doctors who are currently working in the NHS but have not started the CESR process, but the experience required will of course be considered. A tailored CESR programme can be put together for these types of scenario.

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