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Consultant Haematologist (CESR support)

Working for one of the largest acute trusts and district general hospitals in the South East, haematologists are invited to apply today for this exciting role with a university hospital with strong links to top London hospitals. This is an excellent opportunity for doctors who have UK experience, but have not yet completed their CESR, or those are ready to step up into a locum consutlant role after some years working as a senior middle grade in haematology.

The Haematology Team

The haematology team comprises five substantive consultants, 2 specialty doctors, 1 SpR, 3 junior doctors & 2 clinical nurse specialists who provide inpatient and outpatient services for the surrounding towns. There is an 8b Senior Manager for Blood Sciences, an 8a Transfusion Manager; there is one Band 7 Transfusion Practitioner, 4 band 7, 6 band 6 and 4 band 5 biomedical scientists. A new Band 8a haematology manager post has been approved.

The Department & Service:

There is also a dedicated haemato-oncology ward with 18 patient capacity as well as day unit for delivery of chemotherapy & a busy outpatient service.

A Level 2 Haemato-Oncology service is delivered on dedicated McMillan supported Ward in addition to a specialist Day Chemotherapy Unit for treatment of Haemato-Oncology and Oncology patients. 

Inpatient capacity is 18 beds most of them are single rooms and there is close collaboration with King’s College Hospital for referral for autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantation and well as use of specialist integrated haemato-pathology diagnostic services (SIMDS). Currently the Haematology laboratory performs an average 700 FBC tests, 475 coagulation tests and 100 blood bank tests daily.

Adult medicine also has an 18 bedded specialist Haematology ward run by our 4 clinical Haematologists. There is also a dedicated outpatient haemato-oncology day unit run by specially trained nurses. The unit is used by Haematology and by the regional Oncology Service as a satellite treatment site from their base. An adjacent medical infusion suite also provides transfusion, blood product and other infusion support; this is also nurse led. The haematology service also has close relationships with ITU and HDU, which regularly provide support for our critically ill patients.

Requirements for this role:

To be eligible for this role it is advised that you should have the following:
  • FRCPath (ideally in full and in haematology)
  • MRCP UK 
  • Extensive expereince at consultant grade in haematology
  • Ideally some NHS experience
  • Empathetic, caring and team player type of personality
  • Willingness to learn, adapt and strive for improvement

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