Locum Consultant Haematologist

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Competitive salary
18 Nov 2020
23 Nov 2020
Role Type
Start Date
Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

We're a large organisation, providing acute services from the Alexandra Hospital (Redditch), Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital (Worcester) to a population of over 575,000 people in Worcestershire, as well as caring for patients from surrounding counties and further afield. We also manage a Surgery ward at Evesham Community Hospital.

Our workforce is nearly 6,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

It's an exciting time to join the Trust. In partnership with staff, patients and partners, we are developing of our Clinical Services Strategy which will outline how our services will be organised effectively across our sites into the future. Our Clinical Services Strategy will build on the improvements already put in place in recent years, following the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire review which has seen improved outcomes in a number of areas, including maternity and children's services.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people.

If you can help us to achieve these; if your vision matches our vision; and you believe in Putting Patients First, we would love to hear from you!

In return, we commit to investing in our staff to ensure that we retain and develop the right people, with the right skills, who care about and take pride in, putting patients first.

We are looking for a full-time Locum Consultant Haematologist to join our dynamic and progressive team. This is a 12 month locum post in a team of 7 Consultants providing a clinical and laboratory Haematology service for the population of Worcestershire (550,000).

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust incorporates 3 main hospital sites in the County; Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Alexandra Hospital, Redditch and Kidderminster Hospital. The post-holder will provide cross-site support to the clinical and laboratory services across the county and will be mainly based at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. There will be a 1 in 7 on-call week commitment for the Haematology ward at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

The Haematology Consultant team works closely to provide a BCSH Level 2b Clinical Haematology service for the county in a busy 18-bedded ward at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. This includes a shared-care autologous stem cell transplant service (with University Hospital Birmingham). The ward is supported by 2 Specialty Doctors, 1 Specialist Registrar, a GPST1 trainee and an FY1 trainee, along with dedicated nursing staff including 4 Clinical Nurse Specialists, 1 Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator and a clinical trials team.

We have recently integrated Herefordshire Clinical Haematology services (MDT and inpatient care) into our Worcestershire service.

We participate in the West Midlands Specialist Registrar training programme and host the FRCPath Part 2 examination. You will be involved in teaching University of Birmingham medical students and postgraduate teaching and examination for FRCPath trainees.

We are actively involved in clinical research, being a major recruitment centre for haematological NCRI trials. There will be the opportunity to develop a specialist interest if desired.

It is a requirement for successful candidates to have completed Specialist Training in the UK or equivalent and be entered on the GMC Specialist Register for Clinical Haematology or be eligible to be listed within 6 months of interview.

For further information and informal enquiries, please contact either:

Dr Juliet Mills, Clinical Director for Haematology, Oncology, Palliative Care and Rheumatology on (01905) 733756

Dr Nick Pemberton, Consultant Haematologist & Head of Laboratory on (01905) 760635

Dr Oliver Chapman, Consultant Haematologist & Governance Lead for Haematology on (01905)733441.

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Important information about your application

**** Please be aware that job adverts may close before the published closing date, if we have a high volume of applications, so we recommend getting your application in as quickly as possible. ****
  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • All correspondence will be sent through NHS Jobs, so please check NHS jobs and your email account regularly
  • If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
  • By accepting a position within our Trust you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

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