Consultant in Haematology with an Interest in Lymphoproliferative disorders

Birmingham, West Midlands
£76,761 to £103,490
08 Sep 2017
04 Oct 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Heart of England NHS Trust Haematology BCSH Level 4 department is looking for a full time Consultant Haematologist with an interest in malignant haematology. This is a new post and the successful candidate will join a team of 11 full time Consultants and participate in Haemato-Oncology Clinics and spend 2-3 months as the attending ward Consultant. Part of the role will include support in pre-clinic chemotherapy prescribing, laboratory work including blood film and bone marrow aspirate reporting as well as lab supervision of the existing team of SpRs. The outpatient clinics are distributed across Heartlands hospital and Good Hope Hospital with a new patient clinic held at Solihull Hospital every Friday. Over 6months UK experience is essential. Applicants must have current UK professional registration (GMC specialist register, MRCP/FRCPath) or being within 6 months of their CCST completion in Haematology. 

This is a busy department, the activities of which cover a wide spectrum of General Haematology with a particular emphasis on malignant haematology. The major interest of the department is in malignant haematology and there is an active stem cell transplant programme with excellent BSBMT outcomes. There is a focus on a totally cohesive team approach to patient care whilst allowing scope for sub-specialisation. 

There is a strong interest in the Department in all aspects of haematological malignancy including Acute Leukaemia, CLL, myeloma and lymphoma with a Specialist combined Lymphoma and CLL Clinic on a Wednesday morning and a dedicated Thursday Myeloma clinic as well as a trials clinic. There is also a strong research interest in acute and chronic myeloid malignancies with high trial entry including Phase 1 and 2 clinical trials. The Department holds weekly MDT meetings discussing around 25 to 35 cases of newly diagnosed haematological malignancies. We are supported by robust pathology, radiology, microbiology and virology services with attendance of representatives at all weekly grand ward rounds on Ward 19 and MDT. The HPA is located at Heartlands Hospital and this link provides valuable opportunities for collaborative research and publication. The Clinical Haematology Unit is located on ward 19 comprising of 13 single HEPA filtered rooms with ensuite bathrooms and 12 open bay beds located in 2 separate bays opened. Next to the inpatient facilities there is a dedicated out-patient clinic and the Haematology Day Unit which includes a cell separate or unit for the collection of haemopoietic progenitor cells from autologous and allogeneic donors. A business case is currently in place and under review for a dedicated apheresis Nurse. 

There is also the Haematology Department at Good Hope Hospital which provides Level 1 Haematology Services and has its own Haematology laboratory, Blood bank and Haematology Day Unit. Outpatient services are provided at the Sir Robert peel Hospital in Tamworth as well as the Samuel Johnson hospital in Lichfield. The medical staff currently comprises 10 full time Consultants with a potential to expand, including both NHS and University staff. Non consultant NHS staff comprise 5 Specialist Registrars, 2 Medical CT’s and and 3 Specialty Doctors. There is also a BMT fellow and a myeloma/lymphoma fellow who support the specialist clinics. There are 3 Clinical Nurse Specialists including a nurse BMT co-ordinator. 

For further information or to arrange a visit to the department please contact Dr Nikolousis Consultant Haematologist Clinical Director for Haematology on (0121) 424 3699 or Dr S Paneesha Consultant Haematologist MDT lead on (0121) 424 3699. To apply, please click the apply button.

Closing date: 4th October 2017.

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