Consultant in Haematology

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum
20 Aug 2019
17 Sep 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Addenbrooke's Hospital

Applications are invited for a full-time (10PAs) Consultant Haematologist to be placed within the laboratory and medical haematology service at Addenbrooke’s Hospital part at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH). 

The successful candidate will join an established team within the automated haematology laboratory, specialist haematosis laboratory, transfusion laboratory and medical haematology service which currently has 4 consultant staff. The automated laboratory is UKAS ISO 15189:2012 accredited. 

This is a new post to create an anaemia service, initially focused on peri-operative anaemia, to reduce transfusion of blood where appropriate alternatives are available. There is an existing transformation project within the Trust regarding reducing peri-operative transfusion. The successful candidate will build on that progress and collaborate with colleagues to implement this work into hospital practice. 

The post also aims to provide clinical service and leadership to the automated haematology laboratory.  As such the post holder is responsible for supporting the Blood Sciences Laboratory Director in providing laboratory services for the Haematology Automated Laboratory as defined by ISO 15189:2012 as clinical lead for this service. The post holder will provide clinical service, support/initiation of clinical research/trials, supervision of trainees, introduction of new technologies/services in line with Pathology overall strategy as well as lead on regulatory accreditation issues. The successful applicant will look after patients with non-malignant haematological disorders in the general haematology clinic including anaemia and immunohaematological conditions such as immune thrombocytopenia (ITP).  CUH is recognised as an ITP clinical centre.  This is an exciting time within medical haematology with a portfolio of trials and clinical research. The post will include participation in inpatient ward rounds & consults for patients with non-malignant haematological disorders and participation in the non-malignant on-call rota (1:6 currently) which covers CUH and Royal Papworth Hospital.  Applicants should have experience of laboratory haematology as well as leadership, strong communication skills and desire to improve quality. It is expected that there will be teaching within the role to support the training of Specialty Registrars (ST3+) to gain competency in laboratory haematology and general haematology. There is no requirement to work in haemato-oncology diagnostics in this post. 

Applicants are required to be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share. 

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to: Dr Martin Besser,, 01223 216 748 or Dr Dora Foukaneli,, 01223 596 240 

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Closing date: 17th September 2019.