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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/04/2020.

Consultant Haematologist

Job Reference: 241-186B-20

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Haematology
Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton
£79,860 to £107,668 PA

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust was formed in 2008 and, in 2011, we became an integrated provider with community health services joining the trust. Covering a catchment area that also incorporates parts of Bury, Wigan and Salford, we deliver hospital and community based services from the Royal Bolton Hospital in Farnworth and from 20 health centres across Bolton, to a catchment population of 320,000 people. We have a CQC rating as good overall and we have some key areas of outstanding practice with an outstanding rating for being well led at every level.

Buildings, names and models of care have changed over the centuries, but one thing has remained constant and is prevalent among our 5,900+ staff members: the enduring commitment to providing the best health and care for the people of Bolton.

Are you a Consultant Haematologist who is looking to take the next step in your career? Are you someone who thrives in the variety, complexity and diversity that a Haematology service within an integrated care NHS Trust demands?

We would like to offer you the opportunity of working and developing within a strong, experienced team of clinicians in a supportive and caring environment. We can offer you a friendly, open, and honest culture to work within and a true sense of ‘team’. Although we are a large employer we have a unique family feel, and we support and look after everyone who works here.

We can offer a competitive salary based on your experience and a relocation package of up to £5k.

Please read on to find out more.

About the role and our team:

We are a small dedicated experienced team which is at the forefront of innovative clinical practice. The department has implemented research on one hour per unit transfusions for selected patients (Winner of NHS England Chief Scientific Officer’s Award 2017), innovation of a red cell dosage calculator, and the delivery of chemotherapy and blood products in the patient’s home. Our commitment to patient care is demonstrated by excellent local and national patient satisfaction surveys.

You will support the haematology team to provide a comprehensive clinical haematology service. There are two Consultant colleagues, two specialty doctors, one Senior Nurse and two nurse Specialists. The Outpatient clinics are held in 3 purpose-built rooms adjacent to the haematology laboratory and BCSH level 2a care for haematological malignancies is supported with a 6 bedded area on a medical ward for inpatient care. Day case intravenous chemotherapy for lymphoma and other haematological malignancies is delivered on a dedicated oncology unit (Churchill Unit) shared with visiting oncology colleagues. Chemotherapy and blood transfusions can also be delivered at home with the support of the Bolton Community IV Therapy Team. The Trust also provides the specialist women’s and children’s services for the North West sector. Part of your role will be participation in our joint obstetric Haematology clinic with obstetric, midwifery and clinical scientist colleagues.

Level 2b Acute Leukaemias are referred to Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our Tertiary Centres are Manchester Royal Infirmary and The Christie Hospital with whom we have close working relationships. The appointee would be expected to contribute to the sector wide shared weekend on call rota involving colleagues across the North West sector at Salford and Wigan. This would involve weekend ward rounds at the level 2 unit at Salford with telephone cover for Bolton and Wigan.

The haematology and transfusion laboratories are modern, well equipped and fully accredited/compliant with UKAS and BSQR

What we can offer you:

We want our staff to be supported throughout their careers and we can provide you with significant development opportunities. We will create a bespoke developmental plan based on your feedback to help you be the best you can be in this rol

We are happy to consider flexible working requests to suit you, such as part time or annualised hours for example. You will be required to work shifts, but on a rota that reflects and supports a work life balance.

What are we looking for:

You will be an enthusiastic, forward thinking, proactive, innovative clinical leader who puts the patient at the heart of what they do delivering high quality care and organisational performance. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with a wide range of colleagues.

The Trust:

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated provider of acute, intermediate and community health care serving the population of Bolton. This provides us with an opportunity for our services to work closely with our partners in primary care and the local authority to ensure a seamless service for our patients.

Here at Bolton our patients are at the heart of everything we do. We ensure our patients receive the highest quality of care and are guided by our Trust Values. We are proud that our Trust is a centre of excellence for maternity, neonatal and care for children, and that it has been rated as Good by the Quality Care Commission (CQC). This is in recognition of the patient experience and quality of care that our staff provide to patients.

Despite a challenging time for the NHS, our trust is one of few in the country that has created and sustained a financial surplus over recent years, whilst making improvements at the same time. The Trust has recently benefited from a £30m investment in its estates and IT, which will include the introduction of electronic patient records. We’ve celebrated a number of successes in recent years, including some national accolades for our services and hard-working staff.

The town:

Bolton is a great place to live as well as work, with fantastic schools, leisure and shopping facilities. There is a wide range of affordable housing in a variety of lovely locations. We are also close to the cities of Manchester and Liverpool, the Lake District, and the coastline of North West England.

What are you waiting for?

So, if Bolton sounds like the right place for you to develop your skills and career we would love to hear from you. If you want to find out more or arrange a visit to come and see our fantastic team then please see the contact details below.

We look forward to hearing from you!

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Chetan Patalappa/ Dr Suzanne Roberts

Consultant Haematologist

The vision of this Trust is to be recognised by the people of Bolton and beyond as an excellent provider of health and care services and a great place to work. We are striving to attract, recruit and retain high calibre skilled staff which reflect our communities. We are an inclusive employer who trains and develops our staff in a positive learning environment. We aim to be consciously inclusive and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed. We would particularly encourage candidates from a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background and candidates with health conditions or impairments.

From time to time we may need to close a vacancy early when in receipt of a sufficient number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we strongly advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

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