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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/02/2021.

Specialty Doctor in Haematology

Job Reference: 407-21.016

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Walsall Manor Hospital, Walsall
MC46 £40037 - £74661 per annum

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The £170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit was completed in 2018, extension of a Neonatal Unit and an approved plan to build a brand new, state of the art Emergency Department which will commence in 2021

We provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services from multiple sites covering Walsall. Our multidisciplinary services include rapid response and homebased care, so that those with long term conditions and the frail elderly can remain in their own homes.

We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts values to work as part of a team, being respectful, compassionate and professional. We are committed to investing in our workforce

Following our recent CQC visit the Trust was rated as outstanding for care and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plan to become an outstanding Trust by 2022

Walsall Healthcare is committed to equality , diversity and inclusion and recognise that there is under representation in our workforce and we particularly welcome applications from people from a Black Asian and Minority Ethnic background, people with a disability and people who identify as LGBTQ+. The Trust is also committed to providing apprenticeships in order to address under representation in certain sections of the workforce.



Walsall Manor Hospital is looking to appoint a Specialty Doctor to commence as soon as possible to cover a vacant post. The post is for 10 Programmed Activities per week working 9.00am-5.00pm Monday to Friday.

This post is designed to work in the department of Haematology for 10 sessions per week and undertake outpatient clinics and ward rounds. It requires a highly motivated doctor to complement the work of the existing team, assessment, review and continuing care of patients. In addition the post holder will work closely with the three Consultants in Haematology and the clinical Haematology team. There are dedicated Haematology Clinics staffed by three Consultants and the Specialty Doctor (this post) ; plus nurse led clinics run by Haematology CNS and Associate nurse.

The successful candidate must possess a Basic Medical qualification (eg MBBS or equivalent) Full registration with the General Medical Council and shall have completed at least four years’ full-time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis), at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed-term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty or have equivalent experience and competencies. postgraduate training, at least part of which has been in Haematology at FY1/ST1-2 or higher. Possession of DGM/MRCP (or equivalent) MRCP or show evidence of equivalent qualification is desirable as is the ability to undertake bone marrow aspirates and trephines.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is a busy acute hospital providing the full range of services normally expected in a District General Hospital..

The Manor Leaning & Conference Centre (MLCC) in the hospital has seminar and lecture rooms and provides good library facilities. The department is also well equipped with current text books and speciality journals provided. Clinical meetings are held in the MLCC on a daily basis and there is a weekly joint hospital/GP lunch time meeting.

To apply please visit our advert on NHS Jobs Reference Number 407-20.824 where you can download, complete and submit an application form. Please note that your application will not be considered for shortlisting if you fail to provide an application form.

Candidates wishing to discuss this role in any more detail should contact Dr Tandon’s secretary on extension 6487.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDr Vinayak TandonJob titleConsultant HaematologistEmail addressvinayak.tandon@walsallhealthcare.nhs.ukTelephone number01922 721172 extension 6487Additional contact information

Candidates wishing to discuss this role in any more detail should contact Dr Tandon’s secretary on extension 6487.

Please note your application will be transferred from the NHS Jobs system to internal Walsall Healthcare Trac System. All correspondence will be sent via Trac

Following our recent CQC visit the Trust was rated as outstanding for care and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plan to become an outstanding Trust by 2022

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position.**

We would particularly welcome applications from people from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background and from people with a disability; these groups are currently under-represented at senior level, we value diversity within our Trust and are working to achieve equality in our recruitment.


References from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. When completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover this period. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

Please review the attached Job description and person specification carefully before applying to ensure that you meet the essential job requirements.

Candidates should be aware that, regardless of country of origin, their ability to communicate in written and spoken English to the standard required to carry out the post, will be assessed during the selection process.

We reserve the right to close this job early. Interested applicants are therefore advised to apply as early as possible.

If a large number of applicants meet the essential criteria then random selection will be applied.

We are committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible and committed to equal opportunities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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