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Consultant in Haematology

Job Reference: 389-A-21-CONS-135

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 pa

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Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Haematology at Bradford Teaching Hospitals. This is a 10PA post in Haematology with the possibility of a second additional post in the near future.

The Haematology Team in Bradford has an extremely strong ethos on caring for patients and caring for each other. It believes in delivering the highest and best standards of care and this goal is achieved best by supporting staff in the team reaching their full potential. Consultants with a family or who would wish to work part-time or as a job share would be very welcome to apply. The team work very closely together to ensure that specialist interests in specific areas can be developed and supported though study leave, mentoring and external training. There are many potential opportunities in career development available including in malignant haematology, haemophilia, thrombosis and research depending on the skill set and interests of the applicant.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NS Foundation Trust is a large teaching hospital and teaching opportunities are abundant for the successful candidate. The department has medical students and also does lectures for medical students in Leeds. There is a large simulation training centre with a SIM-MAN and clinical rooms. The department runs twice yearly simulation training for the Yorkshire Region including specialist coagulation practical training.

The department has a staff of 6 Consultant haematologists, 7 middle grades (3 Speciality Doctors, 1 CT3, 3 StR) and 3 Junior doctors (FY1, FY2 and CT2). There is a designated 12 bed haematology ward with en-suite side rooms and a treatment room. The doctors are supported by a team of 4 Acute Oncology Nurses, 3 malignant CNS, 2 non-malignant CNS, 3 transfusion CNS, 1 thrombosis CNS, 3 research CNS,1 trainee ANP and an amazing dedicated team of nurses on the ward and day unit. Treatment offered is to BCSH level 2c including ALL, AML and high grade lymphomas. All Consultants sub-specialise with cross cover provided. Clinics are disease specific (e.g. Myeloid, Lymphoma, Thrombosis, ITP, Paediatric, Obstetric etc.) and usually have at least 2 Consultants in to enable appropriate cover arrangements.

There is a large Haemophilia Centre with special interest in rare coagulation and platelet disorders. It forms part of the regional haemophilia network with Leeds and York (NWYHN). MDTs are held every 8 weeks and there is 24/7 Haemophilia Consultant on-call cover for the region separate to the local on-call arrangements.

The haematology department is very fortunate to have excellent supportive services as you would expect for a large teaching hospital including hepatology, microbiology, palliative care and interventional radiology.

The department follows the “acute consultant of the week” model with a 1:6 rota where clinics and management responsibilities are cut to enable acute work. The “Acute Consultant” is based on the ward. This enables the other Consultants to work more flexibly / from home the other 5:6 weeks. Consultants support each other in the acute role including a virtual weekly MDT Grand Round, so there is always someone to call or discuss complex cases with. The excellent EPR enables review of patients remotely including real time observations, medications and remote prescribing.

There is a 1:6 on-call rota which is worked from home and is second on-call with middle grade doctors on-site.

There is a haematology research team within the modern Bradford Institute of Health Research at the hospital and includes 3 CNS and 3 part time Admin support staff. Research interests are encouraged and supported through training.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute services for the City of Bradford and surrounding areas, and has two large Hospitals; Bradford Royal Infirmary and St. Luke’s Hospital. All main specialties are represented in Bradford, and the Trust has a base of 900 beds. For further information regarding the Trust please go to: www.

The Trust is committed to improving the working lives of its staff; we aim for a flexible approach to working hours, and have a number of family friendly policies.

Bradford has excellent road, rail and air links and boasts a wide variety of Art and Culture, as well as sports facilities and a vibrant social scene. It is also within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire Moors, the Lake District, Peak District and Northumberland. It is in fact an excellent place to live with excellent schools in the region.

So if you want to become part of an amazing team that are dedicated to patient care and working together then please contact Dr Sam Ackroyd, Speciality Lead Haematology Service on 07414 773407 or Dr Anshu Garg 07960 548285 or Joanne Hickey, General Manager (PA 01274 276084).

We would be delighted to welcome anyone interested in the post to visit the department and meet the team we have here at Bradford, if you are interested in the CESR route please also get in touch.

Applications should contain details of GMC registration and CCT (or evidence of eligibility to apply for CCT including CESR applicants) along with names and addresses of three referees (one of which should be your current or most recent employer), please note,

- If you are currently a substantive consultant, we would require one of your referees to be either the Medical Director or Chief Executive,

- If you are currently a Specialty Registrar, we would require one of your referees to be your Training Programme Director.

We welcome applications from disabled people or those with long term health conditions. If you need the application form in a different format or need to discuss any reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010, please telephone 01274 276823 or Fax: 01274 274025.

We also welcome applications from people with a lived experience of providing unpaid care/support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction and or other health and care needs.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated above in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable. You are advised to submit your completed application form as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered.

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