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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/01/2020.

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Locum Consultant Haematologist

Job Reference: 262-A-19-60830

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC)
261 200047 Clinical Haematology
Carlisle or Whitehaven
£79,860-£107,668 per annum

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUH) have merged to form North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC). Joining forces is an historic step in the journey to truly join up health and care services for a happier, healthier population in Cumbria. As a result of the two organisations working closely together with our partners we are already being regarded nationally as a leading edge integrated care system.

The Trust encourages applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and is committed to having a workforce that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Locum Consultant in Haematology to join our friendly and enthusiastic team at the North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC). An enthusiastic and forward-thinking consultant will complete a supportive team covering North Cumbria.

The post will be based at the Cumberland Infirmary but working as an integrated service with colleagues at West Cumberland Hospital. The successful applicant will complement this team of existing haematologists and nurses, together providing level 2A clinical haematology care for NCUH patients.

For applicants interested in specialising in an aspect of either malignant or non-malignant haematology, there is an opportunity to work collaboratively with our tertiary centre at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where you will be able to develop in an area of your choice. Candidates interested in this element of the post are advised to contact Dr Gail Jones, Consultant haematologist in Newcastle to discuss the potential options available to you.

The Trust has recognised that there is a national shortage of candidates for clinical vacancies in some specialties. So, in order to attract suitable candidates to posts which the Trust has defined as hard to fill, the Trust has recently agreed to award a discretionary recruitment premium to posts which are specifically agreed by the organisation. This post currently attracts a discretionary recruitment premium of up to 10% (based on basic salary) per annum. This is payable for up to four years and is reviewed by the Trust on an annual basis.

Candidates interested in relocating to the region are able to apply for a generous relocation package of up to £4,000 and NCUH NHS Trust will provide support and assistance to help successful applicants move to the area.

The Haematology Team The successful candidate(s) will join a team currently consisting of two (1.3 WTE) Consultant Haematologists based at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle (establishment 3.5 WTE). We also have a specialty doctor based at West Cumberland Hospital 2 days per week. A strong nursing and administrative team supports the medical team. There is a haematology laboratory on both the Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital sites. Both are part of an integrated blood science structure in a hub and spoke arrangement.

Clinical leadership is provided Dr Roderick Oakes. The Clinical Director of Pathology is Dr Fergus Young, Consultant Histopathologist.

Outpatient, chemotherapy day case and inpatient care are provided at both the Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital. Nurse-led clinics run alongside many of the consultant clinics. Exciting new developments are in the planning stages to bring haematology and oncology outpatients together to work alongside the chemotherapy day units at both hospital sites. The laboratory is ISO:15189 accredited.

Any applicant who is unable for personal reasons to work full time will be eligible to be considered for this post on a part-time basis. Visits can be arranged for candidates and their families in order to appreciate the quality of life our Hospitals and the surrounding area can offer.

Applicants must hold valid registration with the GMC, and have possession of, or be within six months of gaining a CCT in Haematology and be eligible for inclusion on the specialist register of the GMC.NHS locum consultants will be considered who are not on the specialist register.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting: Dr Roderick Oakes Clinical Lead Consultant haematologist e-mail Telephone: 01228 814511 or Dr Fergus Young Clinical Director and Consultant Histopathologist e-mail: Telephone: 01228 814534

Closing date: 31st January 2020

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