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Clinical Fellow ST3+ Haematology

Job Description

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute hospital services and community health services across Wiltshire. We have approximately 5,200 staff who pride themselves in delivering an outstanding service to patients and users.



Applications are invited for a Clinical Fellow ST3+ in the Haematology Department at The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon. This post is to provide cover for a vacant haematology ST3-7 training grade post and is available from now until March 2017, with possible extension.

The Great Western Hospital (GWH) opened in 2002 with well appointed accommodation for staff and patients. The Trust provides acute services to Swindon and the surrounding areas (catchment 344,000) and community services in addition to Wiltshire (catchment 750,000). The Haematology Department is part of the Thames Valley Cancer Network. There are 6 haematology consultants, two specialty doctors and two trainees (ST3-7) and a dedicated haematology/oncology in patient ward supported by a trainee (GPVTS ST1-4). The department provides BCSH level 2B care (leukaemia induction, lymphoma salvage and primary CNS lymphoma chemotherapy) and is JACIE accredited for its autologous stem cell transplant programme. There are shared outpatient and day ward facilities. The department is well supported by clinical nurse specialists in haematology, anticoagulant and transfusion practitioners and an active cancer clinical trials team. There are both local and network wide (video-conferenced) multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings and new and follow up haematology clinics, a chemotherapy clinic and two bone marrow lists each week. Allogeneic transplants are managed in conjunction with University College Hospital, London, who hold clinics at GWH. There is a CPA accredited automated combined blood sciences and transfusion laboratory.

The post holder will work with the other intermediate grade staff to support the haematology service, working across the laboratory, in out-patients, on the day ward and the in-patient wards. Attendance at MDTs and assessment of patient suitability for and entry into clinical trials will be an integral part of the post. The department has medical students attached providing an opportunity to develop teaching skills.

The post is full time. There will be appropriate opportunities for training and time for clinical audit and continuing professional development. The post includes an on call commitment 1:5.

Applicants should have completed core medical training or equivalent and possess full MRCP or equivalent. Prior haematology and/or oncology experience are desirable but not essential. Full GMC registration is essential. The post would be suitable for those considering a career in haematology, oncology, general medicine or palliative care.

The starting salary will reflect the prior general medical and haematology skills and experience of the successful applicant £30302 - £47,647.

To apply, please complete the online application form.

For further information please contact Dr Alex Sternberg, Dr Claire Davies or Dr Freya Collings, Consultant Haematologists: Tel.  ( Phone number removed ) /5 (email ( Email address removed ), ( Email address removed ), ( Email address removed ) ),

Please note this vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if interested. We will endeavour to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period. The probationary period works alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment that allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role within a reasonable and realistic timescale.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates that are offered a position after the 1st July 2016 will be required to pay for their own DBS checks if one is required for the post they are offered. For standard DBS checks the cost is £26 and will recovered from the first months pay; for enhanced DBS checks the cost is £44 and will be split over the first 2 months pay. (£22 each month)

If you are offered a bank post that requires a DBS you will need to pay for this prior to commencing.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The organization is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

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.

UK Registration

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