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Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London. The main community served by the Trust is highly diverse with a complex mix of clinical and cultural needs.

The Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. These specialist services include obstetrics, neonatology, foetal medicine, fertility, neuro-rehabilitation, bariatric surgery, and asthma and allergy services.

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be included on the HSJ and Nursing Times Best Places to Work list 2015, and has recently achieved 'Excellence' status in the Healthy Workplace Charter, as awarded by the Greater London Authority.

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Job reference Number: 293-MP8054

Closing Date: Thursday 27th October 2016


Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust invites applicants for 1 ST3 equivalent/Trust doctor post in Haematology, based at Homerton University Hospital. This post is to cover a registrar vacancy due to the promotion of the current registrar. This post is planned to commence on 11th November.

The post holder will work under the clinical direction of all the consultants in the Haematology Department with clearly identified clinical and educational supervisors. The post would be ideal for those wishing to pursue a career in Haematology and to apply for a National Training Number. As such the post is suitable for experienced SHO equivalents/Clinical Fellows/Registrars who wish to pursue a career in Haematology and who would like to consolidate their experience.

Homerton University Hospital provides a wide range of non-malignant and some malignant haematology services consistent with a busy district general hospital including a large population of patients with inherited haemoglobinopathies who require ambulatory and inpatient care. Clinical duties within the Department will cover the whole range of haematological problems, with the post-holder attending a range of outpatient clinics as well as providing consultative support to other inpatient services/GPs as well as diagnostic and laboratory support. Support to become proficient in bone marrow biopsy will be provided.

The post holder will be expected to prioritise and time-manage effectively according to the activity of the department and to utilise appropriately the available senior staff for advice. The Department has a key awareness of the importance of clinical audit, and all specialist trainees are encouraged to complete audit projects whilst here. Participation in undergraduate and CMT teaching is also encouraged

This post does not have educational approval from the postgraduate dean and will not be recognised for training, however support will be provided for career development and attendance at Regional training days is strongly supported. If you would like further information regarding this post please contact Dr Dimitris Tsitsikas, Consultant Haematologist, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (( Email address removed )) or the NE London Training Programme Director for Haematology, Dr Matthew Smith on  ( Phone number removed ) / ( Email address removed )

Please ensure that you read the 'Guidance Notes On Submitting An Application' under 'Additional Documentation' before completing your application.

Please note: we reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

The Trust welcomes applications from candidates wishing to job share with or without job share partners.

We are committed to equal opportunities.

The Trust offers a number of benefits, including a relocation loan for new starters moving to the area.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply, who would require immigration sponsorship, can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post on the UKBA website.

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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