Clinical Fellow – Haematology
University College London Hospitals
This is a full-time post based at UCH to start in March 2023 and work until August 2023, with the opportunity for a further extension. The post holder will be one of 26 SpRs/StRs, 12 Clinical Research Fellows and 11 CT1/2 level doctors and 6 Advanced Nurse Practitioners.
The post is a Trust post and is not formally recognised for training at middle grade level; however it offers excellent experience in all aspects of haematology, including general & laboratory haematology, red cell disorders, haematological oncology & stem cell transplantation. The training and education opportunities are identical to those of SpRs/StRs and we encourage uptake of all training opportunities and will support relevant courses for the candidate’s education and training needs.
There is a large haematology inpatient workload at UCH (average patient numbers 80-100). This gives current trainees on the rotation the opportunity to excel in the care of these intensively managed patients. There are also disease specific outpatient clinics for lymphoma, myeloma, acute leukaemia, MDS, CLL, CML, MPD, allogeneic transplantation, red cell disorders, coagulation, TTP, paediatric and adolescent haematology, as well as general haematology. There are MDT meetings so that the trainee receives the appropriate overview in the decision making process in dealing with these groups of patients.
Further details of training opportunities are included in the Job Description.
Main duties of the job
All junior/middle grade posts cover both inpatients, day care and outpatients on a rotational basis. The post-holder is based in one of the clinical areas during the day. The post-holder may cover white cell/transplant/red cell/clotting/transfusion/laboratory slots. During on call periods the post-holder may also spend some time looking after haematology patients in the private unit (Harley Street at UCH), which is closely associated with the haematology department at UCH. The duration of the post is 6 months. The trainee will take part in the on call rota with prospective cover (band 1B). The post holder must be flexible and prepared to cover the clinical needs of the Service on a day-to-day basis.
The training and education opportunities are identical to those of SpRs and we encourage uptake of all training opportunities and will support relevant courses for candidate’s education and training needs (as outlined below). The post will offer excellent experience in malignant and non-malignant haematology, under the close supervision of the lead consultants for those disease subspecialties and could lead to the opportunity to sub-specialise. There is a strong team approach in a well-supported environment and an emphasis on multi-disciplinary team working.
They will be working across the Haematology Service at the UCH and be involved with supervising the 10 departmental CT1/2 level doctors while working in close liaison with the attending consultants.
Working for our organisation
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population.
We provide academically-led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas.
Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing) National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital Eastman Dental Hospital
Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
University College Hospitals at Westmoreland Street
We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women’s health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.
For more information, please access the following link: https://www.uclh.nhs.uk/
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
There are many training opportunities provided.The trainee will be encouraged, as a member of the Department, to participate in laboratory, clinical, teaching and research activities.
The duties outlined are not definitive and may be changed according to the needs of the service and training requirements. The post holder may be required to carry out other duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances.
The post is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service of Hospital Medical and Dental Staff (England & Wales), to the General Whitley Council Conditions of Service and also to the National Health Service Pension Regulations.
The additional duty hours and the rota of the post will be 1:8 (resident) paid at Band 1B and includes prospective cover for annual and study leave but may be subject to further review. If there is a change in the rota during the tenure of the appointment, the banding will be re-assessed appropriately. There will be no right to protection of current salary in these circumstances.
The appointee must hold at least MRCP Part I or equivalent.
Registration with the General Medical Council is essential.
Applicants are urged to have at least minimal cover with a medical defence organisation
Knowledge and Qualifications
- Medical degree
- Membership of the Royal College of Physicians or equivalent
- GMC registration and entry on the appropriate GMC Specialist Register
- Completed core medial training or equivalent
- Knowledge of the Clinical Governance framework of the NHS (including Research governance) and understanding of current changes in the organisation and management structures of the NHS. Ability to act within these parameters
- Experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
- Clinical audit experience
- Experience in oncology
- Undergoing or completed higher specialist training in Haematology
- Experience of laboratory research
Skills and Abilities
- Ability and commitment to teach in a clinical setting
- Ability to organise and prioritise workload, to delegate responsibility as appropriate and to supervise staff
- Good inter-personal skills with an ability to work co-operatively in a multidisciplinary setting
- Ability to work effectively within a team environment & on own initiative
- Understanding of research methodology
- Excellent communication skills/verbal and written. Good command of written and spoken English
We are committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or is disadvantaged by requirements that cannot be justified.
UCLH recognises the benefits of flexible working for staff and has a dedicated policy which allows staff to apply for flexible working right from the beginning of employment. For more information please go to: https://www.uclh.nhs.uk/work-with-us/why-choose-uclh/flexible-working.
We offer our permanent staff an interest free season ticket loan for travel, all our staff have access to free independent and confidential support, large retail discounts, a staff discount platform, cycle to work scheme and on-site accommodation to name a few.
Additionally, UCLH Arts and Heritage’s staff wellbeing programme, Creative Comfort, offers a variety of ways to engage with the arts as a member of UCLH staff. You can try out the weekly choir, weekly art club and join the Culture Club for exclusive access to free and discounted tickets for opera, exhibitions, theatre and more.
We recognise, reward and thank colleagues by nominating them for our annual Celebrating Excellence Awards, which are funded by UCLH Charity.
We are also members of www.mytrustbenefits.co.uk/ which offers discounts on high street retail stores, offers on travel deals, and also to take advantage of cash back schemes.
This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.
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Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor’s contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.
You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.
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