Online applications are invited for the above post at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. This is a replacement post, to lead the tertiary paediatric service for both malignant and non-malignant haematology in Wessex and the Channel Islands.
The post holder will join a team of four paediatric oncologists, one associate professor in paediatric oncology and a paediatric haematologist in the regional paediatric oncology / haematology unit.
Tertiary services include the diagnosis and management of children with leukaemia, bone marrow failure syndromes and myelodysplasia. High dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell rescue is performed and there is a paediatric apheresis service for stem cell collection. Southampton is a designated comprehensive care centre for haemophilia, providing a regional service for both adults and children with congenital bleeding disorders and thrombotic problems. There is an expanding ethnic population affected by major haemoglobin disorders. All aspects of care as recommended in the national guidelines can be provided, including transcranial Doppler screening and erythrocytapheresis.
All major paediatric specialities are provided in the Trust and include allergy, cardiology, ENT, gastroenterology, urology, nephrology, neonatology (level 3), neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics (including spinal), paediatric intensive care, paediatric and neonatal surgery, endocrinology and diabetes, respiratory medicine and radiology.
The post holder would be expected to advise on haematological problems within the various sub-specialities. The hospital offers ample opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and excellent facilities for research and clinical care.
The haematology laboratory at UHS is highly automated and provides a comprehensive range of routine and specialist services including malignant haematology, molecular pathology, thrombosis and haemostasis and HPLC for haemoglobin disorders. There will be an opportunity to participate in the development of the malignant haematological diagnostic service.
We are looking to appoint a well motivated individual with a broad general interest in all aspects of paediatric haematology, both clinical and laboratory. We would be happy to consider candidates with training in adult haematology, seeking paediatric experience, as well as those fully trained in paediatric haematology. The post holder would be fully supported in gaining extra experience and training in any specific areas needed.
Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their competence to communicate in spoken and written English. Applicants should have a CCT or be on the GMC’s Specialist Register. Applicants who are within six months of obtaining their CCT on the date of the AAC may also apply.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.
The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
Applications will be made on line but CV welcomed when visiting.
Where equivalent qualifications or experience are being offered, it is essential that candidates should provide ...
Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.
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Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.
Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.
The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.
As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.
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|Location:||United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton|
|Salary:||£77,913 - £105,042 pa GBP per year|
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