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Job Description

Consultant Haematologist

£96,963 - £128,841

Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Consultant Haematologist to support the services provided by NHS Dumfries and Galloway. The successful candidate will work closely alongside two existing substantive consultants in our new purpose-built facility at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, providing a Haematology service to the local population.


The department provides comprehensive Clinical and Laboratory Haematology with the potential to develop sub-speciality interests. The successful applicant will have training and experience in Haematology, with an expertise in Haemato-Oncology, and would have the opportunity to develop in a preferred specialist area.


NHS Dumfries and Galloway are looking to appoint a replacement Consultant to join the Haematology team based in Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. The main aspects of the role will include:


· Management of inpatients with Haematological disorders

· Management of outpatients with Haematological disorders

· Clinical input into the Haematology laboratory and Blood Bank

· Providing appropriate clinical advice to colleagues in primary and secondary care

· Liaising with Haematologists in the West of Scotland


What’s in it for you?


  • £96,963 - £128,841
  • NHS Pension scheme
  • 6 weeks annual leave dependant on experience pro rata plus 10 public holidays pro rata. Entitlement to 30 days study leave over a 3 year period.
  • Relocation Package: We offer a supportive and flexible package to help with the cost of relocating.
  • Accommodation: Single accommodation is available for the first 12 weeks of employment.
  • International Candidates: We are a Tier 2 sponsorship employer and as such, welcome applications from international candidates.
  • Various community groups, social gatherings and opportunities to meet other people within our region. For example, the Dumfries Multicultural Association is an active group in the local area. Furthermore, you will find activities and events in the towns and villages of Dumfries & Galloway are very welcoming to new members of the community.


Main duties of the job


  • Share in the management of in-patients and outpatients with all types of haematological disorders.
  • Responsible for the Consultant management of the Laboratory and provide appropriate clinical advice to colleagues throughout the Board including Community and Primary Care.
  • The post holder will be a member of the Hospital Transfusion Team and Hospital Transfusion Committee.
  • The post holder will be encouraged to maintain and develop special interests.
  • The post holder will be expected to participate in clinical audit and the supervision and training of the Haematology Speciality doctor, medical students, junior medical and other professional staff. Emergency out-of-hours cover will be shared equally amongst the 3 Consultants on a 1 in 3 weekly rota (on average one week on, two weeks off). Clinical commitments are flexible to cover essential services during colleagues’ leave.
  • Research is encouraged and supported by an active Research and Development Committee.
  • Haematology Consultants provide 1 in 3 on call cover, with prospective cover.


Working for our organisation


It is an exciting time in Dumfries and Galloway as the new District General Hospital opened in December 2017.  The hospital is based on the western outskirts of the town. The new hospital will ensure NHS Dumfries and Galloway staff are able to continue to provide high quality clinical care to the population of Dumfries and Galloway in a modern environment. 


The region offers beautiful countryside, from rugged cliffs and sandy beaches to forests, hills and rolling plains. There is a wide range of activities on offer, with water sports, fishing, birdwatching, golf, mountain-biking or cycling along the network of rural roads and much more.  House prices are low, schools are good and you are within 2 hours of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lake District and Newcastle.


About you / Person Specification:


  • Applicants must either be on the GMC’s Specialist Register or within 6 months of obtaining their CCST at the time of interview.
  • The post is intended as full-time (10PAs, 9 DCC, 1 SPA), any candidate who, for personal reasons, is unable to work whole-time is eligible to be considered for the post on a less than full-time contract.
  • CCT/CCST in Haematology or, if a Specialist Registrar, be within 6 months of achieving this
  • FRCPath or equivalent.
  • Full registration with GMC.
  • Experience in Blood Transfusion.
  • Wide general experience in all aspects of Haematology, both malignant and non-malignant including blood transfusion.
  • Experience of clinical governance.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Experience of patient safety initiatives.
  • Ability to perform all usual haematological procedures including but not restricted to bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, and lumbar puncture.
  • Good morphology skills including ability to report bone marrow aspirates.
  • Experience and able to demonstrate successful team leadership/ motivation of others
  • Ability to take full responsibility for laboratory and clinical Haematology and participate in team approach to management of patients with haematological problems across the region.


So if you are a Medical Consultant with experience or an interest in Haematology, who is proactive and able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, we would love to hear from you! Contact Indigo Healthcare on 0330 123 9665 to speak with the team.


As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.