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Specialty Doctor in Haematology

Specialty Doctor

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Specialty Doctor
Full time - 10 sessions per week
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Gloucestershire Hospitals NHSFT
£45,124 - £77,519 Per annum
Salary period
19/12/2021 23:59

Join us at an exciting time for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust! We have recently been awarded an improved CQC rating of Good and are proud of what we’ve achieved. We have an ambitious plan for our journey to Outstanding and are looking for aspirational, committed individuals to join us, making a real difference to both staff and patients.

As a former winner of England for excellence award: Tourism destination of the year, the beautiful city of Gloucester and the scenic regency spa town of Cheltenham are fantastic places to work and live.

As a hospital Trust we are currently involved in over 100 clinical trials and studies, whilst also providing acute elective and specialist services to a population of over 620,000.

By joining Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust new colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities and support.


Job overview


This is a full-time Trust Specialty Doctor post to join the clinical Haematology department at Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals. These posts will be based at the Regional Cancer Centre based at Cheltenham General Hospital (CGH) and Gloucester Royal Hospital on a rotational basis.  The posts will join an established team of 8 Consultants who provide a full range of diagnostic and clinical haematology services to a population of approximately 850,000. This includes clinical (attending) inpatient duties to BCSH Level 3 care at the Regional Cancer Centre based at Cheltenham General Hospital (CGH), day care services at Gloucester Royal Hospital and out patient and laboratory facilities at both sites.  The Consultant team is supported by 2 SpRs, 1 ST1/2, 1 FY1, 1 Transfusion Practitioner and 5 Specialist Nurses.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to appoint a suitably experienced medical physician to support Haematology services across both Cheltenham General Hospital and Gloucester Royal Hospital, together with appropriate teaching and supervision of junior doctors and medical students.  This is one of 3 posts developed to manage the increase in chemotherapy workload.  The post holder will be expected to work closely with their colleagues and the Specialist Registrars to provide cover across the day unit, out patients and the ward to deliver high quality patient care.

Integral to the responsibilities of the post are the following requirements:-


  • To support the provision of a first class clinical service
  • To provide effective middle grade leadership to the staff working on the ward, day unit and outpatient clinics
  • To undertake all work in accordance with the Trust’s procedures and operating policies
  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trust’s and Division’s services plans
  • To support the clinical decision making of medical and nursing staff on the specialty ward.
  • To lead, in conjunction with the Consultant workforce, the education programme for junior doctors

Working for our organisation

We are a large organisation providing acute services from Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester and Cheltenham General Hospital to a population of 652,475* in Gloucestershire as well as caring for patients from surrounding counties and beyond.

Our workforce is almost 8,000 strong and our caring and dedicated staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred, high quality emergency, elective and specialist care across a range of clinical areas. 

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision of providing Best Care for Everyone and our success depends on the commitment and dedication of our staff, many of whom are world leaders in healthcare, teaching and research.  You could make a real difference to our patients’ lives by joining our team. 

*Figures based CCG data on the number of people registered at a GP surgery in Gloucestershire

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


  • The appointee will be expected to support the delivery of high quality care to the patients presenting to the Department with Haematological disorders
  • To examine and treat both in-patients and out-patients referred to the Department
  • To support the clinical decision making of junior medical and nursing staff
  • To participate in the undergraduate teaching programme
  • To be fully compliant with Trust mandatory training requirements
  • To actively participate in the departmental education programme

 To work within the framework of team decisions.

  • To show initiative, enthusiasm and flexibility

Please see attached Job description for more information 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification. Completion of F1/F2 & CMT training.
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment.
  • Evidence of achievement of ST1/CT1 competences in a relevant specialty at time of application and likelihood of achieving ST2/CT2 competences in a relevant specialty by the start date of the post.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies by time of appointment in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice including: • good clinical care • maintaining good medical practice • good relationships and communication with patients • good working relationships with colleagues • good teaching and training • professional behaviour and probity
Desirable criteria
  • MRCP
  • Previous experience of working in Haematology
  • Postgraduate teaching experience
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Asha Johny
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0300 422 2222