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Consultant Haematologist

Main area
Haematology
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
430-MED50130M-B
Site
Haematology - Med Staff (Dept)
Town
Milton Keynes
Salary
£84,559 - £114,003 ** plus generous R&R package**
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
06/06/2022 23:59
Interview date
21/06/2022

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours.  At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

 

Job overview

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, progressive individuals to join our friendly and dynamic team of haematologists in providing level 2B care to the population of Milton Keynes.  This is an exciting time to be joining the team as a new, purpose built, cancer centre was opened in early 2020 providing fantastic facilities for our haematology and oncology patients.  There are also plans to develop an autologous stem cell transplantation service over the next few months.

The post-holder would be expected to develop a subspecialist interest and contribute to developing the department further.

Applicants will be expected to hold their CCT or be within 6 months of obtaining their CCT at the point of interview and are encouraged to visit the department prior to interview. 

Closing Date: 6th June 2022

Interview Date: 21st June 2022

Please be advised this post offers relocation expenses up to £8,000 (subject to conditions outlined within the Trusts relocation policy) plus a golden hello payment of £10,000, and further retention premium paid over 2 years, as detailed below:

£10,000 Golden Hello (Recruitment premium) paid at commencement of role

£5,000 Retention premium paid at the end of 12 months in employment

£5,000 Retention premium paid at the end of 24 months in employment

 

 

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will join the existing 5 haematologists (2 at 0.7 WTE) to provide a haematology service to the population of Milton Keynes.  Currently, all the consultants contribute to the care of malignant and non-malignant patients with 3 consultants leading on malignant haematology, one consultant leading on haemoglobinopathies and one consultant leading on    haemostasis and thrombosis.  The department is aiming to further sub-specialise with the addition of the new post holder. The post holder will be expected to contribute to the care of all haematology inpatients irrespective of their diagnosis. 

The purpose built Cancer Centre was opened in early 2020 providing fantastic facilities for our haematology and oncology patients including a 22-bed ward, 4 bed triage unit and 11 consultation rooms.   In addition to the 5 consultants the team consists of 2 registrars on the Oxford rotation, a specialty doctor, core trainee, FY1 and 2 specialist nurses.  Protocols are shared with Oxford University Hospitals and the department links with them for multi-disciplinary meetings and specialist services, including haemophilia.  The Trust will provide all necessary secretarial support.

 

Working for our organisation

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The successful candidate will provide, with the other five consultants, comprehensive cover for the haematology service, including an on-call service (1 in 5). Prospective on call cover will be required for planned and unplanned absence of consultant colleagues.

Teaching:

  • To assist in the professional supervision and management of trainee medical staff.
  • To organise and participate in teaching, examination and accreditation duties for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education activity.
  • To teach Buckingham Medical School students and SPR’s on rotation form Oxford deanery.
  • To participate in the education and teaching of nursing staff.
  • To undertake appraisal as required.

Research and Audit:

  • To be actively involved in medical audit, the Trust’s Clinical Governance processes and continued professional development.
  • To implement audit and research findings as appropriate.
  • To participate in the Pathology and Medical Division’s audit activities and to share in running educational activities, including teaching and audit.

Policy and Planning:

  • To contribute to the development of clinical and organisational guidelines.
  • To review and develop policies for clinical practice and effectiveness.
  • To participate in strategic planning for the service.
  • To comply with current trust policies and procedures.

Management and Communication:

  • To participate in all aspects of service Line and Trust haematology affairs, including attendance at consultant meetings and to represent the department on appropriate committees/ working parties as required.
  • To develop and monitor performance indicators for the haematology service and implement actions as necessary.
  • To assist in the effective handling of patient complaints.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • MRCP(UK) or equivalent
  • FRCPath or equivalent
  • Full and specialist registration (and a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC) (or eligible for registration within six months of interview)
  • Holder of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or within six months of award of CCT or equivalent by date of interview

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge and application of up to date evidence based practice
Desirable criteria
  • IT Skills
  • Breadth of experience within and outside specialty

Clinical Experience

Essential criteria
  • Postgraduate experience, including higher medical training at specialist registrar or senior registrar level. Part of this period may be in a post of equivalent responsibility and training potential
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of managing patients with bleeding disorders.
  • Experience of managing patients with sickle cell disorders

Communication

Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate effectively through good verbal and written skills.
  • Evidence of the ability to communicate with patients, colleagues and staff at all levels

Teaching

Essential criteria
  • A proven background in organising and delivering undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and research with evidence of training for the role is highly desirable.
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to be able to appraise both trainees and other staff.
  • A qualification in Medical Education, such as a Diploma

Leadership

Essential criteria
  • Ability to effectively organise and manage clinical workload.
  • Ability to motivate and develop training medical staff.
Desirable criteria
  • Interest in medical management

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoHSJ Best places to workDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant Bronze Award

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Magbor Akanni
Job title
Consultant Haematologist
Email address
magbor.akanni@mkuh.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01908 995816
Additional information

Or  Dr Subir Mitra, Consultant Haematologist subir.mitra@mkuh.nhs.uk, 01908 995753