Consultant Haematologist

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year
Closing date
15 Jun 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a dynamic individuals to forge the future of the service at Barnsley Hospital and to join the existing team of two consultants . We aim to continue to offer a seamless and high quality local service across all ranges of Haematological conditions in partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. The candidate will be able to deliver first class clinical care and should be on the Specialist Register essential or to be approaching CCT within 6 months.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a Consultant Haematology service for inpatient and outpatient services and for the proper functioning of the department.
  • Continuous responsibility for laboratory quality assurance and compliance with hospital transfusion policies and development of such policies where necessary.
  • Full continuing clinical responsibility for patients under his or/her care, and for the provision of treatment relevant to their haematological condition whilst in hospital. This may require the provision of advice and assistance to Consultants in other specialties, and the proper delegation to and training of junior medical staff.
  • Expected and encouraged to carry out research and clinical audit activities, as an inherent part of normal clinical duties.
  • Managerially responsible to the Clinical Director for Medicine, with respect to Clinical Haematology and the Clinical Lead for Laboratory Medicine.
  • To provide on a reciprocal basis, a Consultant service for Barnsley Hospital in the absence of his/her Consultant colleagues.
  • To participate in the on-call rota on a 1 in 4 basis including laboratory supervision, clinical liaison and support to the busy clinical haematology service on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
  • The post-holder will participate in clinical management of Haemato-Oncology patients at the network multi-disciplinary meeting.

About us

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a ‘Good’ rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a ‘we can do this’ attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

As an employee of Barnsley Hospital, you will find that we are committed to the fair treatment of our staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We actively promote equality of opportunity for all, welcome applications from a wide range of candidates and select interviewees based on their skills, qualifications, and experience.

We take equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff really seriously, this could include flexible working, part-time, job share and remote working from home. Please talk to us during the interview process to discuss any flexibility that you may require.

We hope that you will choose to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

An opportunity exists for 2 whole-time Consultant Haematologist posts based at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will join in total an existing team of 2 consultants based at Barnsley (1.6 WTE) and become the 3rd and 4th Haematology consultant.

Any Consultant who is unable for personal reasons, to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust in consultation with consultant colleagues.

The successful candidate should possess an MBChB or equivalent medical degree, be registered with the General Medical Council, hold the MRCP and FRCPath or equivalent, and will be on the Specialist Register.

This job description provides specific details about the post available including the provisional timetable.

All appointments to Consultant grade posts within the Trust are required to:
  • Be properly registered with the GMC and authorised to practice as a Consultant via entry onto the specialist register.
  • Comply with Trust Policies
  • Observe Trust codes of conduct
  • Successfully undergo regular relicensing and revalidation
  • Undergo annual appraisal, performance review, job planning and implement recommendations for improvement
  • Undertake training which contributes to the development of the service and the Department as well as the individual
  • Participate in Mandatory and Statutory training within the required time periods laid down by the Trust
  • Support the ongoing development of the Trust as a successful organisation by actively participating in and contributing to the life of the Trust and the delivery of its strategy
  • Be flexible and adaptable to the changing context and environment in which the Trust operates
  • Deliver the highest standards of care with a particular focus on the Trust’s strategic priorities:
    • Patient Safety First
    • Good functional outcomes from treatment
    • Excellent Patient Experience
    • Performance beyond our customer’s expectations
    • Maximising efficiency for reinvestment in clinical services

This job description provides specific details about the post available including the provisional timetable.

The Pathology Department is part of the Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and sits within the Medical Clinical Business Unit (CBU 1). It opened in 1977 and consists of three service areas Cellular Pathology, Blood Sciences and Transfusion and Microbiology. It offers a wide range of services including virology/serology. The cellular pathology department provides a full histopathology, non-gynae cytopathology and autopsy service.

A common Biomedical Scientist staff structure, with a single Head BMS in technical charge within each department operates across all disciplines in Pathology.

More recent organisational changes due to the demands of the NHS Plan, the Modernisation of Pathology and the developments of pathology networks have resulted in a workforce strategy resulting in a revised staff structure and redefined job roles to deliver improved methods of working and to enhance recruitment and retention of staff.

The Haematology Medical Staff consists of Consultant, 1 SpR on the Sheffield/ North Trent rotation, 1 CT2 on the medical rotation and 1 FY2. Haematology is responsible for the anticoagulant service and is delivered by the anticoagulant pharmacist. The inpatient facilities consist of a 12 bedded ward including 2 rooms with positive pressure ventilation for the management of neutropenic patients. A chemotherapy day unit facility is available for the treatment of haematology and solid tumour cancers.

The job plan reflects 10.25 Programmed Activities (PAs). Additional PAs are subject to agreement and in line with the implementation of the new Consultant Contract.

All SPAs are expected to take place within Barnsley Hospital unless agreed otherwise with the Clinical Lead. We also provide support for the Acute oncology Service (0.25PA).

All sessions are scheduled for 4 hours duration.

Total programmed Activities: 10.25

Clinical Work and Laboratory work 8.5 PA

Supporting activity 1.5 PA

AOS 0.25 PS

Person Specification



  • Clinical competence in a defined range of medical practice
  • Good interpersonal working relationships and good communication skills with relation to clinical colleagues and support staff.
  • Good knowledge and ability to use spoken and written English
  • Ability to monitor, maintain and improve service delivery
  • Evidence of participation and commitment to continuing professional development and clinical audit
  • Ability to practice independently as a consultant


  • Ability to identify the need for and to initiate and implement change and improvements to the service
  • Leadership skills
  • Management skills



  • MRCP
  • FRCPath or equivalent qualifications
  • Full and specialist registration (and a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC) (or be 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


  • Teaching experience

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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