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Senior Clinical Fellow in Haematology

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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The role will be suitable for doctors who have completed Core Medical Training particularly for those wishing to gain additional experience before commencing Haematology training. The role will include a weekend only on-call commitment (9am-5pm) on a 1:5 basis within Haematology. The on call is supported by resident Haematology registrars and consultants.

The role will be to support the inpatient Haematology service and participate in outpatient clinics to gain experience in the management of the common tumour groups. The level of clinical independence in the management of outpatients will depend on clinical experience to date.

There is also opportunity for clinical experience within the stem cell transplant unit.

Main duties of the job

The primary duties of the post include management responsibilities for patients within the Haematology ward (ward 4) and the transplant unit (ward 5). This will include supporting the junior clinical team and undertaking ward rounds with the Haematology registrars and consultants.

About us

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's leading providers of non-surgical cancer treatment, caring for a population of 2.4 million people across Cheshire & Merseyside, North Wales, the Isle of Man and parts of Lancashire.

Our flagship specialist cancer hospital opening in central Liverpool in June 2020, supported by our hospital on the Clatterbridge Health Park in Wirral providing outpatient cancer treatment and supportive care and our radiotherapy treatment centre on the Aintree Hospital site.Together, working across three sites and operating specialist chemotherapy clinics in four of Merseyside's district hospitals, we are able to deliver a comprehensive range of inpatient care, advanced radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other systemic anti-cancer therapies including gene therapies and immunotherapies. We also deliver a pioneering Treatment at Home and Work service are the only facility in the UK providing low-energy proton beam therapy to treat rare eye cancers and host the region's Teenage and Young Adult Unit, (supported by the Teenage Cancer Trust).

Working with leading experts from The University of Liverpool and the Cancer Research UK Liverpool Cancer Trials Unit we strive to stay at the forefront of novel treatments and techniques to deliver more effective and personalised treatments than ever before.

Organisational Values, Behaviours, Vision and Mission

Job description

Job responsibilities

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties, but it aims to highlight the typical key responsibilities of the post. It may be reviewed from time to time to ensure that it relates to the job as then being performed, or to incorporate required changes.

The post holder will share the duties of the Haematology department with the other trainee junior doctors, clinical fellows and speciality doctor.

This will include ward work, day unit reviews, and attendance at clinics.

The appointee will have opportunity to attend MDTs and educational meetings.

The appointee will be able to participate in clinics.

The appointee is expected to take part in a junior on-call rota within Haematology to cover a 9-5 period at the weekend (on a 1:5 basis).

There will be an educational emphasis to these roles with involvement in our existing educational programmes (depending on individual experience to date) and you will be encouraged to be involved in audit and quality improvement projects, research and trials. Key working relationships: Consultant Haematologists, Haematology Doctors in Training, BMT team including BMT coordinator, Matron, Ward Managers, Ward and Day Unit nursing staff, Clinical fellows, Foundation trainees, IMT 1/2 doctors, specialty ST3+ doctors, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists.

The applicant will be encouraged to attend teaching and Study leave for appropriate courses and exams will be considered on an individual basis in line with Trust policy. There is full access to the library, up-to-date online resource and online journals with an extended Athens account specific to Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

Person Specification



  • Full Registration and Licence to practice with the GMC
  • MBCHB or equivalent
  • MRCP -working toward completion
  • Advanced life support


  • MRCP completed

Knowledge & Expertise


  • Compliance with the GMC Duties of a Doctor


  • Previous experience in systemic anticancer therapies and/or radiotherapy



  • Have sufficient experience working in medical specialties (not including foundation level experience) by the advertised post start date. This can be via either:
  • Completion or partial completion of Core Medical Training/IMT -or equivalent experience.
  • Appropriate experience and competence in the recognition and management of the acutely unwell patient
  • Ability to work as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Awareness of own limitations and consults senior colleagues appropriately
  • Evidence of contribution to effective clinical audit.
  • NHS experience


  • Previous Haematology experience.

Key Skills & Attributes


  • Able to demonstrate the Trust core values and behaviours in day to day approach to work The list of duties and responsibilities given above is not an exhaustive list and the Senior Clinical Fellow doctor may be asked to undertake other duties in line with the overall purpose and nature of the post as required from time to time. This job description reflects core activities of a post at a particular time. The trust expects that all staff will recognise this and adopt a flexible approach to work.



  • Experience of teaching


  • Relevant teaching courses or qualification
  • Involvement in organising and delivering formal teaching

Work Related Circumstances


  • Able to demonstrate the Trust core values and behaviours in day to day approach to work
  • To have responsibility for the Health, Safety and Welfare of self and others and to comply at all times with the requirement of the Health and Safety Regulations

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHSFT


The Clatterbridge Cancer center

65 Pembroke Place


L7 8YA

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