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Specialist in Haematology

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£83,945 to £95,275 Per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is looking for a permanent Haematology Specialist to join are growing team , predominantly based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital with responsibilities across both hospitals' sites including The Princess Royal Hospital , Telford. The Specialist Doctor role will predominantly entail out-patient based care for new and follow up haematology patients, incorporating both malignant & general Haematology. However, the workforce is increasingly sub-specialised at medical & nursing level, which will also be welcomed for the new appointee upon discussion.

Main duties of the job


Expected to cover the Haematology day unit and Assessment Bay Area, seeing and assessing unwell patients.

Providing support for the junior ward dr's.

Working closely with the clinical nurse specialists

Supporting outpatient clinics

Undertake Laboratory duties

To develop enhances clinical skills and management of acutely ill patients.

To develop enhanced clinical skills, especially in the assessment and management of acutely ill patients.

To have excellent team-working skills with the abilities and professional attitude to work well in a multi-professional team.

To deliver clinical and quality targets agreed both nationally and locally with clinical teams and commissioners.

To follow patients throughout their clinical pathways.

On call element of the role

About us

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust's catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire) Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin) and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys) - all beautiful and unique.Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes' drive apart. Together they provide 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.We also provide services such as consultant-led outreach clinics at the Wrekin Community Clinic, Telford, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen and the Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Whitchurch Community Hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A formal job plan will be agreed between the successful candidate and their Clinical Director and consultant colleagues, on behalf of the Medical Director within 3 months of starting in post. A full-time job plan is based on a 10 PA working week. The job plan will be reviewed annually and is a prospective agreement that sets out the doctors duties, responsibilities, and objectives for the coming year. It covers all aspects of a specialists professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education . It will provide a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external and will include personal objectives, detailing links to wider service improvements and trust strategic priorities.

For a full-time contract, the job plan will be divided on average per week (pro-rata for a part time post) as:

9 DCC PAs Programmed Activities (PAs) of Direct Clinical Care - includes clinical activity, clinically related activity and predictable and unpredictable emergency work.

1 PA SPA Supporting Professional Activities (SPAs) - includes CPD, audit, teaching and research.

The allocation of PAs is reviewed and may be subject to adjustment when a further diary exercise is undertaken or if the service demands a review of the team job plan.

Any applicant 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 other consultant colleagues.

Person Specification



  • MBBS, MBChB or equivalent medical qualification

Entry Criteria


  • Full Registration and a licence to practise with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Shall have completed a minimum of 12 years' medical work (either continuous period or in aggregate) since obtaining a primary medical qualification of which a minimum of six years should have been in Haematology in the Specialty Doctor and/or closed SAS grades. Equivalent years' experience in a relevant specialty from other medical grades including from overseas will also be accepted.
  • Ability to undertake laboratory duties

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Mytton Oak Road



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