Senior Clinical Fellow in Haematology

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Senior Clinical Fellow in Haematology

Senior Fellow

Job overview

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job


This appointment is for Senior Clinical Fellows in Haematology, based at Southampton General Hospital. You will join the department of Clinical Haematology and participate in the management of patients with haematological disorders. You will work within consultant-led subspecialty teams, alongside specialty registrars. There may be the option to contribute to the haematology on-call rota depending on experience.

The posts are open to individuals with experience in internal medicine and/or clinical haematology

Southampton has a comprehensive research active Clinical Haematology department, incorporating Oncological Haematology, Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, Transfusion Medicine, Haemoglobinopathies, General and Immune Haematology and Haemostasis & Thrombosis services.

Working for our organisation


As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities



These posts are designed to mirror the existing ST training programme, and opportunities for education and supervision will be identical, including allocation of an educational supervisor for the duration of the post.

The principal duties of the posts will be:

  1. To undertake care of haematology inpatients and outpatients under the supervision of the haematology senior medical teams. This will be through participation in the Haematology Specialist Registrar rotation, rotating through some of the inpatient subspecialty teams:
    1. Acute leukaemia and allogeneic stem cell transplant
    2. Lymphoma and lymphoid malignancy including autologous stem cell transplants
    3. Combined haematology (myeloma, myeloid and general haematology) including autologous stem cell transplants
    4. Teenage and Young Adult cover
  1. Depending on experience, interest and service need there may also be opportunity to rotate through other subspecialty areas including:
    1. Haemostasis, thrombosis and immune haematology
    2. Red cell haematology and transfusion
    3. Laboratory haematology
    4. Paediatric haematology
    5. Consultative haematology
    6. Cellular therapy
  1. To undertake procedures relevant to haematology, including bone marrow biopsy, intrathecal chemotherapy and tunnelled central catheter removal. Where necessary, appropriate training and supervision will be provided.
  1. To refer to other specialists as required in order to provide optimal patient care
  1. To provide specialist haematology advice to other medical and surgical teams, as well as general practitioners. Senior supervision is provided where necessary, depending on the experience of the post-holder.
  1. To participate in the haematology Specialist Registrar on-call rota, where experience allows.
  1. To undertake care of patients undergoing clinical trials, showing evidence of training and understanding of Good Clinical Practice. Where required, appropriate training in clinical trial protocols will be provided
  1. To engage with the specialty trainee education programme, including attendance at regular educational meetings. The post-holders will be expected to maintain an educational portfolio mirroring their equivalent stage of training.
  1. To engage in the department’s clinical governance programme, including, for example, audit, clinic incident reporting and quality meetings.
  1.  To participate in laboratory activities, including reporting of blood and bone marrow specimens and attendance at diagnostic MDTs. Where necessary, appropriate training and supervision will be provided. The extent of participation will depend on the post-holder's experience.
  1. Where possible, to participate in the collection and analysis of local data with a view to preparing and submitting papers for publication.


The posts are open to individuals with:

Internal Medicine experience for at least 12 months

OR Internal Medicine experience for less than 12 months but holding MRCP Part 2 or equivalent

OR Clinical Haematology experience for at least 6 months


Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists). 

Successful candidates will have an educational framework equivalent to training grade doctors, and there will be a named educational supervisor assigned at the start of the post. The opportunity for Continued Professional Development (CPD) is highly supported and encouraged by the Trust, with options available to take study leave. All licensed doctors must meet the GMC requirements for revalidation and there will be an annual appraisal to support this process.

Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay) 

Basic Salary -  MT04  £55,329       Basic Salary – MT05            £63,152

Salary will be assessed based on experience and skills. Eligibility criteria for appointment to a Nodal Point 5;

•             Have a minimum of 6 years of Specialty training  

•             Hold relevant higher specialty exam (e.g FRCP, FRCA, FRCS)

•             A portfolio of evidence that demonstrates they meet the criteria for progression (in line with the Curriculum for the speciality similar to deanery trainee)                 

Travelling expenses will not be paid for attending interview

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role.  Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible.  Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application. 

Interviews will be held on TBC  

Job Reference: MT1191- This vacancy closes on or before:11th June 2024

Person specification

Qualifications and training

Essential criteria
  • Eligible for full GMC Registration
Desirable criteria
  • Full GMC registration
  • MRCP part 1 or equivalent speciality examinations
  • MRCP part 2 or equivalent speciality examinations
  • Higher degree

Previous or relevant experience

Essential criteria
  • Internal Medicine experience for at least 12 months
  • OR Internal Medicine experience for less than 12 months but holding MRCP Part 2 or equivalent
  • OR Clinical Haematology experience for at least 6 months
  • Experience of providing out of hours and emergency care
Desirable criteria
  • Experience working in the NHS
  • 24 months internal medicine experience
  • 12 months clinical haematology experience
  • Experience of providing out of hours and emergency haematology care
  • Laboratory haematology experience
  • Quality Improvement or education project completion
  • Publications and presentations

Aptitudes and skills

Essential criteria
  • Evidence and ability to communicate and liaise effectively with patients and colleagues (verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Comprehensive clinical knowledge in internal medicine
  • Good organisation skills and time management
  • Evidence of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of awareness of clinical governance
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of clinical knowledge in haematology
  • Evidence of understanding of the principles of treatment for cancer and haematology patients

Living the Trust values

Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values: Patients First, Always Improving, Working Together


Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return. To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes. This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible. UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Direct Employer

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Company Profile

11 June 2024
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £55,329 or £63,152 assessed on experience per annum GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

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