Consultant paediatric haematologist

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We’re recruiting a permanent consultant paediatric haematologist to join our team in our regional paediatric oncology/haematology unit at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). This is a replacement post, providing a tertiary service for both malignant and non-malignant haematology in Wessex and the Channel Islands.


Tertiary services include the diagnosis and management of children with leukaemia, bone marrow failure syndromes and myelodysplasia. High dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell rescue is performed and there is a paediatric apheresis service for stem cell collection.

Southampton is a designated comprehensive care centre for haemophilia, providing a regional service for both adults and children with congenital bleeding disorders and thrombotic problems. There is an expanding ethnic population affected by major haemoglobin disorders. We provide all aspects of care as recommended in the national guidelines, including transcranial Doppler screening and erythrocytapheresis.

The haematology laboratory at UHS is highly automated and provides a comprehensive range of routine and specialist services including malignant haematology, molecular pathology, thrombosis and haemostasis and HPLC for haemoglobin disorders. There will be an opportunity to participate in the development of the malignant haematological diagnostic service.


You’ll join a team of four paediatric oncologists, one associate professor in paediatric oncology and a paediatric haematologist. Details of duties and responsibilities can be found in the attached documents, but amongst them, you’ll be expected to advise on haematological problems within the various sub-specialities. UHS offers ample opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and excellent facilities for research and clinical care.


You’ll be a well-motivated individual with a broad general interest in all aspects of paediatric haematology, both clinical and laboratory. You must have a CCT or be on the GMC’s Specialist Register, however consideration will also be given to applicants who are within six months of obtaining their CCT on the date of the AAC.

As well as the knowledge, clinical, and technical skills required to provide a consultant led service in paediatric haematology, you’ll be expected to have:

  • MRCPCH/FRCPath or equivalent
  • good leadership and interpersonal skills
  • completed specialist training in paediatric haematology

And experience in:

  • management of acute haematological emergencies
  • paediatric haematology including neonatal – two years
  • haematological laboratory investigations including morphology
  • clinical skills in bone marrow aspiration/biopsy and lumbar puncture
  • malignant and nonmalignant haematology, haemostasis and blood transfusion

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their competence to communicate in spoken and written English.

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. 

Where equivalent qualifications or experience are being offered, it is essential that candidates should provide confirmation of this from the relevant college or faculty in the United Kingdom and attach the confirmation to your application.


All major paediatric specialities are provided in the Trust and include allergy, cardiology, ENT, gastroenterology, urology, nephrology, neonatology (level 3), neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics (including spinal), paediatric intensive care, pae...

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

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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

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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15 February 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £77,913-£105,042 GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
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