Senior clinical fellow in haematology

University Hospital Southampton

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:

  • 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:
  • Acute leukaemia and allogeneic stem cell transplant
  • Lymphoma and lymphoid malignancy including autologous stem cell transplants
  • Combined haematology (myeloma, myeloid and general haematology) including autologous stem cell transplants
  • Teenage and Young Adult cover
  • 2. Depending on experience, interest and service need there may also be opportunity to rotate through other subspecialty areas including:

  • Haemostasis, thrombosis and immune haematology
  • Red cell haematology and transfusion
  • Laboratory haematology
  • Paediatric haematology
  • Consultative haematology
  • Cellular therapy
  • 3. 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.

    4. To refer to other specialists as required in order to provide optimal patient care

    5. 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.

    6. To participate in the haematology Specialist Registrar on-call rota, where experience allows.

    7. 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

    8. 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.

    9. To engage in the department’s clinical governance programme, including, for example, audit, clinic incident reporting and quality meetings.

    10. 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.

    11. 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        £51,017       Basic Salary – MT05      £58,398     

    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: MT0981 – This vacancy closes on or before: Tuesday, 27th June 2023

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