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Clinical Fellow in haematology

queen elizabeth university hospital / Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow

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REF: 41068D
CLOSING DATE: Noon on 19TH February 2016

Post: Clinical Fellow in haematology
Base: queen elizabeth university Hospital/Victoria ACH Glasgow
Fixed Term until 2nd August 2016
The successful candidate will work with the existing team in South Glasgow providing in patient, out patient and day case clinical care for a wide range of haematological conditions. In addition there will be responsibility for provision of clinical advice to hospital clinicians and general practitioners.
There is a wide spectrum of clinical specialities in South Glasgow including tertiary referral centres for neurology, neurosurgery and maxillo-facial surgery and a large maternity service including foetal medicine. Training will be provided.
Previous experience in haematology is desirable but not essential.
To practice medicine in the UK you need to hold both GMC registration and a licence to practice.
This post does not have Educational approval and will not be recognised for training.
For an informal discussion about the post contact Dr Anne Morrison or Dr Ian Macdonald, on 0141 354 9073/9074 or Dr Alistair Hart or Dr Gail Loudon on 0141 347 8164.

Clinical Fellow

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Valley are one of the world’s most ­thrilling and beautiful destinations.

There is a wealth of attractions to discover, the UK’s finest Victorian ­architecture to astound, internationally acclaimed museums and galleries to inspire, as well as Glasgow’s own unique atmosphere to soak up.

Be entertained in one of Europe’s top cultural capitals by its year-long calendar of festivals and special events and enjoy outstanding shopping, superb bars and ­restaurants - all located within a stone’s throw of some of the country’s finest parks and gardens.

The area also stands at the gateway to some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery, with Loch Lomond and the Trossachs only 40 minutes away. What’s more, we are easily accessible by air, rail and road so getting here could not be easier.



Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

The new 14 floor South Glasgow adult hospital building is one of the largest acute hospitals in the UK and home to major specialist services such as renal medicine, transplantation and vascular surgery, with state of the art Critical Care, Theatre and Diagnostic Services.

The new hospital has 1109 beds, with each general ward consisting of 28 single bedrooms with ensuite facilities; this will assist in addressing hospital acquired infection (HAI), mixed sex, privacy and dignity issues. Each room has a large window onto the ward corridor to allow good line of sight between the staff and patients. To help staff deliver care, the ward layout has special ‘touch down’ stations arranged at strategic points along ward corridors.

All bedrooms are light and airy with large window offering views to the outside world. The bedrooms provide a therapeutic and healing patient environment that is safe, clean, private, quiet and comfortable. The design also provides areas for patients to meet and socialise, and the ward has security entry to maximise security and safety.

The atrium of the new hospital will house retail shops and a coffee shop. There is a large restaurant/coffee area on the first floor of the hospital with a balcony and views out onto the landscaped area in front of the hospital.

The new adult hospital is integrated with the children’s hospital (albeit with separate functions and entrances).

Clinical Divisions

The Clinical Management Structure of four Clinical Services are each managed by a General Manager and clinically led by a Clinical Chairman. Details of the four Clinical Services are set out below:

Surgical Services Medical Services Clinical Support Regional

Services Services

General Surgery Accident & Anaesthetics Neurosciences

Obstetrics & Gynecology Emergency Clinical Physics Oral &

Ophthalmology Dermatology Laboratorities Maxillofacial

Orthopaedics General Medicine Pharmacy ENT

Rehabilitation Medicine for the Radiology

Spinal Injuries Elderly Theatres



Neonatal Paediatrics




Facilities for Education and Personal Development include the Postgraduate Education Centre, the James Bridie Library, the Ebenezer Duncan Lecture Theatre and Seminar Rooms with a reception area. The Lecture Theatre has comprehensive audio-visual facilities. There is a Postgraduate Tutor, Postgraduate Secretary and Librarian on site.

University Links

The new QEUH has built a sound academic and research base over the years, and has an excellent teaching reputation with libraries and lecture suites with comprehensive audio/visual facilities. There are close links with the University of Glasgow's Faculty of Medicine including Professors within Neurosciences.

Valuing our Staff

The Division is committed to extending training and development opportunities to all staff and is actively developing mulit-disciplinary training, extending the role of on-line learning, and recognises the importance of developments in technology for both staff and patients.

We Offer:

  • Policies to help balance commitments at work and home and flexible family friendly working arrangements

  • Excellent training and development opportunities

  • Free and confidential staff counselling services

  • A central Glasgow location, with close access to motorway, rail and airport links

  • On-site library services

  • Subsidised staff restaurant facilities

  • Access to NHS staff benefits/staff discounts

  • Easy access to city centre shopping facilities, with SGH close to Braehead Shopping Centre

  • Access to discounted First Bus Travel

  • Active health promotion activities

  • Bike User Group

  • Good Public Transport links

  • Commitment to staff education and life-long learning/development opportunities

  • Excellent student support

  • Access to NHS Pension scheme


    1. The Haematology Department.

The Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion provides comprehensive clinical and laboratory Haematology and Transfusion Medicine Services to the New South Glasgow University Hospital.

2.2 Haematology Department Laboratory Services
Haematology and Blood transfusion laboratories are sited at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with a hot lab provision at the Victoria ACH. The laboratory provides a wide range of haematological analyses which include FBC, blood film, ESR, routine coagulation, haematinic assays, bone marrow cytology and histology, cytochemistry and immunocytochemistry, haemoglobinopathy screening, blood grouping, matching and blood transfusion serology (including antenatal serology to support the obstetric service based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital).
Medical staff are available for advice on haematology investigations and blood transfusion matters including advice on the selection and use of therapeutic blood products.
Red cell and plasma volume estimations are available and carried out in conjunction with the medical physics Department

2.3 Haematology Department Clinical Services

Clinical facilities and services are provided at both sites and cater for general haematology, haemato-oncology, anticoagulant and thrombophilia outpatients, daypatients and inpatients. There is a well organised and active Regional Managed Clinical Network with regular leukaemia and lymphoma case teleconferences.
The Victoria ACH

Approximately 5000 patients per annum are seen in the Day Medical Unit which is located in Clinic P of the New Victoria Hospital. There are also regular outpatient and anticoagulant clinics. The clinical service is supported by dedicated haemato-oncology trained nursing staff who have phlebotomy and cannulation skills, perform therapeutic venesections and administer intravenous chemotherapy. A Clinical Nurse Specialist has a dedicated bone marrow list and myeloproliferative disorders clinic. Clinical Nurse Specialists, under the direction of the Haematology Consultants deal with the bulk of the outpatient anticoagulant services much of which are now outreach services at peripheral sites

The New South Glasgow Hospital
There is a ten bedded haematology unit on the fourth floor of the new hospital. All patients have a single room with en suite facilities. This space is shared with the renal unit and bone marrow transplant unit. In patient services are provided for South Glasgow patients and patients from Clyde requiring in patient chemotherapy.

2.4 Staff

Medical Staff
Consultant Haematologists:

Dr I MacDonald

Dr Anne Morrison

Dr A Hart

Dr G Loudon

Trainees and others:

3 Specialist Registrars (ST3+)

1 ST2

1 FY2

1 FY1

1 Clinical Fellow - this post
BMS Staff - 36 WTE with varying grades from BMS 4 to trainees and MLAs
Secretarial Staff - Dedicated secretarial and A&C staff at each site.
Nursing Staff - Specialist Haematology Nursing Staff Include Ward Manager, Clinical Nurse Specialists and anticoagulant specialist nurses. Many nurses have developed an extended role and have been trained to carry out cannulation, therapeutic venesection and administer intravenous chemotherapy.

    1. Approximate Clinical and Laboratory Workloads

Out patient clinics, New Victoria Hospital

New patients




New patient clinic





Anticoagulant clinic




Return clinic




Return clinic




Return clinic



Anticoagulant clinic


Clinical Fellow in Haematology
(a) Relationships
Consultants: Dr I MacDonald

Dr A Morrison

Dr A Hart

Dr G Loudon

Specialist Registrar: 3

Other doctors: 3 (incl vacancy)

(b) Duties of the Post
3.1 The arrangements of your duties will be such as may be agreed with the Consultant(s) and yourself from time to time. It will be expected that you will carry out clinical duties on both hospital sites. South Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Division (Acute) may subsequently nominate other Consultants to whom you will be responsible, and subject to your agreement, which shall not be unreasonably withheld, vary the rostering of your contracted sessions and your place of duty.

    1. The post holder will support the existing team of medical staff, serving the Haematology Departments of the South Glasgow Division and will participate in the on-call rota. Examples of timetabled duties for each part of the rotation are below:


Hospital/Other Location Type of Work
Monday a.m. Victoria Infirmary Day Medical Unit

p.m. ,, and MDT

Tuesday a.m. Victoria Infirmary Day Medical Unit

p.m. Southern General MDT meetings
Wednesday a.m. Victoria Infirmary Day Medical Unit

p.m. Various Training Program

(alt. weeks)
Thursday a.m. Victoria Infirmary Day Medical Unit

p.m. Victoria Infirmary Out-Patient Clinic
Friday a.m. Victoria Infirmary DMU

p.m. Victoria Infirmary administration


Hospital/Other Location Type of Work
Monday a.m. Southern General Ward round

p.m. Southern General MDT, VACH
Tuesday a.m. Southern General Ward round

p.m. Southern General MDT
Wednesday a.m. Southern General Ward round

p.m. Various Training Program

(alt. weeks)
Thursday a.m. Southern General OP Clinic or Ward

p.m. Southern General OP Clinic or Ward
Friday a.m. Southern General OP clinic or ward

p.m. Southern General administration

    1. WARD ROUNDS will take place at pre-arranged time together with Senior Nurse, FY1, Consultant and other staff as required. There will be daily discussion of current inpatients with the relevant Consultant.

3.4 The post holder will assist in validating the histories and the incorporated proposed investigations.
3.5 Duties will include the supervision and training of FY1 and FY2 trainees and occasionally contributing to the teaching of medical students.
3.6 So far as is consistent with the proper discharge of the above duties, the post holder undertakes to deputise from time to time for absent colleagues.
3.7 The post holder undertakes, exceptionally, to perform additional duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances.

    1. The post holder undertakes, exceptionally, to be available for
      such irregular commitments outside normally rostered duties

as are essential for continuity of patient care.

4.1 This trust post though not recognised as a training post will nevertheless provide a broad grounding in many facets of clinical and laboratory haematology. It is anticipated that after 1 or 2 years post holders would be well prepared for entry into higher specialist training. Post holders may attend the West of Scotland post-graduate educational rolling program for haematology trainees and are expected to participate in departmental audit programs.

4.2 Library facilities

There is a library for medical and professional staff which contains a range of books and journals appropriate to all specialties within the NSGUH subscriptions to various Medical lending libraries are maintained and photocopies of articles are easily obtained. Within the department all the standard major text books are carried and regularly updated. Standard General Medical and Haematology specialist journals are available within the departmental library. There is ready access to Medline, Cochrane and many other databases, electronic medical journals and textbooks via the NHS Glasgow e-library and the University of Glasgow Library Computing Service.

4.3 Study Leave

Study leave is granted by the Divisional Lead and Clinical Director. To date there has been no difficulty in obtaining study leave for recognized courses and conferences and staff are encouraged to attend scientific meetings appropriate to their experience and special interests.


The conditions of service are those laid down and amended from time to time by the Hospital and Medical & Dental Whitley Council.


Fixed Term


Clinical Fellow, £30,605 - £40,491 per annum (pro rata)

New Entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the minimum point of the salary scale, (dependent on qualifications and experience). Salary is paid monthly by Bank Credit Transfer.


40 hours


You have the option to join the NHS Superannuation Scheme, to participate in the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme or to take out a Personal Pension.

Employee’s contributions to the NHS Scheme are Tiered based on your earnings and the employers contribution equates to 13.5 % of salary. Employees in the NHS Scheme are “Contracted-out” of the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme and pay a lower rate of National Insurance contributions. Employees who choose to participate in the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme pay the higher rate of National Insurance contribution. A Stakeholder Pension is also available.
A Personal Pension is a private arrangement agreed with the pension provider that will be an organisation such as a Bank, Building Society or Insurance Company.


Assistance with removal and associated expenses may be given and would be discussed and agreed prior to appointment.


Candidates who are requested to attend an interview will be given assistance with appropriate travelling expenses.

Re-imbursement shall not normally be made to employees who withdraw their application or refuse an offer of appointment.


NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operate a No Smoking Policy in all premises and grounds.


This post is considered to be in the category of “Regulated Work” and therefore requires a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) Membership which currently costs £59.00. The cost of the PVG Membership will be initially paid by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and will required to be repaid through a payroll deduction mandate from the successful candidate’s first salary.


NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has a legal obligation to ensure that it’s employees, both EEA and non EEA nationals, are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. Before any person can commence employment within NHS GGC they will need to provide documentation to prove that they are eligible to work in the UK.

Non EEA nationals will be required to show evidence that either Entry Clearance or Leave to Remain in the UK has been granted for the work which they are applying to do. Where an individual is subject to immigration control under not circumstances will they be allowed to commence until the right to work in the UK has been verified.
ALL applicants regardless of nationality must complete and return the Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in the UK Statement with their completed application form. You will be required provide appropriate documentation prior to any appointment being made.


The rehabilitation of Offenders act 1974 allows people who have been convicted of certain criminal offences to regard their convictions as “spent” after the lapse of a period of years. However, due to the nature of work for which you are applying this post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Orders 1975 and 1986). Therefore, applicants are required to disclose information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provision of the act in the event of employment, failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Any information given will be completely confidential.


A disability or health problems does not preclude full consideration for the job and applications from people with disabilities are welcome. All information will be treated as confidential.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde guarantees to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the post.
You will note on our application form that we ask for relevant information with regard to your disability. This is simply to ensure that we can assist you, if you are called for interview, to have every opportunity to present your application in full. We may call you to discuss your needs in more detail if you are selected for interview.


NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operates flexible staffing arrangements whereby all appointments are to a grade within a department. The duties of an officer may be varied from an initial set of duties to any other set, which are commensurate with the grade of the officer. The enhanced experience resulting from this is considered to be in the best interest of both NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the individual.


The postholder will undertake their duties in strict accordance with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

For further information on NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, please visit our website on
Applicants wishing further information about the post are invited to contact Dr Anne Morrison or Dr Ian Macdonald on 0141 201 1595 or Dr Alistair Hart on 0141 201 5649 with whom visiting arrangements can also be made.
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Immigration Questionnaire
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