Consultant Haematologist
Borders General Hospital

Job reference: 044773

Location: Borders General Hospital

Job closing date: 19/03/2021

Job posted date: 15/02/2021

Salary: Consultant (£84,984 - £112,925)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Medical and Dental

Hours of work: 40

Department: Haematology

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Borders

OUR VALUES IN ACTION Care and Compassion, Quality and Teamwork, Dignity and Respect, Openness, honesty and responsibility

The Role

We are looking for a permanent Consultant Haematologist.  Based at the Borders General Hospital, this post will provide Level 2a Clinical Haematology together with non-malignant haematological care and clinical input into Haematology laboratory services.  There is a reciprocal regional on-call service with colleagues from NHS Lothian.   Options for final year StRs acting up for a period prior to commencing the Consultant post would also be considered.  

The Borders Haematologists are active members of the South-East of Scotland Cancer Network (SCAN). Weekly multi-disciplinary team meetings are held by teleconference with colleagues in Edinburgh, West Lothian and Fife. There are agreed investigation and treatment protocols within SCAN. Participation in relevant NCRN and other trials is encouraged.

Within the laboratory, the Consultant Haematologist reports all marrow biopsy specimens and reports all significantly abnormal blood films which are referred by the BMS staff.  Emphasis is placed on close liaison with BMS staff, hospital colleagues and GPs over abnormal results. There are frequent calls for advice from all sectors of the local health service.

Candidates must hold MRCPath and must also be registered with the General Medical Council in the Specialist Register or within 6 months of obtaining CCT at the time of interview.

Why work for us?

Patients are at the centre of everything we do in our daily working lives at NHS Borders.   Ensuring they are safe, cared for efficiently and effectively by suitably experienced and qualified staff, driving quality at the heart of patient care. We are a dynamic and forward thinking team with a wealth of clinical and leadership experience.  We aim for an open and honest culture and believe in nurturing future stars of the NHS.

Borders General Hospital is a modern and well-equipped 284 bed DGH serving the rural Borders area in South East Scotland, approximately 36 miles from Edinburgh.  After an absence of almost 50 years, the Borders Railway has now re-opened, with train services to central Edinburgh running every thirty minutes (journey time 50 minutes approx).  Tweedbank Station is a few minutes walk from the Borders General Hospital.  A relocation package/assistance with temporary accommodation in the local area is available for the successful candidate.

​​​​​​​We welcome informal discussions and visits to our hospital - enquiries to Dr J O’Donnell, Clinical Director, tel: 01896 826260