Overview

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,800 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in the London Borough of Bromley. King’s is a key partner in one of London’s foremost Academic Health Science Centres, King’s Health Partners (KHP). KHP is one of only six Department of Health-designated AHSCs in England. It brings together a world-leading research-led university – King’s College London – and three successful NHS Foundation Trusts: King’s College Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’, and South London and Maudsley. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of our dedicated workforce and join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation for innovation and the desire to make a difference. Applications are invited for the post of a Consultant Haematologist with a Specialist Interest in Stem Cell Transplantation (Consultant Haematologist with 10 Programmed Activities). The transplant team at Kings provides one of the largest services for adult stem cell transplantation in the UK. This includes both autologous and allogeneic transplantation for a range of haematological malignancies with a specialist interest in myeloid disorders and bone marrow failure syndromes. In addition, the department has established a programme for autologous transplantation for autoimmune disorders and in collaboration with the sickle cell team across KHP is leading the development of a sickle cell transplant programme for adult patients. The Department accepts referrals for stem cell transplants from the SE England region and nationally for myeloid disease. This JACIE accredited service is led by a transplant director and staffed by a team of consultants and clinical nurse specialists. There are four nursing transplant coordinators, two medical transplant coordinators and dedicated administrative support. Post-Transplant care is supported by two post-transplant CNS and two post-CCT fellows. In addition to this, transplant research and visiting fellows participate in clinics and follow-up of transplant patients. A formal transplant MDT is held weekly to discuss new cases. The coordination team meets weekly to review planned and possible transplant procedures. This ensures that all relevant information is shared amongst the team and provides the opportunity for open discussion about policy. There is a dedicated transplant clinic once a week, regular schedule for day unit reviews and a weekly nurse-led specialist late effects clinic. A monthly specialist GVHD clinic has been established with the support of dermatology, ophthalmology and oral medicine. The transplant programme clinical activity is supported by an active prospective clinical and translational research programme. King’s is seeking a dynamic, energetic consultant to join the transplant team. The role will involve active participation in all clinical aspects of the SCT programme as well as a lead role in outpatient and ambulatory care. The post holder will be required to work within the multi-disciplinary team providing and further develop the care and services for patients requiring allogeneic and autologous stem cell transplantation for a variety of malignant haematological and non-malignant conditions.. The post holder will be part of the team in ensuring compliance with the regulatory and clinical governance requirements related to transplantation including HTA and JACIE accreditation. In addition a major focus of this role will be to provide and develop further services to the department’s ambulatory care patients. The individual will be required to play an active role in the general workload of the department whilst having a significant commitment to teaching and training of junior staff. The role offers significant potential for the right candidate including; the opportunity to lead on clinical trials, be involved in research, take the strategic lead to contribute to the development of a first class service. Through this consultant post we seek to:
• Further develop the transplantation service within KHP and the proposed Haematology Institute
• Participate in the development of a cellular therapy service of international repute.
• Further develop the ambulatory service for all patients within haemato-oncology
• Further consolidate and strengthen the clinical trials and academic research programmes in stem cell transplantation. Any applicant who is unable for personal reasons, to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust in consultation with consultant colleagues. The post holder will work in close co-operation with, and support other clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to the Trust’s patients. Applicants are required to be on the GMC Specialist Register at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share. The applicant must have CCST or have equivalent qualifications. Part time applications would be considered.