Locum Consultant Histopathologist

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Yorkshire and the Humber
25 Mar 2019
28 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

  • care about what they do;
  • respect and value others;
  • listen in order to improve; and
  • always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.

LOCUM CONSULTANT IN HISTOPATHOLOGY Base: YORK HOSPITAL Whole Time or Job Share – 10 Programmed Activities (with the option of two extra PAs) York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has an ambitious programme of service modernisation and a reputation for providing high quality services. We are seeking an enthusiastic Locum Histopathology Consultant to join our dynamic Laboratory Medicine Directorate. You will be joining a supportive Histopathology team of six Consultants and two Associate Specialists.

This post is a replacement permanent position following a Consultant retirement. The post combines Histopathology, Cytology (Non-Gynae) and, if desired, Mortuary duties. The work of the department is divided on a daily rolling rota, apart from Gynaecological Cytology which is undertaken by nominated individuals.

The department is not currently subspecialized, however this may change, and candidates interested in reporting two or three areas may be accommodated.

The department has recently consolidated its services onto the York Teaching Hospital site and now undertakes around 34,000 requests per annum of general histopathology from both York and Scarborough hospitals. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join and shape the service at an exciting time, given that the Department has secured capital funding for an extensive laboratory refurbishment and office space extension to take place over the next two to three years.

A bid for comprehensive digital histopathology workflow is currently under development, though digital reporting will remain optional for routine work.The laboratory is also in negotiation with vendors for a new laboratory information system, immunohistochemistry system and end-to-end specimen tracking system.

The department has close links with Hull and York Medical School (HYMS) offering interested candidates opportunities for undergraduate teaching or the development of management roles within the medical school.

Candidates must hold a medical qualification and a licence to practice registered with the GMC, hold the FRCPath (or equivalent) and be on the GMC Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining their CCT, CESR, or European Community Rights at the time of interview. A familiarity with issues of service organisation and development would be particularly advantageous.

The Trust offers an excellent Staff Benefits package to all employees, which includes salary sacrifice schemes and local discounts/offers. In addition you will receive an excellent Study leave package to support your on-going professional development; we also offer a competitive relocation package.

What happens after I apply?

Interview; if you are successful at our Assessment Centre, you will be invited to an interview , date to be confirmed.

If you are interested in joining our Histopathology team, candidates are positively encouraged to make contact for informal discussions. For further information about these posts please contact: Mr Paul Sudworth, Directorate Manager (01904 725859) or Dr Matthew Toy, Histopathology Consultant (01904 724050).

The closing date for applications is at midnight on 25 March 2019.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mr Paul Sudworth, Directorate Manager (01904 725859) or Dr Matthew Toy, Histopathology, York Hospital (01904 725675).

Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised. If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

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A bit more about us and the surrounding area:

North Yorkshire is a fantastic part of the country. It is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York; a place which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK. It's a great place to be and, as the largest provider of healthcare locally, we’re proud to serve 800,000 people.

What next? Explore the documents attached to the advert and be sure to read our ‘Our guidance for applicants’ before applying. Good luck with your application!

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