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Consultant Cellular Pathologist

Job Reference: 210-2021-325-B

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Histopathology Team
Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester
£82,096 - £110,683 As per Terms and Conditions of

At the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we pride ourselves on not only leading through clinical excellence, but also by creating an environment where all staff are valued and appreciated. The Trust has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and is nationally accredited at the highest levels in many areas, in particular clinical outcomes and patient safety.

Our Vision for the Trust is to deliver NHS care locally that makes our staff and our community proud. We want our patients to be assured they will receive care as rapidly as possible in a first-class environment that is Safe, Kind and Effective.

Our High Performance Culture will support everyone to be the best version of themselves by being true to our Trust vision, values and behaviours.

We welcome applications from colleagues from our local and neighbouring communities of all backgrounds and identities, who are currently under-represented within our region such as colleagues with disabilities, and Black, Asian and Minority ethnic.

As a region we are reviewing the way we work, and we are keen to explore how new working practices that support flexible working and create a positive work-life balance can assist those from different backgrounds. As part of our recruitment process we will explore how our inclusive employment policies, flexible working, staff engagement forums, Trust facilities and services can be of mutual benefit.

Working hours: 10 sessions per week

A great team seeks new members…...we are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic consultant to join our Cellular Pathology team. This is a replacement post and provides an opportunity to work in a vibrant department with a large and varied workload.

This is an exciting time to join our team. The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS FT and Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS FT are forming a single pathology service south of the River Mersey to serve the joint population needs of both Trusts and primary care. Our joint service will be one of three hubs within the Cheshire and Merseyside pathology region.

These are full time positions but candidates wishing to work part-time or in a job share are encouraged to apply. If a part-time or job-share person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed with the appointee on a personal basis.

The department is associated with the Merseyside training scheme. Teaching and research are encouraged and a major emphasis is placed on quality through regular audit and case review meetings.

Chester is a famous tourist destination, but also with great housing and schools, both government and independent. It offers excellent facilities, easy access to the motorway network and regional airports and is not far from the Lake District and Snowdonia.

The successful candidate must have full GMC registration, possess FRCPath (Histopathology) or equivalent, have completed specialist training and be on the specialist register or be within 6 months of obtaining CCT at the time of interview.

Informal enquiries and visits are both encouraged and welcome. Please contact Dr Natalie Meara, Histopathology Clinical Lead on 01244 364519 or e-mail .

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDr Natalie MearaJob titleHistopathology Clinical LeadEmail addressNatalie.meara@nhs.netTelephone number01244 364519

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large district General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital. The Trust has almost 4,000 staff and provides a range of medical services to more than 445,000 patients per year from areas covering Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston and North Wales.

If subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975, then a disclosure submission will be made to the Disclosure & Barring service (formerly CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Enhanced DBS check applications that are submitted with omitted or incorrect information will be withdrawn. In the event errors are identified on your original application, a new application will need to be submitted and you will be required to pay the DBS application fee again.

The cost of the DBS application is £28 (standard) or £45 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

Overseas candidates are responsible for their travel expenses until the point of entry into Britain. Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 / skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome & will be considered alongside all other applicants. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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