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Consultant Cellular Pathologist

Job Reference: 188-MT0120-MEDICAL

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£77,913 - £105,042 pa

Online applications are invited to apply for two full time consultant cellular pathologists commencing asap. These posts are permanent.

Our goal is to be a world-class centre of clinical and academic achievement, where staff work together to ensure patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people want to come to learn, work and undertake research.

These consultant posts will contribute to our adult pathology service. The department is seeking support in the following areas – gastrointestinal pathology, hepatobiliary pathology, uropathology, dermatopathology, non-gynaecological cytology (including EUS and EBUS) and respiratory pathology.

The department has a well-established system of specialist reporting covering all aspects of histopathology and non gynaecological cytopathology with a team of consultants working across general adult pathology, in addition to dedicated Neuropathology and Paediatric Pathology services. Slides are allocated using a workload management system (SAINTS), developed in-house and based on the RCPath points system. The department provides excellent accommodation and modern laboratory facilities. It is a well-established training centre for histopathologists and incorporates one of the original “SHO Schools”. Electron microscopy services and digital imaging are delivered through our Biomedical Imaging Unit. The Department has a modern mortuary that includes dedicated suites for high-risk and Paediatric / Perinatal cases. The department is UKAS ISO15189 accredited.

The city of Southampton is close to the New Forest National Park and the area provides excellent housing, schooling and recreational facilities, particularly for enthusiasts of sailing and other water sports. There are excellent road links via the M3 and M27 and a fast direct rail service to London Waterloo. Domestic and European air services are provided from Southampton Airport.

You should have a CCT, be on the GMC Specialist Register or alternatively be within six months of obtaining your CCT on the date of the interview. Where equivalent qualifications or experience are being offered, it is essential that you provide confirmation of this from the relevant College or Faculty in the United Kingdom and attach the confirmation to your application.

All applications must be made online. CV or paper applications are not accepted.

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role. Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible. Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application.

As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any question. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply please follow the link below

Job Reference: MT0120 - This vacancy closes on or before: 18th September 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Should you wish to discuss this post further, please contact Dr Victoria Elliot (Clinical Lead) on 023 80 777 222 ext 8655 or Informal enquiries and visits to the department are very welcome.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies under any circumstances.


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