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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/09/2019.

Consultant Histopathologist

Job Reference: 415-MP388-19

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust - Medical & Dental
415 Pathology Histopathology : 62201
£77,913 to £105,042 pa

Consultant Histopathologist

Applicants are invited for a consultant histopathologist post arising as a result of increasing demand and one incumbent consultant moving to part time. The successful applicant will join a small, affable and well regarded team comprising three full time and one part time consultants based in Barnstaple, but there is an increasing move towards working as part of a network with other hospitals in the southwest peninsula.

At present the hospital offers a general histopathology and cytology service across most specialties. No cervical cytology is undertaken and no specialist renal or medical liver biopsies are reported. Lymphoma reporting is undertaken in conjunction with the specialist lymphopathologists in Exeter. There is expected to be a move towards more subspecialised reporting in the future, and a strengthening of ties across the Peninsula, which allows an interesting degree of flexibility to the successful candidate in developing their career. The laboratory is fully accredited, and is well staffed with an entertaining and motivated workforce. There is a same day immunocytochemistry service, and the department meets all key performance targets.

North Devon Hospital is part of North Devon Healthcare Trust which provides integrated acute and community services across North Devon. The acute hospital provides a full complement of secondary care including cancer services, emergency care, maternity and paediatric services. It is a designated Cancer Unit and Trauma Unit.

North Devon offers a fantastic combination of coastline and countryside, so the famous surfing beaches of North Devon and the beautiful National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor are on your doorstep. Barnstaple also boasts excellent local schools and vibrant theatres in both Barnstaple and Ilfracombe.

Applicants must be fully registered with the GMC and hold FRCPath or equivalent.

We would welcome informal discussion with applicants, who can contact Dr Andrew Bull or Dr Nick Ward (consultant histopathologists) on 01271 349197 or Mr Lee Luscombe (Pathology service manager) on 01271 311754,

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

According to many clinical targets, we rate as one of the best performing non-foundation trusts in England, because we treat patients in line with national waiting time standards, have very few hospital-acquired infections and meet our four-hour waiting times for urgent care. We have a huge range of clinical expertise that we share across professional spheres to ensure people get world-class care when they need it.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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