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Consultant in Cellular Pathology

Job Reference: 416-IM088A

Employer:
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Department:
Pathology
Location:
Bedford
Salary:
£77,913-£105,042

Bedford NHS Trust is a uniquely situated NHS Trust with a relatively small footprint with up to 410 beds and over 2700 staff supporting a planned and reactive healthcare service to a cohort of over 300,000. We foster a community spirit within our Hospital underpinned by our Values which allow us to carry out our ethos; “Every Patient Matters”.

The Trust Boards of Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedford Hospital have agreed to explore plans to merge and form one NHS Trust. Under the umbrella of the single NHS Trust, both hospitals will retain their identity and individual hospital names. All key services will remain on both sites and will be managed as single teams across the whole Bedfordshire catchment area. This will bring many benefits for patients including much improved continuity of care


Applications are invited for two consultant posts in the Department of Cellular Pathology

at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, with one day each week being spent at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.

 

The posts are based at Bedford Hospital and are whole time in general diagnostic histopathology; cytology is not a requirement of these posts, but could possibly be accommodated by negotiation if desired. The successful candidates would be expected to take a lead in at least one diagnostic area, providing pathology support at the local MDT, while maintaining general competency across a range of subspecialties. They will spend one day each week at Addenbrookes Hospital, a world-renowned teaching hospital, where they will be able to pursue their specialist interest, and will have the opportunity of taking part in teaching or research if desired.

 

The Department of Cellular Pathology is friendly and supportive, and is located in a purpose-built building and the facilities offer a spacious, pleasant working environment. Bedford Hospital is currently established for 7 whole-time consultant histopathologists and provides the varied workload typical of a district general hospital.

 

A merger with the pathology department at Luton and Dunstable Hospital University Foundation Trust is progressing and the introduction of digital pathology is being actively considered. These developments will enable the Pathology Department to meet current and future challenges such as those highlighted in the Carter Report, and the successful candidates will play an instrumental role in driving forward these exciting opportunities.

 

Bedford is the county town of Bedfordshire and is 55 miles north of London. It is close to the M1 and A1, and has good rail links to London and the Midlands.




Candidate Care

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust values employee care highly. We will ensure all applicants receive some form of notification/decision throughout the application process. Please ensure your application details are correct as the majority of correspondence is sent digitally (Email / Text).

Please note that we do execute the right to close vacancies early should it be deemed that a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Equality & Diversity and Inclusion

Bedford, a fantastic place to live, It’s one of, if not the most, cosmopolitan town in the UK with over 50 different ethnic groups represented. We too are an advocate of diversity and strive to mirror our community as much possible so we particularly welcome applications from BAME groups.

The Trust is equally keen to receive applications from any of the 9 protected characteristics as we do not tolerate any form of discrimination within the trust.

Safeguarding

We take safeguarding very seriously at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust to ensure the safety of our patients which includes children and vulnerable adults. Successful applicants’ offer of employment will be subject to stringent pre-employment checks which include DBS, valid references and more. Please note that providing false information is an offence and could result in the application being rejected; or summary dismissal/police action if an applicant has been selected. We have also implemented this into the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

A copy of the DBS code of Practice is available on request.

Probationary Period

For all Agenda for Change posts these are subject to the successful completion of a probationary period of 6 months within which the notice period for both you and Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is Four weeks.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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