Job DescriptionApplication for Consultant Haematopathologist open for any specialist with significant experience, whether on the specialist register for histopathology or not. This is a permanent or substantive opportunity for Consultant Pathologists to join one of the leading NHS Trusts in the UK. Applicants not yet on the specialist register via CESR can be considered for locum consultant roles if holding significant experience in haematopathology. The post holder will support the provision of a comprehensive, high quality diagnostic Haematopathology service as part of the Specialist Integrated Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Service (SIHMDS) within the Trust, and for other Trusts which the SIHMDS undertakes service provision. For further information on SIHMDS and access to their user guide please contact the IMG Connect team today. It is also envisaged that the post holder will provide diagnostic haematopahtology including; flow cytometry, bone marrow aspirate, blood film, trephine and lymph node / extranodal histopathology reporting and be part of the laboratory / diagnostic MDT and Haematological Oncology MDM.
WHAT IS TRUST AND THE HOSPITAL LIKE?
The Trust is one of the UK's leading healthcare provider and the largest Trust in the NHS. The Trust is formed of several large hospitals with this position being based in the central location, a 800+ bedded hospital. The hospital is high scoring and scored 'Good' on their most recent CQC report which can be provided on request. The hospital provides a full range of emergency and local services, including one of the largest children's hospitals in the UK, and one of London's busiest Accident & Emergency Departments.
WHAT ARE THE HISTOPATHOLOGY & HAEMATOPATHOLGY DEPARTMENTS & TEAMS LIKE?
The hospital is high performing and with prestigious histopathology and haematopathology departments alike. The Department of Cellular Pathology reports an average of between 60,000 to 70,000 cases per annum with haematopathology making up a smaller part of this, and the department is AKAS accredited. Upon request the Cellular Pathology Manual for the Trust can be provided, giving a full overview of their standards of practice and methodology.
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN LONDON & LONDON?
London is a buzzing metropolis and one of the urban centers of Europe, with London offering an incredibly diverse collection of mini-towns all in one large city. The hospitals associated with this trust are all mainly based in Central and East London. Central London's nightlife, art and cultural scene is fantastic, with endless things to do in a friendly, diverse and welcoming environment. Central London is not largely residential and it would be likely you would seek to locate yourself in East or North London, the 'cooler' parts of London. Both areas of London are full of parks, reservoirs, canals, wildlife, sports centres and have strong grass roots sports community for adults and children. Both North and East London are often regarded the more popular part of London for many whilst also host to much of the more affordable housing. Schools are numerous and range from excellent state schools to high performing private or 'public' schools. You can find the OFSTED reports for schools in the are via their website here: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/.
With London being the jobs centre of the UK there will be ample job opportunities for spouses relocating with their partners. If you are unsure about your spouses job opportunities do feel free to speak with your IMG Connect consultant to discuss their case.
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU?
Consultants who are not on the specialist register will be helped where possible to complete their CESR. Otherwise there is ample space to learn, grow and help the trust and department's development into areas such as digital pathology, teaching, research, clinical audit and helping develop other trust initiatives such SIHMDS.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
If you are an experienced haematopathologist you will likely be eligible for consideration in one way or another. Requirements for candidates outside the UK typically include:
- Completion of an EEA Specialty Training programme
- IELTS or OET
- Extensive experience in haematopathology