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Consultant in General Histopathology supporting CESR

Job Description

Looking for a hospital that puts respect in the heart of everything they do? This is a perfect opportunity for a Consultant in Cellular Pathology to join an NHS Trust is facing a bright and busy future, and their staff has a proven track record in providing high quality, compassionate care for their patients. The NHS Trust is rated as "Good" over all by the CQC. The NHS Trust offers an extensive range of services, including cancer, pathology, surgery and gynaecology, so this truly is a perfect opportunity for a Consultant in Cellular Pathology to be a part of.

The post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.

WHAT IS THE NHS TRUST LIKE? 

The NHS Trust was formed in 1999, bringing together their four hospitals. In 2019, the NHS Trust was rated as "Good" in over all by the CQC. The NHS Trust aims to continuously improve and go from "good" to "outstanding". The NHS Trust is a family of more than 7,000 staff & colleagues. There are nearly 900,000 people coming to their hospitals for care and treatment every year, their almost 5,000 staff and 500 volunteers work around the clock to keep their busy hospitals running smoothly. 

The NHS Trust is a teaching hospital that offers an extensive range of services to over 490,000 people in two major areas. The NHS Trust operates two busy general hospitals - which both have have A&E Deparments and Maternity Sevices, and run services from other locations as well. The NHS Trust works with local GPs, mental health services, community providers and local authorities, with the joint aim of preventing local people from becoming unwell, and when they do, that they receive the right care, in the right place, with the right support.

Being a teaching hospitals, they play a key role in the education and training of tomorrow's doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Two of their sites work in partnership with two organisations in south London to deliver high quality education and research. They support the education of more medical students than any other teaching hospital in south London. Both of their main hospitals have 24-hour accident and emergency (A&E) departments.


WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE? 

The department provides comprehensive diagnostic histopathology, non-gynaecological cytology and anatomical pathology services to two of their hospitals as well as to satellite hospitals, HM Coroner, GPs, as well as community and outreach clinics in two of their respective areas.The team is committed to quality of care and subscribe to nationally agreed standards of reporting and service delivery, and participate in quality assurance programmes, where available. 

The team can provide an extensive range of special techniques/services including immunohistochemistry, frozen sections, macrosectioning for complex lesions, lymph node recovery by lipid extraction, immunofluorescence, with facilities to process native and transplant renal biopsies with off-site electron microscopy with FNA support where clinically indicated. Their main lab is located at the main hospital, but they also have a satellite lab at their other main hospital, where urgent specimens, frozen sections and non-gynae cytology can be processed.  The post holder should have broad based experience and support for head and neck and non-gynaecological cytology would be particularly welcome

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU?

The combination of clinical practice and first-class academic connections means that medical professionals have a wide range of opportunities to develop their careers and achieve their aspirations. You will have access to leadership, teaching, educational and research opportunities for Continued Professional Develop (CPD).

If you are a new consultant you will receive mentoring and support from medical leads as well as access to a large peer group of enthusiastic and high-caliber Consultants.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?

EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Anatomical Pathology
  • Specialist European Qualification in Anatomical Pathology

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • FRCPath
  • Experience of working in Anatomical Pathology

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Anatomical Pathology
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT

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