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N Locum Consultant Histopathologist (supporting portfolio applicants)

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Job Description

A University Health Board is looking to appoint 2 locum consultants to the their developing pathology department in the South Wales, one of the most beautiful and low cost areas of the UK. 

WHAT IS HYWEL DDA UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD LIKE?

The Health Board covers a quarter of the land mass of Wales and is predominantly rural in nature with areas of outstanding beauty attracting National Park status. They are actively involved in realising a regional service for Cellular Pathology and is also engaged with the All Wales Digital Pathology project. Cellular Pathology has also recently implemented the All Wales LIMS Intersystems module. The post therefore allows the interested incumbent to live in an area of outstanding beauty, become established at work and in time with agreement transfer to the new organisation.

WHAT IS THE PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?

The consultant team is six strong with an additional three posts being appointed, with the consultants supported by a team of Biomedical Scientists, Lab Technicians and an excellent, supportive and friendly management team.

The service is provided from hospital buildings in close proximity to the departments of Microbiology and Blood Sciences, and a CPA accreditation is held, along with a ISO 15189 assessment. The processing laboratory in Glangwili Hospital provides centralised services in both immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence. A new Mortuary/Autopsy suite/Relatives’ Services Facility opened in early 2011.

Approximately 10-15% of specimens come from general practitioners. The majority of autopsies are at the request of H M Coroner with on average less than 5 consented autopsies per year across the Health Board. HER2 testing in Breast Cancer is provided together with molecular (FISH) testing from the laboratory at a neighbouring hospital. Molecular pathology related to lymphoma diagnosis is provided as part of The All Wales Lymphoma Panel from the laboratory at University Hospital Wales. A comprehensive Molecular testing repertoire is provided by the All Wales Molecular Laboratory based in University Hospital Wales Cardiff. Neuropathology is referred, and all Paediatric Pathology including autopsies is referred to Paediatric Pathology at Cardiff. Currently there are no facilities for routine molecular pathology.

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN WEST WALES?

The pace of life can be as fast or slow as you choose, with a diverse range of people sharing an envious work-life balance across the region. An excellent choice of schools and very reasonable property prices contribute to a high standard of living. The area is near to mountains, and has some of the longest and most beautiful beaches in the UK. Wales provides wonderful lifestyle opportunities and there are opportunities to undertake many activities such as climbing and mountain biking as well as walking, surfing, fishing, sailing and hiking. Property prices are lower than many parts of the UK with excellent State and Independent Schools within the area. There are excellent road and rail connections to London and the larger cities. Wales has a low crime rate and is a safe and friendly place to live and work.

ELIGIBILITY:
  • FRCPath or European Specialist qualifications
  • GMC registration with license to practice
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