Job DescriptionIMG Connect are currently recruiting for Histopathology and Cytopathology Consultants to join the Cellular Pathology Department in the Scottish Highlands. This is a substantive posts and are available on a ten programmed activity basis, but applicants wishing to work part time will be considered. This is a fantastic chance to join a small, friendly but extremely efficient department that can offer flexible working. If this is your first consultant appointment in the NHS they will monitor a graduated workload for you to help you settle into the role, whilst candidates needing to go via the CESR route to attain specialist registration will be supported as such.
WHAT IS THE PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?
The department provides a balanced mixture of specialist and generalist reporting. The successful applicants will be expected to take part in the general rota and either have or develop special interests to complement those of colleagues and meet the needs of the Department. In particular, interests in dermatopathology, breast, haematolymphoid pathology and/or diagnostic cytology would be welcomed. The Department provides an extra-contractual autopsy service to the SFIU (North) and participation in this service can be easily accommodated. There is no requirement to report cervical cytology.
Additionally, the department is fully computerised and will allow for remote working following a successful pilot. There is space for 5 consultants in the team, and the relatively small size of the department makes for a close and relaxed working environment with the ability to work flexibly. This coupled with the slower pace of life in the Scottish Highlands and the associated outdoor leisure activities will provide an excellent work-life balance to any successful applicant.
Details of both Histology and Cytology Reporting can be found within the job description upon review, but you can expect to report on a wide variety of general cases. As stated, before there is scope to further specialise in your areas of preference. The department participates in the large number of EQA schemes and your input and participation would be widely appreciated.
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND?
The Highlands is well known for its stunning scenery and vast open space for those who enjoy the outdoors whether it be walking along the sandy beaches, rugged coastline walks, catching a glimpse of the dolphins, or exploring many of the local castles. One of the least densely populated regions in Europe, the Scottish Highlands is extremely rural with unrivalled wildlife and scope for outdoor pursuits. Quaint villages and remote islands offer a relaxed way of life and the area as a whole usually scores high in quality of life surveys.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
Experienced histopathologists from all walks of life are welcome to apply for this role. We can accommodate those without NHS experience, without Specialist Registration, recent qualification as consultant or those with relevant reporting experience from a similar healthcare system. If you are unsure about your eligibility for the role, then please do get in touch and we can discuss.
FRCPath Histopathology or,
Recognised European Specialist Qualification
CCT or CESR in Histopathology
Reporting experience from either USA, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand
Anatomic Pathology Consultants not on the specialist register for histopathology will be supported with their CESR application if that is desired.