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N Locum Consultant in Cellular Pathology

£84,984 - £112,925

Job Description

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant in Cellular Pathology to join a Trust that is based on the South of Scotland, close to the Scottish/English Border. It is a beautiful part of the UK, and a home to a friendly, well run hospital. The Trust is committed to provide an environment in which diversity is valued and encouraged, and to ensure patients, carers, families and staff are treated with respect. The post if suitable for overseas consultants, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Cellular Pathology holding a specialist certification would be suitable for this post, based on experience entering at either Specialty Doctor or Consultant grade. 

Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed. 


The NHS Trust is nestled in the South West of Scotland and it truly has a lot to offer in terms of career progression, work-life balance, and social activities. The Trust prides themselves on being an inclusive, welcoming, and friendly. The NHS Trust supports a population of approximately 150,000 and a workforce of approximately 4,500. The NHS Trust invests in technology - one of their sites has a state of the art Pneumatic tubes across all wards allowing staff to get lab results faster, they also have laptops in every room to expedite updating of patient records and prescribing notes.

The NHS Trust's services in the community are closely integrated with other Health and Social Care Partners giving their teams exposure to working in a more collegiate way. This brings huge benefits to our patients and service users, ultimately enabling them to stay in their own home for longer. The staff who work in the community can also take advantage of a lease car scheme supporting them to work flexibility across the region.

As a Health Board, the Trust works with colleagues to engage, train and develop teams across the organization. The Trust truly cares about the health & wellbeing that they have a Sanctuary & Spiritual Care area which is available for all patients, carers, loved ones, friends, visitors and staff.


The Department is housed in a modern, brand new laboratory complex within the main building of one of the Trust's site, with easy access to all other parts of the hospital. The department is a member of the hospital’s Diagnostics Directorate which includes other laboratory departments, radiology, clinical physiology and Audiology. The General Manager for Acute & Diagnostics is accountable to the Chief Operating Officer.

The Department provides a wide range of clinical diagnostic and advisory services supported by scientific facilities in three inter-related disciplines: Histopathology (approximately 15,000 specimens per year), Diagnostic Cytopathology ( approximately 1000 requests per year) and Mortuary and Autopsy services (120 autopsies per year). The pathologists in the department are expected to take part in all activities related to the above mentioned accredited services, including compliance with the protocols concerned, participation in relevant EQA Schemes and attendance at regular Multidisciplinary meetings.

The Pathology Department has also established a good relationship with other pathology departments in Scotland and elsewhere in the U.K. There is therefore a network of specialists in all fields of pathology to whom difficult or unusual cases can be referred when needed. The post holder is expected to participate in internal clinical audit and in recognised external quality assurance schemes and participate in clinical research projects with other clinical specialties as appropriate.


The area is a home to an abundance of rare wildlife, lush green forests and sandy beaches. The area is the warmest part of Scotland and in addition to spectacular countryside and outside pursuits Dumfries and Galloway offers you and your family beautiful and affordable housing, schools which perform consistently well in national rankings and easy and convenient commutes for a more relaxed quality of life. Many of the Trust's staff have been drawn to the region by the exceptional career opportunities, plus the improved work life balance and focus on family life are also great attractions.

The region offers all the advantages of life in local towns with friendly and safe neighbourhoods and good quality facilities on your doorstep. In addition, the main city centres are within reach if on occasion you want a little more. Major cities are within touching distance with Glasgow and Edinburgh to the north; Carlisle, Newcastle and Manchester to the south with fantastic towns, villages and landscapes in between. The region has an affordable housing market, excellent education options, low crime rates and many local business offering great valuable produce.




EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Cellular Pathology
  • Specialist Registration in Cellular Pathology

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Cellular Pathology

UK based applicants

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



  • Attractive salary and relocation package
  • Training and development opportunities
  • CESR support for those eligible
  • Tier 2 Health and Care Visa (sponsorship for the whole family)
  • Guidance regarding the CV and full interview preparation
  • Assistance regarding the GMC registration, visa, accommodation and transportation by an experienced onboarding specialist
  • Complete IMG Relocation service from start to finish of process

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