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Consultant Histopathologist (General reporting and NHS experience)

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Job Description

An NHS Foundation Trust are looking for a Consultant Histopathologist to join their Pathology department based in a nearby University's laboratory. They are considering either UK or overseas-trained doctors for a fixed-term contract type. The trust will support with CESR support for those who are looking to attain CESR. This is a high performing and friendly department for overseas doctors new to the NHS, or UK-based doctors looking to further careers in the UK.

This is a great job for any overseas Histopathologists looking for CESR-support and great career development in a diverse and lively town in England. 

What is NHS Foundation Trust like?

This NHS Foundation Trust offers an extensive variety of services for all the major specialties from many locations. These include A&E, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Intensive Care, Gynaecology, Genitourinary Medicine, ENT, Maxillo-Facial surgery, paediatrics, general medicine, and all the general surgical specialities. They are also the region's specialists for cancer, eye and renal care serving over one million people across the surrounding areas.

Their main site is a Hospital which was rated as an ‘Outstanding’ Hospital in its January 2018 CQC report. This hospital has a successful track record of delivering high quality acute medical and surgical services for over 500,000 patients.

What is the Histopathology department like?

This trusts Cellular Pathology department encompasses both Histopathology and Cytopathology and provides Histology and Non-Gynae Cytology services to the local NHS Trust and the local General Practitioners in the area. The Gynaecological cytology service has been centralised at a nearby hospital.

The department is equipped to a high standard. Large block processing facilities are available and are used as necessary for a variety of cases including radical prostatectomies. The department has an up-to-date range of automated processing and staining equipment and there is an automated immunostaining machine (Ventana Ultra, Roche Diagnostics) with a wide range of antibodies available. With the support of our Immunohistochemistry specialist, this area of diagnostic work is continuing to undergo expansion. Immunofluorescent facilities are also available.

The new Histopathology consultant will be joining a team of 4 Consultant Histopathologists (some of whom also cover diagnostic Cytology), 1 Associate Specialist, 1 Specialty Doctor and 4 full-time Histopathology Registrars. If they so wish, the new consultant can also be responsible for reporting one quarter of the non-gynaecological cytology workload in conjunction with the other 3 Consultants who undertake cytology. 

What Career development and further opportunities are available?

This trust is committed to ongoing training and support of consultants, there is a structured two year programme of induction and leadership development. Every consultant appointed is offered a choice of mentors, meeting with them on a regular basis. It also has an excellent reputation for education, as measured by its GMC Survey and regular responses from trainees and medical students. Therefore, there will be opportunity for the new consultant to participate in trainee education and training. Medical students from Oxford and Southampton Deaneries are accommodated here and trained both in theatre and through running tutorials, viva practice etc. 

The new consultant will also have access to a medical library with an active Library & Knowledge Services team, a resuscitation and clinical skills department offering external nationally accredited courses and an established simulation centre - all of which are fully equipped for Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in a virtual environment. 

Overall, there is real opportunity to progress through CESR at pace at this trust, with a strong desire for their doctors to develop their specialty areas of interest and research projects where possible. Clinico-pathological research and co-operation with research projects being undertaken by clinical departments is encouraged.

Life in the region

One of the largest towns in the UK, this area is diverse and highly sought after, with it being named 'One Of The Best Places to Live' by the Sunday Times in 2022. A mere 30 minutes away from London, it is the perfect home for those who wish to have some space from bustling city life whilst also being provided with vast amounts of entertainment. It is a university town so there’s no shortage of independent and well-loved bars, pubs and restaurants. A nearby arcade is filled with independent boutiques, whilst the high street boasts retail favourites. This region also provides well-connected transport links. It has some of the busiest train stations outside of London, all operating to many locations around the UK. It is also in close proximity to major airports such as Heathrow, Luton and Southampton as well as access routes like the M4.

Primarily known for its annual festival, the town attracts musical artists from around the world. There is a strong arts community here, from the International Solidarity Centre to the South Street Arts Centre, the town is filled with creative individuals. If you’re moving to the area with children, or you one day plan to start a family, there are also many primary and secondary schools that have achieved an Ofsted rating of “outstanding” or “good”.

Am I eligible for this role?

Non-EEA candidates: 

  • FRCPath Histopathology
  • Extensive experience in field of histopathology

EEA candidates: 

  • European Specialist Qualifications 
  • Extensive experience in field of anatomical pathology

UK candidates: 

  • CCT in Histopathology or CESR application submitted
This is a fantastic opportunity for any histopathologists / anatomical pathologists interested in working in one of the UK's most beautiful and attractive areas of the UK. Overseas pathologists will be supported with CESR and their sub-specialty development.
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