An excellent opportunity for highly specialised Consultants in Histopathology / Cellular Pathology & Cytopathology to ply their trade in their areas of specialty interest. Whilst this post is advertised for Gastronintestinal pathology specialists (UGI and LGI), there are many other sub-specialty areas of interest
What is the Pathology Group like?
The group comprises four pathology laboratories providing pathology services for acute hospitals and also local GPs. Some of their laboratories also offer specialist services to the wider NHS and work on research studies and trials. As part of a major initiative in the NHS, Pathology in England is being reorganised into much larger local network models and this sees the formation of 29 pathology units across the country.
This makes this center an incredibly attractive place to work, as it is right at the forefront of NHS innovation and Digitalisation in Pathology, offer the latest tests & services and applying cutting edge clinical science to modern patient care. The centre sees roughly 120,000 cases across a team of 36 consultants (plus some outsourcing) with a capacity to recruit to 40 full-time consultants
What is the Pathology Department Like?
Formed as a result of the Lord Carter review of Pathology services across England which identified the need for significant reductions in over testing, improved resilience and reduced costs. Serving 1.4 million people and performing 60 million tests each year, the group needed to completely redesign its IT systems to operate effectively and efficiently, allowing them to offer integrated service, adopt new technologies to improve flexibility, and deliver better laboratory results faster.
Highly praised, and considered one of the best centres to work in the UK as a pathologist. The evidence is there to be seen, as latest figures show the BCPS scored 92 per cent compliance on a dashboard provided by NHS Improvement, ranking it one of the best performing services in the country.
Career Development & Opportunities Available
Career development opportunities are aplenty. The Centre is one of the highest performing centres in the UK, with excellent CQC scores, a fantastic leadership team, and highly advanced specialist reporting functions. All of this provides an excellent platform for anyone to excel and develop, whether it's a step towards specialisation in one anatomical area, or whether it's advancing yourself in the world of digital pathology, the right individual can really flourish here.
Digital Pathology and AI is a massive part of what the Group are doing, and part of what makes this opportunity so exciting. Working from home, working abroad, or taking on additional workload out of hours - digital pathology is taking off. They are the most advanced Digital Pathology Service in the UK, and this provides everyone with huge opportunity to grow and develop in a really exciting global field of pathology.
Life in the West Midlands
Based is a modern industrial city situated on the midlands. It is compact, with no boundary more than four miles from the centre and is approximately a 30-minute drive to Birmingham (15 miles), 1 hour 20 minutes to Manchester (60 miles). The city is an urban, multi-ethnic city with a population of around 250,000. The wider hospital catchment area has a population of in excess of 350,000. With more than 600 shops, bars, café and restaurants, the city is not only a great place to work but also somewhere to relax and enjoy. The city centre is just a 10-minute bus ride from the Hospital.
The nearby countryside of Staffordshire and Shropshire is delightful. To the north is Cannock Chase and to the west the Shropshire borders with attractions of Bridgnorth, the Clee Hills, the Long Mynd, Wenlock Edge, and the Severn Valley. South of Wolverhampton, the City of Worcester is easily accessible, and to the west north-Wales can be reached in just over an hour. The area has a large network of canals, the majority renovated, offering adjacent housing and popular for narrow boat holidays.
Am I eligible for this role?
To be eligible for this vacancy you will need the following:
- Recognised European Medical Degree
- Specialist Qualification in Histopathology
- IELTS or OET
- IELTS or OET
- Within six months of CCT or CCT Holder
This is a great opportunity for any experienced histopathologist interested in specialisation, and with interest in digital pathology.