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Consultant in Histology

Employer
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Durham
Salary
£99,532 to £131,964 YC72 Pay Scale per annum pro rata
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Consultant in Histology. Locum consultant applications will also be considered.

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest integrated care providers in England, serving a population of around 600,000 people. We are a high performing organisation with a track record of success.

The department is recruiting to increase the clinical workforce. We are have a vacancy for a consultant Histopathologist to join our substantive Consultant team.

We are happy to consider specialised working and want new, dynamic team members to bring their skills to further develop a future proof consultant workforce and shared service vision. Although we report a range of general pathology, our expertise and specialism is focused on Breast, GI, skin pathology as our main focus.

We are in aided in our service delivery by Digital pathology. The department is supportive of all staff and we will provide an opportunity for off-site reporting and flexible working.

Main duties of the job

The appointee would have significant autonomous Histology dissection and reporting experience and independent dissection and reporting of histology slides will comprise the most significant part of their role.

This is a general Histopathology consultant post but with an option of semi-specialised team working. Our main areas of interest are: gastrointestinal, breast and skin Pathology. Other areas of knowledge such as respiratory, lower gynaecological cancer and head and neck would be useful.

They would be expected to work closely with other consultants within the Trust, promoting and maintaining the high quality of these services.

The appointee will be based at the laboratory of the University Hospital of North Durham (UHND) where the Histology Department concentrates provision of the service (but supports other sites within the Trust, particularly at Darlington).

The clinical team are well supported by our advanced practitioner program and a large onsite histology laboratory. The post holder would be expected to work closely with consultants within the Trust, and with Advanced Practice BMS and other lab staff, promoting and maintaining the high quality of these services.

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do not meet the minimum salary �23,200, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

The basic contract is for 10 programmed activities.

Whole-time 10 programmed activities split into 8.5 DCC, and 1.5 SPA.

There will need to be a discussion with the post holder regarding the final job plan arrangements, prior to commencement of the appointment.

A workload management system is in place based on the RCPath points work allocation system. If the post holder elects to undertake a part-time contract they will be required to devote substantially the whole of the professional time to the duties of the post. If you wish to work part time you will still be considered for the post with an adjusted Job Plan to be developed.

As it is envisaged that it will be increasingly difficult to accommodate all future advances in specialist cancer treatments and interventions at each of our main hospital sites, the Trust is actively engaged with neighbouring organisations in developing local Sustainability and Transformation Plans but with a move to specialist pathology reporting in a digital environment, the Department sees itself in a strong position to support any such changes.

We have a strong training culture and good experience of developing clinical staff to support completion of training of new consultants. We are also involved in training laboratory staff including Advanced BMS Practitioner roles and any successful candidates may participate in supporting this training programme.

Further details of the department and duties can be found within the job description and person specification.

You must be fully registered with a GMC licence to practise and participation in the BCSP EQA scheme would be required.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Fellow of Royal College of Pathologists or equivalent


Desirable

  • Higher degree


Experience

Essential

  • Full and specialist registration with GMC (and Licence to Practice).
  • Holder of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or should have attained or be within 6 months of attaining CCT in Specialty at time of interview. Experience of working in a clinical post in the NHS is a pre-requisite


Desirable

  • Experience working within the NHS particularly in a busy general histology department Expertise in complementary subspecialty.


Statutory Registration

Essential

  • Full and specialist registration with GMC (and Licence to Practice).
  • Holder of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or should have attained or be within 6 months of attaining CCT in Specialty at time of interview.


Special Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • Clinical Skills able to offer expert clinical opinion on range of problems both emergency and elective within the service. This is a general Histopathology consultant post but with an option of semi-specialised team working. Our main areas of interest are: gastrointestinal, breast and skin Pathology. Other areas of knowledge such as respiratory, lower gynaecological cancer and head and neck would be useful.
  • Able to demonstrate full competence in cellular pathology
  • Able to demonstrate evidence of NHS management skills i.e. ability to organize own work. Ability to delegate appropriately to trainee/non-consultant
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills
  • Experience of supervising trainees
  • Flexible team worker
  • Commitment to CME and CPD
  • Willingness to undertake additional professional duties


Desirable

  • Ability to use the evidence base and clinical to support decision making


Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Address

University Hospital Of North Durham

North Road

Durham

DH1 5TW

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

C9439-24-0497

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