Consultant in Cellular Pathology

Ashford, Kent
£76,761 - £103,490
05 Jul 2017
29 Jul 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

William Harvey Hospital - Ashford

Applications are invited for two full-time (11 PA) Consultant posts in Cellular Pathology at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust. The posts are based at the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, with links to the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, was established on 1st April 1999 and manages three acute district general hospitals (at Margate, Canterbury and Ashford) with two supporting hospitals (at Dover and Folkestone). The Trust was awarded University status in August 2008 and Foundation status in April 2009. The Trust is one of the largest in the country, employing over 6500 people with a budget of around £480M.

We are now able to offer this exciting opportunity to join the team of fourteen Consultants (12 full-time two part-time) in East Kent. The Cellular Pathology service, which has recently obtained UKAS ISO15189 accreditation, is centralised in Ashford at the William Harvey Hospital.

Cellular Pathology is a progressive, dynamic and innovative department.

Most of the Consultants sub specialise in 2 - 4 areas of surgical pa-thology. These are replacement posts. It is desirable to have a sub-specialty interest in one or more of the following: breast, gynaecological, lower and upper gastro-intestinal, skin and non-gynaecological cytology. Where possible you may also be given flexibility within the existing structure to develop further sub-specialist interests. 

The post attracts 11 PAs (including 2 SPAs).  

You will have full GMC registration, will be a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists or equivalent, and be on the Specialist Register or within six months of receiving the certificate of completion of training (CCT) at the time of the interview.

East Kent is an area of outstanding natural beauty with large areas of unspoilt countryside and easy access to the continent. It is a delightful place to live with a fantastic coastline, beautiful villages and the cathedral city of Canterbury. The high speed link offers easy access to London in less than 40 minutes from Ashford. Kent has retained the grammar school system and there are excellent state and private schools. 

For more job information please contact:

Dr Cate Wight, Head of Service of Cellular Pathology (Please contact Cellular Pathology office on 01233 616016 Ext 723-4237 or Ext 723-6042 or 07825 618679).

Dr Anne Greenhalgh, Divisional Medical Director (Please contact Trust switchboard on 01233 633331).

Dr Edmund Lamb, Clinical Director of Pathology (Please contact Trust switchboard on 01233 633331 Ex 722-4112).

Please apply online via the NHS website at (click on the Careers Tab then Vacancies and then NHS Jobs website) quoting the job reference number 344-1587CSW.

We are actively encouraging equal opportunities. The Trust operates a complete smoking ban on all sites and grounds.

All posts are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check in the event of the post being offered.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All positions within the Trust working regularly or unsupervised with children or vulnerable adults will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All other posts will require standard checks. The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

We positively promote flexible working practices. To ensure that our workforce reflects the population we serve, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date: 29 July 2017.

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