Consultant Histopathologist

Exeter, Devon
10 Jul 2017
30 Jul 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are seeking to appoint an additional substantive Consultant Cellular Pathologist.

The Trust is a designated Cancer Centre providing a comprehensive range of tertiary referral services, so interested candidates with subspecialty interests would be desirable.

Services for Head & Neck, Breast and Urological malignancies have expanded and cover a wide geographical footprint. Gynaecology and Skin Cancer Services are also expanding to support a growing population. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trust wide.

The Histopathology department is progressive and friendly, currently comprising fifteen pathologists (15.2 w.t.e) who support specialist Cancer services/MDTs and also conduct general reporting in a range of specialities. The department reports 33,000 histopathology requests, 45,000 cervical cytology requests and 3,500 non-gynaecological cytology requests. The department has two experienced Advanced Practitioners in Histopathology Specimen Dissection and a BMS with the Advanced Specialist Diploma in Gynaecological and Diagnostic cytology.

Exeter is a core site for Genomics England 100,000 Genomes Project and the Trust is actively promoting genomic medicine as a strategic objective for which Cellular pathology has an integral role. Onsite research and departmental laboratories provide an expanding repertoire of molecular genetic diagnostic services.

The department conducts 600 autopsies per year for HM Coroner and has facilities for high risk autopsies. The mortuary is a regional forensic centre and we are seeking to develop these facilities further, in conjunction with the Coroner.

The department undertakes regional post-graduate Histopathology Training and is an established exam centre of the Royal Collage of Pathologists. The Trust has close links with University of Exeter Medical School and also contributes to undergraduate teaching. The Trust and histopathology department contribute to a number of clinical trials at the onsite NIHR clinical research facility.

The department is UKAS accredited and is tendering for a managed service contract for equipment and reagents.

The vibrant Cathedral city of Exeter has theatres, pubs and cinemas, as well as a highly rated University, good Ofsted rated schools, independent schools and abundant family amenities. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside including Dartmoor and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links.

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Closing date: 30th July 2017.