Consultant Histopathology

Whiston, Prescot
£76,761 - £103,490
02 Oct 2017
26 Oct 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

You are invited for a permanent Consultant post in Cellular Pathology to fill an existing vacancy. You will join 12 other consultants in this busy department, which provides a wide range of diagnostic services in histopathology and cytopathology including support for the Mersey Regional Dermatopathology service, Mohs surgery and local Breast screening programme.  

You should have thorough training in a wide range of cellular pathology including non-gynaecological cytology and will be expected to have or to develop one or more areas of specialist pathology practice in line with the needs of the department and the Trust. We will be happy to discuss the requirements of applicants with respect to their subspeciality interests and their wish to develop these. All consultants currently report a wide range of specimens with limited subspecialisation.  Those who are interested in Gynaecological Cytology can be accommodated.

We have established a pathology partnership with Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust to provide a high quality multidisciplinary pathology service to the two Trusts and community services.  The advertised post will be based at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

You must be registered medical practitioners and either be on the Specialist Register for Histopathology or be within six months of completion of specialist training at the time of interview.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the leading acute Trusts in the North West of England.  We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of approximately 364,000 and provide tertiary Plastic Surgery and Burns services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. 

The Trust has excellent management, robust systems and innovative processes all of which have underpinned a period of sustained and improved performance as it moves towards Foundation Trust status.

The Trust will now build on this platform, developing and expanding its services and driving the quality of patient care ever higher, ensuring that it has a healthy long term future and continues to thrive in the changing healthcare economy. At the heart of its current success and forward planning is the delivery of the ‘5 Star Patient Care’ strategy, defining how the Trust provides an excellent experience for every patient, every time.

Our vision is to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.  To support us in this ambition, we enjoy close links with our leading universities, including the University of Liverpool, John Moore’s University and Edge Hill University, and we have specific strengths in education and training.  To complement this, we also have strong research portfolios and host a number of professional units in medicine and surgery.  We believe that staff engagement is an absolute priority and our strong leadership and development programmes, demonstrate how much we value our staff.

Interested candidates are welcome to visit the Department. Informal enquiries should be made to Dr David Barker, Clinical Lead for Histopathology on telephone: 0151 430 1620 or Dr Mohammad Al Jubouri, Clinical Director for Pathology on: 0151 430 1833

Please complete the online application form by clicking the apply button.

Recruitment times:

Closing date: Thursday 26 October 2017.
Shortlisting date: Friday 27 October 2017.
Interview date: Friday 24 November 2017.