Consultant in Histopathology

Norwich, Norfolk
£76,761 - £103,490
16 Feb 2018
02 Apr 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

Wish you were here..? Take a look at our recruitment brochure under the 'Further links' section to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer.

Applications are invited for the post of consultant in the Histopathology. This is a new full time post and will expand the team of consultants to 22. It is part of an ambitious recruitment program over the next 5 years to develop strong specialist, academic and research activity with existing and evolving opportunities within the Trust and University. Our vision is to create a large and diverse department to provide individuals with personalised and flexible working patterns to support their professional interests and development.

The Histopathology team work in a purpose built modern, light and airy building on a green field site which has been commended for its design and infrastructure by external assessors. It is next to the research park and university campus in close proximity to the sports park equipped with a gym and pool. Each consultant has their own office with up to date IT equipment including voice-recognition software.

Workload is controlled by an innovative ‘pull’ system allowing consultants to choose and protect time dedicated to reporting, teaching, research and SPA activates. Plans for digital pathology are being developed to aid flexible working, teaching and research.

The working environment is supportive and friendly; there are good relations with both clinical colleagues and academics at the UEA. The department and subspecialist teams support new consultants to help them adjust into their roles, gain experience and explore their interests. We have a newly opened Biorepository and are involved in the collection of samples for the Genomics England 100,000 Genome Project. The laboratory is UKAS accredited, fully staffed and BMS cut-up is well established. Private practice and work for HM Coroners are optional extras. A number of consultants work part- time and we actively encourage flexible working to ensure a healthy work/life balance.

As a university teaching hospital we have developed our research and development strategy in partnership with the University of East Anglia. We also work closely with our partners on the Norwich Research Park and Norwich Radiology Academy to take forward our ambitious targets for research and development. We strongly encourage applications from individuals looking to initiate or develop academic and research activity in the department.

In particular the Quadrum Institute housing one of the largest endoscopy facilities in Europe is due to open in mid 2018. The vision of this new and innovative project is to create new interfaces between food science, gut biology, human health and disease, capitalising on the world-class bioscience cluster based at the Norwich Research Park. Scientists working with clinicians will work closely with major national and international funding bodies and charities, collaborators and investors to ensure translation of our fundamental science to benefit patients, consumers and wider society. The mission of the Quadram Institute is to understand how food and the gut microbiota are linked to the promotion of health and the prevention of disease, with an emphasis on diet- and age-associated diseases. Histopathologists with an interest in gastrointestinal pathology may therefore find this a very exciting venture.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of acute clinical services through the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (1,000 beds) and Cromer and District Hospital, including more specialist services such as oncology and radiotherapy, neonatology, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, rheumatology, paediatric medicine and surgery. Our staff of over 7,000 treat more than one million patients; people from Norfolk, neighbouring counties and further afield. Our patients are referred to us by around 100 local GP practices but also from other acute hospitals and primary care trusts around the country.

Norwich is a ‘fine city’ with a beautiful city centre, castle, two cathedrals and two universities. Housing costs are reasonable and its suburbs were recently described as the one of the most desirable place to live in England. It has excellent schools and leisure activities including walking trails, nature reserves, woodland, outstanding beaches and water sports, easily accessible both on the Broads and at the coast. There is also a vibrant arts scene including an annual festival of music, literature, poetry and performing arts. The local airport provides regular flights to and from Europe.

Come and visit us; we will offer overnight accommodation and an evening meal to allow time for you to get to know us, the city and the county better.

Please contact Dr Katherine Sisson Medical Workforce Director on 01603 286025 or Xenia Tyler Operational Director or email for more information.

To apply please click the apply button.

Closing date for application is 2nd April 2018

Interview date:30th April 2018

Please attach a short CV

The Job Description (which includes a Person Specification) provides a full outline of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: Following candidate feedback and to reduce our dependency on paper, all our communication with you regarding your application will be by email so could you please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

We look forward to receiving your application and if you do not hear within the next four weeks this will usually mean that you have not been short-listed. However, if you wish to confirm this please contact the person indicated on the advert.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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