Consultant Neuropathologist Consultant

Salford, Greater Manchester
£76,761 - £103,490
09 Apr 2018
04 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Our new Northern Care Alliance NHS Group unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be.  This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

Applications are invited for a consultant colleague to join the Neuropathology unit within our Cellular Pathology Department.

The post is an existing full-time post, which has become recently vacant. The neuropathology unit is one of the busiest clinical neuropathology units in the U.K., covering a very diverse spectrum of clinical neuropathology practice with responsibility for both adult and paediatric neuropathology.

It is allied to the Greater Manchester Clinical Neurosciences Centre and is responsible for the provision of clinical neuropathology services to Greater Manchester and further afield in the North West. The unit is also responsible for providing paediatric neuropathology services at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

The Department of Cellular Pathology is part of the ‘Pathology at Wigan and Salford’ service (PAWS) which is an established collaboration between Trusts and the Northern Care Alliance with Pennine Acute Hospital Trust.

All 3 trusts have a commitment to provide safe patient-centred care with a high quality and forward thinking pathology service.  Salford Royal Trust is a University Hospital with acute and tertiary clinical specialism and affiliation to Manchester Medical School. This allows for a varied, interesting and individualised workload. Development of areas of interest with opportunities for leadership, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research are encouraged.

Excellent research opportunities exist and are being promoted in the fields of neuro-oncology, neurodegenerative disease and neuromuscular disease. A referral practice also exists for pituitary pathology and forensic neuropathology.

The department values our close working relationship with clinicians and is actively involved in quality improvement and innovation of services. 

The post is mainly based at Salford Royal Hospital which has recently completed a multimillion pound development resulting in excellent on site facilities including video conferencing and multi-media suites. 

The paediatric service at Alder Hey is provided on a rota system, twice weekly, shared between the existing three consultant appointees. One of the three posts is a 50/50 shared academic post with the University of Manchester, the other two posts full time NHS, one of which is the post to be filled.

On site car parking is available as well as nearby Metrolink tram and bus links.  The hospital is close to both the Media City development at Salford Quays and the Trafford Park leisure complex with shopping, restaurant, cinema and sporting facilities.  We are just 15 minutes from Manchester city centre. There are excellent road and public transport links to the city centres, popular suburbs and picturesque rural areas from the hospital, with excellent local schooling, as well as easy nearby access to national and international transport links including Manchester international airport.  The cities of Salford, Manchester and Liverpool have a rich history in science, politics, music, arts and sport and yet they are only an hour or so from the rural beauty of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Derbyshire and Nort Wales. Fantastic sporting venues in the cities include international cycling, football and cricket arenas. There is a rich art heritage with theatres, music concerts and festivals attracting international artists and bands. 

The job description details the facts about the post but we would be keen to talk to you about supporting your career aspirations within a friendly and quality focussed department.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual preference, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups, individuals with disabilities and women are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Important Note: Vacancies may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applicants have been received.

If you are applying to work for Salford Royal it is important that you are aware of the following:

The Trust has four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other and care for patients.

These shared values (patient and customer focus, continuous improvement. Accountability and respect) help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and our staff.

As part of the recruitment process (application form and interview) you will be assessed to see if you meet the Trust Values

If you have a disability please ensure you read additional information for disabled applicants.

Please be advised that the Trust will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply would require immigration sponsorship. You can self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorhip for this post please visit the UKBA website.

Please note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly.

Service details will be requested electronically from the previous employer for applicants who have NHS service

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