Consultant Pathologist

NHS Highland
£78,304 - £105,570 per annum pro rata (2017/18)
30 Apr 2018
25 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

10 PA’s per week

Did you know that there is a city in the North of Scotland that has less rainfall than Eastbourne on the South coast of England? Where the sun rises at the end of June at quarter past four in the morning and doesn’t set until quarter past ten at night? Not that it gets dark then either. That city is the UK’s most northerly; Inverness. Screened by mountains on three sides it enjoys the variety of city life with access to the mountains, rivers and seas of the UK and Scotland’s wildest places. Why would you live, work and play anywhere else?

Living and working in Inverness gives you the opportunity to play in the Cairngorms 30 minutes to the south, Torridon an hour to the northwest and those magical glens, Affric, Cannich and Strathfarrar 45 minutes to the west. Anything in a sweep from Ben Nevis to Ben Mor Assynt is within easy driving for a day walk. The Outer Hebrides are only a hop away from Ullapool, 50 minutes drive from Inverness.

NHS Highland has a vacancy for a Consultant in the Cellular Pathology Department, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. This is a full time (10PA’s) replacement post, but applicants wishing to work part time or looking for flexibly in the working week will be considered. You will complete a team of six consultants providing a Cellular Pathology service for the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

Applicants must be on the Specialist Register with a Licence to Practise and in possession of or within 6 months of obtaining CCT in Histopathology at the time of the interview. The Department provides a balanced mixture of specialist and generalist reporting practice. The successful applicant will be expected to take part in the general cellular pathology rota and either have or develop special interests to complement those of colleagues and meet the needs of the Department. An interest in dermatopathology would be desirable and input to gastrointestinal resection work and diagnostic cytology would be advantageous but a general breadth of reporting as well as having the right person in post with us is also important. The Department provides an extra-contractual autopsy service to the Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit (North) and participation in this service can be easily accommodated. There is no requirement to report cervical cytology.

The North is calling YOU!

For more information please contact Dr Grant Stenhouse: or Dr Mark Ashton: or via telephone on 01463 704266.

For an Application Pack please email or click the apply button to apply.

Closing date for applications: 25th May 2018.

Interview date: 21st June 2018.