Consultant- Chemical Pathologist

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
04 Oct 2018
28 Oct 2018
Metabolic medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust are looking to appoint a quality driven Locum Consultant in Chemical Pathology to join our team, in the department of Blood Sciences, at our Huddersfield Royal Infirmary site. We are looking to enhance our friendly and committed team with an individual who can drive our continued success and contribute to an exciting future.

The post holder will in conjunction with the Consultant Chemical Pathologist, work to develop and strengthen the clinical, analytical and scientific service in Clinical Biochemistry to clinicians and healthcare professionals within the Trust, and to General Practitioners in Primary Care, for the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients. The post holder will have the opportunity to support the lipid clinic and Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Service. There is an opportunity to gain experience working in a United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) ISO15189 (2012) accredited Blood Sciences department and developing Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) throughout the Trust. The Department has IBMS and RCPath Training Approval. Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is one of the leading Trusts nationally for digital innovation, and as a member of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), we have strong links and work collaboratively with our neighbouring organisations.

 The post holder should have FRCPath qualification or equivalent and registered with the GMC with a licence to practice and eligible to be on the Specialist Register for Chemical Pathology or within 3 months of achieving CCT at time of interview. The post is approved for 10.0 PA. There is no on-call requirement for this post.

We commit to providing the successful applicant with:

The opportunity to be part of a highly skilled and committed team with a clear vision for the continued success of their department.

Support for your own personal development, utilising our strong links with external stakeholders.

A flexible approach to job planning that delivers a high quality service in a working environment that suits you and your team.

Opportunity to work with other local organisations to enhance your skills and experience

An opportunity to work at a Trust that is recognized nationally for leading digital innovation

Participation and support with local and national clinical trials.
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust are proud providers of acute hospital services, where we value our staff and recognise that they are our greatest asset. The CQC rated us as Good in June 2018. In their report they confirmed that; “Staff were caring and provided compassionate care. Patients were treated with dignity and respect and their privacy was respected. Patients spoke positively about the care they received”.

If you want to join a supportive and friendly team providing compassionate care then come and join us to help us achieve ‘outstanding’ in the next CQC inspection.

CHFT is nestled in the heart of the stunning Pennine hills; the area which inspired the works of the Bronte sisters. We’re conveniently situated between the vibrant cities of Leeds and Manchester, and surrounded by breathtaking scenery, places to visit and things to do.

With an affordable housing market and fantastic schools - 17 Junior Schools and 2 High Schools in the Calderdale and Huddersfield area have been recognised as outstanding by Ofsted- CHFT is perfect for family life as well as professional development.

If you want to talk about opportunities please contact us at and we will put you in touch with the relevant people that can tell you more about the role and how you can fit into the team. If you require any further information you can call the Medical HR team on 01484 355029.

If you are interested in joining our high performing department, then we would welcome the chance to introduce you to our team and show you around our department.

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