Consultant Histopathologist

Whiston, Prescot
£76,761-£103,490 per annum
08 Oct 2018
04 Nov 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Whiston Hospital



Applicants are invited for a permanent Consultant post in Cellular Pathology. This is a new post which has been created in order to take account of increasing workload and increasing complexity. You will join 14 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. 

Candidates should have thorough training in a wide range of cellular pathology, preferably 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 subspecialty interests and their wish to develop these. All consultants currently report a wide range of specimens with limited subspecialisation.

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.

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.

You must be registered medical practitioners and either be on the Specialist Register for Histopathology or be within 6 months of completion of specialist training at the time of interview.

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

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Closing date: 4 November 2018.

Shortlisting date: week commencing 5th November 2018.

Interview date: 5 December 2018.