Consultant in Histopathology

Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
£77,913 - £105,042
09 Nov 2018
05 Dec 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time


Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is looking to appoint 2 Consultant Histopathologists to join our friendly and committed team within the Department of Cellular Pathology.

The post holder will provide and develop further with the team a comprehensive clinical and laboratory service for the Trust to nationally accredited standards of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service.

Applicants should preferably be willing to develop a subspecialist interest in two or more areas.  All areas of expertise will be considered depending on the interests of the applicant. Urological, gastro-intestinal, breast, renal, skin and respiratory pathology are the subspecialist areas of greatest need although additional support at a general level of reporting would also be helpful in gynaecological pathology.

The cellular pathology laboratory (histology, cytology and neuropathology) is situated at the Hull Royal Infirmary in a purpose-built facility (2000). A new public mortuary was completed on the Hull Royal Infirmary site in 2008.  This expanded facility includes three post mortem rooms and a regional forensic centre.  The forensic centre is serviced by external consultants, while some local consultants carry out both coroner’s work (not part of this NHS contract) and request autopsies. Post mortem examinations for HM Coroner are carried out on a rotational basis during the normal working day and there is an opportunity for the new appointee to take part in this rota. This category 2 work will not be allowed to impinge on the timely delivery of the NHS diagnostic work and any activity or time lost (even if SPAs) will be recouped on site outside of the hours timetabled in the job plan.

The department operates a subspecialist system of reporting serviced by small teams of consultants. The Royal College Workload matrix is utilised as a guide to enable an equitable distribution of work, to monitor departmental output and for use as a tool for medical workforce planning. 

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute services from two hospital sites. It serves a population of approximately 1.2 million. With an annual budget of over £481 million and employing approximately 8,000 staff the trust is committed to the continuous development of services for the benefit of patients and to providing a comprehensive service of the highest possible quality.

Already a vibrant and dynamic city, Hull has been The City of Culture since 2017. Hull’s vision is to be one of the UK’s top ten destinations for shopping, art, sport, leisure and most importantly, living. A huge amount has already been spent on creating new shopping centres, waterfront living spaces, art studios, office complexes and visitor attractions such as the Kingston Communications Stadium and The Deep – the world’s only submarium. Better still, within the next 5 years the city will have seen over £250 million in investment.

The region also boasts a diverse coastline ranging from award-winning sandy beaches to dramatic cliffs. Inland you’ll find mile upon mile of green, unspoilt countryside and woodland that are perfect for walking, cycling or horse riding. And if you like exploring, there are endless historic towns and picture postcard villages within a short driving distance from Hull. Right now, housing is plentiful, varied and affordable, too and there is a fantastic selection of high-quality schools to choose from.

Dr Justin Cooke, Clinical Lead on (01482) 605307/and main cell-path office (01482) 607733 or Dr Andrew Fletcher, Clinical Director (01482) 461290

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Closing date 5/12/2018