Consultant Histopathologist/Cytopathologist

Forth, Lanark
80,653 - 107,170 (pro rata)
21 Dec 2018
01 Feb 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Full time or part-time

NHS Forth Valley seeks to appoint a whole time Consultant Histopathologist/Cytopathologist based in the Laboratory at Forth Valley Royal Hospital and is available from 1st February 2019. NHS Forth Valley provides a comprehensive range of high quality healthcare to a population of around 310,000 people in Central Scotland. Acute services are provided in one site which is the new Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert.

The successful applicant will join a team of 6 other NHS consultants.  The workload is representative of a District General Hospital and covers a wide range of specialties, with all the major anatomical sites represented. Cervical Cytology, General Cytopathology and Autopsies also form part of the workload and are shared amongst the Consultants. Specialist reporting has not been implemented, but each Consultant has his or her own area(s) of special interest and we would attempt to accommodate the successful applicant’s area of expertise or interest. This will lead to the successful applicants providing pathology input to the cancer MDTs related to their interests.

Applicants must be registered or be eligible to apply for inclusion on the GMC Specialist Register (within 6 months from the interview date) and hold a licence to practise. They must also hold the Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists or a qualification of an equivalent standing.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Departments and meet key staff. Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Mark Brown, Consultant Histopathologist and Clinical Lead for Laboratories, or Dr Katie Robertson, Consultant Pathologist and Clinical Director for Laboratories and Radiology by telephone, via the Pathology Office direct dial: 01324 567114.

Applicant Information, including the job description for the post is available from Medical Workforce by telephone on 01324 618327 or by email at 

This post is open primarily to applicants who do not require a work permit to take up employment in the UK. Any applications from applicants who do require a work permit will be considered only if no suitable UK or EEA national is identified for the post. Further immigration information is available on:​ganisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

To apply, applicants must submit a fully completed Medical and Dental application form to the above address by Noon Friday 1st February 2019 by clicking the apply button.

Applicants should have full GMC registration and a licence to practise. Applicants who are not yet in receipt of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR), are required to provide documentary evidence of eligibility to apply at the time of application.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 5th March 2019. Please quote reference MD1218237 on all correspondence.

NHS Forth Valley is an equal opportunities employer.