Consultant Cellular Pathologist (Histopathology)

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
£77,913 to £105,042 pa
18 Jan 2019
18 Feb 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

There has never been a better time to join our Trust than now! We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our 6,000 staff serve a growing population of 700,000 across Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire.

As a newly-merged, larger organisation we have increased opportunities to enhance services, ensuring we provide the best patient experience and clinical outcomes. For our staff this means they can experience a wide and varied career within the one organisation. We offer a real commitment to supporting your career in an environment where your skills and ideas are valued, where you are supported in developing your full potential and where your individual contribution is recognised, respected and rewarded.

Our Trust vision is: Working together to be the best at providing outstanding care for local communities, and so we look to appoint people who are as passionate about good quality patient care as we are!

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

Peterborough City Hospital

Consultant in Cellular Pathology

This forward-thinking, well-equipped and friendly department is looking for a cellular pathologist to add to the current team of five substantive consultants based at Peterborough City Hospital.

The Cellular Pathology department in Peterborough has recently been awarded funding by the regional Cancer Alliance to implement full digital histopathology reporting. Procurement options are currently being examined, and full implementation is expected to occur during 2019. This presents an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to be involved in establishing digital reporting in an expanding department.

The department has a medical equipment service provided by Roche which has recently been renegotiated; in this context, we expect to expand our in-house molecular testing of tumours (to include lung and colorectal cancers, melanomas etc.) within the next few months.

The departmental workload includes large amounts of breast, colorectal and urological pathology. An interest in one or more of these areas is desirable, although any special interest usually found in a district general hospital may be accommodated. The department does not report cervical cytopathology. Generalist reporting skills are essential and cross cover for multidisciplinary team meetings will be required. Those wishing to work less than full-time are welcome to apply.

We can offer:

  • Competitive relocation packages may be available by negotiation with the Trust
  • Additional programmed activities up to 12 PAs are available to all full-time appointees, subject to appropriate job planning
  • Additionally paid overtime is currently available to all consultants
  • Equal opportunities to undertake private practice and post-mortems are available to new appointees (subject to appropriate qualifications and Trust approval, and by agreement with Ramsay Healthcare and HM Coroner respectively)
  • Flexible working patterns, including working from home, are accommodated within the department and will be enhanced by the introduction of digital histopathology
  • A time-limited, day release programme of sub-specialist training may be negotiated with the local specialist centre(s)

The case mix is that normally seen in a district general hospital, with a wide range of specimens received from local hospitals and GPs. The department supports cervical (histopathology only), breast and bowel cancer NHS screening programmes and has close links with Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, which is our local tertiary referral centre. There are also opportunities to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. The department currently has two trainee posts. All the pathology specialities have full ISO15189 accreditation.

Candidates for this post should hold the FRCPath or equivalent and either be on or within six months of entry to, the GMC Specialist Register at the time of interview.

Peterborough is a pleasant East Anglian city with excellent transport links to all parts of the country, including a regular sub-50-minute train service to London. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and villages and has an excellent school system.

The Trust operates a no-smoking policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke on Trust premises. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Employees commencing employment who require a DBS Check, or existing staff transferring to roles which require a DBS or higher level DBS than currently held, will be charged for the cost of the check (currently £50 for an Enhanced Check and £31 for a Standard Check). This payment will be deducted from your first months’ salary.

Appointment to any position is conditional on the satisfactory completion of the core NHS Employment Checks Standards. Information disclosed in your application will be checked and any offer of appointment may be withdrawn if you knowingly withhold or provide false or misleading information. In submitting an application form, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed. This includes a check with the DBS Update Service where registered.

Tier 2 applicants working in healthcare will need to provide a criminal record certificate for them and any dependants from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the 10 years prior to their application.

Our standard employee benefits include:

  • Excellent pension, maternity and sick pay schemes
  • On-site flexible nursery open 7am to 8pm 52 weeks a year (Hinchingbrooke Hospital only)
  • Access to inhouse physiotherapy services
  • Family friendly working patterns
  • Subsidised restaurant & car parking
  • Retail & leisure discounts

Our Values - At the heart of all that we do
We don’t only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we look for individuals who possess and demonstrate behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These include such attributes as being dedicated, practicing the highest level of care towards everyone, showing courage and embracing innovation. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas. So show us through your application and at interview how you meet these.

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