Consultant Breast Pathologist

Liverpool, Merseyside
£77,913 to £105,042 per annum
25 Apr 2019
23 May 2019
Career Level
Contract Type

Applications are invited for the post of full-time (10PA) or part time Consultant breast Histopathologist (most pathologists will also do a second sub-specialty as well and there is availability in a number of other sub-specialties). This post should be attractive to either experienced Consultants with a demonstrable special interest in breast histopathology, or to pathologists who would like to develop their careers in this specialty while working in a friendly and stimulating environment.

Liverpool Clinical Laboratories (LCL) was formed in 2013 as a multidisciplinary NHS pathology service, jointly owned by the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals and University Hospital Aintree, delivering a high quality service to the two Trusts and community services in Liverpool. The histopathology service receives the full range of complex/tertiary and routine breast specimens including oncoplastic specimens. The breast team provides advice on diagnosis, treatment and management of 280 screen detected cancers per year, 250 new symptomatic cancers and histological support for breast reconstruction and other oncoplastic specimens at the Royal site and almost 350 cancers (mostly symptomatic) from Aintree. In addition we provide rapid intraoperative assessment of sentinel nodes using OSNA technique and continue to offer use of Oncotype Dx as a prognostic and predictive tool across both sites. The department is actively supportive of breast trial recruitment and the 100,00 genome project. 

LCL provides Her-2 assessment and reporting of primary and metastatic breast cancers by IHC and FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization) as a therapeutic predictive aid for breast cancers both for in house cases and referred cases from within and outside Merseyside Network. LCL is willing to consider a mix of various sub specialties, flexible working and will consider dedicated research time, for appropriate applicants.  Participation in the post mortem rota is possible for those appropriately trained. 

The department has a strong teamwork and supportive culture and will offer mentoring and individual personal development for individuals who are inexperienced in any particular specialist areas. Twice weekly multi header microscopy sessions to discuss difficult and interesting cases are held within the department. All new appointees have both a professional and pastoral mentor appointed t osupport them in their new role.

The Department is scheduled to move into a new laboratory building. The posts will be based at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, with the possibility of cross-site working depending on specialist interests.  The Department provides undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and there are close links with academic pathology in the University of Liverpool. Any candidate who is unable to work full time for personal reasons will be eligible to be considered for the post. Applicants must be on, or within six months of entry to, the Specialist Register and be fully registered with the GMC.

Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the Department.

Enquiries should be made to:

Prof Chris Holcombe, Clinical Director
0151 706 3459;

Dr Jim Anson, Medical Director
LCL: 0151 706 4423; and/or

Dr Yasmeen Mir
0151 706 4513, Consultant Histopathologist.

Applicants may wish to arrange a meeting with Ms Alyson Constantyne, Chief Operating Officer, LCL: 0151 529 4920.

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