CONSULTANT CELLULAR PATHOLOGIST – Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust – Dewsbury

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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£84,559 – £114,003 a year

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An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated pathologist to join our existing team of 12 enthusiastic and supportive Consultant Histopathologists in a Department which we believe offers excellent opportunities to develop as a professional.

Whilst this post is offered on a full time (10 PA) basis, less than full time applications will be considered. You will be joining a team of consultants who currently cover 10.55 WTE posts in a combination of full-time and part time positions. Within this a flexible working policy is considered to be an integral part of our team approach.

Applicants must possess FRCPath or equivalent and have a broad experience in Histopathology (including being within 6 months of their CCT if in a UK-based Histopathology training scheme at the time of the advisory appointments committee).

Surgical reporting duties in this post have traditionally been as a generalist, however the large volumes of work arising in many specific areas now provide scope for applicants with a previous specialist reporting practice to join the department and continue in a role which would accommodate specialist reporting and interests, either as a whole or in the form of oligospecialisation. Areas which could be open to consideration in this respect include, but are not limited to, Breast, Urology, Upper/Lower GI and Skin. Appointment with a view to practicing as a generalist also remains as a fully viable option.

In either type of role above, sharing cover of one or more MultiDisciplinary Team meetings with colleagues is an essential component of the position (specialties to be covered for an appointee to generalist role would be open for discussion with the successful candidate).

Major resection specimens in breast, colorectal, and urology are received, as well as endometrial, skin and some head & neck cancers, together with diagnostic work for upper gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, colposcopy and lung. Haematological malignancies are largely subclassified by the regional HMDS service in Leeds.

Cytology reporting of non-gynaecological samples is required, but no cervical screening cytology is reported within the Trust.

The successful candidate will be invited to participate in the Coroner’s Autopsy rota if suitably qualified (currently undertaken by 6 of the consultants).

Highlights of this department include a daily multiheader microscope meeting where challenging, consensus and interesting cases are discussed and shared, monthly departmental governance and educational meetings, and a locally designed computer workflow programme which allows efficient, flexible and transparent working for the rota and workload allocation (as per RCPath points system).

The Department is currently in the process of developing a working from home policy, which has now moved into the trial phase, with the expectation that the policy will be finalised during the second half 2022. This will then provide scope for working from home opportunities for a successful candidate if required. This is currently expected to amount to one day a week, although would be subject to continuing to meet Departmental requirements for on-site personnel numbers.

The Trust is collaborating with other local Trusts in the development of digital pathology within our department.

The department reports approximately 35,000 histology requests and 2,600 non-gynae cytology specimens, and undertakes approximately 550 post-mortems (mostly coroner’s) per year.

The department also undertakes clinical supervision of two SpRs from the Yorkshire Histopathology Training Programme.

We’re proud that our workforce – our greatest asset – strives for excellence every day in providing care and support to thousands of people living across those who use our services. Mid-Yorkshire celebrates excellence and innovation. We have modern, state-of-the-art facilities and provide first class learning and development opportunities. Mid-Yorks is transforming, grounded in our values to care and improve, respecting our patients, our community and our staff, to deliver the highest standards of care.

If you are a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking clinician with a passion for your profession and an enthusiasm to be part of a Trust striving to be the best, get in touch to see what a career at Mid-Yorkshire could be like for you.

The appointment will be on the basis of the new consultant contract laid down by the Hospital Medical and Dental Staff Terms and Conditions of Service and will be remunerated as appropriate on the salary scale £84,559 – £114,003 per annum.

For further information please contact in the first instance:

Dr Kevin Birbeck, Clinical Lead in Histopathology, telephone: 01924 816179

Dr Jenny Thomas, Head of Clinical Services, telephone: 01924 816227

Candidates are welcome to visit the department.

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