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10 PA’s per week

£87,534 – £116,313 per annum pro rata

Job reference: 098920

Applications are invited for a Consultant to join the Cellular Pathology Department, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. This position is available on a ten programmed activity basis, but applicants wishing to work part time will be considered.

This is a fantastic chance to join our small, friendly but extremely efficient department in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. We can offer flexible working and if this is your first consultant appointment we will monitor a graduated workload for you.

Inverness is the Capital of the Highlands and offers a range of leisure and sporting opportunities unequalled in the UK and this job provides an opportunity for a great work-life balance. Raigmore Hospital is a modern district general hospital with 454 beds, which serves a catchment area of almost 10,000 square miles covering the Scottish Highlands and Islands. It is a tertiary referral centre, cancer centre and a breast screening centre.

The Department provides a balanced mixture of specialist and generalist reporting. The successful applicant will be expected to take part in the general rota and either have or develop special interests to complement those of colleagues and meet the needs of the Department. In particular, interests in dermatopathology, breast, and/or diagnostic cytology would be welcomed. The Department provides an extra-contractual autopsy service to the Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit (North) and participation in this service can be easily accommodated, if desired. There is no requirement to report cervical cytology. There are varying options for teaching undergraduates and postgraduates.

The department is fully computerised, using the Cirdan Ultra Laboratory Information Management System to integrate histopathology, diagnostic cytology and autopsy reporting. Following a successful pilot, which included demonstration of remote working, inter-departmental sharing of images and LIMS integration, we have installed Philips digital pathology equipment with a view to developing the use of this technology within the department. The department has a networked Macropath digital imaging system for macroscopic imaging in the cut-up room and all microscopes have a digital imaging system. Dragon Voice Recognition technology is available if desired.

NHS Highland can offer a Global Citizens contract for a period of 3yrs which has been attractive in other substantive appointments and if this is something the candidate would like to participate in we can discuss this during the interview process. This Global Citizen contract can offer up to 10 weeks* (paid) each year which will be captured in your job plan dedicated to contributing to global health work either in a partner country, or working in Scotland to support global health activity with partners. Work could be online teaching, engagement with global and national policy makers in partner countries to support development, strengthening, evaluation of services. You will have the support of the Global Health Academy based at the University of Edinburgh, which can identify projects for you to join overseas and can assist in travel and visa arrangements for self-directed projects. Example programme countries include Malawi, Zambia and Rwanda. (*This excludes annual leave and study leave – which could be added to this time). The timing of these 10 weeks of global health activity will be arranged with NHS Highland, the 10 weeks do not have to be taken as one block, but can be distributed throughout your working commitments in line with your agreed job plan.

For more information please contact:

Dr Natasha Inglis,

Dr Adam Brown,

Mr Aex Javad,

Closing Date: Midnight 15 May 2022

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