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Consultant Histopathologist posted by Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Full Time
£77,913 - £105,042 / year

Job Description

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Applicant Information Pack document in the 'Further Links' section before applying for this position. This pack will provide you with all the details you need on how to make your application and what happens next. You can also view our Total Reward Package Information for details on our colleague benefits.

Consultant Histopathologist

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Histopathologist at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

The Department of Diagnostic and Molecular Pathology currently have a full time 10 PA vacancy for a Consultant Histopathologist with the opportunity to take on further clinical sessions once appointed.

Our laboratory is a designated centre for many Cancer sites and has full UKAS Accreditation. The laboratory receives over 35,000 Histology, approximately 50,000 Cytology (Gynae and non-gynae) and 1,100 autopsy requests. The department performs a wide range of molecular techniques. There is limited sub-specialist reporting of some specimens (e.g Breast, Colorectal and screening programme biopsies), however the majority of consultants report a full cross section of cases received in the department.

With a proven track record of improving the service, notable achievements in the last couple of years include:

  • Molecular automated PCR for theranostic work (e.g Idylla® BRAF) and tumour expression analysis (e.g ALK in lung carcinoma)
  • Provision of a EUS and EBUS rapid onsite evaluation service for pancreatic, lung, adrenal with planned expansion for the head and neck service
  • Pathology support for Bowel Cancer Screening programme including age expansion and Bowel Scope Screening
  • Pathology support for the 100,000 genome project for urology and breast surgery
  • Collaborative working with neighbouring hospitals as part of the South 1 NHSI Pathology Network. This includes the current development of a funded case for digital histopathology. The department is actively involved in the delivery of the education programme of the University of Exeter and this post will be part of this provision. For new consultants the job plan for this post will include 2.5 SPAs for the first year.

The Royal Cornwall Hospital is situated in the Cathedral city of Truro in the centre of the Cornish Peninsula. The surrounding countryside is renowned for its spectacular rural and coastal scenery. Cornwall is well known for its surfing beaches, coastal and inland sailing waters, as well as equestrian opportunities. The strong heritage of Cornwall has been further enhanced with the attractions such as the Eden Project and the National Maritime Museum. Over recent years there has been an unprecedented growth in high quality restaurants and family orientated leisure facilities. The main road links have been enhanced by recent major improvements to the A30. Local rail links to London include regular daytime and sleeper services, and there are regular daily flights from Newquay Airport to national and international destinations.

Applicants are required to be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT or equivalent at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share. Modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust in consultation with consultant colleagues.

If you are thinking of joining us and have a partner or family who would relocate with you please contact us as we have a variety of employment opportunities within the hospital and would be happy to discuss this with you

If you are thinking of joining us and have a partner or family who would relocate with you please contact us as we have a variety of employment opportunities within the hospital and would be happy to discuss this with you.

Informal enquiries regarding this post should be addressed to Dr James Garvican, Head of Department and Specialty Director by email ( Email address removed ) or phone Apply Now >>

The Royal Cornwall Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Please note: Information submitted in your application via NHS Jobs will be transferred to Trac, our third party recruitment system. This will be for the management of the recruitment process including retaining any related documents. Your data remains confidential and will not be shared with any other parties. By submitting an application, you authorise Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.

If your application is successful, your details will be retained for as long as you remain our employee (and for a suitable time as required following your date of leaving). If your application is unsuccessful, your job application and related documents will be retained confidentially for a period of 13 months and then destroyed. If you have any questions relating to how we handle your personal data please contact the Trust’s Data Protection Officer by email ( Email address removed ).

We are committed to ensuring all of our colleagues are developed, engaged and supported to work in different ways. Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The Home Office requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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