Consultant Cellular Pathologist Job at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – in Nottingham

Job Description

Job overview

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and forward thinking Histopathologist to join our existing team of 30 consultants with the opportunity to develop exciting sub-speciality interests and potential opportunities for research and teaching. Participation in the coronial autopsy service is welcome but optional. There is no cervical cytology requirement. The post would suit either a first-time consultant or an established consultant Histopathologist wishing to relocate to pastures new.

You will have a strong background in Cellular Pathology and be a team player able to work as part of a sub-specialised team.

Candidates will be expected to develop expertise in at least two separate areas to allow better team working and leave cover. Depending on the interests for the appointee, areas that specialist expertise may be developed include the following; Gynae, MSK; Renal/Urology.

Main duties of the job

You will be supported by well-established experienced specialist reporting teams.

The appointee, in collaboration with the other Consultants will be expected to fulfil the duties detailed in Job description which can be found in our job pack, attached in the supporting documents.

Work load is calculated as per the Royal College of Pathologists workload unit guidelines 2015.

The department is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and is proactive in developing and adopting solutions to maintain high quality sustainable reporting including automated laboratory processes, voice recognition reporting and whole slide imaging technology (digital pathology).

We advocate lean principles and our plans for digital pathology will further underpin successful and efficient flexible working, teaching and research.

Supporting junior medics at post and undergraduate levels is required.

Working for our organisation

The Cellular pathology service is split across 2 campuses (QMC and NCH) approximately 30 minutes’ drive from each other.

We process in excess 110,000 surgical specimens, 7000 non-gynaecological cytology cases and 1500 post mortems (the majority for H M Coroner) per annum including use of CTPM technology.

The Department is actively planning a move to digital pathology and the appointee will be given the opportunity to contribute to the introduction of this technology. Service is also in the process of planning and implementing a new LIMS system (Clinisys Enterprise)

The Department is a teaching and training department and the appointee will be expected to deliver undergraduate teaching (tutorials) and to participate in training ST’s in Histopathology and to contribute to the local ST teaching programme in their relevant area(s) of special interest, as well as developing our own BMS staff with advanced dissection.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To provide a comprehensive Histopathology diagnostic service, including full clinical liaison, to:

Clinicians at NUH.

Other users of the histopathology service in the Greater Nottingham health community.

Other hospitals that hold service level agreements for specialist services with NUH.

To take a lead role in the development of specialist diagnostic techniques to meet the increasing demands of clinical users.

To be involved in the training of Specialty trainees, scientific and BMS staff. Provision of reciprocal cover for periods of leave

To contribute, as required, to the teaching of pathology to undergraduates and postgraduates within the Medical School of University of Nottingham. To take part in Medical Audit and Quality Control.

To pursue a programme of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) with the Royal College of Pathologists and to participate in annual Individual Performance Reviews (IPR) and Consultant appraisals.

To contribute to the requirements of Clinical Governance. To share in the administrative duties associated with the running of a clinical laboratory.

Person specification

Professional Registration

Essential criteria

Full and Specialist registration (and with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC), or be eligible for registration within six months of interview.

Applicants that are UK trained, must ALSO be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview.

Applicants that are non-UK trained, will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT

Professional Qualifications

Essential criteria

FRCPath or equivalent

Desirable criteria

Higher professional degree

Relevant managerial qualifications and experience

Member of relevant Professional Societies

Clinical Skills/Experience

Essential criteria

Evidenced technical skills as described in the job description

Evidence of thorough and broad training

Ability to take responsibility for delivery of service without direct supervision

Desirable criteria

Specific training in communication skills

Specific training in patient safety and/or human factors

Evidence of continuing professional development (existing consultants must be able to demonstrate active participation in a recognised CPD scheme)

Management Skills

Essential criteria

Able to develop, present and operationalise coherent ideas for service development/delivery

Able to work in a team

Desirable criteria

Higher management degree or qualification or training

Experience of change management

Personal Skills/Qualities

Essential criteria

Able to use the Trust’s IT support systems

Teaching, Audit & Research

Essential criteria

Evidence of participation in Clinical Audit.

Able to teach and support junior staff effectively.

Desirable criteria

Original Research Publications

Higher teaching degree or qualification or training

Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/easy-read-job-application

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.

Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£45 for enhanced and £28 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

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