Specialty Doctor - Gastrointestinal and Skin Pathology

Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
£40,037 - £74,661 per annum
13 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is looking to appoint a Specialty Doctor in  Gastrointestinal and Skin Pathology to join our friendly and committed medical team within the Department of Cellular Pathology.  This post attracts 10 PAs including 1 SPA to allow time for requirements of revalidation.

This is an exciting time for the department with plans to implement digital pathology over the coming year through a new partnership with the Northern Pathology Imaging Co-operative and the establishment of a Pathology Network with York Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust.  The department has well established working relationships with clinical teams across the Trust.

The post holder will provide and develop further with the team a comprehensive clinical and laboratory service for the Trust to nationally accredited standards of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service.

This post will involve performing or supervising cut ups, microscopy and other diagnostic techniques, working up and reporting cases at the appropriate level for a specialty doctor, and supporting clinical meetings and case discussions. The post will have a major contribution to GI and skin pathology  A willingness to integrate new diagnostic techniques into Cellular Pathology and undertake training where necessary is essential.

The cellular pathology laboratory (histology, cytology and neuropathology) is situated at the Hull Royal Infirmary in a purpose-built facility. A state-of-the-art public mortuary was completed on the Hull Royal Infirmary site in 2008.  A team of Consultants carry out both Coronial work (not part of this NHS contract) and request autopsies. There is an opportunity for new appointees to join this team.

The cellular pathology laboratory was the first laboratory in the country to achieve ISO15189 accreditation through UKAS. The laboratory provides a high quality service and undertakes a wide immunocytochemistry repertoire with consistently high EQA returns. Plans are in place to develop an in-house molecular testing service. This is a forward thinking laboratory with a well established advanced practitioner training programme, a strong dissection team and plans to develop a reporting BMS post.

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute services from two hospital sites. It serves a population of approximately 1.2 million. With an annual budget of over £481 million and employing approximately 8,000 staff the trust is committed to the continuous development of services for the benefit of patients and to providing a comprehensive service of the highest possible quality.

Already a vibrant and dynamic city, Hull was awarded City of Culture status in 2017. Hull’s vision is to be one of the UK’s top ten destinations for shopping, art, sport, leisure and most importantly, living. A huge amount has already been spent on creating new shopping centres, waterfront living spaces, art studios, office complexes and visitor attractions such as the Kingston Communications Stadium and The Deep – the world’s only submarium. Better still, within the next 5 years the city will have seen over £250 million in investment.

The region also boasts a diverse coastline ranging from award-winning sandy beaches to dramatic cliffs. Inland you’ll find mile upon mile of green, unspoilt countryside and woodland that are perfect for walking, cycling or horse riding. And if you like exploring, there are endless historic towns and picture postcard villages within a short driving distance from Hull. Right now, housing is plentiful, varied and affordable, too and there is a fantastic selection of high-quality schools to choose from.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share. 

Dr Justin Cooke, Consultant Histopathologist and Clinical Lead, justin.cooke@hey.nhs.uk, 01482 605307

Dr Andi Fletcher, Clinical Director for Pathology, andrew.fletcher@hey.nhs.uk, 01482 761290