Consultant Cellular Pathologist
We would like you to join our team of consultants in East Kent. Applications are invited for two full time (11 PA) consultant posts in Cellular Pathology at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust. The posts are based at the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent. These are new posts.
The Cellular Pathology service, which has obtained UKAS ISO15189 accreditation, is centralised in Ashford at the William Harvey Hospital.
Main duties of the job
The post-holder will have full GMC registration, will be a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists or equivalent, and be on the Specialist Register or within six months of receiving the certificate of completion of training (CCT) at the time of the interview.
East Kent is an area of outstanding natural beauty with large areas of unspoilt countryside and easy access to the continent. There are many opportunities to participate in outdoor activities, including hiking in the beautiful landscape and water sports around our extensive coastline.
It is a delightful place to live with a fantastic coastline, beautiful villages and the cathedral city of Canterbury. The high speed link offers easy access to London in less than 40 minutes from Ashford. Kent has retained the grammar school system and there are excellent state and private schools.
Working for your organisation
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, with links to the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, was established on 1st April 1999. The Trust was awarded University status in August 2008 and Foundation status in April 2009. The Trust is one of the largest in the country, employing over 6500 people with a budget of around £480M.
We are one of the hospitals in the London/KSS deanery histopathology training rotation so we regularly have histopathology trainees in the department. We are also a teaching hospital, with medical students from GKT medical school having placements in East Kent in recent years. We now also have the exciting opportunity of working with Kent and Medway’s new Medical School, jointly provided by the University of Kent and Canterbury Christchurch University, which opened in September 2020.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Cellular Pathology is a progressive, dynamic and innovative discipline.
Most of the consultants sub specialise in 2 - 4 areas of surgical pathology. It is desirable to have a subspeciality interest in one or more of the following: breast, skin, gastrointestinal and soft tissue pathology. The postholder will also be given flexibility within the existing structure to develop further sub-specialist interests. There is the opportunity to participate in the private pathology services provided by the consultant group, if desired. There is also an opportunity to participate in the coronial postmortem rota, if applicable, but this is not essential.
The posts attract 11 PAs (including 2 SPAs).