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NHS Highland
Inverness, Highland
£91,474 - £121,548 per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Oct 2022

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Hospital, Pathology
Career Level
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Full Time
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10 PA’s per week

£91,474 - £121,548 per annum pro rata

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.  

Dr Natasha Inglis, Consultant Cellular Pathologist, natasha.inglist@ 

Dr Grant Stenhouse, Consultant Cellular Pathologist,

Dr Adam Brown, Divisional Clinical Director,   

Mr Alex Javed, Laboratories Service Manager,   

Closing date for applications Midnight, 16 October 2022

Job reference: 119324

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.


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