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Locum Consultant Cellular Pathologist

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Specialist doctor, Pathology
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

The pathologists all undertake subspecialist areas of reporting and there is flexibility to accommodate the incumbent of this post in a number of subspecialist areas by mutual agreement, depending on the individual's interests and departmental needs.

Renal biopsies, lymphoma, sarcoma and medical liver biopsies are reported by a limited number of pathologists. There is currently subspecialist reporting of most other areas including breast, upper and lower gastrointestinal, urological, thoracic, head & neck and hepato-pancreatico-biliary specimens.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to develop areas of subspecialisation and join the relevant reporting teams related to those areas. Coronial post mortem work is available for interested applicants however, it is not mandatory.

Participation in the reporting of some of the following areas would be particularly welcomed: soft tissue pathology, thoracic pathology, uropathology, gastrointestinal pathology, head & neck pathology, medical lever and /or renal biopsies

About us

University Hospitals Plymouth is situated within easy reach of central Plymouth, Tavistock, Ivybridge and the Cornish towns of Saltash, via the Tamar bridge and Torpoint via car ferry. Bordered by the rugged beautiful Dartmoor to the North, fantastic beaches and the South West Coast path to the South, the South Hams to the East and Cornwall to the West, Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city with a wealth of attractions and activities for everyone to enjoy.

Job description
Job responsibilities

A detailed job description and person specification is available as an uploaded document in the document section of this vacancy request

Person Specification
Education, Qualifications and Skills

  • Full registration with the GMC (and a licence to practise), or eligible to apply 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.
  • Thorough knowledge and extensive experience of general diagnostic histopathology


  • M/FRCPath (II) or equivalent
  • Specialist Registration with the GMC

Knowledge and Experience

  • Exposure to laboratory management
  • Working knowledge and experience of the NHS and its organisation
  • Thorough knowledge and extensive experience in general diagnostic histopathology.


  • Evidence of ability and substantial experience in laboratory management
  • Formal Management Training
  • Interest in soft tissue, thoracic, urology, head and neck, medical renal or medical liver pathology.

Aptitude and Abilities

  • Able to provide evidence of aptitude and abilities via case logs or appropriate written references.
  • Ability and commitment to teaching pathology to specialty trainees, biomedical scientists and other professional groups.


  • Engages with relevant External Quality Assessment (or equivalent) schemes.
  • Shows evidence of personal audit and reflection on identified errors.
  • Enthusiasm for teaching medical students

Disposition / Attitude / Motivation

  • Able to provide evidence of safe and effective team working either via multi-source feedback or appropriate written references.


  • Shows good leadership qualities.

Other factors

  • Shows a desire to potentially live and work within the Trust beyond the fixed term of this contract.

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