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Consultant Histopathologist (Full time or Part time)

Wye Valley NHS Trust
Depending on experience £88,364-£119,133
Closing date
26 Oct 2023

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Hospital, Histopathology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Relocation expenses up to 8K Plus a Recruitment incentive of 10K

The appointee will support the diagnostic, screening, teaching and administrative tasks of the department as detailed in the job description. The department will support fully digital home based working or a blended model of on site and home working, depending on the candidates preference all MDTs can also be covered remotely.

The department is the lead laboratory in our digital network which includes Worcester Acute Hospital and South Warwickshire Foundation Trust. We are working towards a model whereby cases can be shared digitally across our network to make maximum value of local reporting expertise. The department has biomedical scientific staff who can support a full repertoire of specimen dissection and is in the process of introducing the Macropath dissection system to allow the process to be viewed remotely should the reporting consultant require.

AAC Interview Date to be confirmed.

Main duties of the job

To fully participate as part of the team of consultants in the provision of comprehensive histopathology, non-gynaecological cytopathology, and morbid anatomy services (optional) according to agreed rotas.

To assist in the maintenance and development of those services in accordance with medical and technical advances.

To support MDTs and local clinicians in delivering a reliable and comprehensive service to support patient care

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care wed want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

The Trust encourages applications from people outside of the NHS and welcomes the valuable experiences and skills they can bring to the organisation.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time all the time.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description for full details of roles and responsibilities of this position.

Person Specification

  • Full and Specialist registration (and with a current 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


  • Management training and/or experience.


  • FRCPath or show evidence of equivalent training and experience
  • Appropriate training in Histopathology, and diagnostic cytology and carrying out autopsies.
  • Appropriate experience and skills in all aspects of Cellular Pathology appropriate to a DGH service including surgical histopathology, diagnostic cytology (non-gynaecological cytology including reporting fine needle aspirates) and carrying out autopsies for the Coroner and hospital service.


  • A special interest in breast and/or gynaecological pathology

Physical Requirements (including any aids or adaptions)

  • To carry out duties safely and competently.


  • Access to transport

Special Aptitudes

  • A commitment to the development of a high quality cost-effective Cellular Pathology service to the hospital, its Clinicians, and local General Practitioners.

Personal Characteristics

  • Leadership ability
  • Ability to work in team
  • The ability to motivate and develop the staff of the Department balancing departmental and personal objectives.
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written, including the ability to communicate and negotiate effectively with colleagues and staff.


  • Energy and enthusiasm and the ability to work under pressure.
  • The ability to plan strategically and to exercise sound judgement when faced with conflicting pressures.





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