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Consultant Histopathologist

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

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We are seeking a full time Consultant Pathologist to join our established and enthusiastic team in providing a high-quality general histopathology/diagnostic cytology service. It is a new post creating a team of five full time Pathologists, four Consultant and one Associate Specialist. The department also has Advanced Practice Histology Dissection undertaken by Biomedical Scientists and supports a candidate on the RCPath Advanced Specialist Diploma in Histology Reporting of GI specimens. We are a small district general hospital, so we primarily seek a General Pathologist. Development of sub-specialty interests that complement the needs of the department is encouraged.

The contract is for 10 PA. The Trust is happy to consider flexible working in support of work life balance. Extended days, compressed hours and part time working may be considered. There is no requirement to undertake on-call, in such cases modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust in consultation with consultant colleagues.

A successful candidate may have, or may wish to, develop special professional interests and this is encouraged provided it complements and enhances the overall work of the department. The post-holder will be encouraged to develop academic and educational links with colleagues in nearby mainland Trusts.

Main duties of the job

The appointee will share the histopathology and cytopathology workload equally with the other consultant pathologists. Medicolegal autopsies however are not part of the NHS contract and are performed at the behest of HM Isle of Wight Coroner, autopsies can be undertaken during 'normal office hours' (based on the agreement with the Clinical Director). The pursuit of service developments will be encouraged, particularly where these relate to service needs.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The provision of a high quality effective diagnostic service in this specialty, with continuing responsibility for the care of patients in liaison with consultant colleagues, including participation in the work of multidisciplinary teams.

It is expected that the appointee will take on the responsibility and development of specialty/multidisciplinary team working relevant to his/her interests and service requirements.

Provide professional direction of the histopathology/cytopathology service.

Be responsible for the proper functioning of the department in conjunction with consultant colleagues.

Participation in regional and national EQA schemes.

To comply with Trust policies and procedures where appropriate.

The post holder may be asked, by mutual agreement, to undertake additional work either within or external to his/her contracted commitment - because of increased workload.

The post holder will be expected to agree internal cover arrangements for absence (e.g., annual/study leave). External locums would cover long-term absences e.g., maternity or sick leave.

Person Specification

  • Full registration and licence to practise with the GMC and be on the Specialist Register in Histopathology (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.
  • FRCPath or evidence of equivalent qualification.


  • Other relevant higher qualification.
  • Evidence of a special interest that complements those of other consultants in the department.




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