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Consultant iPathologist

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Specialist doctor, Histopathology, Pathology
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the post of Substantive Consultant in Pathology

This is a replacement full time post, and the successful applicant would join a team of 21 consultants. Over the next 5 years our aim is to undertake an ambitious recruitment program to develop strong specialist, academic and research activity with existing and evolving opportunities within the Trust and University. We work in an oligo-specialist setting - colleagues are encouraged to take part in 2-3 subspecialties, becoming part of the respective teams. We welcome all subspecialty interests - experience in breast and skin pathology is an advantage.

Our vision is to create a large and diverse department to provide individuals with personalised and flexible working patterns to support their professional interests and development.

Main duties of the job

Workload is controlled by a pull system allowing consultants to choose and protect time dedicated to reporting, teaching, research, and SPA activities.

Digital pathology is already in use at our department and in collaboration with our regional colleagues, a new network-wide digital pathology solution is being deployed, including AI to aid flexible working, teaching and research.

The working environment is supportive and friendly there are good relations with both clinical colleagues and academics at the UEA.

The department and subspecialist teams support new consultants to help them adjust into their roles, gain experience and explore their interests. We have an established Biorepository and are involved in the collection of samples for the Genomics England 100,000 Genome Project.

About us

The Histopathology team works in a purpose built modern, light, and airy building on a green field site which has been commended for its design and infrastructure by external assessors. It is next to the research park and university campus near the Sports Park, which is equipped with a gym and pool. Each consultant has their own office with up-to-date IT equipment including voice-recognition software.

Our well-equipped laboratory is UKAS accredited, fully staffed and BMS cut-up is well established. Private practice and work for HM Coroners are optional extras. A number of consultants work part-time, and we actively encourage flexible working, utilising our new digital pathology solution, to ensure a healthy work/life balance. We train and employ advanced practitioners in dissection and reporting in GI, breast and skin pathology.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and advert for a full picture of the main responsibilities and to see an example of a working week.

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams.

Person Specification

  • Full General Medical Council (GMC) registration with a license to practice on Specialist registration 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
  • FRCPath or equivalent


  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and support staff
  • Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Enthusiasm for service development and teaching.


  • Previous responsibility for service improvement. Management skills


  • Applicants who are Nationals from a European country or elsewhere further overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 years training period in the National Health Service required for the specialty.


  • Commitment to develop an appropriate special interest

Commitment to clinical governance / improving quality of patient care

  • Clinical governance: Capacity to be alert to dangers or problems. Demonstrates awareness of good decision making. Aware of own limitations. Track record of engaging in clinical governance: reporting errors, learning from errors.
  • Audit: evidence of active participation in audit.



  • Teaching: evidence of interest and experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and mentoring laboratory staff undertaking specimen dissection



  • Flexible outlook on working hours.
  • Ability to work across multiple sites when public transport may not be available.

Communications and Language Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues, colleagues in pathology and support staff
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries


  • Good presentation skills

Commitment to ongoing professional development

  • Learning and personal development: Demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning and maintaining professional skills.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to fully engage in appraisal. Self-awareness and ability to accept and learn from feedback.

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