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Consultant Cellular Pathologist

Employer
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Shrewsbury
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
14 Mar 2024

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Profession
Specialist doctor, Pathology
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Setting
Hospital

Job Details

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is looking for a Consultant Cellular Pathologist who will be predominantly based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH), Shrewsbury, with responsibilities across both hospitals' sites.

The appointee will be offered a permanent post within a busy department compromised of 11 Consultants. These specialist teams are well established and successful tertiary referral centres with regional and national repute. This is an exciting opportunity for pathologists looking to develop their careers by joining respected and experienced teams and subspecialising in a friendly and stimulating environment. The cellular pathology service is the centre of the Shropshire cellular pathology hub.

Main duties of the job

The Department currently participates in both internal and external quality assurance and audit schemes for technical and professional aspects including participation in the Regional Histopathology EQA scheme, the Breast EQA and Bowel cancer screening EQA.

The current Cellular Pathology service Rota is worked on a daily basis with the distribution of work being shared equally. Biopsy work is shared by all the consultants with the exception of the screening work, inflammatory skin, renal and urology cases which are allocated to the specialist teams.

About us

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust's catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire) Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin) and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys) - all beautiful and unique.

Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes' drive apart. Together they provide 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.

Job description
Job responsibilities

A formal job plan will be agreed between the successful candidate and their Clinical Director and consultant colleagues, on behalf of the Medical Director within 3 months of starting in post. A full-time job plan is based on a 10 PA working week.

The job plan will be reviewed annually and is a prospective agreement that sets out the consultant's duties, responsibilities, and objectives for the coming year. It covers all aspects of a consultants professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education and managerial responsibilities. It will provide a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external and will include personal objectives, detailing links to wider service improvements and trust strategic priorities.

For a full-time contract, the job plan will be divided on average per week (pro-rata for a part time post) as:

  • 7.5 Programmed Activities (PAs) of Direct Clinical Care - includes clinical activity, clinically related activity and predictable and unpredictable emergency work.
  • 2.5 Supporting Professional Activities (SPAs) - includes CPD, audit, teaching and research.

The allocation of PAs is reviewed and may be subject to adjustment when a further diary exercise is undertaken or if the service demands a review of the team job plan.

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • FRCPath Examination or equivalent qualification

Entry Criteria
Essential

  • Full and Specialist registration (and with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • 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
  • Higher Level (or equivalent) training in Histopathology
  • Ability to teach and lecture on speciality

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Company

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales. Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes’ drive apart covering a range of specialties and providing care to the local population. Almost a quarter of the county is designated as the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and we have three national nature reserves. We also have internationally important wetland sites, special areas of conservation (of European significance) and many sites of special scientific interest.

We are entering an exciting phase of change at SaTH with the transformation of the Princess Royal Hospital into a specialised site for planned care, and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site a specialised site for emergency care through our Hospital Transformation Programme.

 

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Company info
Website
Telephone
01743 261000
Location
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Mytton Oak Road,
Shrewsbury,
Shropshire,
SY3 8XQ
United Kingdom

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