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Consultant in Cellular Pathology

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£119,079 per annum
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

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Specialist doctor, Pathology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Applications are invited for a full-time Consultant Histopathologist to join a dynamic and forward-thinking team of supportive Cellular Pathology Consultant colleagues based at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. The role offers the opportunity to develop exciting sub-specialty interests and potential opportunities for research and teaching.

Although this post is full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements.

Applicants should either be on the Specialist Register or be a Specialist Registrar within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / CESR(CP) at the time of interview.

You will be able to take advantage of the excellent Consultant contract for Wales. The basic salary for this post is £119,079 per annum plus a further £26,672 per annum available in Commitment Awards.

Applicants must ensure they provide names and contact details of referees covering at least the last 3 years of their employment/training history in full. In addition, applicants who are currently or have most recently been employed as a substantive Consultant or as a Locum Consultant in post for more than 12 months must also provide the name of their Medical Director as an additional referee.

Main duties of the job

The appointee would have interests in some or all of: breast, gynaecological pathology, head and neck, endocrine and pulmonary pathology. The post would suit either a first-time Consultant or an established Consultant Histopathologist wishing to relocate. Participation in the coronial autopsy service is optional there is no cervical cytology requirement. Together we will provide and develop a wide-ranging cellular pathology service to primary, secondary and tertiary care colleagues.

The appointee will take a lead role in the development of specialist diagnostic techniques to meet the increasing demands of clinical users and will participate in the training of specialty trainees, scientific and BMS staff. A commitment to contribute to the requirements of clinical governance and share in the administrative duties associated with the running of a clinical laboratory is also expected.

Academic interests will be encouraged research and teaching in collaboration with Cardiff University's School of Medicine will be expected.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description
Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

Person Specification

  • On Specialist Register for specialty / Specialty Registrar with CCT / CESR(CP) due within six months of interview date
  • FRCPath or equivalent by examination


  • Broad training and experience in adult pathology


  • Counselling / Communication skills


  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding role of audit in improving medical practice


  • Interest in pursuing collaborative research

Personal Qualities

  • Evidence of ability to work both in a team and alone


  • Evidence of teaching medical students and junior doctors





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