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Locum Consultant Cellular Pathologist

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Specialist doctor, Pathology, Locum Doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This post is a replacement post for a Consultant Cellular Pathologist 10PAs (with up to 2 additional PAs) to join a team of Cellular Pathologists (currently 1.9 wte NHS Consultants and additional support provided by a private company with 3 Consultant Pathologists on-site and additional outsourced reporting).

There is a large and diverse workload with provision of the Cellular Pathology service to the Hospital (including Northamptonshire Cancer Centre) and to Primary Care. There are network links with Leicester Hospitals and Kettering and the department supports a full programme of local and regional cancer MDTs. Participation in the autopsy service is desirable and subject to approval of the post holder by HM Coroner. Attendance at appropriate cancer multidisciplinary team meetings as the lead pathologist will be required. This is a modern, well-equipped department with a commitment towards Lean working, the laboratory has full ISO 15189 accreditation.

Each Consultant has a modern well-equipped office with high quality microscope, teaching head and digital imaging system. The personal computer has digital dictation software and access to hospital intranet and internet facilities. Voice recognition is planned. Although there is no full departmental subspecialisation, subspecialist interests are expected with MDT participation and these are negotiable. Consultants' subspecialist interests are expected to complement each other.

Main duties of the job

  • Laboratory and Clinical Duties
  • Professional Development
  • Teaching
  • Policy and Planning
  • Management & Communication
  • Record Keeping

Please see the attached Job Description for further details.

About us

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.Our Excellence Values o Compassion o Accountability o Respect o Integrity o CourageWe want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds. This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further information about the Job Plan.

Person Specification

  • Primary Medical Qualification & FRCPath or Equivalent
  • Wide knowledge and experience of histopathology, morbid anatomy and cytology


  • MD, PhD / higher degree


  • Full GMC Registration
  • 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


  • Experience of Audit in Pathology
  • Interest in Teaching Junior Staff


  • Established (or willing to develop a) subspecialist interest to complement interests of other consultants in the department


  • Publications in recognized medical or scientific journals
  • Research projects relating to specialty


  • High level Organisational Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership Skills





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