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Consultant in Cell Path - H&N, Dental & Endocrine

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
5 Apr 2024

Job Details

We are looking for an individual to fill this replacement post within the Cellular Pathology Department at St Jamess University Hospital.

This is a full time consultant post within the Pathology Clinical Support Unit to support the provision of Dental, Head & Neck and Endocrine pathology services to The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT), the Leeds Dental Institute, and the region. The service currently has two specialist histopathologists, one being full-time and one being half-time. This post will represent an addition to the current team and is a direct replacement of a recent full-time vacancy. The case mix is extremely diverse and includes oral & maxillofacial, ENT, salivary gland, odontogenic, cervical node, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland histopathology specimens. Thyroid, salivary gland and neck node fine-needle aspirate samples are also covered by the group. There is a large postgraduate training programme in the region which includes medical and dental trainees which the group provide training for. There are strong links with the academic department of pathology with the largest clinical academic training programme in the country.


Main duties of the job

The successful applicant should possess FRCPath (or equivalent). They should be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

Applicants should have established skills in head & neck, dental and endocrine pathology and demonstrable interest and experience in the specialty. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching is desirable.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on:

Molecular testing in head, neck and endocrine pathology novelty or necessity?

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one the largest teaching hospital trusts in Europe, with access to leading clinical expertise and medical technology. We care for people from all over the country as well as the 780,000 residents of Leeds itself. The Trust has a budget of £1.1 billion. Our 20,000 staff ensure that every year we see and treat over 1,500,000 people in our 2,000 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 100,000 day cases, 125,000 in-patients, 260,000 A& E visits and 1,050,000 out-patient appointments. We operate from 7 hospitals on 5 sites all linked by the same vision, philosophy and culture to be the best for specialist and integrated care.

Our vision is based on The Leeds Way, which is a clear statement of who we are and what we believe, founded on values of working that were put forward by our own staff. Our values are to be:






We believe that by being true to these values, we will consistently achieve and continuously improve our results in relation to our goals, which are to be:

1. The best for patient safety, quality and experience

2. The best place to work

3. A centre of excellence for specialist services, education, research and innovation

4. Hospitals that offer seamless, integrated care

5. Financially sustainable

Job description
Job responsibilities

In relation to this post, it is a full time (10 PA) replacement consultant post within the Pathology Clinical Support Unit to support the provision of pathology services to The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) and the region. Our department works in a collaborative and flexible way to deliver a sub-specialised pathology service tailored to the needs of the tertiary centre.

The appointee will have specialist experience in the areas of head, neck and endocrine diagnostic surgical pathology, and also have expertise in the reporting of head, neck and endocrine cytopathology specimens. We have developed the principles of the Royal College of Pathologists guidelines to try and achieve full staffing and an equitable distribution of work among the consultants in our department.

Any candidate who is unable to work the fulltime for personal reasons will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust in consultation with consultant colleagues.

Person Specification
  • FRCPath or equivalent qualification.
  • Full and Specialist registration (and with a licence to practise) with the General Dental Council (GDC) or General Medical Council (GMC) 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. YOU MUST STATE YOUR GMC/GDC NUMBER ON YOUR APPLICATION FORM TO BE CONSIDERED.
  • Applicants that are non-UK trained, will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Is up to date and fit to practice safely.
  • Relevant higher degree.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in cellular pathology.
  • Specifically, must demonstrate higher experience and specialist training in head & neck, dental and endocrine histopathology (including experience in application and interpretation of molecular testing platforms) and related cytopathology including thyroid, salivary gland and lymph node FNA samples.
  • Evidence of continuous career progression consistent with personal
  • circumstances.
  • Clinical experience in oral medicine
  • Competence in the diagnosis of odontogenic lesions, fibro-osseous lesions and dental hard tissue anomalies.
  • Clinical experience / competence in reporting / diagnosis of adrenal gland pathology.
Training, Research, Teaching & Audit
  • Should have successfully completed a recognised training programme in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology leading to a CCST (or equivalent) or Histopathology leading to a CCT (or equivalent).
  • Evidence of the ability to carry out medical research.
  • Experience in training undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors.
  • Experience of participation in regular clinical audit.
  • Dedicated training time in specialist Head & Neck, dental and endocrine pathology.
  • Relevant higher degree such as PhD or Masters.
  • Previous attendance on Appraisal Techniques and Small Group Teaching Workshops.
Management, Interpersonal Skills & other requirements
  • Understanding of current issues in the NHS.
  • Well organised and skilled in good time management.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to relate to and work well within a team
  • *Hold full GMC Registration with a license to practice.
  • *Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via:
  • -CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) CESR (or) international applicants should comply with the GMC specialty registration process:
  • Attendance at recognised management course.

Employer details
Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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