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Consultant Chemical Pathologist

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Specialist doctor, Pathology
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you considering exploring further career options in a place where your hard work and innovative ideas are valued?

This is an excellent opportunity for a Consultant Chemical Pathologist to join North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust and work cross-site at our main hospital sites, Peterborough City Hospital (PCH) and Hinchingbrooke Hospital (HH).

The Pathology Laboratory at PCH has been fully accredited to ISO 15189 standards, while the one at HH is currently undergoing accreditation. Recently, a shared laboratory information management system (LIMS, WinPath Enterprise) has been implemented, improving access to results between laboratory sites and providing a more efficient and cost-effective service to patients and service users.

You will be joining an enthusiastic and forward-thinking team to deliver biochemistry and immunology services.

You will have full and specialist registration with the General Medical Council (GMC), or you will be eligible for registration within six months of the interview.

If you are UK-trained, you must also hold a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or be within six months of the award of CCT by the date of the interview. If you are not UK-trained, you will be required to provide evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT.

Main duties of the job

The sessional commitments are of 10 PA. Participation in the on-call rota will be renumerated as a category B with an on-call frequency of 1:2.

You will contribute to the supervision of the day-to-day management of the biochemistry laboratories and support the existing nutrition and lipid services. Duties will include consultant medical cover in hours and out-of-hours, clinical liaison, reporting duties, and provision of professional direction of the service.

In addition, you will be encouraged to pursue sub-speciality interests relevant to this role and in line with your previous experience.

As a senior member of staff, you will be responsible for the delivery of Postgraduate and Undergraduate teaching programmes, as well as teaching other healthcare professionals, and performing appraisals and assessments of junior medical colleagues.

You will comply with the Trust's Clinical Governance policy, including clinical risk management, and lead on audit projects.

Research is highly encouraged within the Trust, and we have a very supportive R& D department.

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to youo 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff) o NHS Pension Scheme:o Flexible working opportunities o Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays o Career development and training o Wellbeing support and activities o In-house physiotherapy Service o On-site canteens with subsidised meals o Subsidised staff parking (currently free).o Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on the roles and responsibilities for this position.

Person Specification
Education and Qualifications

  • Full and specialist registration (and with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC) (or eligible for registration within six months of interview)
  • FRCPath or evidence of equivalent qualification
  • Applicants that are UK trained, must ALSO be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Chemical Pathology, or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview / oApplicants that are non-UK trained, will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT


  • CCT or equivalent in metabolic medicine subspecialty
  • Evidence of development of a sub-speciality interest
  • Evidence of training in nutrition and lipid management

Experience and Knowledge

  • Ability to practise evidence-based medicine
  • Able to take responsibility for delivering service without direct supervision.
  • Willingness to retrain to develop expertise in specific areas as required by the service
  • Able to work effectively in a changing healthcare system


  • Evidence of previous management responsibilities and/or management training, organisational and political awareness
  • Able to develop, present and deliver coherent service development

Skills and Qualities

  • Able to communicate effectively with patients, the families and other healthcare professionals
  • Good knowledge of, and ability to use, spoken and written English
  • Able to develop good working relationships
  • Ability to take responsibility and to cope with stressful situations
  • Non-judgemental approach and sensitivity in dealing with patients and colleagues
  • Respects and promotes individual rights, interests, preferences and beliefs.
  • Able to work within a team
  • Excellent leadership skills

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