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Consultant Cellular Pathologist

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor, Pathology
Contract Type
Full Time

The pathologists all undertake subspecialist areas of reporting and there is flexibility to accommodate the incumbent of this post in a number of subspecialist areas by mutual agreement, depending on the individual's interests and departmental needs.

Renal biopsies, lymphoma, sarcoma and medical liver biopsies are reported by a limited number of pathologists. There is currently subspecialist reporting of most other areas including breast, upper and lower gastrointestinal, urological, thoracic, head & neck and hepato-pancreatico-biliary specimens.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to develop areas of subspecialisation and join the relevant reporting teams related to those areas. Coronial post mortem work is available for interested applicants however, it is not mandatory

There may be an opportunity for a mutually agreed re-organisation amongst the present pathologists current areas of specialist interest to allow the incumbent to become lead pathologist in an area of interest. Participation in the reporting of some of the following areas would be particularly welcomed: soft tissue pathology, thoracic pathology, uropathology, gastrointestinal pathology, head & neck pathology, medical lever and /or renal biopsies

About us

University Hospitals Plymouth is situated within easy reach of central Plymouth, Tavistock, Ivybridge and the Cornish towns of Saltash, via the Tamar bridge and Torpoint via car ferry. Bordered by the rugged beautiful Dartmoor to the North, fantastic beaches and the South West Coast path to the South, the South Hams to the East and Cornwall to the West, Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city with a wealth of attractions and activities for everyone to enjoy.

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

Job description
Job responsibilities

A detailed job description is available as an uploaded document in the document section of this advert.

Person Specification
Education, Qualifications, Skills

  • Full and specialist registration (and a licence to practice) with the GMC (or 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 (CTT) or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview.
  • Thorough knowledge and extensive experience of general diagnostic Histopathology.
  • FCPath II (or equivalent)


  • Formal management training
  • Enthusiasm for, and experience of, teaching medical students.
  • Other postgraduate qualification or degree (e.g. MD, MSc)
  • An interest in soft tissue, breast, gynaecology, thoracic, urology, or medical renal subspecialties


  • Exposure to laboratory management
  • Working knowledge and experience of the NHS and its organisation


  • Formal management training


  • Ability and commitment in teaching pathology to STs and to other professional groups.


  • Enthusiasm for and experience of teaching medical students.

Research & clinical audit

  • Experience of audit in clinical practice


  • Evidence of continuing research with publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Interest and experience in clinical trials reporting

Interpersonal skills

  • A proven track record to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to establish good working relationships with colleagues.
  • An ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English.


  • Demonstrates good leadership qualities.




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