Wakefield, West Yorkshire
22 May 2019
19 Jun 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Contact Details



An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated doctor to join our Pathology department, which we believe offers a supportive and encouraging environment in which to develop as a professional.

We seek a fixed term locum to work as one of 13 Histopathologists who currently cover 10.4WTE posts; this post has arisen due a period of maternity leave in our department, which is otherwise fully staffed.

Applicants must possess FRCPath or equivalent and have a broad experience in Histopathology (including being within 6 months of their CCT if in a UK-based Histopathology training scheme).

Surgical reporting in this post will be as a generalist, possibly sharing cover of one or more MultiDisciplinary Team meetings with colleagues (specialties to be covered are open for discussion with the successful candidate).

Major resection specimens in breast, colorectal, and urology are received, as well as endometrial, skin and some head & neck cancers, together with diagnostic work for upper gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, colposcopy and lung. Haematological malignancies are largely subclassified by the regional HMDS service in Leeds.

If would be desirable if the successful candidate could also report Non-gynae cytology, attend the monthly departmental consultant business meetings, and will be invited to participate in the Coroner’s Autopsy rota if suitably qualified.

No cervical screening cytology is reported within the Trust.

Highlights of this department include a daily multiheader microscope meeting where challenging, consensus and interesting cases are discussed and shared, monthly departmental educational meetings, and a locally designed computer workflow programme which allows efficient, flexible and transparent working for the rota and workload allocation.

The Trust is collaborating with other local Trusts in the development of digital pathology within our department.

The department reports approximately 34,000 histology specimens, 3,000 non-gynae cytology specimens and 550 post-mortems (mostly coroner’s) per year.

The department also undertakes clinical supervision of two SpRs from the Yorkshire Histopathology Training Programme.

Every one of our 8000 staff at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust plays a vital role in providing quality care to thousands of people living across Wakefield and North Kirklees each year.

We’re proud that our workforce - our greatest asset - strives for excellence every day in providing care and support to those who use our services. Mid Yorkshire celebrates excellence and innovation. We have modern, state-of-the-art facilities and provide first class learning and development opportunities. Mid Yorkshire is transforming, grounded in our values to care and improve, respecting our patients, our community and our staff, and to deliver the highest standards of care.

If you are a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking clinician with a passion for your profession and an enthusiasm to be part of a Trust striving to be the best, get in touch to see what a career at Mid-Yorkshire could be like for you.

The appointment will be on the basis of the new consultant contract laid down by the Hospital Medical and Dental Staff Terms and Conditions of Service and will be remunerated as appropriate on the salary scale £77,913 - £105,042 per annum.

Should applicants be currently or recently employed in a medical capacity the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust reserves the right to request a reference from the Medical Director and/or Responsible Officer of any previous or current employing organisations.

Candidates are welcome to visit the department and discuss details of the post with Dr Rachel Thomas, Clinical Lead in Histopathology, on 01924 816122, in the first instance.