Consultant Histopathologists

Bournemouth, Dorset
£77,913 - £105,042
10 Jul 2019
26 Aug 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

(2 posts)

10 PAs

We are currently making significant progress with our vision to create a first-class integrated pathology service for Dorset.

The ‘One Dorset Pathology’ service for The Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals (RBCH), Poole General Hospital (PGH) and Dorset County Hospital (DCH) will provide clinicians, patients and carers with a consistent and high standard of service across the area and maximise efficiency in the use of resources.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital is a very busy UKAS accredited department with a high cancer workload. There will be an opportunity to develop an area of special interest and be involved in the training of Specialty Registrars. The reporting services include breast, colo-rectal, upper GIT and urological cancer excisions. All pathological biopsies are available except for medical renal cores. Non-gynae cytology is available, including pulmonary-pleural, urine, breast, thyroid and neck FNA as well as EUS & EBUS specimens. Frozen sections, skin IMF service as well as Mohs, are also provided. Also, the in-house molecular pathology unit provides flow cytometry, EGFR and KRAS testing. The Trust is committed to continuing professional development and opportunities for research exist. Currently, the main laboratory processing hub is based at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and this provides the service for both RBCH and PGH.

At Poole General Hospital, the Histopathology and Cytopathology service covers Poole, Swanage, Wimborne and additionally some of the outlying areas in Dorset. The reporting services including gynaecology cytology, non-gynae cytology, frozen sections and specimen dissection (Head and Neck, breast, colo-rectal and gynae) are provided at Poole and the successful applicant will work within an established multi-disciplinary team.

At Dorset County Hospital, the Diagnostic work includes surgical pathology, non-gynae cytology and autopsy and covers all major disciplines except gynae cytology, cardiac pathology and neuropathology. There is an opportunity to be involved in providing renal pathology for the regional Renal Unit based in Dorchester.

The work contract and job planning will take into consideration two supporting programmed activity sessions (SPA). However, part-time or job-sharing might be accepted.

Applications are invited for Consultant Histopathologist positions within the One Dorset pathology (ODP) which comprises RBCH, PGH and DCH. These are replacement posts and the appointee will be initially based in the Royal Bournemouth Hospital but may opt to work on any of the three sites.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals - Dr Joseph Chacko, Clinical Director (01202 444797) Dr Wessam Al-Utayem, Consultant Pathologist (01202 704831 Wessam​ or Mr Paul Massey, Directorate Manager (01202 704780

Poole Hospital - Dr Guy Martland, Clinical Lead for Histopathology (01202 448104 or Mr Darren Jose, Pathology General Manager (01202 442494

Dorset County Hospital – Dr. Teresa Thomas, Consultant Histopathologist (01305 254300 or Mr Paul Davies, Interim Pathology Services manager (01305 254344

One Dorset Pathology - Dr. Rasaq Olufadi, Clinical Director – (01305 254333, or Mr Stephen Harding, Head of Service (

Please apply online by clicking the apply button search under Job Ref: 153-M2706.

Closing date: 26 August 2019. Interview date: 23 October 2019.