Consultant Histopathology/Clinical Academic in Histopathology – Enhanced Teaching, Chair/Reader

Swansea, Swansea (Abertawe)
£75,881 - £98,515 per annum
01 Aug 2019
20 Aug 2019
Career Level
Full Time

Singleton Hospital

This is a new, interesting and varied role for anyone enthused by not just clinical work but also the teaching and supporting of our new students and doctors. You will be joining a team of 12 Consultants responsible for the provision of Cellular Pathology services to the LHB.

In doing so, we expect everyone that works for the Health Board, regardless of their role, to share and uphold our values in all that they do:

Caring for each other, in every human contact in all of our communities and each of our hospitals

Working together, as patients, families, carers, staff and communities so that we always put patients first

Always improving, so that we are at our best for every patient and for each other

The Directorate is composed of Departments of Cellular Pathology, Laboratory Medicine (from the merger of Haematology and Chemical Pathology) and Immunology. Microbiology services, although an integral part of the Directorate, are provided and managed by Public Health Wales. The Directorate of Pathology is a Health Board wide service and part of the Singleton Service Delivery Unit.

The Department of Cellular Pathology incorporates Histopathology / Cytopathology laboratories at Morriston and Singleton Hospitals (both located in Swansea) serving primary and secondary care in 2 Swansea, Bridgend, Neath, Port Talbot, as well as providing some regional services.

It also provides a regional diagnostic lymphoma service (part of the All Wales Lymphoma Panel) and Her-2 testing to the hospitals in South-West Wales.

The department is also UKAS accredited under ISO 15189.

Microbiology services, although an integral part of the Directorate, are provided and managed by Public Health Wales.

The Consultant Team undertake diagnostic surgical pathology and Diagnostic cytology, with gynaecological cytology and autopsy being optional. The development of a specialist interest will be encouraged.

Consultants in the LHB benefit from a flexible approach to working practices. We place a great emphasis on continuous professional development and will actively support you in the development and achievement of personal goals.

You must be fully registered with the GMC, be on the specialist register and have the Certificate of Completion of Training or be within 6 months of obtaining it by the date of the interview.


You will be responsible for carrying out training, teaching, examination of medical staff and accreditation duties as required and for contributing to and participating in postgraduate and continuing medical education activity, locally and sometimes nationally.

Research projects within cellular pathology are actively encouraged and there is a constant throughput of medical students, many of whom undertake intradepartmental projects/modules.

In contrast to many departments, we actively encourage the medical students to learn medicine through observation of post mortem examination, which are attended on a weekly basis. This has been well received by both the students and university based tutors.

The Department is part of the Wales Deanery Histopathology Training Scheme and we currently have two specialty trainees (STR’s) on rotation.

You will participate in the specialty’s postgraduate teaching sessions whilst also actively participating in the department’s undergraduate teaching and examination programme.

You will be expected to provide informal and “bedside” teaching to undergraduate medical students where appropriate, particularly during ward rounds, in the emergency department, during outpatient clinics and during operations and procedures.

If you feel this varied role is you, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss or arrange an informal visit.

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