Consultant in Chemical Pathology

Wakefield, West Yorkshire
04 Sep 2019
04 Oct 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

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

We are looking to appoint a Consultant in Chemical Pathology, to complement the existing consultant team of 2 Chemical Pathologists and 1 Clinical Biochemist. This post has been converted from a Clinical Biochemist post and offers opportunities for the development of clinical areas of interest as well as future opportunities for clinical leadership, depending on the interests of the successful candidate.

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides services to more than half a million people living in the Wakefield and North Kirklees districts of West Yorkshire.  There are three hospital sites: Pinderfields (Wakefield), Dewsbury and District and Pontefract. Services provided on the main hospital site at Pinderfields include emergency and specialist medical care, surgery for urgent, short stay and complex conditions, intensive and high dependency care, specialist care for older people, midwife led and consultant led births, inpatient care for children with a specialist neo-natal unit, specialist burns and plastic surgery and a specialist cancer unit.

Clinical Biochemistry, as part of Blood Sciences, has a state of the art laboratory at Pinderfields Hospital with a tracking system with pre and post analytics, housed in a purpose built Pathology building adjacent to the main hospital building. A 24/7 service is also provided on the Dewsbury site.

This post is offered on a full time (10 PA) basis although less than full time applications will be considered.

Applicants must possess FRCPath (with our without Metabolic Medicine) or equivalent, or be within 6 months of receiving a CCT at the time of the interview.

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-Yorks is transforming, grounded in our values to care and improve, respecting our patients, our community and our staff, 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.

For further information please contact in the first instance Mr Paul Walker,  Consultant Clinical Scientist, telephone: (01924) 317064 or Dr Marieke Jordaan, Consultant Chemical Pathologist, telephone: (01924 317060.

Shortlisted candidates are welcome to visit the department.