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Consultant Histopathologist

£76,001 - £102,465 /Year

Job Description



Consultant in Cellular Pathology

Description of post and requirements:

Applications are invited for a full time consultant post with the option of an additional PA (10+1) in Cellular Pathology at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust. The post is based at the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust with links to the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University was set up on 1st April 1999 and manages three acute district general hospitals (at Margate, Canterbury and Ashford) with two supporting hospitals (at Dover and Folkestone). The Trust was awarded University status in August 2008 and Foundation status in April 2009. The Trust is one of the largest in the country, employing over 6500 people with a budget of around £480M.

We are now able to offer this exciting opportunity to join the team of fifteen Consultants (13 full time 2 part time) in East Kent. The Cellular Pathology service, which has full CPA accreditation, is centralised in Ashford at the WilliamHarveyHospital.

Cellular Pathology is a progressive, dynamic innovative department.

Most of the consultants are sub specialised in 2 - 4 areas of surgical pathology. These are new posts to meet increased activity in the Trust. It is desirable to have a subspeciality interest in one or more of the following: breast, gynaecological, haematolymphoid, head and neck and lower and upper gastro-intestinal and urological pathology. Where possible the post holder may also be given flexibility within the existing structure to develop further sub-specialist interests.

The post attracts 10 PAs (including 2 SPAs).

The post holder will have full GMC registration and will be a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists or equivalent and be on the Specialist Register or within six months of receiving the certificate of completion of training (CCT) date at time of the interview.

East Kent is an area of outstanding natural beauty with large areas of unspoilt countryside and easy access to the coast and the continent. The high speed link offers easy access to London in less than 40 minutes. East Kent has retained the grammar school system and there are several excellent schools, both public and private.

For more job information please contact Dr C Wight, Head of Service (Cellular Pathology) on  ( Phone number removed )  or Prof Fritz Mühlschlegel, Director of Pathology on  ( Phone number removed ) .

We are actively encouraging equal opportunities. The Trust operates a complete smoking ban on all sites and grounds.

All posts are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check in the event of the post being offered.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All positions within the Trust working regularly or unsupervised with children or vulnerable adults will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All other posts will require standard checks. The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

We positively promote flexible working practices. To ensure that our workforce reflects the population we serve, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for all customer facing roles within East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.

As part of your application and supporting statement, please outline clear examples of how you align to the Trust Values.

We will close this job advert once we’ve received sufficient applications. This can happen quickly and may be before the advertised closing date, so if you’re interested, please apply as soon as possible.

We only accept online applications for our vacancies. If you have difficulties with this, please contact our Resourcing Team on  ( Phone number removed )  who will be happy to help you.

For further information about the Trust, please access the documents below, or visit our website.

Most positions with the Trust require a Disclosure and Barring check and will be exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Posts working regularly or unsupervised with children or vulnerable adults require an enhanced check. The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Parking is available at Trust sites but we encourage all employees to consider other travel options, like car sharing or public transport. We’ve attached a 'Parking Information“ document below, to help you choose the best transport option for you.

We positively promote flexible working practices, and to ensure that our workforce reflects the population we serve, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

We care about the health and well-being of our staff and patients. Therefore, we operate a no-smoking policy and smoking is strictly forbidden on all of its sites and grounds.

We offer a variety of benefits for employees including discounts at a range of national shops, local offers and buying and selling annual leave. We also offer a Relocation Policy for any eligible candidates.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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