Consultant paediatric and perinatal pathologist

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Online applications are invited to apply for a full time consultant paediatric and perinatal pathologist commencing asap. This post is permanent.

Relocation package negotiable

Our goal is to be a world-class centre where staff work together to ensure patients receive the highest standards of care. The Trust is a major teaching centre for the University of Southampton and offers opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching with excellent facilities for research and clinical care. Our partners include the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust and also the CRUK and NRHI-funded Experimental Cancer Medicines Centre. The Trust is a leading research centre in Cancer Immunotherapy and is the lead organisation for the Wessex Genomic Medicine Centre, supporting the 100,000 Genome Project and actively developing molecular diagnostic capabilities.

The Trust’s major new project is the Southampton Children’s Hospital - a dedicated paediatric wing on the Southampton General Hospital site. The Department of Pathology seeks to grow our Paediatric/Perinatal service in line with these exciting clinical developments.

The Department of Cellular Pathology has a well-established system of specialist reporting covering all aspects of histopathology and cytopathology within a team of 24 substantive consultants (including Neuropathology and Paediatric and Perinatal Pathology), whole time equivalent 19.8WTE. The department has accreditation under UKAS ISO15189 and occupies modern laboratory and mortuary facilities with office accommodation over four floors within the South Academic Block of the hospital.  The department is a well-established training centre for histopathologists and incorporates one of the original ‘SHO Schools’. The department is participating in the acquisition of tumour samples for the cancer arm of the 100,000 Genomes Project.

This is a replacement post. You will be part of a team of 3 consultants sharing responsibility for providing the overall regional perinatal and paediatric autopsy and surgical pathology service. Flexibility within the team’s working pattern to accommodate potential areas of individual specialist interest is possible. If the individual wishes to participate in specific areas of adult pathology, this may also be considered.

The department provides pathology support to the comprehensive tertiary clinical paediatric services offered at Southampton University Hospitals, caring for patients from a wide geographical area. These tertiary services include Paediatric Oncology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Paediatric Surgery, Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Services, Feto-Maternal Medicine and Clinical Genetics units. Southampton is a centre for Specialist Paediatric Cardiac Surgery.  A regional perinatal pathology service is also provided to several trusts on the South Coast and the Channel Islands. You will have the opportunity to perform autopsies at the request of HM Coroner. Over recent years, close links with the South West Forensic Pathologists have become established, providing joint Home Office-Paediatric post-mortems when required. The Department has a modern mortuary that includes a dedicated high-risk room and perinatal suite.

The city of Southampton is close to two National Parks (The New Forest and South Downs) and the area provides excellent housing, schooling and recreational facilities, particularly for enthusiasts of sailing and other water sports. The cultural and historical cities of Winchester and Salisbury are also close by. There are excellent road links via the M3 and M27 and a fast direct rail service to London Waterloo. Domestic and European air services are available from Southampton Airport.

You should have a CCT, be on the GMC Specialist Register or alternatively be within six months of obtaining your CCT on the date of the interview.

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Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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5 February 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £77,913-£105,042 GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
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