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Consultant paediatric and perinatal pathologist

  • NHS Jobs
  • Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, SO16 6YD
  • 11/01/2019
Full time

Job Description


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.

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role. Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible. Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.

The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

If you are interested in applying for this role, we would encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit.

Job Reference: MT978 - This vacancy closes on or before: 10th February 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Should you wish to discuss the post further please contact Dr Victoria Elliot (Clinical Lead - 023 8120 8655 or [email protected]), Dr Bhumita Vadgama (Paediatric Pathologist - 023 8120 4502 or [email protected]) or Dr Sam Holden (Consultant Pathologist - 023 8120 6446 or [email protected]). Informal enquiries and visits to the department are most welcome.