Locum Consultant in Histopathology
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The closing date is 17 March 2024
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a world-renowned cardiac, thoracic and transplant hospital with an excellent track record in developing and delivering specialist services.
We are seeking an enthusiastic colleague to join our Consultant team and provide a histopathology service at Royal Papworth Hospital, the UK's leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital.
We have recently moved into our brand new, state-of-the-art hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and received an Outstanding rating from the CQC late in 2019. The histopathology technical service is provided under contract by the laboratory service at the adjacent Cambridge University Hospital NHS Trust.
You will possess a certificate of completion of training (CCT) or a certificate of eligibility for specialist registration (CESR) or equivalent in histopathology, with a special interest in cardiothoracic pathology including heart and lung transplantation.
Main duties of the job
As a locum consultant in histopathology, you will contribute to the provision of the histo- and cytopathology requirements of the clinical services at Royal Papworth Hospital. These include diagnostic biopsies and cytology including endobronchial ultrasound specimens to support the thoracic oncology service. There is diagnostic work for the interstitial lung disease service including the review of referred cases as part of the department's role as a regional centre.
*Shared responsibility with other colleagues for histopathology and cytopathology.
*Participation in the provision of an on call service
*Teaching, training and clinical supervision of trainees and other health professionals.
*Participation in the research, audit and quality improvement activities of the hospital.
*Maintenance of the highest clinical standards in the management of patients and compliance with clinical governance initiatives.
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge. We perform the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure.
Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future. Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today. The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence & collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles & interactions. Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality.
The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.
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