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Consultant - Histopathology

Employer: Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location: Derbyshire
Salary: £76,761 - £103,490 pa
Type: Permanent
Expires: 14 Feb 2018

Applications are invited for a consultant post in cellular pathology to join the dynamic team at Royal Derby Hospital.

The Cellular Pathology Department at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is based on the site of Royal Derby Hospital and serves a population of 600,000. The Department is a UKAS accredited clinically led modern laboratory, which has pioneered extended biomedical scientist dissection and is a designated centre for many cancer sites, the regional centre for cytology screening, a pilot site for biomedical scientist reporting and has state of the art mortuary facilities. There is an appetite for continuing laboratory transformation and advances in modern laboratory technology are embraced.

Subspecialist reporting is well developed and as a consequence of retirement and expansion of services there is a range of opportunities available.

The department is committed to both undergraduate and postgraduate education. A commitment to the autopsy service is desirable.

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for the Royal Derby Hospital, incorporating the Derby Medical School which is run in partnership with the University of Nottingham and the London Road Community Hospital. We employ over 8,500 staff with annual budget of £475 million. Recognised by the Department of Health as a high performing Trust (Healthcare Commission ratings 2008 - excellent for use of resources and good for quality of service), we deliver quality patient care and in recent years have achieved high standards which have put us amongst the cleanest and safest hospitals in the country. Our vision is to build on these achievements, ‘Taking pride in caring'.

Derby is an historic city, which lies at the heart of some of England’s most magnificent countryside. The Derbyshire Dales and Peak District National Park are only a short drive away, with the spa towns of Ashbourne, Matlock and Buxton within easy reach.

Southern Derbyshire is well served by rail and road within easy travelling distance of the M1, M5, M6 and M42. The Nottingham East Midlands Airport is close by.

The post is advertised as a full-time post with a 10 PA contract, with no on-call service commitment.

Applicants must hold the FRCPath (or equivalent qualification)

Applicants must hold Full and Specialist registration (and with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC), or be eligible for registration within six months of interview.

Applicants that are UK trained, must ALSO be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview.

Applicants that are non-UK trained, will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT.

For further details, informal enquiries and to arrange visits; please contact:

Dr Sindhu Menon, Head of Service for Cellular Pathology, Assistant Clinical Director for Pathology; tel : 01332 789330; email :

Dr Gerry van Schalkwyk, Clinical Director for Pathology, tel : 01332 789333; email :

Contact: Dr Sindhu Menon
Tel: 01332 789330