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Consultant in Histopathology with a special interest in Gynaecologic and Breast pathology


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Gynaecology and Breast pathology
Full Time-10 PAs
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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Guy's & St Thomas'
From £76,761 pa. excl. LZ
02/07/2017 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Oncology, Haematology & Cellular Pathology
Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals
Consultant in Histopathology with a special interest in Gynaecologic and Breast Pathology
From £76,761 pa. excl. LZ
Full Time-10 PAs

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is made up of two of London’s best known teaching hospitals and employs over 12,500 staff and over 1 million patient contacts a year.

The Department of Cellular Pathology is seeking a full-time consultant to join a dynamic and supportive team of colleagues. The post holder must have a demonstrable major interest in Gynaecology and Breast pathology.

Gynaecologic pathology
GSTT is a tertiary referral centre for Gynaecologic oncology patients and receives large and increasing numbers of referrals from regional hospitals. The current team consists of 3 consultants. The department accessions approximately 6700 specimens annually which are a mixture of biopsies, resections, including complex cancer specimens, and referrals for expert opinion or multidisciplinary discussion.

There is a large gynaecologic oncology MDM each week, with typically 30 to 40 patients discussed each week and attended by clinicians from referring hospitals in South East London. The pathology consultants support a surgical team whose range is continuously expanding, having recently started to perform ultraradical surgery for ovarian cancer whilst continuing to offer exenteration surgery, fertility sparing surgery for cervical cancer and state of the art brachytherapy treatment for cervical cancer. Services offered to patients with vulval disease are also evolving with the establishment of a joint clinic between a gynaecological oncology surgeon and dermatologist.

Breast Pathology

At present 4 permanent Consultant Pathologists contribute to the diagnostic reporting of breast specimens at GSTT. The Department receives breast specimens from Guy’s Hospital Breast Unit, as well as cores for review from University Hospital Lewisham. Approximately 350-400 new primary operable breast cancers are excised at Guy’s per year (symptomatic and screen-detected). Per annum, the Cellular Pathology Department receives over 2600 breast pathology specimens (approx. 900 cores/VABs, 1200 wide local excision specimens, re-excisions, sentinel lymph node and axillary specimens, along with a range of other samples such as diagnostic excisions, breast reductions, nipple biopsies etc). The Department also provides the central HER2 testing service (immunohistochemistry) for other local hospitals.

We are involved in many exciting initiatives and are looking for an individual with appropriate skills to complement our team and keep the service at the forefront of clinical and academic excellence. The laboratory has CPA accreditation and is moving towards ISO accreditation.

You must be fully registered with the GMC and hold License to Practice and be on the Specialist Register, or within six months of attaining your CCT or equivalent at interview stage.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children (0-18 years) and therefore 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 Criminal Records Bureau to check for any previous criminal convictions.

You may be required to work a shift pattern designed to provide cover for 24 hours a day or extended working day over a seven day week. Your hours of work will be as detailed in your job plan and may be varied from time to time in accordance with the Consultant Contract Terms and Conditions.

To apply online, please visit our website GSTT quoting reference number CON387.

Closing date: 02/07/2017
Interview date: [AAC date] 17/08/2017

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

Please note that we will only accept online applications. If you experience any difficulties with the on-line application process, please contact 020 7188 4967.

If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, then please assume you have not been shortlisted.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information, please contact Dr Mufaddal Moonim, Clinical Lead, on 020 7188 9728.

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.