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Locum consultant histopathologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant

Main area
Celluar Pathology
NHS Medical & Dental: Locum Consultant
Fixed term: 6 months
Full time: 10 sessions per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum
Salary period
27/01/2021 23:59

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Cellular Pathology Department

Consultant Cellular Pathologists - 2 posts (locum/10PAs)

Our goal is to be a world-class centre of clinical and academic achievement, where staff work together to ensure patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people want to come to learn, work and undertake research. These consultant posts will contribute to our adult pathology service. The department is seeking support in the following areas – gynaecological pathology, head and neck pathology, dermatopathology and pulmonary pathology. If the candidate has an interest in non-gynaecological cytology (including EBUS) this may be accommodated.


The Pathology care group includes Cellular Pathology, Laboratory Medicine, Immunology, Microbiology and Molecular Pathology. All staff within the Pathology Care Group are managerially responsible to the Divisional Clinical Director, Dr Trevor Smith. Dr Hannah Markham is the Clinical Lead of the Cellular Pathology Department.


The department has a well-established system of specialist reporting covering all aspects of histopathology and non-gynaecological cytopathology with a team of consultants working across general adult pathology, in addition to dedicated Neuropathology and Paediatric Pathology services. Slides are allocated using a workload management system (SAINTS), developed in-house and based on the RCPath points system. The department provides excellent accommodation and modern laboratory facilities. It is a well-established training centre for histopathologists and incorporates one of the original “SHO Schools”. Electron microscopy services and digital imaging are delivered through our Biomedical Imaging Unit. The Department has a modern mortuary that includes dedicated suites for high-risk and Paediatric / Perinatal cases. The department is UKAS ISO15189 accredited.


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. Where equivalent qualifications or experience are being offered, it is essential that you provide confirmation of this from the relevant College or Faculty in the United Kingdom and attach the confirmation to your application.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or 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.


Interviews will be held on Friday 12th February 2021 STC


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d 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. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Hannah Markham and Mark Walker

Job title: Clinical Leads

Email addresses: Hannah.Markham@uhs.nhs.uk and Mark.Walker@uhs.nhs.uk

Telephone Numbers: 023 8120 4629 and 023 8120 6051


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