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Full Time
£77,913 - £105,042 / year
NHS Band 9

Job Description

Please be advised that on the 1st October 2019 Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUH) are set to merge to form North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC). Joining forces will be historic step in the journey to truly join up health and care services for a happier, healthier population in Cumbria. As a result of the two organisations working closely together with our partners we are already being regarded nationally as a leading edge integrated care system.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Consultant in Histopathology to join our committed and friendly team at the North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust (NCUHT). An enthusiastic and forward-thinking consultant will complete a supportive team covering North Cumbria. This is an opportunity to join an organisation in which clinicians are at the forefront of management.

This friendly department is looking for another histopathologist to join a team of five consultants and one specialty doctor based at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle. The case mix is that normally seen in a district general hospital, with the addition of some specialist services associated with the rurality of the area, such as renal work. Candidates will be encouraged to develop an interest in one or more speciality areas to compliment the team’s existing structure. Coronial post mortem work does not form part of the job description but is encouraged to be undertaken with agreement with HM Coroner.

The Histopathology Department at Carlisle provides services for the Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital and for all GPs and community hospital services in west, north and east Cumbria. The department supports cervical, breast and bowel cancer NHS screening programmes. We have close links with our tertiary referral centres at Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead and with whom we participate in MDT meetings by video link where appropriate. In-house MDT meetings are also video linked to West Cumberland Hospital for cross-site services.

The department has full CPA accreditation and is awaiting award of UKAS/ISO:15189 accreditation following a successful inspection November 2015. Both mortuaries and Histology are licensed with the Human Tissue Authority.

The post will be based at Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, but the post holder may be required to work at other sites within the Trust.

Any applicant who is unable for personal reasons to work full time will be eligible to be considered for this post on a part-time basis. Visits can be arranged for candidates and their families in order to appreciate the quality of life our Hospitals and the surrounding area can offer.

As a Consultant you will be required to participate in Consultant Appraisal and Job Plan Reviews on an annual basis and the revalidation process in line with your professional registration.

The successful candidate will be expected to work across the two hospital sites (Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle and the West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven).

Relocation assistance of up to £8,000 may be available for successful applicants moving to theregion.

The post currently attracts a discretionary recruitment premium of up to 10% (based on basic salary) per annum. This is payable for up to 4 years and is reviewed by the Trust on an annual basis.

Please see full job description and personal specification for details.

Closing date: 8th October 2019

Important Information

  • The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

    Enhanced Check costs £44.00 + £3.50 admin + £0.70 VAT (VAT is only chargeable on the admin fee)

    Standard Check costs £26.00 + £3.50 admin + £0.70 VAT

  • In submitting an application form, you authorise NCUH to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.
  • Please note: We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date for this post if sufficient suitable candidates apply.
  • In order to improve efficiency, candidates applying via NHS Jobs will be called to interview by e-mail. This will normally be within 2 weeks of the closing date. Therefore please monitor your e-mails regularly following the closing date.
  • Overseas candidates wishing to apply, who would require immigration sponsorship, can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post on the UK Borders and Immigration (UKBA) website.
  • The Trust has implemented a Probationary Period Policy and Procedure and this will apply on appointment.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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