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Consultant Chemical Pathologist posted by Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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Full Time
£77,913 - £105,042 / year

Job Description

At Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust we have lots to be proud of:

  • We are an integral member of the Buckinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS) providing both acute and community services, and at the forefront in developing ICS systems and new models of care.
  • We have been ranked as one of the UK's top hospitals by health intelligence specialists CHKS.
  • Our Stroke Unit has maintained the ‘A grade’ in the latest Royal College of Physicians’ Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) audit.
  • We are the are home for the National Spinal Injuries centre, the birthplace of the Paralympics.

This is a replacement full-time Consultant post in Chemical Pathology, shared between Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (Bucks Healthcare, 80%) and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUHFT, 20%). The post holder will be expected to work a total of 10 PAs a week. This is a substantive appointment.

Job description

This post is based in both Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust (BHT) and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUHFT).

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Bucks Healthcare comprises 3 hospitals: Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Wycombe Hospital and Amersham Hospital. The post holder’s duties will involve cross-site working at the Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe Hospital sites.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUHFT)

OUHFT comprises 4 hospitals: John Radcliffe Hospital (JR), Churchill Hospital, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC), Horton General Hospital in Banbury (HGH). The Oxford component of the post will principally be based at the JR, but may include work in the other sites of the OUHFT.

Duties of the Post

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

The holder of this post is expected to help the Lead Consultant in Bucks Healthcare to provide a comprehensive clinical biochemistry service for all users of the laboratory. The Consultant will provide expert support for the diagnosis and management of biochemical clinical problems, advise on appropriate investigations for individual patients and help to determine the repertoire provided by the Clinical Biochemistry Department within the resources made available to the Directorate.

The clinical areas in which the Consultant will have direct responsibility will be primarily in lipid disorders.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The holder of this post will be expected to spend 1 day per week in Oxford. This may be configured flexibly, to include a range of activities, including laboratory management, duty biochemist sessions (including some evening and weekend working), education (weekly clinical meeting, teaching of medical students, trainees), audit and research. The appointee will play a key role in liaison work between Bucks Healthcare and OUHFT laboratories, to strengthen and improve the local Clinical Biochemistry network.

Planned AAC: Friday 4 October 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Sureshni DeFonseka (Clinical Lead at BHT)

Tel: [Click here to apply]

Email: ( Email address removed )


Dr Nishan Guha (Clinical Lead at OUH)

( Email address removed )

We are committed to providing staff with learning and development opportunities to support their career progression. We also offer on-site subsidised childcare, flexible working and a generous pension.

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and are constantly striving to improve the working lives of our staff. We do not offer London Weighting. It is Trust policy that travel expenses for interview will not be reimbursed.

The post will close on the closing date stated at midnight. Please note that we may when necessary be required to close a job prior to the closing date, due to a large number of applications or change in circumstance. Contact with candidates will be made via the email address on your application form. Therefore, ensure that this email address is checked regularly.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications providing the position satisfies the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration service require 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 Government UK visas and immigration website.

The Trust is a NO SMOKING environment. Smoking in all areas of the building and premises is prohibited.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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