Consultant in Histopathology

Job Description

About the Trust

  • NHS Dumfries and Galloway serves a  population of over 140,000 within a large geographical area of  over 2,000 square miles. The Health Board employs around 4500 staff excluding GPs and Dentists.

Job Description

  • This post is based in the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, a district general hospital with a major reputation for delivering quality care as well as being at the forefront of innovative practice. The range of services provided by the hospital is, by virtue of its geographical location, considerably more wide and complex than many much larger traditional district general hospitals.

    The Department provides a wide range of clinical diagnostic and advisory services supported by scientific facilities in three inter-related disciplines:
  • Histopathology (approximately 15000 specimens per year
  • Diagnostic Cytopathology (1000 requests per year)
  • Mortuary and Autopsy services (250 autopsies per year

  • In addition to routine diagnostic services expected for a district general hospital, Dumfries & Galloway is accredited as a Cancer Unit for the diagnosis and management of common cancers including Skin, Head & Neck, Breast, Colorectal & upper Gastrointestinal, Respiratory, Urological, Haematological, Gynaecological malignancies.

Skills and Experience required for this role

  • Applicants must hold valid registration with the General Medical Council and have completed a period of training in Pathology that is recognised by the Royal College of Pathologists
  • They should be on, or eligible for, inclusion on the specialist register within six months of appointment.

In return the trust can offer you the following

  • NHS Dumfries and Galloway offer a full relocation package.
  • Additional EPAs may be available following appropriate Job Plan review with the Clinical Director.
  • Applications for part-time or job share employment are also welcome.

What happens next?

  • If you fulfill the above listed requirements for the role then please apply and a member of our A&E Agency team will be in contact with you shortly.