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Consultant histopathologist

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"Be part of the team that delivers "Excellent patient care in world class hospitals"

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values which can be found by clicking on the 'About Us' pages on the Trust internet site. 

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)
  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014
  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014)

In the 2017 Staff Satisfaction Survey the Trust was rated best nationally in the following areas,

  • As a place to work
  • A place to receive treatment
  • Staff satisfaction in the care they deliver
  • Staff satisfaction with the resources available to them and the support they receive

Consultant Histopathologist

Whiston Hospital





££76,761-£103,490 per annum

Applications are invited for a permanent Consultant post in Cellular Pathology. This is a new post which has been created in order to take account of increasing workload and increasing complexity. You will join 14 other consultants in this busy department, which provides a wide range of diagnostic services in histopathology and cytopathology including support for the Mersey Regional Dermatopathology service, Mohs surgery and local Breast screening programme.

Candidates should have thorough training in a wide range of cellular pathology, preferably including non-gynaecological cytology and will be expected to have or to develop one or more areas of specialist pathology practice in line with the needs of the department and the Trust. We will be happy to discuss the requirements of applicants with respect to their subspeciality interests and their wish to develop these. All consultants currently report a wide range of specimens with limited subspecialisation

We have established a pathology partnership with Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust to provide a high quality multidisciplinary pathology service to the two Trusts and community services. The advertised post will be based at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the leading acute Trusts in the North West of England. We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of approximately 364,000 and provide tertiary Plastic Surgery and Burns services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man.

The Trust has excellent management, robust systems and innovative processes all of which have underpinned a period of sustained and improved performance as it moves towards Foundation Trust status.

The Trust will now build on this platform, developing and expanding its services and driving the quality of patient care ever higher, ensuring that it has a healthy long term future and continues to thrive in the changing healthcare economy. At the heart of its current success and forward planning is the delivery of the ‘5 Star Patient Care’ strategy, defining how the Trust provides an excellent experience for every patient, every time.

Our vision is to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time. To support us in this ambition, we enjoy close links with our leading universities, including the University of Liverpool, John Moore’s University and Edge Hill University, and we have specific strengths in education and training. To complement this, we also have strong research portfolios and host a number of professional units in medicine and surgery. We believe that staff engagement is an absolute priority and our strong leadership and development programmes, demonstrate how much we value our staff.

Applicants must be registered medical practitioners and either be on the Specialist Register for Histopathology or be within 6 months of completion of specialist training at the time of interview.

Recruitment times

Advert open: Friday 5th October 2018

Closing date: Sunday 4th November 2018

Shortlisting date: week commencing 5th November 2018

Interview date: Wednesday 5th December 2018

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Applicant requirements

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

Interested candidates are welcome to visit the Department. Informal enquiries should be made to Dr David Barker, Clinical Lead for Histopathology on telephone 0151 430 1620 or Dr Mohammad Al Jubouri, Clinical Director for Pathology on 0151 430 1833

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 676 5493