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Consultant Cellular Pathologists

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10 PAs per week
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University Hospital, Coventry
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
31/10/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Services (CWPS) invites applications for two replacement consultant cellular pathologists.

We are seeking pathologists with sub-specialist interests in any of the following areas: Renal, urology, skin, or gastro-intestinal pathology. We welcome interest from applicants wishing to specialise in morbid anatomy, otherwise participation in the autopsy service is welcomed but not essential. Participation in both research and teaching (at undergraduate and post graduate level) will be encouraged and supported by protected sessions. University of Warwick’s Clinical Sciences Research Institute located on the UHCW site provides state of the art cellular laboratory research facilities.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the largest pathology network in the Midlands, which provides pathology services for the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW), George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Burton Foundation Trust and South Warwick Hospital Foundation Trust. The department has full UKAS accreditation, is fully sub-specialised and benefits from extensive BMS led cut-up. CWPS is a global leader in digital pathology having adopted this technology and lead its implementation into diagnostic practice. This innovative development will offer unrivalled flexibility of workflow benefiting both pathologists and clinical services. The UHCW Centre of Excellence for Digital Pathology has been established in partnership with the University of Warwick Computer Science Department and is aimed at developing and evaluating digital pathology algorithms of diagnostic and prognostic use.

UHCW is the teaching hospital for the University of Warwick Medical School and the department is engaged in teaching pathology to medical students. The appointees will be encouraged to take advantage of protected sessions to support teaching.

UHCW is a modern hospital completely rebuilt in 2006 under a Private Finance Initiative. The building provides modern facilities with a well-equipped and spacious pathology laboratory. In addition to purpose designed surgical, cytology and immunocytochemical labs, the department has a multi-disciplinary molecular diagnostic facility, providing a single multiplexed PCR based analysis of the commonly mutated solid tumour genes.

CWPS is one of the largest training centres for the West Midlands Cellular Pathology Training Scheme and is also part of the West Midlands ST1 Training School.

Coventry is a thriving city with a fascinating history extending back to medieval times. Local schools are excellent and include some of the UK’s top ranking grammar and comprehensive schools.

The post offers a wonderful opportunity for an exciting and rewarding career in surgical pathology, as well as offering unrivalled opportunities for research and teaching.

Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.


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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

Informal enquiries should addressed to Professor D Snead +44 (0)2476 965429