Consultant in Histopathology - South West Scotland

  • Head Medical
  • 10/11/2023

Job Description


Are you a Consultant in Histopathology looking to live and work in the countryside of the UK?

A great opportunity has arisen for a Consultant in Histopathology   to join a small but punchy hospital group in a beautiful region of South West Scotland.

The Department provides a wide range of clinical diagnostic and advisory services supported by scientific facilities in three inter-related disciplines:

•    Histopathology (approximately 11000 requests per year) 
•    Diagnostic Cytopathology (500 -1000 requests per year) 
•    Mortuary and Autopsy services (150 autopsies per year)

The hospital 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.

What’s on offer for you?

Salary scale between £ 91,474- £ 121,548
Full comprehensive relocation package on offer.
Reasonable house prices, schools are rated highly and you are within 2 hours of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lake District and Newcastle.
Regular educational and research meetings are held locally, and the department participates in national education events via video conferencing.
Generously funded study leave is available.
Cycle to work scheme
Blue light discounts


About the Trust:

This District hospital and Mental Health hospital based in South West Scotland with a population of around 150,000 residents is purpose-built to suit the needs of the staff and patients and is one of the only NHS hospitals in the UK to have all single en-suite rooms which has seen an increase in recovery time!
The education centre is one of the centres to be fully refurbished recently and includes a clinical skills and observation /control room.
One of the key achievements and something they do well in this group is the introduction of new models of workforce to make a sustainable future for the community.
Recently they have introduced the new SCOTGEM rural medicine programme which has attracted a new talent of medical students to the area, as well as introducing a Clinical Development Fellows programme where they have added an additional 20+ staff giving additional support at lower to middle grades.
A trust which supports, listens, and develops its staff helping create a positive and constructive organisational culture across the board.

Essential criteria

Applicants must hold FRCPath in Histopathology
Completed a period of training in Pathology that is recognised by the Royal College of Pathologists
Eligible for, inclusion on the specialist register within six months of appointment.

Desirable Criteria

RCPath (UK) Certificate in Higher Autopsy Training for Candidates who qualified recently
Willingness to participate in medical administration / management activities

Please get in touch with a copy of your CV or simply email for more information. We would love to hear from you.