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Consultant Histopathologist

Swansea Bay University
Morriston Hospital, Swansea
Competitive salary
Closing date
3 Dec 2021

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Welcome to Swansea Bay University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.

Swansea Bay University Health Board reserve the right to close vacancies after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. We encourage early applications to ensure consideration for a post.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting Redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Applicants are invited to join a team of the Department of Cellular Pathology at Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB), the biggest medical facility in Wales providing unique national subspecialist services in a range of disciplines, including centralised national pathology diagnostic facilities. The Directorate is composed of Departments of Cellular Pathology, Laboratory Medicine (Haematology and Chemical Pathology) and Immunology. Microbiology services, although an integral part of the Directorate, are provided and managed by Public Health Wales. The Directorate of Pathology is a Health Board wide service and part of the Singleton Service Delivery Unit.

The Department of Cellular Pathology incorporates Histopathology / Cytopathology laboratories at Morriston and Singleton Hospitals (both located in Swansea) serving primary and secondary care in Swansea, Bridgend and Neath, Port Talbot. In addition, it provides a regional diagnostic lymphoma service (part of the All Wales Lymphoma Panel), South-Wales sarcoma diagnostic services and Her-2 testing to the hospitals in South-West Wales. The department is UKAS accredited under ISO 15189.

You will be join a team of 19 consultants across SBUHB and undertake diagnostic surgical pathology and cytology, with autopsy being optional.

With the implementation of "A Regional Collaboration for Health" (ARCH), Swansea University, NHS and industry established a unique platform for rapid translational research to improve health of the population and set a UK wide example for quality of care and medical research. Under ARCH, the Health Board is set to transform Cellular Pathology to academically integrated Cellular-Molecular Pathology, technologically and conceptually fit for the genomic era and precision medicine. In this context, development of a specialist interest, teaching and research will all be essential components of the successful applicants' job plans. Continuous professional development will be actively supported.

You will be based in Swansea at one of the two Departmental sites, as per mutual agreement. As part of the ARCH project, Cellular Pathology services will be relocating in future to a new build at the Morriston Hospital campus.

You must be fully registered with the GMC, be on the specialist register and have the Certificate of Completion of Training or be within 6 months of obtaining it by the date of the interview.

You will be employed under the terms and conditions of the Welsh Consultants Contract.

Consultants in the SBUHB benefit from a flexible approach to working practices including homeworking.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Danny Parker, Clinical Lead for Histopathology (; 01792 205666 ext. 34035).

Dr Suzie Howarth, Clinical Director of Pathology (; 01792 702222 ext. 3041).

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Swansea Bay University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and applications are welcomed from persons with disabilities. A disability will not prejudice your application. If you are unable to submit your application in the requested format because of a disability please contact the Recruitment Team, who will agree a more suitable way for you to apply. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification will be invited to interview.

To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa , unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK. If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website .

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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