Consultant Histopathologist


Posted: 3 weeks ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£82,096 - £110,683

Fixed term (1 Year)

Join us at this very exciting time as Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals have just merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

We have ambitious plans to develop our sites, making even better use of our combined resources to serve our population most effectively.

Joining the teams at University Hospitals Dorset you will be taking up the many opportunities that Dorset has to offer in the way of a rewarding work life balance.

We are located within an area of amazing beauty which includes opportunities to drive, walk, run, swim or cycle in the New Forest , in the Purbecks, along miles of golden beaches and the Jurassic coastline. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes; theatres, cinemas and sporting activities and Poole attracts many visitors, has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

Transport links are excellent with Bournemouth International airport, Cross-channel ferry terminals at Poole and direct train access to London.

Please note all staff being recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across our new Trust sites when service demands require it.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the One Dorset pathology team. We are currently making significant progress with our vision to create a first class integrated pathology service with new LIMS VRU and Digital Pathology implementation. A new hub is being built at Royal Bournemouth site to be completed in 2022.

The ‘One Dorset Pathology’ service for The Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals (RBCH), Poole General Hospital (PGH) & Dorset County Hospital (DCH) will provide clinicians, patients & carers with a consistent & high standard of service across the area & will maximise efficiency in the use of resources.

Staff will be able to develop to their full potential & substantial investment has been agreed, offering opportunities for service development & state-of-the-art modernisation.

Royal Bournemouth Hospital is a very busy UKAS accredited department with a high cancer workload. There will be an opportunity to develop an area of special interest & be involved in the training of Specialty Registrars. The reporting services include breast, colo-rectal, upper GIT & urological cancer excisions, as well as low grade gynaecological cancer excisions. All pathological biopsies are available except for medical renal cores. Non-gynae cytology is available, including pulmonary-pleural, urine, breast, thyroid & neck FNA as well as EUS & EBUS specimens. Remote telepathology is being used in the cytology clinics. Frozen sections, skin IMF service as well as Mohs, are also provided. Also, the in-house molecular pathology unit provides flow cytometry, EGFR & KRAS testing. The Trust is committed to continuing professional development and opportunities for research exist. The main laboratory processing hub is based at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and this provides the service for both RBCH and PGH.

At Poole General Hospital, the Histopathology and Cytopathology service covers Poole, Swanage, Wimborne & additionally some of the outlying areas in Dorset. The reporting services are rather similar to RBCH with cancer excisions for Head & Neck, breast, colo-rectal & gynae but no urological or upper GIT excisions.

At Dorset County Hospital, the Diagnostic work includes surgical pathology & non-gynae cytology. There is an opportunity to be involved in providing Haematopathology.

Applications are invited for two Substantiative Consultant Histopathologist positions within the One Dorset pathology (ODP) which comprises RBCH, PGH & DCH. These are replacement posts and the appointee will be based in the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Poole Hospital but may opt to work on any of the three sites, under the wider One Dorset Pathology team, once established.

This advert is for 2 full-time substantive Consultant Histopathologists. The intended posts are based on a 10 programmed activity sessions (PA) contract, including 2 supporting programmed activity (SPA) sessions. However the appointee may be offered an optional extra PA due to the clinical workload. Any applicant who is unable for personal reasons, to work full-time will still be eligible to be considered for the post on a part-time or job-sharing basis. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust in consultation with consultant colleagues

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

  • Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals - Dr.Will Chong, Clinical Lead Histopathologist at UHD(01202448104 / Dr.Sreekala Sreehari, Clinical Transformation Lead (03000195922/

  • Poole General Hospital - Dr. Will Chong, Clinical Lead Histopathologist at UHD(01202448104 /

  • Dorset County Hospital – Dr. Mohamed Satti, Consultant Histopathologist (01305254831 /

  • One Dorset Pathology - Dr. Rasaq Olufadi, Pathology Clinical Director – (01305254333 /, Mr Stephen Harding, Head of Service ( or Mr Paul Massey, General Manager (01202704780 /


Please note that this advert may be removed before the end date if sufficient applications are received.

The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from everyone regardless of ethnicity, disability, gender, age, faith or sexual orientation. We seek to establish a workforce as diverse as the population we serve.


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