PATHOLOGY

Pathology

Pathology is a broad general term that encompasses Histopathology/Cellular Pathology, Haematology and Microbiology. Each specialism has a separate and distinct training pathway in the UK. Demand for Pathologists in the UK has increased considerably over the past decade due to a number of factors such as increased demand for pathology services, a lack of UK doctors entering the UK training schemes for Pathology and an ageing workforce at Consultant level with a large number of retirements each year. If you enjoy a greater degree of certainty in your work, pathology offers more precision than the unpredictability that often surrounds bedside medicine.

What is required to be a Pathology specialist in the UK?

The most common path for International Histopathologists/Cellular Pathologists will be to gain GMC registration via the Royal College route of FRCPath. There will of course be opportunities for those with extensive general pathology experience who have completed the PLAB examination. For Microbiologists and Haematologists, MRCP and FRCPath are the desirable qualifications. Due to the high number of unfilled training posts within the main pathology specialisms, the prospects for international doctors gaining entry to a formal training position are extremely high.

What our experts have to say:

“My advice would be that If you want to be a pathologist there is scope for professional advancement and success if you work hard and intelligently take advantage of the opportunities that come your way. Given the reported shortages of experienced pathologists in all the subspecialties in the United Kingdom and abroad, the prospect for quick advancement is good.”

If you think that a career in the UK or Ireland is the next step for you then why not send us a CV and Register top right or check out some of our current vacancies below.

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Consultant Microbiology

£70000 - £103000
London
Fixed Term

The Post

BDI Resourcing are seeking an exprienced, motivated and friendly international doctor for a Consultant Microbiology post located in a Greater London NHS Trust.

The Trust is excellently located - just a 25 minute train from London's centre, offerring good-quality schools and quality of life, with close access to international airports. 

Post Duties and Responsibilities 

The role of the Consultant Microbiologist is:

 

  • To provide diagnostic and therapeutic advice to clinicians and GPs
  • Expected to have or develop special interest to supervise the virology services in the department
  • To actively involved in infection control activities
  • To play an important role in antimicrobial stewardship to reduce antimicrobial misuse or inappropriate use and incidence of resistance
  • To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit.
  • To have responsibility for and actively participate in continuing professional development (CPD) 
  • The appointee, together with the other consultant colleague will be a responsible for the provision of a comprehensive, efficient and cost-effective diagnostic and clinical microbiology service (including bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology).
  •  Be responsible for the virology and serology section of the laboratory.
  • Be a member of Infection Control team and participate in providing infection prevention and control services to the trust and other users of the service.
  • Will attend the ward round for ITU/ HDU and on ad hoc basis visit the haematology/ oncology department, and patients with C difficile.
  • Day to day supervision of the diagnostic methods and examination of specimens
  • Authorisation and interpretation of results

Post Requirements

  • FRCPath
  • A pass in IELTS/OET 
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Consultant Haematology

£76000 - £103000
London
Fixed Term

The Post

A Greater London NHS Trust invites international doctors to apply for a Consultant Haematologist post. The successful candidate will have an interest in haemato-oncology.

The department is warm, friendly, open and supportive and has a professional and friendly working relationship with clinicians. 

The Department provides a clinical and laboratory service, managing a full range of haematological conditions to BCSH level 2a. Salvage therapy and high dose therapy cases are referred to Royal Victoria Hospital Blackpool and Central Manchester Haematology centres. Clinical haematology in-patient beds are ring fenced, with junior doctor cover provided by the medical team. The modern Blood Sciences laboratory is accredited to UKAS ISO15189.

The post holder should have a broad training in clinical and laboratory haematology and must have made steps towards their GMC Registration. 

Duties of the Post

Given the rising number of haematology cancers an interest in haemato-oncology would be welcomed. Development of areas of specialised expertise is encouraged and would be planned during annual team job planning round.

The successful applicant will be expected to work with management and clinical colleagues to further develop the haematology service and achieve the Trust’s key objectives.

Post Requirements

  • FRCPath
  • A pass in IELTS/OET
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Consultant Microbiologist

The Post 

We are seeking an enthusiastic, forward-thinking international doctor to work in a friendly and supportive environment.

The Microbiology department has been instrumental in developing OPAT services and an innovative approach (nationally recognised) to blood culture processing working with blood sciences. 

The post is full-time (10 PAs).

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide a comprehensive infection control service, in conjunction with the infection control team..
  • The appointee will attend the Trust’s Drug and Therapeutic committee and the Infection control committee meetings, and will provide advice to these committees on microbiological issues.
  • Take an active part in the management of the service, including clinical governance, quality assurance, research, audit, service development and business planning.
  • Contribute to the educational and training programmes for all medical and other staff, particularly those involved in the delivery of microbiology and infection control services.
  • Provide on-call out-of-hours cover to the department on a 1:4 basis, for which currently a category A on call supplement is payable in accordance with the new contract. The cover provided is a telephone advice service only for laboratory or clinical staff. 

Post Requirements

  • MRCPath
  • A pass in IELTS/OET

If you would like any support or guidance on relocating to the UK and working within the NHS - send us an email at apply@bdiresourcing.com and we will be happy to help you.

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Consultant Cellular Pathology

£77000 - £105000
South East
Fixed Term

The Post

International doctors are invited to apply for a Consultant Cellular Pathology post for a South East hospital, located just 25 minutes from Central London. 

The hospital serves a population of approximately 400,000 and the successful Consultant Histopathologist will report on the full range of celluar pathology speciments received into the department. 

The hospital is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and has ongoing expansion developments. 

Post Requirements 

  • MRCPath or equivalent 
  • Full GMC Registration

The appointment will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for the successful candidate prior to commencement.

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Speciality Doctor Cellular Pathology

£37000 - £70000
North West
Fixed Term

The Post

Applications are invited for a full-time Speciality Doctor post in Celluar Pathology with a specialist interest in Histopathology.

The department is very busy with an interesting, varied and growing workload, covering virtually every specialty. 

The department supports cervical, breast and bowel NHS screening programmes and the work of the Trust as a Cancer Centre.

Diagnostic work distribution is by a combination of ‘pull’ and ‘push’ system that allows individuals significant flexibility to control their own working patterns and find protected time to pursue other interests including clinical audit, teaching, research and development.

The department has fantastic laboratory with excellent immunohistochemistry facilities. 


Post Requirements 

  • MRCPath or PLAB
  • A pass in IELTS/OET 
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Locum Consultant Cellular Pathology

£76000 - £106000
North East
Fixed Term

The Post

BDI Resourcing are seeking an international doctor for a Locum Consultant Cellular Pathology post with a specialist interest in Histopathology (General).

You will join a team with other full-time Consultants and all Pathologists will participate in a general reporting rota but you will all have areas of specialist interest and lead for one or more cancer groups.

The department is warm, friendly, open and supportive and has a professional and friendly working relationship with clinicians through the multidisciplinary teams. 

Post Requirements

  • MRCPath 
  • A pass in IELTS / OET
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Locum Consultant Cellular Pathology

£76000 - £106000
East Midlands
Fixed Term

The Post

BDI Resourcing are seeking an international doctor for a Locum Consultant Celluar Pathology with a specialist interest in Histopathology (Breast).

This is a great opportunity to join a team of other full-time Consultant Histopathologists who provide a comprehensive pathology service to the local community. 

The Histopathology Department has full accreditation and participates in the national breast and bowel cancer screening programmes. 

An attractive relocation package may be offered for the successful candidate.

The post also offers an excellent pension scheme. 


Post Requirements

  • FRCPath or PLAB
  • A pass in IELTS / OET
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