Proposed Job Plan
The post will be flexibly time-tabled to meet the demands of the service and the timing of sessions may change as the service develops.
The Job Plan will typically include an average of 81/2 Programmed Activities for Direct Clinical Care duties and 11/2 Programmed Activities for Supporting Professional Activities. A proposed job plan has been outlined in Appendix 2 and will be agreed on commencement of appointment.
Service Provision and Development
The appointee will, together with the existing consultant colleagues be responsible for the provision of a comprehensive, efficient, and cost-effective histopathology service to the Trust and other users of the service.
Manage personal workload in such a way as to ensure where possible that service targets are achieved. Participate in the provision of cover on a shared basis with colleagues for periods of annual, sickness and study leave, except for prolonged absence where locum cover may be necessary.
Maintain an awareness and commitment to organisational priorities and ensure these are communicated effectively to colleagues and staff. Engage constructive debates about organisational issues through a willingness to interact positively with managers - showing mutual respect to ensure a similar level of respect in turn.
Effectively balance loyalty to the service and to the organisation through corporate behaviours and have an ability to anticipate change in current political climates showing an awareness of where the team sits in the bigger picture.
Understand the wider health economy and the implications for the Trust whilst working within organisational constraints with willingness to compromise and share resources.
Actively assist in the preparation and development of business plans and effectively manage the resources employed to achieve agreed objectives through consulting with colleagues and co-ordinating individual activities to ensure the particular clinical service operates effectively.
Undertake administrative duties associated with the care of their patients and the running of clinical areas also as required by the Clinical Lead, Clinical Director, Medical Director and Chief Executive.
Lead and manage the team through adaptable, visible and modest leadership to ensure a committed approach is achieved. Standards will need to be driven by improvements with clear and explicit direction, encouraging constructive feedback and challenge from those involved.
Produce and support solution-focused decisions based on fact and not anecdote through recognising the value of involving different professional contributions, applying your knowledge appropriately.
Demonstrate financial awareness and understand the impact of your, your team's, decisions.
Delegate tasks effectively and appropriately with realistic expectations of others.
Effectively deal with staffing issues consistently and fairly, seeking advice and assistance where necessary from the Human Resource department to ensure local and national employment policies and procedures are followed.
Comply with Health and safety policies and procedures.
Role: Consultant Histopathologist
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