Pathology

The scientific work of the pathology department is very rewarding as the results that we provide directly contribute to patients’ healthcare. Statistics show that 70% of all diagnoses made in the NHS involve pathology.

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Currently we provide over 1000 different analyses and conduct more than 18 million tests per year on blood, tissue and other bodily fluids to detect everything from allergies to cancer.

The pathology department at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides laboratory services at The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, and the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, for a wide variety of service users.

We are comprised of biochemistry, blood transfusion, cellular pathology, haematology, immunology and microbiology, all of which provide different aspects of pathological analysis and patient services enabling both the diagnosis and monitoring of patient conditions.

Pathology lab James CookThere are a variety of employment opportunities within pathology including support grade staff (phlebotomist, clerical & administrative roles, healthcare science support worker and associate practitioner), state registered staff (biomedical and healthcare scientists), advanced roles (clinical scientist and advanced practitioner) and medical staff (pathologists).  Employees are generally based in one of the above specialties.

There are excellent opportunities to develop a pathology career from admin support through to advanced roles. Support is provided for all new staff using mentoring and a competency based training model.  Continued professional development is actively encouraged with opportunities to attend in-service training, service updates, external courses and, if applicable to role, participation in audit and research.

If you would like to know more please contact the pathology department on 01642 8354361.