• Consultant Microbiologist United Kingdom
  • Porthosp in United Kingdom, , United Kingdom
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

• Weekly Hours / Programmed Activities: 10
• Salary Band: Consultant
• Staff Group: Medical and Dental
• Contract Type: Permanent
• Job Area: Medics
Company Description

Here at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care for our local population. We are ranked as the third in the country for research, embedding education and training across the organisation. Our main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals on the south coast employing over 8,700 staff.

Our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for getting it right for patients, colleagues, and our community, you will find a home at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust.
Job Description

The Clinical Microbiology Department at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) is looking to appoint a... Consultant Microbiologist. This is a full-time post consisting of 10 Programmed Activities [PAs] per week, based at Queen Alexandra hospital, Portsmouth. Applicants wishing to work reduced hours will be considered.

The Consultant clinical duties:

Direct clinical care will consist of a specified duty weekday per week for Microbiology, a specified duty weekday per week for Virology and advisory service to bacteraemic patients during on-call weeks (1 in 7). This is a very clinically orientated job with a substantial ward round commitment especially covering the acute medical wards, direct clinician liaison and antimicrobial stewardship input. The specific microbiology/infection clinical responsibilities will be agreed on commencement. The post holder will be expected to contribute to the Infection Prevention and Control team but will not be expected to take any significant leadership role in infection prevention in the first instance.

On call requirements

The post holder will be required to participate in the microbiology on call rota covering both Trusts, 1:7 weekday evening cover and 1:7 weekend cover. Remote access to laboratory information management systems facilitates advice on patient management and result authorisation across the two Trusts.

About us

Our Microbiology Laboratory is well equipped and is on site in a purpose-built pathology block with an extensive range of diagnostic services including molecular;the lab is UKAS accredited. The Trust has a good reputation in terms of Infection prevention and prudent antimicrobial stewardship which has been nationally recognised. Here in Portsmouth, we have a fantastic spectrum of varied cases so very interesting work to include our renal patients. The microbiology clinical team includes a clinical scientist, a trainee clinical scientist, ID/micro Wessex trainees and an FY2 trainee on rotation. The medical team are a small, yet very supportive and friendly collaborative group who work together for the benefit of patients within the Trust, the surrounding community and with colleagues on the Isle of Wight. We are proud of our University status here at PHU and if you are keen to be involved with research and innovative work, we will happily support you.
• Full and specialist registration (and a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC) (or eligible for registration within six months of interview)

Clinical Experience
• Applicants that are UK trained, must ALSO be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview.
• Applicants that are non-UK trained, will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT
• The Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or its recognised equivalent should ideally be in microbiology and infection
• Fellowship of the Royal College Pathologists or evidence of equivalent qualification
• Membership of the Royal College of Physicians
• Virology experience
• Infection Control experience
• Experience in the rationalisation and control of antimicrobial prescribing

Clinical Skills
• Understanding of clinical risk management
• Ability to foster and promote the delivery of the clinical diagnostic services of the laboratory.
• Enthusiasm for ward-based clinical liaison
• Demonstration of evidence-based medicine

• Reasonable computer literacy to include word processing and basic spreadsheets
• Able to demonstrate appropriate level of clinical knowledge
• Breadth of experience in and outside of speciality
Additional Information

The health and wellbeing of our staff is at the forefront of everything we do. We are proud to be able to offer our staff some fantastic benefits including our on-site Nursery, access to our free Beach Hut for those long summer days, our on-site Wellness Centre including a gym and a swimming pool, access to our fantastic staff networks including LGBTQ, Race Equality and DisAbility, and awards ceremonies to recognise your achievements. We believe we can offer support to all of our staff when they need it the most.

We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.
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