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Job summary

The trust is seeking a consultant to participate in the provision of the general microbiology service, infection prevention and service development. All Consultants report as general microbiologists and cover all areas including clinical calls, authorisation, infection prevention, ward rounds and meetings.

SHH Microbiology Laboratory holds UKAS accreditation and provides comprehensive services to the population of Stockport and High Peak receiving a large and varied workload. Close working relationships with clinicians are maintained through weekly MDT meetings.

Applicants should possess the FRCPath, or a recognised equivalent.

For an informal discussion please contact Mark Gordon, Pathology Operational Lead, 0161 419 4676.

Main duties of the job

(i) Clinical

The appointee will liaise in a timely manner with clinicians, hospital staff, consultant microbiologists, infection prevention and general practitioners regarding the diagnosis and management of patients... including the provision of medical advice and attendance at MDT meetings/ ward rounds as appropriate.

(ii) Laboratory

The appointee will be expected to contribute to the following:
• Day to day supervision of diagnostic methods and examination of specimens
• Interpretation and authorisation of results
• Involvement in departmental policy development
• The quality assurance performance within the department, including taking part in all relevant national external quality assurance (NEQAS) and EQA programmes
• The maintenance of full accreditation with UKAS.
• Business planning, including the assessment and introduction of new methods and forward planning for staff and equipment requirements

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

Our mission is to make a difference every day. Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

The salary for the role is only one part of the excellent package of benefits we offer to you:
• NHS pension scheme membership
• Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
• NHS Staff discounts
• Cycle to work scheme
• Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
• Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Date posted

31 May 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year Per Annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

362-A-23-5710477-D

Job locations

Pathology Department, Stepping Hill Hospital

Pathology department, Poplar Grove, Stockport,

SK2 7JE

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description where there is a detailed description of the Consultant Microbiologist/ Consultant Clinical Scientist role.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.
• If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £41.50. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description where there is a detailed description of the Consultant Microbiologist/ Consultant Clinical Scientist role.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.
• If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £41.50. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.

Person Specification

Professional qualifications

Essential
• Full and Specialist registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) or equivalent date of interview.

Desirable
• FRCPath or evidence of equivalent qualification

Training

Essential
• Previous appointments that provided professional training in relevant clinical specialties and broad aspects of Microbiology

Experience

Essential
• Clinical experience commensurate with training in specialty
• Experience of clinical audit

Desirable
• An understanding of NHS management responsibilities of consultants. Attendance at an appropriate management course.
• Evidence of management/leadership development

Research

Desirable
• Should be able to demonstrate research experience

Professional skills

Essential
• Ability to communicate and liaise effectively with patients and relatives and with colleagues of all disciplines.
• Should show an aptitude to developing leaderships skills to lead teams
• Should be able to demonstrate ability to be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team

Desirable
• Experience of supervision of junior medical staff and relevant staff in other disciplines

Person Specification
Professional qualifications

Essential
• Full and Specialist registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) or equivalent date of interview.

Desirable
• FRCPath or evidence of equivalent qualification

Training

Essential
• Previous appointments that provided professional training in relevant clinical specialties and broad aspects of Microbiology

Experience

Essential
• Clinical experience commensurate with training in specialty
• Experience of clinical audit

Desirable
• An understanding of NHS management responsibilities of consultants. Attendance at an appropriate management course.
• Evidence of management/leadership development

Research

Desirable
• Should be able to demonstrate research experience

Professional skills

Essential
• Ability to communicate and liaise effectively with patients and relatives and with colleagues of all disciplines.
• Should show an aptitude to developing leaderships skills to lead teams
• Should be able to demonstrate ability to be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team

Desirable
• Experience of supervision of junior medical staff and relevant staff in other disciplines

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Additional information
Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Pathology Department, Stepping Hill Hospital

Pathology department, Poplar Grove, Stockport,

SK2 7JE

Employer's website

http://www.stockport.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Pathology Department, Stepping Hill Hospital

Pathology department, Poplar Grove, Stockport,

SK2 7JE

Employer's website

http://www.stockport.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab
London UK

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