Doctors - Consultant Microbiologist

  • Department Microbiology
  • Salary £82,096 - £110,683 per annum
  • Closing Date 28/09/2021
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade Doctor
  • Job ref 223-MC487
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract permanent
  • Hours 10PAs

Job overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic Consultant Microbiologist to work in our Microbiology team. The post is based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and will also cover the Princess Royal Hospital, the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital as well as community and primary care services in Shropshire. Full time and part time applications are welcome

Main duties of the job

The Department provides clinical microbiology services for around 500,000 people and includes bacteriology, mycology, serology and molecular sections. The post holder will participate in providing a comprehensive clinical, laboratory, diagnostic and consultative microbiology and infection control service to the Trust and other users of the service.

Applicants are required to hold FRCPath or equivalent, be on the GMC Specialist Register (CCT in Microbiology or Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) or within 6 months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT at the time of interview. The post attracts 10 PAs and there is a 1 in 4 on-call commitment. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wish to job-share. 

Working for our organisation

Our Hospitals are located in Shrewsbury and Telford and are brimming with exemplary teams of hardworking individuals.

Shropshire is a beautiful county ideally located between the north and the south, making travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short distance from major cities and busy transport links including Birmingham airport, our county also borders with beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery.  

Shrewsbury has recently been named in the ‘Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide’ as one of the top places to live in the country. It is a wonderful bustling place, with affordable housing, fantastic schools and great out-of-work activities for everyone.                                  

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The appointee, together with the other colleagues will be responsible for the provision of a comprehensive, efficient, and cost-effective clinical microbiology, virology and infection control service to the Trust and other users of the service.

Clinical liaison

The post holder will be expected to liaise in a timely manner with clinicians, hospital staff, medical microbiologists, general practitioners and health protection consultants concerning the diagnosis and management of patients, control and prevention of infections including the provision of telephone advice.

Responsibilities for regular visits to the ITUs and ward rounds at the 3 main hospitals are shared between the consultants. Similarly attendance and presentations at clinical and audit meetings and advice on specific areas of interest are shared. The appointee will be expected to take an appropriate share of these commitments by mutual agreement.



The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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