**Subject to confirmation of Agenda for Change banding**
Applications are invited for a Consultant Clinical Scientist to work in Medical Microbiology at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust commencing as soon as possible.
This post is a whole time appointment and is a new post to fill the vacancy created by the semi-retirement of one of the existing consultants; the banding is indicative Band 8c/d - banding is subject to agenda for change.
The microbiology laboratory at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust provides a comprehensive clinical, laboratory, diagnostic and consultative microbiology and infection control service to The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford and The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. It also provides microbiology services to the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry.
As well as the three main hospital sites, services are also provided to community hospitals in Shropshire (Ludlow, Bishops Castle, Whitchurch and Bridgnorth) and Powys (Welshpool and Newtown) and the Mental Health Unit in Shrewsbury. The laboratory covers most general practices in Shropshire, it also serves several GP practices from areas of Powys that border Shropshire. This amounts to approximately 100 practices in total, serving a population of over half a million.
The new post holder will join a team of four other Consultant Medical Microbiologists and a principle clinical scientist. Consideration would be given to those who wish to work part-time or job-share. The post holder will participate in providing a comprehensive, clinical laboratory, diagnostic and consultative microbiology and infection control service to the two hospital Trusts in Shropshire (Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust), the 2 Primary Care Trusts in Shropshire and Powys Local Health Board.
The post is based at The Shrewsbury and Telford Microbiology Laboratory, which is situated on The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site.
The successful applicant may expect to be offered an honorary consultant contract with the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
The Trust has teaching status in partnership with Keele University Medical School. Suitably qualified candidates may be eligible for an honorary academic appointment with Keele University.