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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of acute clinical services for a catchment area of up over 1 million people. Our vision is “to provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most”, reflecting the utmost importance that we attach to the quality of care and experience that each and every one of our patients receives.
We provide specialist services in radiotherapy, neonatalogy, paediatrics, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, rheumatology, medicine and surgery. Every year our 7,000 staff treat people from Norfolk, neighbouring counties and further afield. Our patients are referred to us by around 100 local GP surgeries and other acute hospitals and primary care Trusts around the country. We are involved in the teaching and training of a wide range of health professionals, in partnership with the University of East Anglia and other local education providers.
Consultant Medical Microbiologist
Closed for applications on: 31-Mar-2023 15:00
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 31-Mar-2023 15:00
- Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
- NR4 7UY
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Full time - 10 sessions per week
- £88,364 - £119,133 per annum
- Salary period
- (NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant)
- Main area
At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.
NNUH is currently the busiest Trauma Unit in the East of England caring for almost 850 trauma patients annually many with complex care needs. We are enhancing our urgent and emergency care specialist services for patients with significant injuries as a result of trauma and have an ambition to become a Major Trauma Centre.
Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:
We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.
We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.
We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.
We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.
We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.
Wish you were here? So do we.
We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be. We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.
Consultant Medical Microbiologist/Joint Infectious Diseases/Microbiology
We are excited to offer this rare opportunity for the post of Consultant Medical Microbiologist in the Eastern Pathology Alliance (EPA) department of Medical Microbiology based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the Norwich Research Park.
This is an exceptional opportunity to work in a cutting-edge environment that does not come around very often. If you have the experience, knowledge, and qualifications for this position we want to hear from you.
The world class facilities and exceptional work the existing staff undertake make Norwich Research Park highly respected and the fourth most highly cited UK location after London, Oxford and Cambridge. The successful candidate will become part of a team with other eight Medical Microbiologists and two Medical Virologists sharing the provision of day to day clinical microbiology and virology covering a wide and diverse area.
The appointment is to the QEHKL, and the candidate will be based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn.
Contribute to the provision of a comprehensive microbiology service for all users of the laboratory. The consultant will rotate with his/her colleagues to provide either Infection Prevention and Control doctor role or Antibiotic stewardship role. This will happen by mutual agreement.
Give a consultation and advisory service to medical colleagues in other specialties in the QEHKL and to GPs and other healthcare professionals in Primary Care. Out of hours (on-call) service includes provision of advisory services to James Paget University Hospital and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, in addition to QEHKL.
Liaise with medical staff in other specialties and participate in regular clinical meetings and other postgraduate activities of the QEHKL
Take part in the Royal College of Pathologists continuing medical education programme. The Trust will provide study leave expenses in line with national terms and conditions of service.
Working for our organisation
The EPA is an innovative and progressive collaboration that provides networked diagnostic services in Medical Microbiology, Haematology, Clinical Chemistry and Blood Transfusion to NNUHFT, James Paget University Hospital (Great Yarmouth), Queen Elizabeth Hospital (King’s Lynn) and GPs and Community Services across Norfolk.
Across the EPA our hardworking and dedicated team process the 6th largest volume of tests in the UK backed up with an annual budget of approximately £29 million. You would be joining a large operation serving a population of approximately one million and processing approximately a million Bacteriology/Virology/Serology and Molecular tests annually.
Our amazing, highly specialist existing team in microbiology consists of around 91 members of staff. Under current Clinical Lead Dr Reham Soliman all diagnostic microbiology and virology work for EPA is performed at NNUH. Each of the three Acute Trusts retains local Consultants clinical microbiologists for service delivery while the virology team at NNUH carries out the Clinical Virology services for all three trusts.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please refer to the ‘Job Description’ link to the right of the page for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.
The Advisory Appointment Committee will meet on 16th May 2023
The Job Description, which includes a Person Specification, provides a full outline of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.
Travelling to work
Staff parking is available onsite; however, this is limited during core working hours. We have more capacity in the evening and at weekends and can usually provide spaces during those hours.
We look to allocate these spaces fairly. Our Travel Office have a set of criteria that staff must meet in order to qualify. If you qualify for a space, you may be placed on a waiting list if we are at full capacity.
The NNUH is served by a number of public buses, and we offer generously discounted monthly passes with First Bus, Konectbus and Semmence.
The Costessey Park and Ride runs regularly each day from 06:30 (from P&R) to 20:45 (from NNUH) and this service is free for NHS staff.
The NNUH host multiple bicycle racks and a salary sacrifice scheme. We also benefit from a Beryl station onsite.
If this post involves working with children or adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.
If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of Afc
Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.
You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.
Following candidate feedback and to reduce our dependency on paper, all our communication with you regarding your application will be by email so could you please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.
We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.
We look forward to receiving your application and if you do not hear within the next four weeks this will usually mean that you have not been short-listed. However, if you wish to confirm this please contact the person indicated on the advert.
Whilst every effort will be made to recruit to the post as it is advertised, there may be occasions where we consider alternative working patterns, such as part time working, or contract types, such as secondments, depending on circumstances. Should you wish to work in a different working pattern to that stated in our advertisement, please indicate this in the supporting statement to your application.
Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates about the exciting career opportunities available at NNUH - @NNUHjobs
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Website
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Advice for Overseas Candidates
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
- Full and specialist registration (and a license to practice) with the General Medical Council (GMC) (or eligible for registration within six months of interview)
- FRCPath or equivalent.
- Further qualification such as: MRCP or evidence of equivalent qualification - - MSc - MD - PhD. - DipHIC “Teaching the Teachers” or equivalent
- Training and experience equivalent to that required for FRCPath
- Wide experience of clinical microbiology and infection prevention and control
- Able to work under pressure
- Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team and of balancing clinical, management and other duties
- Ability to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues, colleagues in pathology and support staff
- Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries
- Job Description (PDF, 436.9KB)
- Information Pack (PDF, 852.2KB)
- Staff Benefits (PDF, 674.5KB)
- Useful Links (PDF, 33.5KB)
- Our NNUH Together Staff Network (PDF, 370.4KB)
- Our NNUH LGBT+ Staff Network (PDF, 675.0KB)
- Our NNUH Diverse Ability Staff Network (PDF, 607.0KB)
- Our NNUH Women's Staff Network (PDF, 103.1KB)
Further details / informal visits contact
- Reham Soliman
- Job title
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 01603 288581
- Additional information
No longer accepting applications
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