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Consultant in Infection (Medical Microbiology)

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Medical Microbiology
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time: 10 PAs per week
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Southmead Hospital
£79860 - £107668
20/07/2020 23:59

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North Bristol NHS Trust is a progressive and ambitious teaching and research organisation, and a specialist regional centre for major trauma, neurosciences, plastics and burns, orthopaedics and renal services in the new, £430 million state of the art Brunel Building . This 1000 bed hospital at the Southmead site has 75% single rooms, greatly improving privacy and dignity and helping to control the spread of infections. With a turnover of £550m and 8,000 staff, our clinical teams have built a strong reputation for exceptional healthcare, personally delivered. At the heart of what we do is a caring and compassionate workforce.

Severn Infection Sciences is a partnership between North Bristol NHS Trust and Public Health England and is sited at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. It is the largest diagnostic infection service in the South West of England.  It provides analytical, clinical or infection control services to three large Trusts in Bristol, Bath, and surrounding primary care practitioners.

An opportunity has arisen for a full time Consultant in Infection (Medical Microbiology) to join the proactive team of infection specialists in the department of Infection Sciences based at Southmead hospital .  The post holders will contribute to the general infection service at North Bristol NHS Trust and may take on leadership roles in specialist areas. Previous experience in Infection Control leadership and management at a senior level in NHS would be advantageous. Our department has a harmonious relationship with the Infectious Diseases physicians and we work together to deliver comprehensive Infection services and training.

Applicants are required to be on the Specialist Register for Medical Microbiology (or Medical microbiology with Infectious Diseases) and have CCT or be within six months of obtaining it by the interview date. Full Registration with the GMC is essential. The post is based at Southmead Hospital.  The Trust has teaching status and is linked with the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England.  The appointee will ordinarily be required to reside not more than 30 minutes travel by road from Southmead Hospital, Bristol, for on-call purposes and attend on site for weekends on call.  Experience and familiarity with UK hospital systems and practices or equivalent is essential.   The successful candidate will be employed under Terms & Conditions of Service for Consultants (England) 2003. 

If you are shortlisted we will contact you by email with details of your interview of which you will need to confirm your attendance. Therefore it is important that you check your online account regularly.

Closing date: 21st July 2020

Interview date: 18th August 2020

Please note:

  • CVs are not used in the shortlisting process. If you are shortlisted, your CV will be made available to the Formal and Informal interview panel.
  • For Consultant expenses related to this post, please refer to the document on NHS Jobs.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Further details available from:

Dr Elizabeth Darley consultant Medical Microbiologist- Tel: 0117 414 6221 or

Dr Maha Albur Consultant  Medical Microbiologist/Infectious Diseases Tel: 0117 414 6230