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Consultant in Medical Microbiology and Infection

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington
£86,721 - £116,165 incl. of London Weighting per a
Closing date
1 Feb 2022

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Hospital, Infectious diseases
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Mandatory vaccination from 1st April 2022, there is a legal requirement for staff who have contact with patients and other service users in England to be fully vaccinated (received both doses of an MHRA approved vaccine) against COVID-19. If your role is covered by the regulations, you will be required to provide proof ofyour full vaccinationstatus as part of your pre-employment checks prior to your start date.

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.

King's is a key partner in one of London's foremost Academic Health Science Centres, King's Health Partners (KHP). KHP is one of only six Department of Health-designated AHSCs in England. It brings together a world-leading research-led university - King's College London - and three successful NHS Foundation Trusts: King's College Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas', and South London and Maudsley.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of our dedicated workforce and join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation for innovation and the desire to make a difference.

We are recruiting a consultant, accredited with a CCT (or within 6 months of CCT date) in either Medical Microbiology or dual Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, as a full-time (10 PA to be reviewed after commencing, see Job Description) substantive post. Part time applicants will also be considered.

This is a replacement consultant post with a focus support the clinical microbiology service with colleagues at the PRUH. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of consultants at PRUH and DH sites with expertise across a broad range of areas including mycology, infection control, and infectious diseases as well as virology at DH based London South Specialist Virology Centre. Our team has a clinically driven focus on infection management that incorporates innovative diagnostic approaches and encourages academia, with the overall objective to improve patient outcomes.

You must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a Licence to Practice and be on the Specialist Register, or within six months of attaining your CCT or equivalent to be eligible for interview.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children (0-18 years), therefore 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.

Potential applicants are welcome to visit the department and discuss this post.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Mustafa Atta, Consultant Microbiologist (PRUH site)

Dr Sumati Srivastava

Dr Martin Brown, Clinical Lead for Infection Sciences / Viapath Laboratory Director,

BMJRef: BMJ-55229/213-PRUH-1486-A
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