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Consultant in Medical Microbiology

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Swindon, Wiltshire
£84,559- £114,003 per annum
Closing date
15 Jun 2022

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Hospital, Microbiology and virology
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Contract Type
Full Time
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Appointment to this role attracts a one off recruitment premium of £20,000 in addition to the standard relocation expenses, details of the recruitment premium included below.

The Great Western Hospital has an exciting opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic Consultant Medical Microbiologist or joint Infectious Diseases/ Microbiologist to join our team. This is a 10 PA post although The Trust would also welcome applications from those seeking part time hours

The post holder will participate in providing a comprehensive clinical, laboratory, diagnostic and consultative microbiology and infection control service to the Great Western Hospital to join the existing team in providing clinical microbiology services to Swindon and the surrounding area.

Appointment to this role attracts a one off recruitment premium of £20,000.  The recruitment premium will be paid in two instalments, £10,000 in the first month of employment and a further £10,000 on the anniversary of the start date.  Should a candidate receive the recruitment premium and leave within 5 years of joining the Trust, there will be a requirement to pay back all or part of the payments depending on time served. 

For clarity on the repayment values, the day prior to the anniversary of start date will be the end of each year period, with the anniversary itself being the start of the new year period as defined below:

0-1 Year – Initial £10,000 Y1 instalment pay back

1-2 Years – £15,000

2-3 years – £10,000

3-4 Years – £5,000

4-5 Years – £2,500

The Great Western Hospital is located on the outskirts of Swindon, just off junction 15 of the M4. There are excellent transport links. The cities of Oxford, Bristol, Bath and Cheltenham are all within an easily commutable distance. There is a mainline train service to London, which is an hour away. Swindon itself is a rapidly expanding town, with good local amenities. There are beautiful surrounding villages and countryside offering the opportunity to live in the Marlborough Downs, Thames Valley or Cotswold districts. With the accessibility to commuting there are a wide range of excellent state, grammar and independent schools across the area.

The Great Western Hospital provides comprehensive clinical and laboratory microbiology services to a population of 350,000.

The Great Western Hospital opened in 2002 and has been a Foundation Trust since December 2008.  Following a merger with Wiltshire Community Health Services (WCHS) in June 2011 the Trust has provided not only acute hospital services but also a range of community health services in Wiltshire. Since 1 July 2016, Wiltshire Health and Care have provided community healthcare services for adults in Wiltshire, after being selected by Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) as their chosen provider for at least the next five years. Wiltshire Health and Care is a new partnership formed between Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GWH) employs over 5,500 staff providing acute hospital services at the Great Western Hospital (catchment population of c344K) and community health services across Wiltshire as part of Wiltshire Health and Care.  The latter includes community hospitals, community nursing and therapists.

At the Great Western Hospital we have all of the facilities you would expect to find in a busy general hospital including an Emergency Department, a delivery suite, a full range of diagnostic tests such as X-ray, MRI and CT scans, outpatient clinics and twenty one inpatient wards. We provide these services in a modern environment ensuring patients have privacy and dignity throughout their care. There is access to a PET CT scanner off site

The appointee, together with consultant colleagues, will be responsible for the provision of a comprehensive, efficient and cost-effective clinical Microbiology, Virology and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) service to the Trust and other users of the service.

For more information and to apply please visit and search for the job using reference 249-MED9990929

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