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Consultant Microbiologist

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Closing date
5 Sep 2022

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Hospital, Microbiology and virology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic Consultant Microbiologist to work in our Microbiology team. The post is based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and will also cover the Princess Royal Hospital, the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital as well as community and primary care services in Shropshire. Full time and part time applications are welcome

Main duties of the job

The Department provides clinical microbiology services for around 500,000 people and includes bacteriology, mycology, serology and molecular sections. The post holder will participate in providing a comprehensive clinical, laboratory, diagnostic and consultative microbiology and infection control service to the Trust and other users of the service.

Applicants are required to hold FRCPath or equivalent, be on the GMC Specialist Register (CCT in Microbiology or Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) or within 6 months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT at the time of interview. The post attracts 10 PAs and there is a 1 in 4 on-call commitment. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wish to job-share. 

Working for our organisation

Our Hospitals are located in Shrewsbury and Telford and are brimming with exemplary teams of hardworking individuals.

Shropshire is a beautiful county ideally located between the north and the south, making travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short distance from major cities and busy transport links including Birmingham airport, our county also borders with beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery.  

Shrewsbury has recently been named in the ‘Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide’ as one of the top places to live in the country. It is a wonderful bustling place, with affordable housing, fantastic schools and great out-of-work activities for everyone.                                  

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The appointee, together with the other colleagues will be responsible for the provision of a comprehensive, efficient, and cost-effective clinical microbiology, virology and infection control service to the Trust and other users of the service.

Clinical liaison

The post holder will be expected to liaise in a timely manner with clinicians, hospital staff, medical microbiologists, general practitioners and health protection consultants concerning the diagnosis and management of patients, control and prevention of infections including the provision of telephone advice.

Responsibilities for regular visits to the ITUs and ward rounds at the 3 main hospitals are shared between the consultants. Similarly attendance and presentations at clinical and audit meetings and advice on specific areas of interest are shared. The appointee will be expected to take an appropriate share of these commitments by mutual agreement.


shrewsbury value

We are the main provider of acute care to a popualtion of 500,00 across Shropshire and Mid Wales, with primary sites in Telford and Shrewsbury. We provide comprehensive secondary care and are passionate about delivering a great patient experience. We are currently securing our future through a transformation programme called Future Fit.

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01743 261000
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Mytton Oak Road,
United Kingdom
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