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Consultant in Infection

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Birmingham, West Midlands
£88,364 to £119,133 a year
Closing date
23 Oct 2022
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Job summary  


We are looking for enthusiastic and able Consultant in Infection to join the integrated Infection Service across the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. The post presents an exciting opportunity to practice clinical infection across one of largest Trusts in England which includes tertiary and secondary care services and serves a diverse population of approximately 2 million people.

UHB is a regional centre for cancer, trauma, neurosurgery, renal dialysis, burns and plastics It has the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe. It also hosts the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) and is a Level 1 trauma centre.

The post holder will work across the 4 hospital sites -- Heartlands Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital and two laboratories: Department of Microbiology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and UKHSA Laboratory at Heartlands Hospital. They may also be required to provde clinical and Inection control support to additional hospitals regionally eg, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and BCHC as well as our local General practices .

For further details, please review the job description and contact the following Clinical Service Leads :

Dr Mimi Hamad, Clinical Service Lead for Microbiology

0121 371 15725

Dr Neil Jenkins, Clinical Service Lead for Infectious Diseases

0121 424 3354

Dr Husam Osman , Clinical Service Lead for UKHSA , Microbiology & Virology

0121 424 2240


Main duties of the job  


The post holder will have the opportunity to rotate across all clinical activities of the integrated infection service.

The role is for 10PAs and entails clinical duties to include ward rounds, clinical consults, clinical authorisation and telephone advice , multidisciplinary team meetings, participation in all clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies.

The job plan will be agreed on starting the post, and may include some shared trust infection control responsibility and my entail a minor public health role/commitment. The post holder will be expected to contribute to the microbiology on call rota.


University of Birmingham ImagesUniversity Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a regional, national and international population.

It includes Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic. We also run a number of smaller satellite units, allowing people to be treated as close to home as possible.

We see and treat more than 2.2 million people every year across our sites and our hospitals deliver more babies than anywhere else in Europe.

We are a regional centre for cancer, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics, HIV and AIDS, as well as respiratory conditions like cystic fibrosis. We also have expertise in premature baby care, bone marrow transplants and thoracic surgery and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe.

We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK.

We are world-renowned for our trauma care and have developed pioneering surgical techniques in the management of ballistic and blast injuries, including bespoke surgical solutions for previously unseen injuries. As a result of its clinical expertise in treating trauma patients and military casualties, the QEHB has been designated both a Level 1 Trauma Centre and host of the UK’s only £20m National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC).

We have over 20,000 members of staff and we are committed to investing in their development and their health and wellbeing.

UHB is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

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