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Locum Consultant Medical Microbiologist or Microbiologist with Infectious Diseases

NHS Lothian
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
£91,474 - £121, 548
Closing date
28 Nov 2022

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Locum Consultant Medical Microbiologist or
Microbiologist with Infectious Diseases
Western General Hospital

NHS Lothian is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society.

Applications are welcome for the above Fixed Term, full time (40 hours per week) post based in the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.

The main objectives of the post are:

  • Provision of a clinical and laboratory consultative Medical Microbiology service, working together in a team.
  • The post holder will lead for Infection Prevention and Control, Clinical Microbiology input to oncology and Medicine for the Elderly and infection prevention and control at the WGH. They would also have opportunity to participate in ITU rounds.
  • Contribution to educational supervision and teaching, quality improvement activities. Managerial responsibilities as appropriate to experience.
  • To work within the NHS Lothian Infection Service (NIS); a progressive service which is integrating and streamlining work across Lothian with colleagues in Microbiology & Virology, Infectious Diseases and Infection Prevention and Control, in line with national changes in training and service provision.

The appointment is for 10 PAs.  NHS Lothian initially allocates all consultants 10 PAs made up of 9 PAs in Direct Clinical Care (DCC) and 1 core SPA for CPD, audit, clinical governance, appraisal, revalidation job planning, internal routine communication and management meetings. As a major teaching and research contributor, NHS Lothian would normally expect to allocate an additional SPA for activities to do with undergraduate education, educational supervision of trainee medical staff, research and other activities; which would then give an 8 DCC: 2 SPA configuration. The post is subject to the Terms and Conditions for medical consultant grade staff under the new consultant contract (Scotland). 

Applications from those unable to work 10 PAs will be considered.

Applicants should be on the GMC specialist register for Medical Microbiology or Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases or be within 6 months of achievement of CCT. Applicants who are not on the GMC specialist register but may be eligible to join through additional experience and the CESR route should discuss their case with the Head of Speciality before applying.

For an informal discussion please contact:
Dr Pota Kalima - Consultant Microbiologist, Head of Speciality Microbiology Department of Laboratory Medicine. Tel: 0131 242 6048

We cannot accept CV’s as a form of application and only a completed online application form will be accepted. Personal information will not be sent with the application for short listing. The application form will be identified by the candidate number only to ensure that all applicants are treated equally. 

Closing Date: 29/10/2022

***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***

Interview Date: 06/12/2022



NHS Lothian is the second largest health board in Scotland serving the fastest growing population. We cover four local authority areas, including the city of Edinburgh. As one of the largest healthcare organisations in the UK, we invest approximately £1.6 billion a year in protecting and improving the health and wellbeing of our communities. Our permanent workforce of over 28,000 delivers a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services to a population of over 850,000 people. We have 21 hospitals, 119 GP practices, 182 community pharmacies, 173 general dental practices and 127 optometry practices. As a regional centre, we also provide some services for patients in neighbouring areas and we are a national centre of expertise for other specialties, serving people across Scotland.
We have recently invested in a brand-new children’s hospital, the Royal Hospital for Children & Young People, and a new state of the art Department for Clinical Neurosciences. Now is also an exciting time to join our ophthalmology and oncology teams as we embark on plans to invest significant capital into building leading treatment and research centres.

Living in the Lothians

Edinburgh and the Lothians are all home to ample amenities, beautiful countryside and rich history. With museums, castles, beaches, markets, plenty of activities for the family, shops, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife – all on your doorstep – there truly is something for everyone here.
Edinburgh, home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is consistently named one of the best cities in the UK to live in and people come from all over the world to visit. The city hosts the annual Festival Fringe and world-famous Hogmanay events and has great transport links, being home to Scotland’s busiest airport and the UK’s second largest train station.

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