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