Applications are invited for this full time, replacement post of Consultant Immunologist based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. The post is available as of 1 May 2023. The full-time salary currently is £91,474 - £121,548 (pro rata if applicable).
This is an exciting opportunity to join and to lead the current, well established team delivering NHS Diagnostic Laboratory and Specialist Immune Deficiency/Allergy Patient Care in the North East of Scotland. Based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary the post encompasses 40 hours per week as 10 Programmed Activities (8 Direct Clinical Care, including Laboratory activities + 2 Supporting Professional Activities).
In addition to the Consultant post the service currently has 3.0 WTE nursing, 10.0 WTE Laboratory Scientific, 0.5 WTE GP Specialty Doctor and 1.5 WTE administrative staff. The laboratory component of the service provides a full repertoire of laboratory investigations linked to Allergy, Autoimmune, and Immune Deficiency Disorders. The laboratory occupies a half floor of the multidisciplinary laboratory building at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. The laboratory is accredited with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service to ISO15189:2012 standards. Specialist Primary Immunodeficiency and allergy clinical services including outpatients and day case infusion/challenge/biologics activities are provided in a dedicated, standalone unit adjacent to the laboratory building. The service provides an immunoglobulin home therapy programme across the whole of the North of Scotland.
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary serves a population of approximately 500,000 in Grampian region (Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire) and is located at the city’s Foresterhill site, together with the University of Aberdeen Medical School, the Aberdeen and North East Scotland Transfusion Centre, the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and the Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. Specialist services for patients with primary immunodeficiency are also supplied to territorial NHS health board areas in Highland region, the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland (with a combined population of approximately 300,000).
Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. (licence to practise must be in place prior to starting in post). For more information visit www.gmc-uk.org
Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry on the GMC Specialist Register from date of interview. Alternatively, applicants should possess a CESR / CESR (CP).
Applications from doctors with appropriate specialist training and experience who are not listed on the GMC Specialist Register can be considered for a Locum Consultant post (up to 12 months) if no substantive Consultant appointment is made. Whilst in locum employment, an application to obtain a CESR / CESR (CP) and entry onto the Specialist Register can be made.
For informal enquiries or to arrange a visit, please contact a) Dr Richard Herriot, Consultant Immunologist, via email at email@example.com or telephone 01224 553676 or b) Dr James Allison, Laboratory Medicine Clinical Director, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Closing date: Sunday, 8 January 2023.