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Trust Doctor/Clinical Fellow in Medical Microbiology

Employer
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Leeds
Salary
£43,923 a year +OOH
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

Job Details

Eligible applicants can be considered for MTI

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated junior doctor to join the department. Previous experience of microbiology or infectious diseases would be of benefit, although not essential. This post will offer broad experience in a number of infection-related areas, including in general and specialist fields, infection and prevention control, antimicrobial stewardship and laboratory medicine. There is an active teaching program in the department that the successful applicant will be able to join.

The post will commence as soon as possible after early April and a contract offered for 6 months initially. There may be potential for extension depending on rotational gaps and specialty recruitment.

Dependent on assessment of clinical competence, knowledge and experience, there may be opportunities to undertake on-call duties during the course of the post, with the back-up of an on-call Consultant. This is subject for discussion and review. This post is a full-time position, 40 hours per week however, any applicant who is unable, for personal reasons, to work full time will be eligible to beconsidered for the post.

Main duties of the job

Medical microbiologists have a vital role in ensuring that laboratory activities meet the needs of patients. This is achieved by a daily telephone service for diagnostic and antimicrobial management of individual cases and liaison of significant results to the clinical teams (eg blood cultures, CSF, sterile samples).

There is an opportunity to participate in regular ward rounds in critical care medicine, haematology, renal medicine and other specialities under Consultant supervision.

The role also includes liaison with local public health and Infection Prevention and Control teams.

Members of the microbiology daily duty team are allocated to specific roles each morning at the daily safety huddle. Duties are broadly divided into reactive duties (taking calls for advice, authorising non-critical specimen results) and pro-active duties (liaising and authorising critical specimen results eg blood cultures, CSF, sterile site samples).

Candidates must be fully registered with the General Medical Council and hold a license to practice at the date of appointment. Those international candidates who are eligible for GMC registration at the time of application can apply for the post, GMC registration can be facilitated via our international recruitment team subject to meeting GMC essential criteria.

About us

The LTHT Microbiology service provides diagnostic microbiology services to LTHT and the surrounding Primary Care Trusts from the Microbiology laboratories, which are based at Leeds General Infirmary.

Specialist laboratory units within this network include:

Leeds Molecular Mycobacteriology Unit

Leeds Mycology Reference Centre

Leeds Regional Virology Service

The appointed doctor will be involved in the provision of a clinical microbiology service to LTHT.

LTHT has a number of nationally and internationally recognised centres which include adult & paediatric oncology, haematology and stem cell transplant units, liver and renal transplant, infectious diseases, respiratory medicine and cystic fibrosis units, acute medicine and elderly service, neurosurgery, vascular and trauma centre and the post holder would have exposure to a range of infection services.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:

Patient-centred

Collaborative

Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:

Patient-centred

Collaborative

Fair

Accountable

Empowered

All our actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients.

By bringing together the wide range of skills and expertise across West Yorkshire and Harrogate we are working differently, innovating and driving forward change to deliver the highest quality care. By working for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust this is your opportunity to be a part of that change.

WYAAT is the acute sector arm of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, one of the largest integrated care systems in the country. The Partnerships ambition is for everyone to have the best possible health and wellbeing, and the work of WYAAT, and each individual trust, supports that ambition.

The LTHT Microbiology service provides diagnostic microbiology services to LTHT and the surrounding Primary Care Trusts from the Microbiology laboratories, which are based at Leeds General Infirmary.

Specialist laboratory units within this network include:

Leeds Molecular Mycobacteriology Unit

Leeds Mycology Reference Centre

Leeds Regional Virology Service

The appointed doctor will be involved in the provision of a clinical microbiology service to LTHT.

The successful applicant will be part of the medical microbiology team involved in the clinical liaison of critical sample results and multidisciplinary team working within the Trust, providing clinical infection advice, infection control advice and antimicrobial stewardship.

LTHT has a number of nationally and internationally recognised centres which include adult & paediatric oncology, haematology and stem cell transplant units, liver and renal transplant, infectious diseases, respiratory medicine and cystic fibrosis units, acute medicine and elderly service, neurosurgery, vascular and trauma centre and the post holder would have exposure to a range of infection services.

DUTIES OF THE POST

Clinical liaison and multidisciplinary team working within the hospital underpins the microbiology service offered in Leeds. Medical microbiologists have a vital role in ensuring that laboratory activities meet the needs of patients. This is achieved by a daily telephone service for diagnostic and antimicrobial management of individual cases and liaison of significant results to the clinical teams (eg blood cultures, CSF, sterile samples). There is an opportunity to participate in regular ward rounds in critical care medicine, haematology, renal medicine and other specialities under Consultant supervision.

The role also includes liaison with local public health and Infection Prevention and Control teams.

Members of the microbiology daily duty team are allocated to specific roles each morning at the daily safety huddle. Duties are broadly divided into reactive duties (taking calls for advice, authorising non-critical specimen results) and pro-active duties (liaising and authorising critical specimen results eg blood cultures, CSF, sterile site samples). Additional roles, such as attending ward rounds, MDTs, RCAs are also allocated. There is a rota of duties but flexibility is required depending on workload and other commitments.

The appointed doctor will work under the supervision of the Consultant Microbiologist on call and would be reporting to Clinical Lead for Microbiology.

There is opportunity to join the regular local teaching sessions for trainees and other learning opportunities (eg ward rounds, outbreak meetings, audit and IPC meetings) depending on the workload and on the experience and development needs of the post-holder.

LEVELS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Junior Doctor, registrar level

Person Specification
Additional Requirements
Essential

  • -be eligible for full registration with, and hold a current licence to practice from, the GMC at date of appointment
  • -be eligible to work in the UK
  • -be up to date and fit to practice safely
  • -be able to provide complete details of employment history

Qualifications
Essential

  • Qualifications - Essential Criteria MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Have evidence of achievement of foundation competences from a UKFPO-affiliated foundation programme or equivalent, by time of application in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice.

Desirable

  • MRCP (UK) Part 1 or EEA eligibility at time of application
  • Diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene (DTM& H) or equivalent
  • Intercalated BSc or equivalent
  • Higher degrees including MSc, PhD or MD (where the research thesis is not part of first medical degree)

Experience
Essential

  • Have evidence their career progression is consistent with their personal circumstances and that their present level of achievement and performance is commensurate
  • meet professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice.

Clinical, Academic, and Personal Skills
Essential

  • Demonstrates awareness of the basics of managing patients with infection.
  • Appropriate knowledge-base, and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to problems
  • Able to work without direct supervision where appropriate
  • Able to prioritise clinical need
  • Able to maximise safety and minimise risk
  • Evidence of experience in a range of acute medical specialties
  • Previous use of IT systems including Microsoft Office (word, excel), awareness of Laboratory Information Management system
  • Able to work in multi professional teams. Capacity to work effectively with others
  • Capacity to manage/prioritise time and information effectively Capacity to prioritise own workload
  • Evidence of thoroughness (is well prepared, shows self-discipline/commitment, is punctual and meets deadlines)

Desirable

  • Previous experience of managing patients with infectious disease by the time of commencement of post.
  • Experience of managing patients on unselected medical take during core training or equivalent
  • Experience of laboratory work (including research) relevant to infection
  • Extracurricular activities / achievements relevant to the speciality
  • Evidence of participation at meetings and activities relevant to the specialty
  • Evidence of attendance at organised teaching and training programme(s

Eligibility, Fitness to practice, and Language Skills
Essential

  • Must have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as assessed by the GMC.
  • Demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication, and capacity to adapt language to the situation, as appropriate. Able to build rapport, listen, persuade and negotiate.

Desirable

  • Evidence of involvement in management commensurate with experience
  • Demonstrates an understanding of NHS management and resources
  • Evidence of effective multi-disciplinary team working and leadership, supported by multi-source feedback or other workplace based assessments.

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C9298-MED-432

 

 

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