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Locum Consultant in Infection

Employer
Wye Valley NHS Trust
Location
Hereford
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 a year Plus £5,000 Golden Hello and up to £4,000 Relocation Allowance
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

Job Details

The Trust will offer relocation expenses up to £4k (in line with the Trust Relocation policy).

Plus a Recruitment incentive of £5k.

This new post will join existing consultants. Part time working will be considered. WVT is part of a programme board with Worcestershire which is exploring the benefits of a network. Currently, there is a microbiology laboratory on site at WVT. The post offers the opportunity to be head of department, infection control doctor/lead (ICD), antimicrobial stewardship lead or outpatient parenteral therapy lead (OPAT) according to the preference of the appointee. All roles are incorporated into the 10 PA contract. The ICD role is for WVT only.

The County Hospital is situated in Hereford and is about 10 minutes walk from the city centre and from the railway station. Most of the County Hospital is a modern PFI build opened in 2002.

WVT has established links with Birmingham Medical School and a Head of Academy is in post. Twelve medical students are regularly assigned to the hospital. From 2022, medical students are expected from the new Three Counties Medical School.

This position will attract relocation expenses up to £4k (in line with the Trust Relocation policy).

Plus a Recruitment incentive of £5k.

The post is for 12 months.

Main duties of the job

Responsibilities of the post include direct clinical care (DCC) and proactive liaison in a timely manner with consultant colleagues, other hospital staff, medical microbiology colleagues and lead respiratory physicians for tuberculosis management, GPs and the antimicrobial pharmacist. There are no infectious disease physicians at WVT and GUM is outsourced to a private provider with no clinical input from WVT.

The consultants in infection share clinical duties. There is an ITU ward round daily

The consultants in infection attend 3 MDTs - TB and NTM 3 monthly: prosthetic joint infections monthly and OPAT weekly. This latter consists of pharmacy and the community nurses. The consultant in charge of the patient retains clinical responsibility. The consultants in infection also alternate attendance at a multi-disciplinary clinic for patients with infected diabetic foot ulcers.

The consultant in infection who leads on antimicrobial stewardship attends the Medicines Safety Committee chairs the 6 monthly Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee and meets monthly with the antimicrobial stewardship team.

The head of department attends pathology board

The appointee will take equal (or an appropriate share of) responsibility for departmental commitments.

The apportionment and possible rotation of roles will be decided between the appointee and the existing consultants

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

Worcestershire is our neighbouring county. The post holder will be required to travel between sites.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Responsibilities of the post include direct clinical care (DCC) and proactive liaison in a timely manner with consultant colleagues, other hospital staff, medical microbiology colleagues and lead respiratory physicians for tuberculosis management, GPs and the antimicrobial pharmacist. There are no infectious disease physicians at WVT and GUM is outsourced to a private provider with no clinical input from WVT.

There is an 0.1 wte antimicrobial pharmacist and a 0.5 wte antimicrobial pharmacy technician who work closely with the consultant in infection.

The consultants in infection share clinical duties. There is an ITU ward round daily

The consultants in infection attend 3 MDTs TB and NTM 3 monthly: prosthetic joint infections monthly and OPAT weekly. This latter consists of pharmacy and the community nurses. The consultant in charge of the patient retains clinical responsibility. The consultants in infection also alternate attendance at a multi-disciplinary clinic for patients with infected diabetic foot ulcers.

The consultant in infection who leads on antimicrobial stewardship attends the Medicines Safety Committee chairs the 6 monthly Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee and meets monthly with the antimicrobial stewardship team.

Person Specification
Qualification and Training
Essential

  • Full registration with a licence to practise with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • MBBS, MB ChB or evidence of equivalent qualification
  • FRCPath or evidence of equivalent qualification.

Desirable

  • M/FRCP or evidence of equivalent qualification
  • GMC Specialist Registration or be eligible for registration within six months of interview

Experience
Essential

  • Evidence of thorough and broad training and experience in medical microbiology and/or infectious diseases.
  • Able to take responsibility for delivering service without direct supervision

Knowledge and Skills
Essential

  • Knowledge and experience of medical microbiology and/or infectious diseases
  • Broad range of IT skills. Knowledge of evidence-based practice

Communication and language skills
Essential

  • Good knowledge of, and ability to use, spoken and written English.

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