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Consultant Medical Virologist

UK Health Security Agency
Birmingham, West Midlands
£83,571 - £126,281
Closing date
20 Mar 2024

Location: Birmingham Public Health Laboratory

Salary: Medical Consultant or Grade 8d Clinical Scientist

Job Overview

A full-time post for virology services at UKHSABPHL providing Consultant level input into the laboratory, clinical virology, and public health service. The post is based at the UKHSA Public Health Laboratory for the Midlands which is situated at the Birmingham Heartlands Hospital in the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (Teaching). The post will cover virology services four UHB hospitals; Good Hope, Solihull, Birmingham Heartlands Hospitals and Queen Elizabeth Hospital. In addition to the clinical virology service, the post holder will be providing public health functions for the Midlands Region.

Main Duties of the Job

This is a consultant led service that provides a comprehensive range of virology services in a fully accredited, well-equipped laboratory. The post holder will be working with two other consultant virologists in the provision of a comprehensive clinical virology service and in conjunction with other infection (microbiology, virology, infectious diseases, and immunology) consultants to provide advice on the prevention, diagnosis, and management of infection in individual patients and outbreaks of infection.

Working for your Organisation

At the United Kingdom Health Security Agency (UKHSA) our mission is to provide health security for the nation by protecting from infectious disease and external hazards. We are a trusted source of advice to government and to the public, focusing on reducing inequalities in the way different communities experience and are impacted by infectious disease, environmental hazards, and other threats to health.

Our mission is challenging, innovative and in the spotlight. We will work to ensure our people have the diverse skills, experiences, and backgrounds we need to thrive, that our employees are representative of the communities we serve and feel valued and enabled to play their part in delivering our work.

Creating our working culture is an ongoing process which we are developing by listening and learning together, hearing, and acting upon diverse voices and opinions to develop a common sense of identity and effective ways of working.

Main Responsibilities

The consultant will be working closely with clinical and laboratory colleagues in the host and other NHS trusts and with Health Protection Teams, Consultants in Public Health Infections and Public Health Epidemiologists in the East and West Midlands Regions.

Other Information

  • Option 3 – External - Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants)

Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the Person Specification of the Job Description as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria.

The successful candidate will be appointed to the point of the Consultant salary scale appropriate to their years of seniority or if from a background other than medicine to NHS Agenda for Change Band 8d.

Inclusion in the GMC Full and Specialist Register with a license to practice (or be eligible for registration within six months of interview).

Virology and virology/Infectious Diseases Specialty Registrar applicants who are not yet on the GMC Specialist Register must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence that they are within 6 months of gaining entry at the date of interview; all other applicants must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence that they have applied for inclusion in the GMC.

Closing date: 20 March 2024.

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