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Consultant Clinical Immunologist

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Eastern Pathology Alliance (EPA) requires a 1.0 WTE (10PAs) Consultant Clinical Immunologist for our Biochemistry and Immunology Department to join our dynamic team.

We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic and motivated applicants for this post, based at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH). The EPA Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology encompasses three laboratories: the hub at NNUH, and two spokes, James Paget University Hospital (JPUH) and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEKH).

EPA is the 6th largest UK laboratory in volume of tests, serving a population of more than 1,000,000 and processing approximately 15 million immunology and biochemistry tests annually. The Department employs 130 WTE staff and EPA has an annual budget of approximately £29 million.

The Immunology laboratory is fully UKAS accredited. The approval of this Consultant post aligns with our strategic commitment to ensure ongoing adherence to ISO standards.

We offer an extensive array of immunology tests, clinical activity assistance, and comprehensive research support.

The hospitals are situated within convenient reach of London by both road and rail. Norwich is a delightful place to live with a fantastic coastline, beautiful countryside and villages, outstanding schools and two magnificent cathedrals.

The successful applicant will be supported with up to £8,000 pro rata to cover relocation costs.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to provide Immunology service to the EPA Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology Department, with responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness, and the proper functioning of the Department. The provision of service will be based at NNUH, with responsibility for providing Immunology expertise through clinical liaison, participation in clinics and MDT meetings (details to be agreed).

The post holder will be expected to participate in Research and Development activities within Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology, and within the Trust and the University of East Anglia as appropriate, and to develop databases to enable research and audit.

The Consultant will be actively involved in the training of specialist registrars, clinical biochemists, biomedical scientists, other health professionals and students of medicine and allied professions.

The post holder will support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence.

You have access to state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, and we actively promote and support innovation. We have excellent connections with hospital-based clinical teams and the University of East Anglia to further enhance these opportunities.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached advert and job description for further information.

AAC Panel date: 28th August - interviews held via Teams

Person Specification

  • Full and Specialist registration (and with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC), or be eligible for registration within six months of interview.
  • Applicants that are UK trained, must ALSO be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview
  • Applicants that are non-UK trained, will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT
  • FRCPath in Immunology/Allergology (by Examination). or show evidence of appropriate higher qualification


  • Postgrad thesis


  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of GMC standards in Good Medical Practice including: ogood clinical care omaintaining good medical practice ogood relationships and communication with patients ogood working relationships with colleagues ogood teaching and training oprofessional behaviour and probity odelivery of good acute clinical care


  • Professional integrity and respect for others: capacity to take responsibility for own actions and adopts a supportive approach towards others capacity to adopt a corporate approach even if this is against personal views or preferences. Displays honesty, integrity, awareness of confidentiality and ethical issues.

Clinical Skills

  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCT in Immunology oAbility to offer expert clinical opinion on a range of problems in Immunology oAbility to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients

Specialty specific skills related to the post

  • Ability to independently investigate and manage primary and secondary immune deficiency oAbility to advise on the appropriate investigation of suspected immunological disease oExperience needed to make a substantial contribution to Immunoglobulin therapy demand management according to NHS guidelines

Commitment to clinical governance / improving quality of patient care

  • Clinical governance: demonstrates awareness of good decision making. Awareness of own limitations. Track record of engaging in clinical governance: reporting errors, learning from errors.
  • Teaching: experience of supervising undergraduates, junior doctors and other staff ability to teach clinical skills
  • Audit: demonstrable experience of leading audit
  • Research: ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems ability to critically appraise published evidence

Communication skills

  • Effective communication skills: ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other agencies

Personal skills

  • Team working: ability to develop effective working relationships on an individual and multi-disciplinary basis with all levels of staff an awareness of own limitations and when to ask for help receptive to appropriate challenge
  • Corporate responsibility Ability and willingness to work within the Trust and NHS performance framework and targets. a corporate player who can work effectively with those who may express strong opposing views
  • Supports NNUH values: evidence of work behaviour that demonstrates NNUH values of people focused, respect, integrity, dedication and excellence.
  • Leadership: ability to take responsibility and demonstrate leadership when appropriate

Commitment to ongoing professional development

  • Learning and personal development: demonstrates interest in the specialty required for the job. Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining professional skills and knowledge relevant to the job (see notes).
  • Demonstrates engagement in appraisal. Self-awareness and ability to accept and learn from feedback

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