Consultant in Clinical Chemistry

Liverpool, Merseyside
£79,860 - £107,668 pro rata
07 Oct 2019
01 Nov 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Part Time

On 1st October 2019, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created, through the merger of Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. The newly formed Trust is responsible for managing services at Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Bringing together a combined workforce of over 12,000 staff, the Trust has become the largest NHS employer in Merseyside and Cheshire. As well as providing general hospital services to the local population, the Trust provides a range of highly specialist services to more than two million people in the North West and beyond.

This merger has been driven by clinicians, who for a long time have recognised that a union of the Trusts will enable significant changes that will transform the way healthcare is delivered.  The aim is to address the current levels of variation and fragmentation that exists between acute hospital services in Liverpool, and to ensure that all services are of the highest quality. The new Trust will also seek to influence the wider determinants of health by closer involvement in employment, housing and education, and to be part of a first class research and scientific development partnership with Higher Education and business enterprise across the city and beyond.

These changes, which will take place over the next few years, through a phased approach, building on the skills and talents of a fantastic workforce, to spread best practice, deliver innovation and provide sustainable services for patients. This will be achieved by reconfiguring services, centralised where necessary, local where possible and focusing on staff; with an ambition to be the best place for staff to train and work

We will soon be opening a new state of the art hospital. The new hospital will provide every patient with a single bedroom with en-suite facilities. We believe that modern healthcare is as much about privacy, comfort and dignity as it is about pioneering treatments and cutting-edge technology. Please look at our digital pack for videos and further information:

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for an 8 PA, substantive post of Consultant in Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine at the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.   This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join a dynamic team of three other Consultant’s in Clinical Biochemistry and Metabolic Medicine and to take the lead in managing a number of clinical services offered by the specialty.

Clinical duties will be based mainly at the Royal Liverpool Hospital site.  The laboratory services at the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust (RLBUHT) merged with those at Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (AUH) in 2012 to form Liverpool Clinical Laboratories (LcL).  The main hub laboratories are based at the Royal Liverpool Hospital site with spoke laboratories at AUH, Broadgreen site and at Liverpool Women’s hospital.

The post is for 8 Programmed Activities (PAs):  6 clinical Direct Clinical Care (DCC) sessions and 2 supporting programmed activities (SPAs).

You must be on, or within six months of entry to, the Specialist Register and be fully registered with the GMC.

Please ensure you check the email account (including junk/spam boxes) from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application. 

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. 

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a minimum amount of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. 

The Trust is committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity; we value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of the local community.

We encourage applicants from the following groups that are currently under-represented in our workforce black and minority ethnic (BME), lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB), disabled, male and age 16-24

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction following start in post. The amount of £23+£5 (standard disclosure) or £40+£5 (enhanced disclosure) can be deducted from salary, in manageable monthly instalments for up to 3 months following commencement of employment.

From April 2017, Tier 2 visa applicants and their adult dependant(s) will be required to provide a criminal record certificate from each country they have lived in consecutively for 12 months or more in the past ten years.

It is a Trust expectation that all post holders who require a DBS for their role are registered with the DBS Update Service. You can find out more information and guidance on how to do this at The Trust requires all staff to be DBS checked on an ongoing basis.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0151 706 4666 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post. 

Please Note: new entrants to the NHS will commence on the first paypoint of the relevant band.

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For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Eileen Marks, Clinical Lead, Clinical Chemistry on 0151 706 4304        

Dr Tristan Cope, Medical Director on 0151 529 2231 

Mr Steve Warburton, Chief Executive, on 0151 706 2259

If you require further information about how to apply please contact Neil Jones, Senior Medical Recruitment Officer on 0151 706 3892.