Consultant Microbiologist

County of Herefordshire
06 Mar 2020
14 Apr 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Consultant in Medical Microbiology (10 PAs) to join the team at Wye Valley NHS Trust.

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a small district general hospital with an on-site microbiology laboratory which provides services to 180,000 residents in Herefordshire and Powys. The laboratory is fully UKAS accredited and offers a wide range of services including 24/7 flu testing and gastrointestinal PCR. The consultant microbiologists provide a highly regarded, high quality clinical microbiology service and participate in a range of MDTs including OPAT, prosthetic joint infections, TB and NTM and diabetic foot infections

This is a replacement post following the retirement of the incumbent and the new consultant will join an experienced and enthusiastic colleague. Out of hours, cover is provided via a joint 1 in 8 rota with Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust reimbursed at category A. The roles of infection control doctor and head of department will be allocated according to the experience and preference of the new post holder.

Wye Valley NHS Trust is set in the heart of Herefordshire, a county which offers a unique quality of life combining the benefits of city living with a country lifestyle. Nestling in the shadow of England’s border with Wales, within Herefordshire’s varied landscape you can discover a bustling cathedral city, fine market towns, picturesque villages, ancient castles and churches, areas of woodland and agricultural areas that include cider apple orchards and hop yards. There are excellent schools, both state and independent. The major towns and cities close to Herefordshire, such as Bristol, Cheltenham, Cardiff, Malvern and Stratford, as well as the two neighbouring cathedral cities of Worcester and Gloucester, are all easily accessible by road and rail.

Any applicant who is unable to work full-time will still be eligible for the post on a part-time or job sharing basis and will take part in annual job planning within the trust.

Prospective candidates are welcome to have an informal discussion with Dr Alison Johnson (consultant microbiologist) or Dr Julie Davies, Clinical Director Pathology, tel 01432 364081.