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Infection & Immunity
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time: 10 sessions per week (40 hours per week plus on call)
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Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Liverpool Clinical Laboratories
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum
23/03/2021 23:59

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Consultant Microbiologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

In its most recent inspection, the Care Quality Commission gave the Trust an overall rating of Good.

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Microbiologist (2 Posts)

Applications are invited for full-time substantive (10PA) Consultant posts in Clinical Infection within Liverpool Clinical Laboratories (LCL). The posts will be part of the LCL pool of Consultant Microbiologists and will be expected to deliver the clinical collaborative consults service at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust sites (Aintree and Royal). Further duties include telephone advisory service, authorisation of reports and laboratory liaison from the hub laboratory located on Royal site. Working across sites served by LCL will be expected, including Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Liverpool and The Walton Centre. Other commitments can be organised by agreement of the Clinical Directors of Infection and Immunity and Infectious Diseases.

The Department is scheduled to move into a new laboratory building in 2021. The department has fully embraced new technologies and has implemented a fully automated bacteriology processing and imaging system (Kiestra-total laboratory automation) and Maldi-ToF. The department provides undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and there are close links with local academic institutions including University of Liverpool and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.  

Liverpool is a friendly, vibrant city with a wide range of cultural activities and easy access to North Wales and the Lake District.

All applicants must possess CCT in either Microbiology and/or Infectious Diseases (or equivalent),  GMC registration, be on the Specialist Register or within six months of entry at the time of interview and have training and experience in clinical infection. Any candidate who is unable to work full time for personal reasons will be eligible for the post.



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Dr Jonathan Folb
Job title
Clinical Lead Microbiology
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0151 706 3302
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