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Infectious Diseases and Virology
Full time: 10 sessions per week
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Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
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Nottingham City Hospital
16/03/2021 23:59

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Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Virology


Job overview

This is a substantive post for 10 programmed activities per week.

Applications are invited for a whole time Consultant in Virology and Infectious Diseases (10 PAs plus Infectious Diseases on-call supplement of 2%). The post-holder will join an enthusiastic team of 9 NHS and 2 academic consultants, including 2 consultant virologists in the Department of Microbiology, and 6 Consultants in Infectious Diseases and OPAT in the Department of Infectious Diseases.

Main duties of the job

The post will be divided between Virology and Infectious Diseases. The post-holder will be expected to provide Consultant Clinical Virology support and clinical liaison to the Trust and the General Practitioners of Nottingham City and South Nottinghamshire. This post supports the management of a large number of immunocompromised patients cared for within the two Trust hospitals. In addition, you will work closely with clinicians and other staff in Infection Prevention and Control, Occupational Health, Genitourinary Medicine, Haematology, Nephrology, Hepatology, Paediatrics and Antenatal Medicine. Duties in Infectious Diseases include contributions to an outpatient clinic, inpatient care and out of hours on call, in rotation with existing Consultants.

Working for our organisation

The well-equipped laboratory in the Queen’s Medical Centre has full CPA accreditation processing over 900,000 samples a year with a comprehensive molecular and serological service. The department is integrated with the University of Nottingham, for clinical, teaching and research activities, and the department has an active training, research and development programme to which the appointee will be expected to contribute. The post-holder will also be expected to be involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and clinical audit, undertake management activities and work in a multidisciplinary team.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Applicants must have dual accreditation in Virology and Infectious Diseases on the GMC’s specialist register, or be within six months of their Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) date on interview day.

Person specification

Training & Qualifications

Desirable criteria
  • Higher professional degree e.g. MSc/MD/PhD
  • MRCP or evidence of equivalent training and experience

Professional Registration

Essential criteria
  • Full GMC registration
  • Eligible to be included on the Specialist Register
  • CCT expected within 6 months of interview date

Clinical skills/Experience

Essential criteria
  • Evidenced technical and clinical skills as described in the job description
  • Able to communicate effectively and appropriately with patients, their families and other health professionals
Desirable criteria
  • Specific training in communication skills
  • Specific training in patient safety and/or human factors

Management skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to develop, present and operationalise coherent ideas for service
  • Able to delegate appropriately
  • Able to work well in a team
Desirable criteria
  • Higher management degree or qualification or training
  • Experience of change management

Personal skills/Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Able to work flexibly in a changing health service
  • Able to use the Trust's IT support systems

Teaching, Audit & Research

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of participation in Clinical Audit
  • Able to teach and support junior staff effectively
Desirable criteria
  • Original Research
  • Publications
  • Higher teaching degree or qualification or training
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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Pradhib Venkatesan
Job title
Consultant in Infectious Diseases
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Telephone number
9691169 55577
Additional information

Candidates are encouraged to make arrangements to visit the Trust, and should contact the following Consultants in the first instance if they wish to do so:

Dr Tim Boswell, Consultant Microbiologist, Tel 0115 924 9924 ext 66316, email

Dr Louise Berry, Consultant Virology / Infectious Diseases, Tel 0115 924 9924 ext 67690, email


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