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Consultant in Microbiology

Job Reference: 185-A-18-50782

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
£76,761 - £103,490

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.

Consultant in Microbiology

We have an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified, enthusiastic and well-motivated infection specialist (CCT in Medical Microbiology or Microbiology / Infectious Disease) to join our department as an additional 5th Consultant Microbiologist.

Based at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RDE) hospital, you will be joining our team of 4 microbiology consultants, 46 laboratory staff in technical and support grades, and 3 junior medical posts. Our emphasis is to provide a completely rounded infection service to the RDE and associated General Practises and Community Hospitals, that includes close liaison with medical and surgical teams (MDT with ITU, orthopaedics, renal medicine and ambulatory care and Joint Out-Patient clinics with orthopaedics, Diabetes and urology), a full clinical consult service including antimicrobial stewardship and sepsis ward rounds, and hospital and community infection control. The on-site laboratory provides the full range of diagnostic modalities: serology, molecular (including Point-Of-Care Testing) and bacteriology, and is working collaboratively with other pathology services in the region with the aim of developing a regional managed network. The new appointee will take a major role in Primary Care liaison and will work with General Practice to improve diagnostics and antimicrobial prescribing, but precise roles will be subject to internal agreement on appointment.

The Royal Devon and Exeter hospital is a 900 bed teaching hospital linked to the University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS). The Microbiology department has an excellent reputation for teaching (including Undergraduates at UEMS), training (Specialist Registrar rotation with Bristol, Clinical Scientist and Biomedical Scientist training laboratory) and we actively participate in research.

Applicants must be included on the GMC Specialist Register in Microbiology / Infectious Diseases, or within 6 months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT at the time of the interview. This is a full-time post but applications from those wanting to work part-time are also encouraged.

In submitting an application form you authorise the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process, should you be appointed to the post.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit):
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

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