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Locum Appointed for Service - Medical Microbiology

Job Reference: 028-MD010-1218

Public Health Wales NHS Trust
Medical Microbiology
Singleton Microbiology, Swansea
£31,219 to £41,301 per annum pro rata

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Public Health Wales


Locum Appointed for Service – ST3

0.6 wte

Fixed Term (6 months)



Join our expanding team based in Swansea


We are a rapidly developing and expanding infection management team with a focus on quality and patient safety; based in a University Hospital aligned with a medical school ranked in the top three in the UK; and located in a beautiful part of the country with award-winning beaches, unspoilt countryside and the city of Swansea.


In recognition of the increase in demand on the Microbiology and Infectious Diseases service over the last ten years, combined with the future landscape in infection management, we are looking to expand and assemble a team capable of developing and delivering a quality Infection management service.


This expansion of the team is part of a wider development of the infection management services in Wales, designed to improve the management of infection and prepare Wales for the future. The aim is to improve management of the ever-increasing number of complex infections, combat antimicrobial resistance, healthcare associated infections and emerging threats as well as contributing to the delivery of health care in the community. Expansion of the training programme is a key part of this development.


Successful applicants will benefit from a number of developments within the network, including the development of an Infectious Disease service; development of an infection training programme in Swansea with the first intake of Specialty Registrars in 2019 and funding for trainees to carry out the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Diploma or other course of equivalent standing; development of links with other major infection management services in the UK to facilitate closer working relationships and provide opportunity for continuous professional development; and development of a bespoke National Infection Prevention and Control Training programme.


Infection management services include Medical Microbiology posts; outpatient parenteral antimicrobial services; a fully supported Infection Control team comprising of Nurses, Antimicrobial Pharmacists; Microbiology laboratories which include a Specialist Virology Unit (WSVU) and molecular capability; National Toxoplasma reference unit; National Cryptosporidium Reference Unit and close working relationships with other Health Boards in Wales including Cardiff that hosts the National Virology Centre for Wales and the National Antimicrobial reference unit.


The team is also involved in clinical research (e.g. a project looking at the use of C. diff PCR screening on admission) and there is opportunity to expand the research capability of the service through collaboration with the Public Health Wales Microbiology network and our University partners throughout Wales.


The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.


Closing Date: 19th December 2018

For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, please contact our Dr Brendan Healy, Local Clinical Lead (, Tel 01792 285055 or Dr Robin Howe, National Clinical Lead (, Tel 029 2010 4674

Public Health Wales, reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications. If you are successful and short listed for interview you will be contacted by email using the address with which you registered. Please ensure you check your email account regularly.

We are committed to fair, transparent recruitment and believe in equality of opportunity in our workplace and will not tolerate discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, religion or belief, race or nationality, marriage or civil partnership status, sex, sexual orientation, working pattern, caring responsibilities, trade union activity or political beliefs – or on any other grounds. We welcome applications from individuals who may wish to work part time or apply on a job share basis.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English. To support our all Wales service, we particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 the UKVI website

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