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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/04/2020.

Consultant Microbiologist

Job Reference: 166-MEC-2367973

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust





Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Microbiologist at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.


We are seeking enthusiastic, forward-thinking individuals to work in a friendly and supportive environment in partnership with our three current Microbiology Consultants, sharing responsibility for the medical supervision of the Trust’s microbiology department and Trust’s infection control processes.


The microbiology department has been instrumental in developing OPAT services and an innovative approach (nationally recognised) to blood culture processing working with blood sciences. Teaching is provided to medical students from Nottingham University and there are other opportunities to teach in Sheffield. Close links with neighbouring trusts have been fostered through the East Midlands Medical Microbiology Forum.


The posts are full time (10 PAs), although those unable for personal reasons to work full time will be considered for a part time post. The out of hour’s commitment will be on a 1 in 5 basis. Infection control cover is provided by the infection control nursing team between the hours of 9am- 5pm seven days/week. Applications from Medical Microbiology and Virology (MMV) candidates or dual trained MMV/ID candidates are welcomed.


The post is based at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, on a green field site two miles east of the centre of Chesterfield, on the edge of the Peak District a place of outstanding beauty with good facilities for walking, cycling and days out. Closely situated near the M1, Chesterfield has excellent road and rail links to the rest of the country. It is positioned close to 3 large cities with teaching hospitals (Sheffield, Nottingham & Derby). Train services to London are frequent, taking approximately 2 hours and terminating at St Pancras international.


The hospital has approximately 550 inpatient beds, and serves a population of approximately 350,000 people. The Trust currently offers the full range of District General Hospital services and a designated cancer unit, with a new cancer unit due to open on-site this year.


As of July 2018, the laboratory service has become part of Derbyshire Pathology, a collaborative network comprising pathology services across Chesterfield Royal Hospital and Royal Derby Hospital. Consultant input into laboratory management is provided through a service-level agreement. The Chesterfield laboraotry processes 327,879 tests per annum (2015 data). The testing repertoire includes general microbiology, mycology, respiratory and enteric bacteriology, TB and serology.


The successful candidate will be appointed under the current terms and conditions of service for NHS Consultants. Applicants should possess full GMC registration, FRCPath and either already be on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of receiving their Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at the time of interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For informal enquiries please contact:-

Dr Naomi Thompson, Consultant Microbiologist (01246) 512269 or 07708 761775

Dr Paul Beckett, Consultant Microbiologist (01246) 513025

Or email,

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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