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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/02/2021.

Paediatric Consultant in Infectious Diseases (ID) and Immunology

Job Reference: 411-MEDICINE-2020-89972

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Infectious Diseases & Immunology (911404)
£82,096 to £110,683 pa

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of specialist health care to over 275,000 children and young people each year. In addition to the hospital site located in the West Derby area of Liverpool, Alder Hey has a presence in community outreach sites and, in collaboration with other providers, our clinicians help deliver care closer to patients’ homes by holding local clinics at locations from Cumbria to Shropshire, in Wales and the Isle of Man. The Trust also provides inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs at our Alder Park building in the nearby borough of Sefton.

We currently have more than 3,200 staff working across our community and hospital sites. We’re also a teaching and training hospital providing education and training to around 540 medical and over 500 nursing and allied health professional students each year.

As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases & Immunology

The Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology Team have an exciting opportunity for a Consultant experienced in paediatric infection and immunology to join the team. This job is for a 10 PA Consultant post in one of the largest children’s hospitals in Europe, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

The successful applicant will provide and support an outpatient and inpatient tertiary level consulting service within the Trust and will work with clinical and laboratory colleagues (NHS and academic) both within the Trust and outside. The team runs daily parallel infection and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) ward rounds as well as regular specialist multidisciplinary team meetings. The team oversees the specialist care of patients with HIV, TB and immunodeficiency as well as taking part in regional immunology clinics. We work closely with colleagues within the on-site microbiology laboratory and academic colleagues in paediatric infection and microbiology at the University of Liverpool and have been at the forefront of the Trust’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The service is well supported with 3.4 WTE consultants with additional academic clinician input, an advanced nurse practitioner in infection and immunology, 1.6 WTE nurse specialists in AMS and outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT), an antimicrobial pharmacist, 1.5 WTE nurse specialists in sepsis as well as a speciality grid trainee. Together with colleagues at the Royal Liverpool hospital, the service is one of four nationally commissioned in England to provide High Consequence Infectious Diseases (HCID) care for children.

Please find attached a detailed job description and person specification. If you wish to discuss this post further, please contact, Dr David Porter or Dr Beatriz Larru, Consultants in Infectious Diseases and Immunology, 0151 228 4811 ext 3989 or by emailing the team’s pathway co-ordinator, Laura Marsh (

Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will contact you using this regarding your application. All candidates will be notified via email whether or not they have been shortlisted.

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.

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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