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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/11/2021.

Junior Locally Employed Doctor in Infectious Diseases (Clinical Resea

Job Reference: 349-NMGH-3618990

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Infectious Diseases
North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester
£39,467 per annum

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 28,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

The Regional Infectious Diseases Unit is delighted to invite applicants for a Junior Locally Employed Doctor in Infectious Diseases (Clinical Research Fellow).

Due to the short-term nature of the role, the successful candidate must hold a current registration with the GMC at the time of application, whether it be an active licence, ceased licence or a pending application -MFT cannot support GMC Sponsorship for vacancies less than 12 months fixed term. Candidates who do not fit this criteria will not progress through to the shortlisting stage.

Please note: MFT is not a right to work sponsoring organisation for Tier 5. Should a candidate require Tier 5 sponsorship, they must apply through the Academy of Royal College via the MTI Scheme.

The Infectious Diseases Unit is situated in North Manchester General Hospital and offers a broad range of infection experience for clinicians of all levels. It is a department that offers excellent training opportunities for doctors with an interest in Infection specialties, in a well-supported environment.

The unit delivers tertiary level Infectious Diseases care for Greater Manchester and further afield and is a busy and dynamic department providing a comprehensive regional service drawing on a large catchment area.

The department comprises two purpose-built adult wards with 25 level-1 beds, 2 monitored beds with a dedicated nurse, 1 investigation room and an assessment trolley. Twenty-one of the beds are isolation cubicles with separate bath and shower facilities. Four of these cubicles provide medium secure isolation facilities with negative pressure ventilation for patients with multidrug resistant organisms such as TB, those with potential High Consequence Infectious Diseases such as MERSCoV and other possible category 4 pathogen infections. The ID unit has been instrumental in the regional and local response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ID Research Unit is one of the more active in the UK. Traditionally much of the work has been on newer therapies for HIV and viral hepatitis, with some studies in C. difficile prevention, meningitis/encephalitis, atypical mycobacteria etc. Since early 2020 much of the work has been in COVID-19 - therapies, preventions (vaccinations and monoclonal antibodies) and epidemiology.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameAlison UrielJob titleResearch Lead, Infectious DiseasesEmail addressalison.uriel@mft.nhs.ukAdditional contact information

Leann Johnson, Clinical Director for Infectious Diseases

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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