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Bank Locum Consultant - Clinical Microbiologist

Job Reference: J10-A-20-3173

NHS Professionals - Doctors
£90 p/h

Plymouth NHS Trust, Department Microbiology

Locum Consultant Microbiologist sought for immediate start to cover vacancies arising from retirements, pending appointment to substantive posts. Applications are sought from suitably qualified individuals on the GMC specialist register for Microbiology or Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (via CCT or CESR), and from those with Certificate of Completion of Higher Specialist Scientist Training (CCHSST) in Microbiology.

The locum cover will contribute to the comprehensive clinical microbiology service, which provides 24/7 urgent clinical advice to this large southwest hospital with multiple specialist services (including neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, renal transplant, bone marrow transplant). The on-site laboratory offers a wide range of diagnostic testing, and a full SARS-CoV-2 testing service (PCR and antibody). The locality has seen low numbers of COVID-19 cases throughout this pandemic, and a wide variety of clinical microbiology work continues.

This locum will join the team of 7 fulltime Consultant Microbiologists (2 fulltime vacancies) and 1 clinical scientist. Discussion about working pattern is welcomed – e.g. short periods of intensive work, versus longer term locum appointment.


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