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Chief Registrar in Microbiology

Job Reference: 339-MPHEL547

North Bristol NHS Trust
Southmead Hospital, Bristol
£31,217 - £49,086

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North Bristol NHS Trust

Chief Registrar in Infection Sciences (Medical Microbiology)
(Full Time or Part Time)

The opportunity for a Chief Registrar has arisen for a period of 12 months, commencing August 2019. This post will be based at North Bristol NHS Trust, Southmead Hospital in Infection Sciences (Medical Microbiology). This is the first Chief Registrar post in Infection Sciences at North Bristol Trust that is part of a programme supported by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Future Hospitals Programme and the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM). It is designed as either an in-programme or out-of-programme experience (OOPE/OOPT) for a registrar ST4+ currently enrolled in specialty training in Medical Microbiology or jointly in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.


This will be a 12-month post, providing 40% protected time for Chief Registrar initiatives and 60% clinical time in Medical Microbiology.


While the appointee will continue to work 60% of their time within Infection Sciences, the primary role of this individual will be to liaise between the junior medical staff working in the department and the consultants and clinical lead for Infection Sciences.


Full Registration with the GMC is essential. The post is based at Southmead Hospital however flexibility will be required as the department provides diagnostic services to University Hospitals Bristol and the Royal United Hospital Bath also. The Trust has teaching status and is linked with the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England. The appointee will be required to reside not more than 30 minutes travel by road from Southmead Hospital, Bristol, for on-call purposes. Experience and familiarity with UK hospital systems and practices or equivalent is essential.

Further details available from Dr Kim Jacobson Consultant in Infection Tel: 01174146273 or Professor Alasdair MacGowan Consultant in Infection Tel: 01174146215.


The annual salary is in accordance with the Specialist Registrar Scale as follows (October 2018 rates); £31,217 - £49,086.


A standard working week is 40 hours and this post also attracts a supplement of an additional 50% of the basic salary for working on the out of hour’s rota.


Closing Date – 21st February 2019


If you are shortlisted we will contact you by email with details of your interview of which you will need to confirm your attendance. Therefore it is important that you check your online account regularly. Please note the number of vacancies is indicative and may change during the course of the recruitment process.


Please note North Bristol Trust will not pay any relocation or interview expenses in connection with this post.


Late applications will not be accepted



For further details / informal visits contact:

Further details available from


Dr Kim Jacobson Consultant in Infection Tel: 01174146273


or Professor Alasdair MacGowan Consultant in Infection Tel: 01174146215.

The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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