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Locum Consultant - Microbiology

Job Reference: 394-277MS18-A

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£77,913 - £105,042

The Trust only accepts applications made through this site, please register when you click APPLY at the end of this advertisement. The Trust is able to offer hospital accommodation, pension scheme, on-site nursery (through third party provider), together with salary sacrifice schemes (including child care vouchers, ride to work) and a range of national and local staff discounts (subject to availability).

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Applications are invited for a 10 session Locum Consultant Microbiologist post.

This is a Locum post in Microbiology to the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (10 Programmed Activities). This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join the two existing Consultants in providing a comprehensive, high quality, efficient and cost effective clinical microbiology service to the hospital sites and the local community.

The microbiology laboratory is located on the Hillingdon Hospital site where the consultant team are based but the consultants provide daily support and an infection control service at both Hillingdon and Mount Vernon Hospital sites for the Trust. We provide pathology services for the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre but infection control for the Cancer Centre is provided by East & North Herts Trust.
The Trust serves a local population of 350,000 in Hillingdon Borough as well as providing diagnostic and infection control services to Hillingdon, Hounslow and Ealing CCGs. The microbiology laboratory has full CPA accreditation and provides a full range of microbiology services, handling approximately 275,000 specimens per year. There is a well-established infection control team covering both Trust sites.

The post attracts an on-call availability supplement.

The Trust is participating in a NW London Pathology Modernisation Programme that will see the creation of a central organisation with its own management board. The participating hospitals are: Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust; The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS FT; Chelsea and Westminster NHS FT.

Candidates for the post must be registered medical practitioners and on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council (GMC) or be eligible to be on the Specialist Register within six months of the date of the Advisory Appointments Committee (AAC). It is expected that the appointee will hold the FRCPath or show evidence of equivalent training and experience.



For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact: Dr Stella Barnass, Consultant Microbiologist (, 01895 279290) or Dr Kathy Bamford, Consultant Microbiologist (, 01895 279834).

We welcome applications from overseas. Applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

Once a sufficient number of applications have been received the vacancy may be closed prior to the published closing down date. All contracts are issued under Agenda for Change Terms & Conditions of employment and all posts are subject to appropriate job matching or evaluation process, where indicated. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community to ensure our workforce is representative of the population. Please note that all candidates at risk in London and going through the NHS London Redeployment scheme are to be given priority as part of the recruitment process where their application meets the essential criteria for the role.

Please note: If you do not meet the requirements for the role or have specific registration where required then your application will be automatically rejected.

If you do not hear from within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume you are unsuccessful.

The Hillingdon Hospital will use the information provided primarily for the purposes of managing your employment within the Trust.

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.

UK Registration

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

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