Consultant Immunologist

Location
Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary
£76,761 - £103,490
Posted
20 Feb 2018
Closes
19 Mar 2018
Ref
358-876831-CON
Sector
Hospital
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Consultant Immunologist to join our committed and enthusiastic forward-thinking team supporting both immunology laboratory and clinical immunology and allergy services.

This is a joint appointment between University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust and Kettering General Hospital (KGH) NHS Foundation Trust but with the post holder based mainly at the UHL site. The post holder will cover Immunology and Allergy clinics at KGH as well the specialist Immunology clinic at UHL. They will work with colleagues within the Trent Immunology and Allergy Consortium (TRIAC) network to ensure provision of a high quality Clinical Immunology and Allergy service.

The postholder will provide clinical leadership of the KGH Immunology laboratory. Laboratory responsibilities will include reporting (including remote reporting) and liaison with service users and planning appropriate immunological investigation of patients. 

There is an opportunity to participate in reporting of flow cytometry in haematological malignancy within the context of a Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Laboratory service (training will be provided if necessary). You will ensure the delivery of a high quality laboratory service to nationally accepted standards (UKAS), and be involved in the harmonisation and integration of Immunology laboratory services within the network of pathology providers.

Participation in the on call rota (UHL only) is for provision of clinical telephone advice.

You are expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching (including supervision, training, assessment and appraisal of specialist registrars, clinical scientists, and trainee healthcare scientists), clinical audit, research and development. You will also be required to undertake management duties and work within a multidisciplinary team.

The appointment is whole time. Any consultant who is unable for personal reasons, to work whole time, will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis in consultation with consultant colleagues.

Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists, and full GMC registration with a licence to practice is a requirement.

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are working together within the local pathology network. Both Trusts are fully committed to Continuing Medical Education for Consultants.

As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and / or the Care Standards Act 2000, an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Scheme check will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr M Browning or Dr S Srivastava, Department of Immunology on 0116 258 6702

Please submit your application form without delay to avoid disappointment; we will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Please check the email account (including your junk mail)that you supplied as part of your application on a regular basis following the closing date and throughout the recruitment process, as this is how we will communicate with you.

We are committed to delivering equality of opportunity for all of our service users, and for our staff. Our aim is to create a workplace in which discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported.

“Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers 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 UK Border Agency website.

If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

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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