Consultant Microbiologist

Uxbridge, London (Greater)
£76,761 - £103,490
29 Jun 2018
20 Jul 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a whole-time Consultant Microbiologist post.

This is a Consultant 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.

Any candidate who is unable to work full-time for personal reasons will be eligible to be considered for the post.

Candidates wishing to discuss the post should contact Dr Arup Ghose 01895 279115 or Dr Prasanna Kumari 01895 279290.

Candidates are also welcome to visit the hospital. Visits may be arranged through Sinead Fagan 01895 279319.

Please apply by clicking the apply button quoting reference for the post is 394-509MS17.

Closing date: 13 July 2018