Consultant in Medical Microbiology/ Infection

Chichester, West Sussex
£77,913 - £105,042 per an
29 Apr 2019
19 May 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the above post of Consultant in Medical Microbiology/ Infection based at St. Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, part of the Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for a clinically focused Medical Microbiologist or Infection specialist jointly trained in Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases to join the Infection team of 4 Consultants (including this post), and 2 Higher Specialist Trainees, across the trust. 2 Consultants are based at St. Richard’s Hospital and 2 at Worthing Hospital.

Microbiology laboratory services for the Trust and West Sussex community are provided by the Microbiology Laboratory based at St Richard’s Hospital, which has recently been awarded UKAS accreditation.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only CQC-rated “Outstanding” hospital trust on the south coast and one of only four in the country. We’re an ambitious organisation that champions our people, equipping them with new skills to continually improve services for patients. 

The CQC recognised our leading approach continuous improvement which encourages and supports innovation at all levels. We are an acute trust with three hospitals; St Richard’s in Chichester and Worthing Hospital, where we provide emergency and inpatient care; and Southlands Hospital in Shoreham, where we provide out-patient care and day surgery. We are a forward looking and innovative trust whose purpose is to provide high quality emergency and elective care for the people of West Sussex. Foundation Trust Status was achieved in July 2013.

Our hospitals are all situated along the beautiful Sussex coast, nestled against the South Downs National Park, and close to vibrant towns that are richly endowed with excellent cultural and sporting facilities, offering good transport links to London and Europe.

All newly appointed Consultants are mentored, via the “WSHFT Mentorship scheme for senior medical staff”.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of attaining Specialist Registration at the time of interview. Applications from candidates who, for personal reasons, are unable to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for this post.

For further information please contact:

Dr Susie Jerwood, Department of Microbiology, St. Richard’s Hospital, Chichester,
01273 831630


Dr Jo Legg, Department of Microbiology, Worthing Hospital
01903 285088

To apply for this post, please click on the APPLY button.

All applicants are required to provide the names and contact details of four referees; three will be clinical referees including one from the current employer (or most recent employer if not currently working) and the final referee will your current Responsible Officer for revalidation. 

Please note shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide an up to date CV for their interview.

Applications from Agencies will NOT be considered, therefore please do not send any directly to the department or Medical HR.

Closing date: 19 May 2019
Interview date: TBC