Consultant in Virology and Infectious Diseases
Full time - 10 PAs
An opportunity has arisen to join the virology consultant team at King’s College Hospital based at Denmark Hill as a 10 PA consultant. This is one of three new Infection Sciences consultant posts recently created at King’s College Hospital: two in Microbiology and one in Virology [this post]. This expansion underscores the Trust’s commitment to continue to deliver world class Infection services for our patients, representing one of the most complex case mixes of any teaching hospital.
King’s College Hospital is a large teaching hospital delivering services across three sites (Denmark Hill; Princess Royal University Hospital and Orpington Hospital) and is one of the largest foundation Trusts in the country. It serves a wide local population from Southwark, Lambeth and Bromley and Bexley. In addition to providing a broad range of services to the local community, the hospital also has a large number of Regional services covering the Southeast and a number of national and internationally recognised specialist services including Haemato-Oncology that provides bone marrow transplantation and CAR-T cell programmes, Neurosciences, Paediatric and Adult Liver Transplantation, Cardiac and Foetal Medicine.
As a Trust our ambition is to be an outstanding local hospital for the local community and a world-class centre of specialist clinical and research excellence. Additionally, we work with King’s College London to offer training, education and clinical placements for medical, nursing and dental students. We are also proud to be a founding member of King’s Health Partners, a collaboration to deliver bench to bedside solutions to improve patient health and wellbeing.
We are looking to recruit a highly motivated consultant either with dual accreditation CCT in both Infectious Diseases and Virology or Virology-only CCT (or within 6 months of CCT date), for this role.
The South London Specialist Virology Centre within Viapath Infection Sciences at KCH is a UKAS ISO 15189:2012 accredited department. The large serology and molecular diagnostics service has been developed to ensure a full portfolio of tests are available to achieve a rapid diagnosis in a complex patient population.
This is the one of three first-ever posts with an Infectious Diseases component in King’s. The post-holder is expected to work particularly closely with the Haematology team with respect to the Transplant Infection service. The post is based on the Denmark Hill site but the post-holder may be asked to work on and provide support at the Princess Royal site in Bromley if required.
Potential applicants are welcome to visit the department and discuss this post.
To discuss the post please contact: Dr Jim Wade, Clinical Lead for Infection firstname.lastname@example.org , Dr Malur Sudhanva, Consultant Virologist and Clinical Director of Viapath KCH laboratories email@example.com, Dr Mark Zuckerman, Consultant Virologist and Head of Department firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr Victoria Potter, Haematology Transplant Director email@example.com .
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Closing Date: 03/11/2019, midnight.
AAC Interview Date: 10/12/2019