- Advert number: 305914-0
- Posted Date: 18/06/12
- Closing Date: 07/07/12
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Directorate of Pathology
Consultant in Infection
An exciting new opportunity has arisen for suitably qualified candidates to join our NHS Foundation Trust. We are one of the largest providers of healthcare in the area offering new ‘state of the art’ facilities, with a complement of over 1100 beds for a local population of 390,000 and a regional population of 1.5 million.
Candidates with dual training in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases or sole training in either speciality are invited to apply to join the current team of 3.9 Consultants and 1 Consultant Clinical Scientist in virology, providing a comprehensive Infection Service to the Trust and local GPs.
This post is especially aimed at extending the clinical consultation and antibiotic management roles including an evolving OPAT service at both the Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble Hospital sites. Some variation in job plan to potentially include outpatient sessions in management of blood borne virus infection, depending on applicants training and experience, can be arranged.
There will be opportunities to participate in Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching and collaborate in research activities. The laboratory is fully CPA accredited and processes over 500,000 specimens annually. The department is an HPA collaborating laboratory and the Trust hosts the NW Food Water and Environmental Laboratory.
You will be based at the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2 hospitals) with 994 beds serving a population of approximately 390,000 people and active links with the University of Central Lancashire and Manchester University. The hospitals are located in the heart of Lancashire’s glorious countryside, affording the opportunity to work in a delightful region of startling contrast, from areas of great beauty to more cosmopolitan city attractions, all of which are within easy reach of major motorways.
You must be on the GMC Specialist Register or possess CCST, or be within 6 months of obtaining CCST at the time of interview. Ref: CA/196.
For informal enquiries please contact Dr. J. Cheesbrough, Head of Department on 01772 522 105 or Dr. M.A. Myers, Clinical Director on 01772 522 120/2121.
To apply please visit: www.jobs.nhs.uk and search the via job reference under Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.
In addition to your online application, please send a copy of your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the reference number.
Closing date: 7 July 2012.
Interviews are scheduled to be held on 30 July 2012.
If you are successful in obtaining a position with our Trust which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure. As a registered body with the CRB, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will conduct the administration of this application on your behalf and the cost will be recovered from your salary, either as a one-off payment or over 3 months. Currently the charges made by the Criminal Records Bureau are - Standard CRB check £26.00 and Enhanced CRB check £44.00. The level of check required depends on the role that you have been offered.
This post will require an Enhanced CRB Check.
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification.
The Trust has excellent childcare facilities, including modern on-site nurseries and holiday play schemes.