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  • Advert number: 346595-0
  • Posted Date: 13/12/13
  • Closing Date: 12/01/14

Public Health Wales
NHS Trust

Lead Infection Prevention & Control Doctor /
Consultant Medical Microbiologist

Full time, 10 sessions


This is an exciting new post which is being established as a joint venture by Public Health Wales and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to provide strong medical leadership to the prevention and control of infection in the NHS across North Wales. The post will be hosted by Public Health Wales (the employer), with appropriate arrangements and honorary contracts in place with the health board.

We are looking for a Medical Microbiologist with a commitment to patient safety and clinical excellence, drive and resilience to deliver change, and strong leadership skills.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is the largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for a population of around 676,000 people across North Wales. Public Health Wales is the national public health agency for Wales providing a wide range of services including microbiology and health protection.

The primary role of the post-holder, comprising not less than 5 sessions, will be the lead Infection Prevention and Control Doctor for the health board. You will also be expected to contribute to the work of the Public Health Wales Microbiology Department based in laboratories in the health board in order to retain professional competence in clinical microbiology and to provide a focus for infection prevention and control expertise within the Department.

You will need credibility with your clinical peers and be able to advise, challenge and advocate to enable effective infection prevention and control across a large and complex organisation.

If you are passionate about quality and patient safety, we would very much like to hear from you. For informal enquiries, contact either Dr Quentin Sandifer (Executive Director of Public Health Services and Medical Director), Public Health Wales on 029 2034 8790 or Mrs Angela Hopkins (Executive Director of Nursing and Executive Lead for Infection Prevention and Control), Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board on 01745 534864.

To apply, please visit and search reference number 028-MD010-1213.

Closing date: 12 January 2014.

Interviews will be held on 24 January 2014.

Public Health Wales NHS Trust is committed to working towards equal opportunities. All employees and job applicants shall be afforded equal opportunities in employment, irrespective of their age, gender, marital status, race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, colour or disability. Public Health Wales NHS Trust operates a no smoking policy.