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Consultant Microbiologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Infection & Immunity
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
40 hours per week
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RLBUHT - Medical Staffing
Liverpool Clinical Laboratories
£76,761 to £103,490 per annum
06/03/2018 23:59

We are one of the busiest university teaching hospital trusts in North West England. We manage three hospitals based on two sites: the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital.  Our hospitals have often been at the forefront of medical breakthroughs during our long history at the heart of the city.

In under a year we will be opening a new state of the art hospital. The new hospital will provide every patient with a single bedroom with en-suite facilities. We believe that modern healthcare is as much about privacy, comfort and dignity as it is about pioneering treatments and cutting-edge technology. Please look at our digital pack for videos and further information: Recruitment Info 



Liverpool Clinical Laboratories

Directorate of Infection and Immunity     

1 Consultant Microbiology Post (10 programmed activities)      

 Liverpool Clinical Laboratories (LCL) was formed on the 2nd April 2013 as a multidisciplinary NHS laboratory medicine service, jointly owned by the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals and Aintree University Hospitals to provide high quality diagnostic, clinical and infection control services for the population of Merseyside as well as specialist services for Cheshire and the surrounding area. It has a combined budget of £42 million and a total workforce of approximately 540 WTE. Infection and Immunity is one of 3 clinical directorates within LCL, which has functioned as a single managed directorate from 1st October 2013.

                Liverpool is one of the UK's leading centres for learning, culture, entertainment, sport and endeavour. Liverpool was awarded European Capital of Culture in 2008.     Located in England's North West, Liverpool is easy to get to and is well served by air, rail, coach, sea and road. There are a number of private and public golf courses and sports clubs. Being a fairly compact city, there is easy access to the surrounding countryside. North Wales, the Lake District, the Peak District, and the cities of Manchester and Chester are within easy reach of Liverpool. Liverpool also has a number of very good schools and a wide choice of housing, varying from Georgian elegance to modern.

Applications are invited for 1 full-time (10 programmed activities) Consultant in Clinical Microbiology.

The posts will be part of the Liverpool Clinical laboratories pool of Consultant Microbiologists and will be expected to deliver the clinical collaborative consult service, antibiotic stewardship primarily on Aintree University Hospital /Walton Neurology Neurosurgery centre . Laboratory authorisation/liaison will be done centrally via the hub laboratory located in 7th floor Duncan Building, Royal Liverpool Hospital.  Working cross sites served by Liverpool Clinical Laboratories will be expected as part of the role of LCL Microbiologists.

              The successful candidate will join a team of 10 consultant microbiologists/virologists and ID physicians in providing a comprehensive infection service to all areas and Trusts served by the Directorate. Governance will be maintained through the Directorate of Infection and Immunity through to the Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer of LCL.


            All appointees will hold full-time contracts with the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

              Applications from those unable, for personal reasons, to work on a whole time basis or a job share basis will be considered. The successful candidate must have full GMC registration, completed Specialist Training and be entered on the Specialist Register of the GMC, or have a CCT date within six months of the date of interview.

Interview date scheduled for: 20th March 2018


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Pankaj Lal (Clinical Director, Infection and Immunity, LCL)                                                        Telephone 0151 529 4916 email

Dr James Anson (Medical Director, LCL)

Telephone 0151 706 4410, email

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 706 3893