Applications are invited for a full time Consultant in Clinical Virology based at Barts Health NHS Trust. Applications will also be considered from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis.
This is a replacement post forming one of two consultant virology posts in the Department of Infection. The appointee will work alongside Virology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases colleagues in an integrated department. The post is open to both Virology and Virology/ Infectious Diseases applicants.
The Virology and Microbiology laboratories within the Department of Infection are UKAS ISO 15189 accredited, and provide a full range of high quality routine and specialist microbiology and virology investigations. The laboratory is based at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, and is one of the Specialist Virology centers recognised by the UK Clinical Virology Network. It is the largest and most modern NHS diagnostic laboratory in London, one of the largest laboratories in the country and it is closely linked to Queen Mary, University of London.
You will be expected to participate fully in delivery of diagnostic and clinical advice services for the accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of patients with infection, together with appropriate infection control advice for the prevention, investigation and control of health care associated infections in patients and staff. A suitably qualified appointee may also participate in the Infectious Diseases services of the department.
The Department is research and teaching active, as well as a hub for specialist training of clinical scientists and specialist registrars in Virology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
You will be expected to actively participate in all these areas.
This post involves a 1:2 third tier on call for Virology worked remotely. Participation in the general on call for Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control will depend on experience and qualifications.
Applicants are expected to have FRCPath in Medical Virology by examination or equivalent, and must either be on the General Medical Council’s specialist register or be within six months of obtaining their CCST/CCT award at the time of application. If an applicant is non-UK trained, they will be required to show evidence of equivalence to the UK CCT.
Candidates are encouraged to visit the department.
Informal discussions are encouraged and you are invited to contact:
Dr Maximillian Habibi, Virology/Infectious Diseases Consultant on 020 3246 0297 or by email at [email protected]
Dr Finbarr Cotter, Clinical Director of Pathology on Telephone 0203 246 0350 or by email at [email protected]
For more information, see https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/ and search for reference 259-MED0005CSS