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Consultant Microbiologist

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week
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Stoke on Trent
£88,364 - £119,133 pa
Salary period
16/10/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic Consultant Microbiologist / dual trained Infectious Diseases/Microbiology Consultant to join and develop the newly formed North Midlands and Cheshire Pathology Service (NMCPS) Infection Science Service. The appointees will be part of a team of seven Consultant Microbiologists based at  RSUH and MCHFT / ECT together with three Infectious Disease Consultants based at RSUH who collectively provide a comprehensive clinical Microbiology / ID service to the Trusts served by the NMCPS. Our mission is to provide the very best health care which includes recruiting the best people and our goal is to be a world-class centre, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

The post is a full time permanent post primarily based at the Royal Stoke University Hospital (RSUH) site with cross cover arrangements with the MCHFT & ECT sites. 

Successful applicants will benefit from a “welcome bonus” of £18000 payable in 3 instalments of £6000 at the end of each year following appointment. A generous relocation package of up to £8000 is also available.

Main duties of the job

You will be supported by an experienced and forward thinking team of microbiologists & infectious diseases physicians. The clinical microbiology duties are well organised and there are several ward rounds/ MDTs each week. Both Trusts has robust Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship teams in which microbiologists/ ID physicians are actively involved. The clinical team is well supported by a large modern, well-equipped laboratory processing in excess of 1,200,000 investigations per annum.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands has two sites: Royal Stoke University Hospital, located in Stoke-on-Trent, and County Hospital, located in Stafford. From these hospitals we provide a full range of general acute hospital services for people living in and around Staffordshire and beyond. The Trust also provides specialised services for three million people in a wider area, including neighbouring counties and North Wales.

Our specialised services include cancer diagnosis and treatment, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, renal and dialysis services, neonatal intensive care and paediatric intensive care. We are recognised for our particular expertise in trauma, respiratory conditions, spinal surgery, upper gastro-intestinal surgery, complex orthopaedic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and the management of liver conditions. The Trust has some of the most modern operating theatres in Europe.

The Trust would consider agile working to support a different work life balance.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

A detailed job description and the main duties can be found within the job pack which is attached within supporting documents. 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full and Specialist registration with the GMC or eligible for registration within 6 months of interview
  • Holder of CCT
  • FRCPath or evidence of equivalent
  • Mb ChB or evidence of equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • Higher Medical Degree PhD/MD
  • Evidence of additional qualification relevant to Microbiology and Infection Control


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of broad training and experience in Microbiology
  • Vast experience in the diagnosis and treatment of infections
  • Evidence of working in the UK infections disease unit
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in infection control


Essential criteria
  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems
  • Evidence of audit and the implentation of change following audit
  • Awareness of current speciality specific developments

Management Experience

Essential criteria
  • Ability to organise and manage workload
  • Ability to motivate and develop a multidisciplinary team
  • Able to support the Pathology Clinical Director
  • Exposure and understanding of managerial issues
Desirable criteria
  • Management experience
  • Experience of supervising trainee Microbiologists

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Krishna Banavathi,
Job title
Lead Consultant Microbiologist
Email address
Telephone number
01782 674276
Additional information

Dr Neena Bodasing, Consultant in Infectious Diseases via email

Dr Daniel Gey van Pittius; NMCPS Clinical Director, on; 01782 674836 or via e-mail

If you have problems applying, contact

2nd Floor, Springfield Building
Royal Stoke Hospital
Newcastle Road
Stoke On Trent