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Locum Consultant Microbiologist

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Locum Consultant in Medical Microbiology

10 PAs

Applications are invited for a Locum Consultant Microbiologist to cover maternity leave. Based in St Mary’s Hospital, you will join the existing Consultant Microbiologist in providing a comprehensive clinical and diagnostic Microbiology and Infection Control service to a DistrictGeneralHospital and Primary Care practitioners of the Isle of Wight, serving a population of approximately 138,500.

We are looking for an enthusiastic clinically orientated Microbiologist, who will be expected to undertake the full range of Microbiology and Infection Control activities.

Ideally you will focus on Infection management and act as the Infection Prevention and Control Consultant for the Trust. There are excellent working relationships with clinical colleagues and Primary Care practitioners.

The Microbiology Department is in the main Pathology wing, has full CPA accreditation and is working towards UKAS ISO 15189:2012 accreditation. Modern and well equipped, the laboratory provides a high quality service, has a friendly team and is valued by local users; the workload is approx. 109,000 specimens per annum with some specialist work and virology performed at Frontier Pathology in Brighton.

The Isle of Wight is a beautiful place to live and enjoy a healthy work-life balance. There are world-class sailing facilities and good beaches. Most of the Island is semi-rural, with miles of unspoilt bridleways through woodland and over chalk downs, offering spectacular coastal walks in areas of outstanding natural beauty. House prices compare favourably with that elsewhere in SE England and schooling, in both public and private sectors, is to a high standard. There are rapid and frequent ferry/rail links with Portsmouth, Southampton and Lymington (London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton & Portsmouth).

This is a unique opportunity to combine a challenging and rewarding job with an environment that offers excellent quality of life.

You will be expected to have MRCPath or equivalent and be on the GMC Specialist Register. The post is full time (10 PAs),

Informal enquiries are welcome and interested applicants should contact Dr Sandya Theminimulle Consultant Microbiologist (e-mail ( Email address removed )), Diane Adams, Operational Manager for Clinical Services, Cancer & Diagnostics on  ( Phone number removed ) .

The Isle of Wight is a beautiful place to live with excellent opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Most of the Island is semi-rural with miles of unspoilt bridleways coursing through National Trust woods and over chalk downs. Spectacular cliff and coastal walks can be enjoyed all around the Island.

House prices compare favourably to the mainland and southern England with a wide choice of desirable property to suit all tastes. In addition, there are excellent public and private schools, and shopping and leisure facilities on the Island have improved enormously in recent years.

There are multiple frequent ferry links to the mainland and London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, just 30 minutes away, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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