Specialty Doctor in Microbiology

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12 months Fixed term
40 hours per week plus 1 in 5 on-call
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University Hospital Coventry
£37,923 - £70,718 per annum
25/07/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 


Fixed Term Specialty Doctor in Microbiology

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Service (CWPS) for a Specialty doctor in medical microbiology to join a vibrant microbiology department on a one year fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.

CWPS provides clinical microbiology services to four acute trusts, namely University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, South Warwick Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT), George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust (GEH) and Burton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT). The appointed candidate is expected to provide clinical microbiology services to any of the four acute trusts as well as the primary care services associated with the four trusts.

CWPS is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed specialty doctor in microbiology to join our vibrant and enthusiastic team of seven consultant medical microbiologists (6 substantive and one locum), one specialty doctor and one clinical scientist. The department also has the attachment of one FY2 and one or two microbiology SpRs on West Midlands microbiology training rotation. In addition the team is integrated with the virology team which comprises of one consultant virologist and three clinical scientists.

The team provides a comprehensive clinical service including multidisciplinary ward rounds, bedside review of patients, and antimicrobial stewardship on the acute medical wards. The team also provides clinical and laboratory liaison with Paediatrics, ICU, orthopaedic Surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, haematology, neurosurgery and renal medicine.

There are opportunities for clinical and laboratory research as well as development in many areas of infection. The department is linked to University of Warwick and the Warwick Medical School. All senior members are heavily involved in teaching medical students and doctors in training. Teaching is frequently delegated to junior members of the team to develop their teaching skills.


Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

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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

For informal discussions or visits please contact: Dr Peter Gayo Munthali, Consultant Microbiologist, Departmental Lead: peter.munthali@uhcw.nhs.uk, Telephone 02476965472 or 02476965446

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