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Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester
£77,913 - £105,042 / year

Job Description

At the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we pride ourselves on not only leading through clinical excellence, but also by creating an environment where all staff are valued and appreciated. The Trust has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and is nationally accredited at the highest levels in many areas, in particular clinical outcomes and patient safety.

Our Vision for the Trust is to deliver NHS care locally that makes our staff and our community proud. We want our patients to be assured they will receive care as rapidly as possible in a first-class environment that is Safe, Kind and Effective.

Our High Performance Culture will support everyone to be the best version of themselves by being true to our Trust vision, values and behaviors.

Applicants are invited for a full-time or part time consultant microbiologist post.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic clinically orientated microbiologist to work with three experienced consultant colleagues. The consultant team provide a clinical microbiology and infection control service to the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. There are good working relationships with hospital medical staff and general practitioners. The Trust houses a state-of-the-art education centre with an extensive library, and there is the opportunity to participate in Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching.

A joint microbiology laboratory, based off site in Bromborough, serves both the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The UKAS accredited laboratory is modern, well-equipped and spacious and provides a comprehensive range of clinical and microbiological services. The seven (COCH and WUTH) consultants also share clinical responsibility for the laboratory and attend it on a seven week rota and as required.

On call covers the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and is provided by the nine consultant medical microbiologists working across the three Trusts. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the out of hours and weekend on-call rota on a 1/9 basis.

Chester is a vibrant and attractive city with a rich heritage, dating back to its foundation as a Roman garrison town. It has a mild climate, is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is situated close to Snowdonia National Park and the Lake District. There are excellent transport links to Manchester and Liverpool. There are a variety of desirable residential areas to choose from, together with some of the best schools in the country.

It is expected that the appointee will hold the FRCPath or equivalent, will be on the Specialist Register of the GMC with a licence to practise or be within six months of obtaining a CCT in Medical Microbiology at the time of interview, and will be able to demonstrate wide clinical experience.
For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Ildiko Kustos, Consultant Medical Microbiologist

Telephone Number: Apply Now >>

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large district General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital. The Trust has almost 4,000 staff and provides a range of medical services to more than 445,000 patients per year from areas covering Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston and North Wales.

If subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975, then a disclosure submission will be made to the Disclosure & Barring service (formerly CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. The cost of the DBS application is £31 (standard) or £49 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

The Trust will not fund applications for Work Permits and Further Leave to Remain. Those requiring Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome & will be considered alongside all other applicants. However non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available, as the Trust is unlikely in this circumstance to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website

After applying via NHS Jobs, your application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, furthermore as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR).

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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