Clinical Fellow in Medical Microbiology

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£51,017 a year per annuum
Closing date
16 Jun 2023

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Clinical Fellow (ST3 or ST4 level) in Medical Microbiology, Fixed Term Contract.

This is a full-time replacement post for a Clinical Fellow who has gone on to take up a Consultant Microbiologist post. The successful candidate will be joining a team of 5 Consultants in microbiology, virology and infection (4 Medical Consultants, 1 Consultant Clinical Scientist), 1 Specialist Microbiologist and another Clinical Fellow in Medical Microbiology for East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust [EKHUFT] which includes 3 acute main hospital sites at William Harvey Hospital [WHH] in Ashford, Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury and the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate. The microbiology laboratory for the Trust is sited at WHH, Ashford. However, the clinical microbiology and infection team work across and at all 3 hospital sites.]

Main duties of the job

The appointee, together with Consultant colleagues, will be responsible for the provision of a comprehensive and efficient clinical microbiology, virology and infection prevention and control service to East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust [EKHUFT] and other users of the service, as detailed in the Job Description.

Maintaining Continuous Professional Development will be an expectation and the candidate will be given at least 2 hours a week protected time towards CPD activities.

Subject to assessment and progress on the job, there will be a once a month 1st on-call (Friday 1700 to Monday 0900) with a covering 2nd on-call Consultant, with an accompanying on-call supplement to go with]

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with three acute hospitals and community sites serving a local population of around 800,000. We also provide specialist services for Kent and Medway.

We're on an exciting journey of transformation. With a new Medical School at the centre of our community, a focus on research, clinical leadership and making our trust a rewarding

and friendly place to work, there's never been a better time to join us.

At East Kent, we will do all we can to help you grow a career around you, your family, your location and your interests.

We offer flexible and fulfilling career solutions that work for you and unique opportunities to innovate and inspire - all in a county where you can enjoy your life to the full, whatever your interest.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical practice and liaison:

The post holder will participate in providing medical microbiology services under consultant supervision.

Attend ward rounds or MDMs to/with specific units (e.g. haemato/oncology, renal medicine, neurology, SCBU and orthopaedics, intensive care and high dependency units) to give advice on any cases as required with, or on behalf of the medical microbiologists, and report back to the medical staff.

Appropriate involvement in preparation of policies, clinical and antimicrobial guidelines relevant to clinical microbiologist duties and diagnosis and management of infection.

Providing advice regarding appropriate specimens and investigations

Providing antibiotic treatment advice to users.
  • Laboratory/Management:

Be involved in policy and SOP preparation and approval.

Compliance with health and safety and security requirements and with agreed SOPs and investigational algorithms.
  • Infection Control

The appointee will be expected to participate and familiarise with outbreak investigations, RCAs and post infection reviews.

Person Specification



  • GMC
  • Basic Medical Qualification MBBS or MB CHB or MRCP ALS



  • 3 years of postgraduate experience
  • Minimum 24 months recent medicine experience
  • Ability to demonstrate to communicate proficiently in the English language and has one of the following qualifications IELTS or OET


  • Related Registrar experience
  • NHS Experience

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


William Harvey Hospital


TN24 0LZ

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