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Consultant Microbiologist/ Consultant Clinical Scientist

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Pathology department, Poplar Grove, Stockport,
£93,666 to £126,281 Per Annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Clinical scientist
Contract Type
Full Time
The successful candidate will participate in the provision of the general microbiology service. All Consultants report as general microbiologists and cover all areas including clinical calls, authorisation, infection prevention, ward rounds and meetings.

SHH Microbiology Laboratory holds UKAS accreditation and provides comprehensive services to the population of Stockport and High Peak receiving a large and varied workload. Close working relationships with clinicians are maintained through weekly MDT meetings.

Applicants should possess the FRCPath, or a recognised equivalent.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr B Faris, Consultant Microbiologist and Clinical Lead, on 0161 419 4673.

Main duties of the job

(i) Clinical

The appointee will liaise in a timely manner with clinicians, hospital staff, consultant microbiologists, infection prevention and general practitioners regarding the diagnosis and management of patients, including the provision of medical advice and attendance at MDT meetings/ ward rounds as appropriate.

(ii) Laboratory

The appointee will be expected to contribute to the following:
  • Day to day supervision of diagnostic methods and examination of specimens
  • Interpretation and authorisation of results
  • Involvement in departmental policy development
  • The quality assurance performance within the department, including taking part in all relevant national external quality assurance (NEQAS) and EQA programmes
  • The maintenance of full accreditation with UKAS.
  • Business planning, including the assessment and introduction of new methods and forward planning for staff and equipment requirements

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

Our mission is to make a difference every day. Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

The salary for the role is only one part of the excellent package of benefits we offer to you:
  • NHS pension scheme membership
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
  • NHS Staff discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
  • Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description where there is a detailed description of the Consultant Microbiologist/ Consultant Clinical Scientist role.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.
  • If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.50. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

Person Specification

Professional qualifications


  • Full and Specialist registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) or equivalent date of interview.


  • FRCPath or evidence of equivalent qualification



  • Previous appointments that provided professional training in relevant clinical specialties and broad aspects of Microbiology



  • Clinical experience commensurate with training in specialty
  • Experience of clinical audit


  • An understanding of NHS management responsibilities of consultants. Attendance at an appropriate management course.
  • Evidence of management/leadership development



  • Should be able to demonstrate research experience

Professional skills


  • Ability to communicate and liaise effectively with patients and relatives and with colleagues of all disciplines.
  • Should show an aptitude to developing leaderships skills to lead teams
  • Should be able to demonstrate ability to be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team


  • Experience of supervision of junior medical staff and relevant staff in other disciplines

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Pathology Department, Stepping Hill Hospital

Pathology department, Poplar Grove, Stockport,


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