Consultant in Microbiology

Main area
Full time (10 PA)
Job ref
£76761- £103490
29/07/2018 23:59

Frimley Health is a Trust where great care and great careers go hand in hand. We’re three hospitals working closely with each other and with the communities we serve in Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire  - our organisation has brought Heatherwood and Wexham hospitals into the fold of Frimley Park Hospital and its wider community services.

You’ll find the highest standards of clinical excellence across our locations and a friendly, supportive, open culture that brings everyone together. For our team it means a great day-to-day working experience – in a Trust with strong leadership, a clear sense of direction and an exciting vision for the future. The investment and changes ahead make this an exciting place to be. You can play your part in delivering exceptional patient care, while continuing to grow, develop and progress through first class learning and training.

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Consultant Microbiologist


An exciting opportunity exists for a Consultant Microbiologist to join the team within Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services (BSPS) a joint venture between Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Ashford & St.Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust. The collaboration has been joined recently by the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. The post holder will be based at Frimley Park Hospital with a joint on call rota covering Frimley Park Hospital and the Royal Surrey County Hospital. The on-call is shared with five other Consultant Microbiologists within BSPS.

Laboratory facilities are based at two sites and both have full UKAS accreditation. At Frimley Park Hospital the laboratory has a full range of microbiological investigations available, including routine culture, mycobacteriology, mycology and parasitology. Virology laboratory facilities are at St.Peter’s Hospital and include molecular biology and serology tests. We are committed to exploring new ways of working and have installed Kiestra and MALDI-TOF systems. Close links with the University of Surrey also bring excellent research opportunities.

Frimley Park Hospital provides a comprehensive local service to patients in Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire and a wide range of services to patients in other Health Authorities and for over 50 GPs. Since 1996 the Trust has hosted a Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit, with military staff fully integrated with NHS colleagues across the hospital. The Trust provides a wide range of general clinical services as well as trauma and orthopaedics, cardiology, haematology and cystic fibrosis.

The Trust is in an excellent location and has good road connections to London. As well as all the advantages of being close to the city, Surrey has beautiful countryside as well as excellent schools, transport links, amenities and residential areas. The Trust has on-site nursery facilities.

The successful candidate will hold the new consultant contract with 10 Programmed Activities and the job plan will be reviewed after six months. The post currently involves additional 1 in 5.5 on-call cover.

The post holder must be a registered medical practitioner and on the Specialist register of the GMC or be eligible on the specialist register within three months of the date of the Advisory Appointment Committee.

For an informal discussion please contact: Dr Mark Atkins (Specialty Lead in BSPS Microbiology) on 01932 723029 or Dr Ian Fry (Clinical Director) 01276 604300

Apprenticeships logoInvestors in PeopleDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeDisability confident employer

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.

Documents to download

To print a document or save it to your computer, please click with your right mouse button on the document title and select "Save Target As...". You can then save the document in a suitable place on your computer ready to print it out. Clicking with the left mouse button will open the document in a new window (if your web browser can do so).

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion please contact: Dr Mark Atkins (Specialty Lead in BSPS Microbiology) on 01932 723029 or Dr Ian Fry (Clinical Director) 01276 604300

If you have problems applying, contact

41 Knoll Road
GU51 4PT
01276 604399