Consultant Microbiologist

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Applications are invited for a part time Consultant in Medical Microbiology, which is partially a replacement post. The Department is responsible for providing a Medical Microbiology and Infection Control service for the Highland Health Board...

Applications are invited for a part time Consultant in Medical Microbiology, which is partially a replacement post.

The Department is responsible for providing a Medical Microbiology and Infection Control service for the Highland Health Board area. This post can have a flexible working pattern, depending on what would suit you and the Department. On call would be weekend only on a 1:5 rota with 3% availability supplement and hybrid working could be supported as part of a wider negotiation, prior to commencement, related to how the hours would be worked.

The Medical Microbiology Department sits within the Clinical Support Directorate. The Clinical Director post for the Clinical Support Division is currently vacant and the Clinical Lead for Microbiology and Infection Control is Dr Vanda Plecko.

The Medical Microbiology Department provides a comprehensive diagnostic Microbiology service comprising Culture (Bacteria/ Mycology), Molecular (Bacterial & Viral) and Serology (Bacterial, Viral, Scottish Toxoplasma Reference Laboratory, Scottish Lyme Disease and Tick-borne infections Reference Laboratory and Laboratory Immunology to the Health Board area. This is almost exclusively delivered from Raigmore Hospital, with some respiratory virus testing performed within the Rural General Hospitals in Fort William, Wick, and Oban. It processes over 200,000 samples per annum from primary and secondary care. The laboratory in Raigmore has achieved and maintained accreditation by UKAS against ISO15189:2012.

Closing date: Midnight Wednesday 17th July 2024

Job Reference: 189349


NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.






Care and compassion

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NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board. 

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