Microbiology Consultant

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Job CategoryOther
Location:Northern Ireland
Contract Type:Full-Time Permanent
Reference Number:MicrobioNHS1
Salary:£75,249 - £101,451 per Annum
Closing Date:31/07/2017

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Northern Ireland is a well-kept secret. A small country with all the benefits of being in the UK, it is growing into a flourishing tourist destination, a center of the film and television industry (Game of Thrones is made in Northern Ireland), a welcoming place to live with an affordable quality of life.
Living in Northern Ireland will surprise you. The friendliness of the people, the range of sporting activities, the fun of the social life (the craic as it is known locally), the beauty of the scenery and the ease of getting around. With Belfast, a thriving growing city, and Dublin, the capital of Ireland, both within easy driving distance, you can have the best of both urban and rural life.
The Microbiology Laboratory is situated on the Craigavon Area Hospital site. It provides 24-hour services to Craigavon Area and Daisy Hill hospitals. There is no Microbiology service provided from the Daisy Hill site. The Microbiology Laboratory is equipped with BacTalert Blood Culture and TB Culture analyzers, a VITEK-2 system, a GeneXpert PCR system, and the Roche Cobas 4800 system. It has a category 3 containment facility. The Microbiology Laboratory participates in the following National External Quality Assurance Schemes (N.E.Q.A.S) in Bacteriology and Antibiotic assays.

  • Essential Requirements:
    • Holding a medical diploma and specialist exam in Microbiology
    • Minimum 8 years experience
    • Advanced level of English language knowledge
    • Eligibility to register with the GMC
    • Appropriate knowledge base and ability to apply sound clinical judgment to problems
    • Good communication skills
  • Desirable requirements:
    • Successful completion of ALS, ATLS and PALS courses

The vision of the Southern Trust is ‚to deliver safe, high-quality health and social care services, respecting the dignity and individuality of all who use them. The Southern Trust is one of the largest employers in Northern Ireland. It offers a competitive remuneration package and terms and conditions of employment.

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The Southern Trust is one of the largest employers in Northern Ireland and Craigavon Area and Daisy Hill hospitals form the Southern Trust Acute Hospital Network – serving a population of over 360,000. Each year in our hospital network there are approximately 63,000 inpatient admissions; 25,000 day cases; 300,000 outpatient appointments; 116,000 Emergency Department attendances; and over 6,000 births. Statistics updated in 2015.
The Southern Trust’s acute hospital network was reaffirmed in 2015 as one of the UK’s Top Hospitals for the fourth consecutive year. The national CHKS Top 40 Hospitals programme recognises acute sector organisations for their achievements in healthcare quality, improvement and performance. The Top Hospitals award is based on the evaluation of over 20 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.