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UK Health Security Agency

Consultant Medical Microbiologist

Job description

Severn Infection Sciences was created in 2016 following a partnership between Public Health England, now UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), and North Bristol NHS Trust.

This has allowed for the consolidation of all diagnostic infection services onto one laboratory site, providing services for all of Bristol and the surrounding areas, in addition to housing the national antimicrobial refence laboratory and mycology reference laboratory.

In addition, UKHSA continues to provide a clinical infection service for the Bristol campus of University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW), and the general practices in the South of the city.

This is a new post for a consultant in Infection (microbiology or microbiology and infectious diseases), employed by UKHSA to provide clinical infection services for the University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, working within Severn Infection Sciences.

The successful applicant would join a team of four established consultants in infection based at the Bristol campus of UHBW, and it is expected that the successful applicant will lead and develop the existing antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programme for the organisation alongside the team of AMS pharmacists.

The post is currently funded to deliver 9PAs, although it is anticipated that additional resources will become available to increase to 10PAs, should the successful candidate wish to increase their activity.

The post will be based at the Bristol Royal Infirmary.

The clinical infection service at the Bristol Royal Infirmary maintains a proactive approach to managing infection in patients.

In addition to supporting the laboratory diagnostic work at Severn Infection Sciences, a full bedside consultative service is provided to clinicians, with daily attendance to the adult / cardiac and paediatric intensive care units.

Additionally, the team attend weekly MDT meetings to discuss all patients with infections in adult haematology, adult BMT, paediatric haematology, oncology and BMT, neonatal intensive care unit and adult CF.

An MDT also is undertaken for the recently developed OPAT service at the BRI. There are daily antimicrobial stewardship ward rounds undertaken with an antimicrobial pharmacist.

There is a dedicated weekly infectious diseases clinic that takes new referrals from the community, and in-patient referrals.

UHBW was formed after the merger of the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area NHS Health Trust in April 2020 and has over 13,000 staff and offer over 100 different clinical services across ten different sites.

The Trust provides general medical and emergency services to the local population of Weston, Central and South Bristol, and a broad range of specialist services across a region that extends from Cornwall to Gloucestershire, into South Wales and beyond.

Clinical services provided at UHBW include General Medicine, Respiratory Medicine (including cystic fibrosis), General Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, ENT, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Accident and Emergency Department, Regional Children’s Services, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Neonatal Intensive Care.

There are four ITUs at the BRI site (adult, cardiac, paediatric, and neonatal).

For full details of the post, including job role and requirements, and to apply, please click the apply button.

Enquiries are welcome by contacting Dr Martin Williams (Consultant in Infection) on 0117 3429268.

Applications close at midnight on 22 August 2022.

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