East Suffolk & North Essex Foundation NHS Trust

Consultant in Medical Microbiology

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An opportunity has arisen to join our team at the Ipswich base within ESNEFT.

We are inviting applications for a full-time substantive post in the ESNEFT infection service, suitable for candidate on the specialist register with a qualification in Medical Microbiology, consultants dual accredited in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases or Consultant Clinical Scientists who have completed a training programme in Medical Microbiology.

For medical consultants qualifications required are FRCPath(UK) or equivalent, full GMC registration, and inclusion on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council in Medical Microbiology or Microbiology/Infectious Diseases and within six months of CCT or its equivalent at interview date.

Candidates applying as Consultant Clinical Scientists are expected to have completed a recognised Higher Speciality Scientific Training programme (HSST) in Medical Microbiology and to have completed the FRCPath(UK) examinations for infection training.


This is a whole time post consisting of 11.5 Programmed Activities (or equivalent for Consultant Clinical Scientist) which can include on-call commitments. This post attracts 8 are for direct clinical care (DCC), 2 supporting professional activity (SPA), and an additional 1.5 PA is paid for the out-of-hours on-call commitment (1:5) attracting at the highest frequency rate.

The team work closely together and all have infection control responsibilities as part of normal clinical responsibilities.

Specialist roles such as Infection Control Leads and Antimicrobial Stewardship leads are expected to be rotated around clinical colleagues under agreement and will be factored into DCC for the purpose of job planning.

Any candidate who is unable for personal reasons to work full-time will be eligible to be considered. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the department/hospital in consultation with clinical colleagues. If the person appointed elects to undertake a maximum part-time contract, they will be required to devote substantially the whole of their professional time to the duties of the post.

Consultants who are not required to be on-site for clinical duties are able to work remotely, and some aspects of the Ipswich site clinical service may be provided remotely as well on rotation with other members of the service.

Our Enhanced Welcome package includes an additional £20,000 and relocation costs to thank you for choosing to work at our trust and your new journey with ESNEFT.

For further details / informal visits contact:


Sarah Stalley

Job title

Pathology Head of Operations

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0770 209 3471

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