Specialty Doctor in Medical Microbiology

  • £52,530 - £82,400
  • London
  • Permanent
  • Fixed

We're excited to announce an opportunity for a Specialty Doctor to join the Medical Microbiology team at a Trust in London. This whole-time equivalent position, comprising 10 programmed activities, offers a fantastic chance to become part of a welcoming and dynamic team!

Joining a team of dedicated professionals, including 7 consultants (equivalent to 6 full-time roles), a Specialty Doctor primarily based at a South London Trust in as a  Microbiology Specialty Registrar, and a rotational Microbiology FY2 at the QEH site, you'll play a crucial role in providing clinical microbiology and infection control services for our Trust.


  • Deliver clinical and laboratory services to the Trust under the guidance and support of Consultant Microbiologists.
  • Participate in the on-call rota on a 1:6 (Cross-site) basis. On-call responsibilities (Category A) involve weekend laboratory attendance, with IT resources available for potential weekend work from home. For part-time employees, on-call commitment remains full-time, with compensatory time off provided.
  • Manage annual and study leave internally without the need for locum cover.
  • Engage in Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as mandated by the relevant medical royal college, with funding facilitated by the Trust.
  • Contribute to Clinical Governance as an active clinician, striving to uphold clinical and laboratory standards.
  • Participate in audit activities utilizing Trust audit facilities.
  • Provide teaching and training to junior doctors, medical students, laboratory staff, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Offer ongoing clinical support for patients within the Trust's care, collaborating with colleagues to ensure departmental efficiency.
  • Adhere to the research governance policies of the organization.
  • Undertake additional duties appropriate for a Specialty Doctor in Medical Microbiology as required.
  • Advise on day-to-day and on-call infection control activities, sharing this responsibility with Consultant Microbiologists, specialist registrars, and Associate Specialist doctors.
  • Act as a deputy for Consultant Microbiologists in their absence, assuming day-to-day duties as needed.

Pathology Partnership

This NHS Pathology Partnership has been established to create a collaborative network spanning across three NHS Trusts. 

While all laboratory staff contracts have transitioned to the Pathology Partnership, medical staff remain contracted to the individual NHS Trusts. Modeled on established pathology networks, the Pathology Partnership operates with the Royal London Hospital serving as the primary hub laboratory, supported by the Essential Services Laboratories (ESLs) at surrounding hospitals. These ESLs offer a focused range of essential infection tests with rapid turnaround times, including rapid molecular diagnostic tests essential for effective patient management.


  • GMC registration with a license to practice
  • Prior Microbiology experience (minimum of 4 years)
Alice Howe Executive Recruitment Consultant

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