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Consultant Microbiologist

Job Description

Are you a Consultant Microbiologist? Do you have experience in medical microbiology and virology?

Service Care Solutions are recruiting for an experienced Consultant Microbiologist for a Permanent positions supporting University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust. The post holder will play a crucial role in shaping the microbiology services, contributing to the enhancement of patient care through innovative diagnostic approaches and rigorous infection control measures.

Key Details: Consultant Microbiologist
Grade: Consultant
Salary: £99,532 to £131,964 a year (dependent on experience)
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full-time, Part-time
Location: Plymouth

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Diagnostics: Supervise diagnostic methods and interpret lab results.
  • Clinical Liaison: Provide on-call advice and manage significant results.
  • Infection Control: Develop and implement infection prevention programs.
  • Committee Participation: Engage in relevant hospital committees.
  • Develop Policies: Maintain clinical guidelines and SOPs.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate departmental risks.
  • Operational Planning: Manage lab operations and introduce new tests.
  • Training: Educate and train medical students and professionals.
  • Clinical Audit: Participate in and implement clinical audits.
  • Research: Conduct and publish research in medical microbiology.

Essential Requirements:

  • GMC Registration: Full and specialist registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) with a licence to practise.
  • Completion of Training: Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Medical Microbiology or within six months of award.
  • FRCPath Qualification: Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) or equivalent qualification.
  • Broad Training and Experience: Extensive training and experience in Medical Microbiology and Virology.
  • Clinical Independence: Ability to deliver service independently without direct supervision.


  • 32 working days per year, plus public bank holidays - Increases to 34 working days after 7 years as a consultant
  • £250 starting bonus paid by Service Care Solutions
  • Access to an onsite nursery and the Derriford Centre for Health and Wellbeing
  • Accredited by the national Workplace Wellbeing Charter
  • Occupational Health services including counselling
  • Available studio flats with modern amenities
  • Includes phone, broadband, digital TV channels, and more
  • Hot and cold meals available 24 hours a day
  • Access to the Discovery Library with contemporary facilities

To Apply:
Please send your up-to-date CV to Aaron at

Do you know someone who may be interested? Simply send me their details - If they join and begin work with Service Care Solutions for the first time, you will be entitled to a Referral Bonus of up to £750!

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