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COVID-19 Vacancy Consultant Medical Microbiologist


Main area
Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Full time: 10 sessions per week
Job ref
Swansea Bay University Health Board - Base to be agreed
£79,957 - £103,806 per annum + Commitment awards (Wales)
Salary period
10/03/2021 23:59

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Consultants in Medical Microbiology or Infectious Diseases/Microbiology, Public Health Wales – Swansea


Join our expanding team throughout Wales

Wales benefits from a strong sense of community, affordable housing, great schools and lots of ways to have fun and relax. It’s an easy place to settle whether you bring your family or come on your own.

NHS Wales is unique, with an integrated model of care supporting patients. Within this Public Health Wales, is a national Public Health Institute, working locally, nationally and internationally on infection, and wider health and wellbeing.


Our expanding ‘Infection Service’ team embraces this with a strong commitment to collaboration, team working and personal development.

Recognising the importance of the prevention and management of infection, a devolved Welsh Government has prioritised significant investment for the development of our National and local Infection services. Building on our strengths, and working closely with colleagues in health protection and wider partners, we are transforming our services to deliver a world-class service for the prevention, management and control of infection.


To complement our existing teams, which include international leaders in infection diagnosis and management, we are seeking new colleagues to help deliver the best solutions and outcomes for the people of Wales, developing new workforce and technological models to meet changing population need.

Embracing new molecular and genomic technology, our services are resourced to provide local, national and UK wide clinical and diagnostic services, with opportunities for partnership working and research within a national NHS model which has collaboration and prevention at its core.


The infectious disease / microbiology team in Swansea have a close working relationship with Swansea university medical school and institute of life sciences.   The following posts are potentially available - Joint infectious disease / microbiology consultant, Consultant in microbiology, Consultant and Honorary Senior lecturer (or above) in Microbiology or Microbiology / ID. Applications are encouraged from candidates interested in any of the above posts

If you relish a challenge, have the passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start somewhere new and inspiring, then our opportunity in Swansea has the right ingredients for you.


We are committed to improving the management of the ever-increasing number of complex infections, combat antimicrobial resistance, healthcare associated infections and emerging threats as well as contributing to the delivery of health care in the community. We are expanding our training programme as a key part of this development, offering opportunities for training.

We invite you to join us at a truly exciting time, and together we will protect the public from infection and achieve a healthier future for Wales.

In return we offer:

o   a high negotiated salary on the Welsh consultant salary scale;

o   very favourable progression through the Commitment Awards,

o   a tailored job plan around your specific wants and needs, and an additional range of benefits, to fully put your mind at ease on the career development and financial side


The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post, English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are not necessary

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Further details / informal visits contact

Brendan Healy
Job title
Clinical Lead Consultant in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Swansea
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