Locum Consultant Microbiologist - Bath

Job Ref: MHMicroCons/HQ02TV2N
Occupation: Doctors
Specialty: Microbiology
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 02 February 2023
  • Bath, Somerset, UK BA1 3NG Bath Somerset GBR BA1 3NG
  • Dani Adams
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Client Name: Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

Role: Locum Consultant Microbiologist

Rates: £100-£120ph dependant on experience. PAYE only

Details: Mon - Friday 0900 - 1700 + on calls

The ideal applicant would be on site but remote or a hybrid can be considered

Location: Bath, Somerset


  • Access to The Support Hub - our support service to help support your mental health and well-being and enable you to deliver outstanding care
  • First sight of shifts across multiple NHS trusts
  • Competitive pay rates
  • A dedicated placement officer
  • Free CPD courses and career support with Medacs Academy
  • Hundreds of new shifts available every day
  • Long term jobs and short shifts available
  • Lucrative referral scheme
  • Revalidation support
  • 24/7/365 support - we're here when you need us

Working flexibly within Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, you will enjoy close working relationships with your fellow healthcare professionals as you work to liaise between clinical colleagues in the hospital, GPs and laboratory staff while being a pillar of clinical and educational support for junior Microbiologists and Virologists.

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust takes their contribution to medical development and advancement seriously, especially in protecting public health through the ongoing monitoring of infectious disease patterns and the reporting of new or unusual infection occurrences. As a result, you will have access to some of the most advanced medical equipment in the country and unparalleled opportunities for specialism, research, and academia throughout your consultancy.

As a Microbiology Consultant, you will be fundamental in developing, improving, and expanding the Microbiology and Virology provision within Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Working alongside a cohesive team of dynamic, motivated, and progressive clinical professionals, you will play an active and hands-on role supervising the running of the diagnostic laboratory and ensuring the delivery of prompt and accurate test results for patients.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

As a Microbiology Consultant with Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust you will:

  • Provide highly complex advice to Consultants, Doctors, Nurses and other healthcare professionals on the guidance and management of patients with infectious diseases.
  • Make clinical decisions involving the analysis, interpretation, and comparison of highly complex data, including antibiotic resistance analysis, analysis of tests, investigations and results.
  • Take responsibility for regular visits to ITU and regular ward rounds.
  • Undertake the day-to-day supervision of diagnostic methods, examination, and analysis of complex specimens.
  • Participate in the out-of-hours advisory service on infection diagnosis and management as well as infection prevention issues.
  • Work with the infection control teams and DIPCs on a local or regional basis, including liaison with the relevant health protection staff to investigate and prevent communicable diseases in the community.
  • Assist in the investigation and control of community outbreaks.
  • Provide advice in developing clinical guidelines, investigation protocols, laboratory SOPs and guidance on the appropriate use of antimicrobials.
  • Communicating clinical information to explain findings, diagnosis and treatment options using various methods to ensure practical understanding.
  • Communicate with patients and the wider multidisciplinary team on shared patient decision making.
  • Work in and where appropriate, lead a multidisciplinary team.
  • Assess and prioritise patient/client requirements, delegating effectively to others.
  • Performing basic administrative and clerical tasks, such as keeping records of test results, providing information to patients, and monitoring treatment plans.
  • Help teach and train other junior doctors and medical students and other members of the multidisciplinary team.



  • Be a GMC registered Doctor (you do NOT need to be on the Specialist Register).
  • Have relevant experience at Consultant level, or references to support your transition up to Consultant level.
  • Hold evidence of stand-alone Right to Work in the UK (unfortunately locum jobs aren't able to offer visa sponsorship).
  • You will need to pass an enhanced background check (DBS).

If you can demonstrate a commitment to the diagnosis and management of patients as well as education, research and development into the control and prevention of infection, you are precisely the type of Consultant Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust are looking for. Apply today.

02/03/2023 10:47:24
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