Principal Clinical Psychologist
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Principal Clinical Psychologist
Date posted
5 September 2023
Pay scheme
Agenda for change
Band
Band 8d
Salary
£79,592 to £91,787 a year per annum, pro rata
Contract
Permanent
Working pattern
Full-time
Reference number
L31-F0058036-A-C
Job locations

Royal Preston Hospital,

Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood

Preston

PR2 9HT

Contact Persona
Consultant Medical Microbiologist
Dr. Suganya Reddy
suganya.reddy@lthtr.nhs.uk
01772522104

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Principal Clinical Psychologist

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Job Summary


This post is for a Consultant Clinical Scientist Microbiology (Clinical Scientist in microbiology with Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists by examination or equivalent) to work within an evolving Infection Service based in the Department of Pathology at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LTHTR).


The Microbiology clinical team consist of 5.9 wte Consultant Medical Microbiologist/Consultant Clinical Scientist (including this post), 1 Combined Infection trainee, 1 Senior clinical fellow and 2 Higher Specialist Scientific Training (HSST) programme trainees (1 in Bacteriology and 1 in virology).


Main duties of the job


The job focuses on the clinical infection consultation and antibiotic stewardship elements of the service; however, there is also the opportunity to take on leadership roles in negotiation with colleagues. They will provide clinical and scientific advice to clinicians, other staff within the Trust and the wider health community (e.g. staff from other laboratories, clinical staff, managers, GPs and community nurses) regarding microbiological investigations, their interpretation and appropriate therapy and provide expertise to support Infection Prevention and Control in LTHTR.


About us


We have 10000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.


Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference in supporting our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.


You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital and interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.


You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care, which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.


Job description


The job focuses on the clinical infection consultation and antibiotic stewardship elements of the service; however, there is also the opportunity to take on leadership roles in negotiation with Consultant Clinical Scientist Microbiology.


This post is for a Consultant Clinical Scientist Microbiology (Clinical Scientist in microbiology with Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists by examination or equivalent) to work within an evolving Infection Service based in the Department of Pathology at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LTHTR).


The Microbiology clinical team consist of 5.9 wte Colleagues. They will provide clinical and scientific advice to clinicians, other staff within the Trust and the wider health community (e.g. staff from other laboratories, clinical staff, managers, GPs and community nurses) regarding microbiological investigations, their interpretation and appropriate therapy and provide expertise to support Infection Prevention and Control in LTHTR.


The post holder will bring clinical and scientific expertise and strategic direction to the Microbiology Department and will contribute to the expansion and development of practice, the implementation of Clinical Governance, and the delivery of improved outcomes. The post holder will provide consultant and specialist advice to clinical and scientific staff within the Trust, Primary Care, the North West Region and Nationally.


Further information can be found in the job description.


Person Specification


  • Honours degree in relevant science;

  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant area;

  • Relevant PhD or Doctorate (level 8);

  • Registration with Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical Scientist;

  • Completion of Higher Specialist Scientific Training (HSST) in microbiology or equivalent;

  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists (Microbiology) by examination;

  • Knowledge and Experience;

  • Essential;

  • A high level of clinical experience and competence in the management of Infection and laboratory liaison;

  • Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and experience in clinical microbiology;

  • Wide-ranging practical experience in manual & automated techniques used in clinical microbiology laboratories;

  • Experience in the interpretation of a wide range of microbiology results.;

  • Experience in audit, research & development, and improving clinical and laboratory practice;

  • Experience in presenting complex scientific data to groups of staff;

  • Desirable;

  • Experience in supervising others and managing specialised areas of a microbiology department.


Certificate of Sponsorship


Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information, visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).


From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).


UK Registration


Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information, please see the NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).


Employer details


Employer name


Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Address


Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood

Preston

PR2 9HT


Employer's website


https://www.lancsteachinghospitals.nhs.uk/

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