Virology Recruitment Lead

WHY SHOULD I APPLY?

The Royal College of Pathologists has a key role in the professional aspects of pathology services in the development and delivery of health care. Those holding office in the College provide professional leadership, and thereby contribute at a national level to the maintenance and development of pathology services and the quality of care that patients receive.

We are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion within our organisation, as well as using our voice and platform to help make pathology as a profession more inclusive. This means reflecting critically on issues of diversity and inclusion within all that we do, identifying and taking appropriate actions to reduce inequality, and welcoming challenge.

We welcome applications from anyone regardless of their disability, ethnicity, heritage, gender, sexuality, religion or socio-economic background.

WHAT DOES THE ROLE ENTAIL?

The increased development of national recruitment models for medical specialties benefits from the identification of a designated lead for virology to work with the Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB), RCPath and the Health Educaiton England (HEE) recruitment office in the planning, coordination, assessment and review of the recruitment process for their specialty. The recruitment lead will work closely with medical microbiology and infectious diseases recruitment leads and will ensure effective communication with the Joint Combined Infection Training (CIT) SAC, the Medical Microbiology and Virology College Specialty Training Committee (CSTC) and with the relevant deanery representatives throughout the recruitment cycle.

WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT?

It is difficult to be prescriptive as to the required time commitment, but experience indicates that the equivalent of 0.5 PA per week may be required for the role.

The role will be supported in the following ways:

  • anticipation of recognition of the role within individual job plans and support from employers, including appropriate leave to attend recruitment functions
  • production of recruitment documentation, protocols and statistical analysis and aggregated and comparative outcome reports.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Applications in the form of a short statement detailing your suitability for the role and accompanied by a concise copy of your curriculum vitae should be submitted to Adobea Akuffo, Training Co-ordinator: adobea.akuffo@rcpath.org

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Virology Recruitment Lead