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Clinical Lead - Consultant Occupational Health

Consultant

Main area
Occupational Health
Grade
Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week (Reduced hours will be considered)
Job ref
387-TS-5945-CB
Site
Whitefriars, Bristol Royal Infirmary
Town
Bristol
Salary
£84,559 - £114,003 pa pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
31/08/2022 23:59

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. The Trust has many and varied career opportunities for you to choose from.

UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Job overview

Avon Partnership NHS Occupational Health Service has a rare opportunity for a Clinical Lead consultant post to join and make a significant contribution to the further development of an already successful NHS Occupational Multi Disciplinary Health team. This is one of the largest NHS OH Teams in the country and it is based in the heart of Bristol – a city that has been rated in the top 3 best places to live and work in the UK!

We understand that many OH physicians wish to pursue private sector portfolios of work, which is why we have created a role specifically with this mind. We are offering the right person:

Up to 25% of your time to pursue private interests such as Private Clinical Practice, Clinical Research opportunities, Work/life balance, time for Travel or overseas work.

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, where no two days are the same – the service supports a myriad of, large and small, commercial and public sector organisations locally and regionally, on the basis of a trusted Occupational Health Partner, so you will get to work on some varied and challenging cases.

The R&R pay and benefits (RRP £17,500 pro rata) are dependent on the number of PAs agreed. There is potential to work remotely up to 60% of allocated time.

Our focus on quality of service to customers and support of our staff is demonstrated by our accreditations in SEQOHS and ISO9001 accreditations.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide clinical leadership to a multi professional team. 
  • This job role offers a great opportunity to influence strategy and service development. 
  • You will provide an active role in service provision, audit and research and the training & development of the team and others as part of our senior OH team.
  • The multi-disciplinary department is committed to sustaining high quality services, and is both SEQOHS and ISO9000 accredited.
  • The post offers excellent experience in providing occupational health & wellbeing services to NHS and Care staff, and external clients offering essential services i.e. Universities, Schools and Utility Companies.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential criteria
  • Full and specialist registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) or eligible for specialist registration within 6 months of interview or holder of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or evidence of within 6 months of award of CCT or equivalent by date of interview
Desirable criteria
  • Additional Postgraduate qualification e.g. MRCP, MRCGP

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of thorough and broad training and experience in the specialty of Occupational Medicine, including experience of delivering services to private sector customers.
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for appropriate clinical care of patients and for providing independent advice to employees, managers, and Human Resources personnel.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of NHS occupational health practice or healthcare related occupational medicine

Knowledge and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Up to date knowledge of the key issues within NHS Occupational medicine
  • Knowledge of current priorities in NHS occupational medicine
Desirable criteria
  • Broad range of IT skills

Clinical Governance and Audit

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of clinical governance and the individual responsibilities it implies
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical audit and evidence of participation
  • Positive approach to evidence based practice
  • Participation in continuing professional development (CPD) scheme and where relevant evidence of participation

Research

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of the principles involved in research
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of published peer reviewed research papers

Teaching and Training

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of teaching to a multidisciplinary team
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of teaching medical students
  • Experience of supervising trainees
  • Formal teaching qualification

Management and Leadership

Essential criteria
  • Ability to organise efficient and smooth running of a specialist service
  • Ability to cope with and effectively organise the workload of a consultant
  • Ability to practice independently as a consultant
  • Ability to take on responsibility and show evidence of leadership
  • Ability to work under pressure and cope with setbacks
  • Evidence of management training and evidence of learning from it
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of NHS management structures
  • Management experience

Interpersonal, communication and team working skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, managers, HR professionals, clinical colleagues, support staff and other colleagues
  • Good knowledge of and ability to use, spoken and written English.
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods and to respond to questions and queries
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships on an individual and multi professional basis with all levels of staff both within and across divisions
  • Ability to be a flexible team member

Any other personal abilities and aptitudes

Essential criteria
  • Ability to adapt and respond to changing circumstances
  • Awareness of personal limitations
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional or national levels

Behavious and Values

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate the 4 Trust Values

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDDisability Confident - two yearsApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodTime to changeDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - Silver

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Ginette Corr
Job title
Business Development Manager
Email address
Ginette.corr@uhbw.nhs.uk
Telephone number
0117 342 3400