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Consultant in Public Health (Medical)

Employer
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Rotherham
Salary
£84,559 to £114,003 a year
Closing date
20 Sep 2022
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The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council are seeking to jointly appoint a Consultant in Public Health to be hosted by the Trust.

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic public health consultant to provide additional public health leadership in Rotherham. This is a fantastic opportunity for a public health consultant to work for The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust an improving and highly ambitious NHS trust and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council - a high achieving council. As part of the South Yorkshire Integrated Care System, the Rotherham Place Partnership has an ambitious Prevention and Health Inequalities programme of work with a vision to improve the quality of life of all residents. With strong local partnerships and clear ambitions for change this is the ideal opportunity for a Public Health Consultant to drive forward real change.

You will work in a supportive environment within committed, enthusiastic and ambitious teams both within the Trust and in the council. You will become a core part of the growing Public Health team at the Trust and provide clinical leadership for its ambitious and celebrated Healthy Lives Programme.

Main duties of the job

It is an exciting opportunity to work across the Rotherham health and social care landscape, supporting the NHS and the council to improve health and wellbeing of the people of Rotherham whilst reducing health inequalities across the borough.

We see the post as a key appointment to continue to build on our work to improve health and wellbeing in a complex health and social care environment and as we look toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. You will provide specialist expertise and leadership within the field of healthcare public health, with a focus on taking more action on prevention and reducing health inequalities at the Trust and across the local health and social care system. You will be required to have a high level of tact, diplomacy and the leadership experience to advise elected members, trust board members and senior officers on evidence-based approaches to commissioning and providing public health improvement.

The successful individual will demonstrate highly developed influencing, negotiation and motivation skills to drive transformational change across the health agenda, as well as technical expertise across the NHS priorities relating to prevention and inequalities.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register/UK Public Health Register

For an informal discussion, please contact: Michael Wright, Deputy CEO, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust on 01709 426455

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community provider delivering a range of health care services to people in Rotherham and across South Yorkshire.

We are ambitious about our future and the part we will play in meeting the health and social care needs of the local community and the wider region. Our innovative and forward thinking approach means we are at the forefront of care delivery for people at home, in the community and in hospital.

At the heart of the Trust are more than 4,500 members of staff who are working out of the main Rotherham Hospital site and a number of community locations. A range of specialist services are delivered across the South Yorkshire region and nationally.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We will consider applications to work flexibly. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Medical Recruitment Team to discuss.

Job description
Job responsibilities

This post is a joint appointment between the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC). The post-holder will be a Consultant in Public Health and will have responsibility for ensuring effective public health consultant support and advice to the NHS. The post holder will be based at TRFT but will also regularly work at the RMBC Council office in Rotherham and be a member of RMBCs public health Senior Management Team. A key function of the role will be to provide specialist public health advice and input to TRFT and RMBC, and, on their behalf, to the developing accountable care partnerships in Rotherham and in South Yorkshire.

The Consultant in Public Health will be a key senior appointment within both the Hospital and the RMBC public health team. They will have responsibility for ensuring the effective delivery of specialist public health advice and leadership to Rotherhams health and care system. They will also have lead responsibility for public health input and key project leadership for programmes re-shaping Rotherhams health and social care economy. They will work closely with Public Health, People and Communities officers within RMBC, and with other colleagues in the Council, NHS and elsewhere.

The post holder will be expected to be able to cope with multiple and changing demands, and to meet tight deadlines. A high level of intellectual rigour, negotiation and motivation skills and flexibility are required to deal with highly complex public health issues, to advise and make recommendations regarding services and patient care. A high level of tact and diplomacy is required and an ability to understand other cultures to enable effective working across organisational boundaries and influencing without authority.

See attached job pack for full job description

Person Specification
Experience
Essential
  • Project management skills
  • Staff management and training
  • Practical experience in facilitating change
  • Budget management skills
  • Training and mentoring skills
Ability and Skills
Essential
  • Strategic thinker with proven leadership skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (including dealing with the media)
  • Effective interpersonal, motivational and influencing skills
  • Ability to respond appropriately in unplanned and unforeseen circumstances
  • Good presentational skills (written and oral)
  • Sensible negotiator with practical expectation of what can be achieved
  • Substantially numerate, with highly developed analytical skills using qualitative and quantitative data
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to design, develop, interpret and implement policies
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods (e.g. analyses, media presentations)
  • Resource management skills
  • Ability to work effectively across multiple organisations
Qualifications
Essential
  • Full GMC registration and a licence to practise or Full GDC registration
  • Please confirm your GMC/GDC registration number
  • On the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT or award of CESR from the date of interview
  • If included in the GMC/GDC Specialist Register in a specialty other than public health medicine/dental public health, candidates must have equivalent training and/or appropriate experience of public health medicine practice
  • Applicants must meet minimum CPD requirements (i.e. be up to date) in accordance with Faculty of Public Health requirements or other recognised body
Desirable
  • MFPH by examination, by exemption or by assessment
Research and Audit
Essential
  • Evidence of audit and the implementation of change following the audit
Knowledge
Essential
  • High level of understanding of epidemiology and statistics, public health practice, health promotion, health economics and health care evaluation
  • Good understanding of NHS and Local Authority agendas
  • Knowledge of methods of developing clinical quality assurance, quality improvement and evidence based clinical and/or public health practice
  • Understanding of social and political environment
  • Understanding of local authorities and social services
Education and Training
Essential
  • Scientific publications, presentation of papers at conferences, seminars etc.
Personal Qualities
Essential
  • Strong commitment to public health principles
  • Able to prioritise work, and work well against a background of change and uncertainty
  • Adaptable to situations, can handle people of all capabilities and attitudes
  • Commitment to team-working, and respect and consideration for the skills of others
  • Self-motivated, pro-active, and innovative
  • High standards of professional probity


BMJRef: BMJ-88804/165-C9165-22-02-017
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