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Consultant in Occupational Medicine

NHS Lothian
Astley Ainslie Hospital
£91,474 - £121,548
Closing date
3 Nov 2022

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Occupational health
Career Level
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Part Time
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NHS Lothian


Occupational Medicine

Reference: CG2496


NHS Lothian is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.


To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society.


NHS Lothian are seeking to appoint to a new part-time consultant post in occupational medicine. 


You will be employed by NHS Lothian and will work closely with the 2 existing consultants in Lothian, and multidisciplinary teams in the Board to deliver consistent clinical leadership and advice. 


You will be based in Edinburgh with a requirement to travel to all NHS Lothian sites and on occasion to client sites within SE Scotland. The total workforce served is in the region of 26 000 NHS staff. You will be responsible for the delivery of occupational medical advice to the Board and its staff.  Subject to discussion and agreement, there may be opportunities for you to deliver services to the external clients of the Board across a range of industry sectors.


You will contribute to the clinical governance and quality systems aimed at improving the effectiveness of care.  You will be offered opportunities to contribute to the teaching of medical undergraduates, to specialty and general practice trainees, and to those working in nursing and AHP disciplines.

You will work closely the multi-disciplinary team within the department – OH nurses, OH physiotherapists, staff counsellors, manual handling training, and health and safety professionals to promote service delivery in line with the Board and NHS Scotland strategy.


Your appointment will be on a part-time basis under the terms of the 2003 consultant contract. Your job plan, subject to review, will contain 5-7+1 programmed activities with the 1 allocated to supporting professional activities.  Additional SPAs may be available to you within the job plan to support your other professional activities in line with the needs of the service.


For informal enquiries or to arrange a departmental visit please contact


Alastair Leckie, Director of Lothian Occupational Health and Safety Service  or


Funbi Ogundipe, Consultant  


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We cannot accept CV’s as a form of application and only a completed online application form will be accepted.  Personal information will not be sent with the application for short listing. The application form will be identified by the candidate number only to ensure that all applicants are treated equally. 


Closing Date: 3rd November 2022


***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***


Interview Date: 30th November 2022



NHS Lothian is the second largest health board in Scotland serving the fastest growing population. We cover four local authority areas, including the city of Edinburgh. As one of the largest healthcare organisations in the UK, we invest approximately £1.6 billion a year in protecting and improving the health and wellbeing of our communities. Our permanent workforce of over 28,000 delivers a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services to a population of over 850,000 people. We have 21 hospitals, 119 GP practices, 182 community pharmacies, 173 general dental practices and 127 optometry practices. As a regional centre, we also provide some services for patients in neighbouring areas and we are a national centre of expertise for other specialties, serving people across Scotland.
We have recently invested in a brand-new children’s hospital, the Royal Hospital for Children & Young People, and a new state of the art Department for Clinical Neurosciences. Now is also an exciting time to join our ophthalmology and oncology teams as we embark on plans to invest significant capital into building leading treatment and research centres.

Living in the Lothians

Edinburgh and the Lothians are all home to ample amenities, beautiful countryside and rich history. With museums, castles, beaches, markets, plenty of activities for the family, shops, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife – all on your doorstep – there truly is something for everyone here.
Edinburgh, home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is consistently named one of the best cities in the UK to live in and people come from all over the world to visit. The city hosts the annual Festival Fringe and world-famous Hogmanay events and has great transport links, being home to Scotland’s busiest airport and the UK’s second largest train station.

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