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Consultant in Occupational Medicine

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year PA pro rata
Closing date
14 Feb 2023

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Hospital, Occupational medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details


Following an establishment review of the Occupational Health Service to align with the health needs of the Trust workforce, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) is seeking to appoint a part-time Consultant in Occupational Medicine. This is a substantive appointment.

The successful candidate will be employed by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT). This is a substantive post with the successful candidate joining a team of 10 occupational health professionals, one WTE addition to the team of an Advanced Mental Health Practitioner has been approved by the partner organisations which will improve mental health provision to the organisations.

The post holder will provide services to MCHFT (Leighton, Crewe), East Cheshire NHS Trust (Macclesfield) and The Christies NHS Foundation Trust (Manchester) and external contracts where appropriate.

The post is offered on a part-time basis on 3 Programmed Activities per week. There is the scope for agile working or further discussion about the job plan requirements.

The successful applicant must have full registration with the GMC and continue to hold a License to Practice. The applicant must also be on the Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining their Certificate of Completion of Training.

Main duties of the job

You will ensure that Cheshire OH Service safely delivers its obligations to our partner organizations, their people and our customer organizations.

You will support the OH Service in delivering its ambitious health and wellbeing agenda and aim to become a social prescribing model of healthcare for our people.

You will promote and assist in maintaining the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of our people.

You will be the recognized expect on all Occupational Health clinical matters and be educational resource for the OH service clinicians and Trust managers

About us


The Occupational Health Service is a collaborative service and is hosted by Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The service sits within the Corporate Division of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as part of the Workforce Directorate. The governance arrangements for the service are managed under Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Occupational Health Service is fully SEQOHS accredited (since April 2012)

The hub of the service is based at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Leighton Hospital) with clinics also being delivered at Macclesfield District General Hospital and The Christies NHS Foundation Trust.

The Occupational Health Department also services a small number of clients in the private and public sectors. Staff who belong to these organisations are seen at either Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Leighton Hospital) or Macclesfield District General Hospital; however, most assessments for both host organisations and contracts are undertaken remotely.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For detailed job description please see attached documents.

In Summary you will:
  • Provide a leading role in the delivery of occupational health services including information on absence, disability, and fitness for work to the line manager and Workforce for all employees suffering injury or illness
  • Provide expert advice on health surveillance as determined by Trust policy and legislation
  • Work cooperatively within the department and with other hospital and medical staff and local Integrated Care Systems (ICS) to improve the standards of occupational health within the Trust
  • Obtain specialist reports and liaise with GPs, treating specialists, hospital services and other health providers in the area
  • Maintain confidential and contemporaneous health records in line with legislative and ethical demands
  • Provide expert advice as necessary in relevant Divisional, Trust and Regional Committees.
  • Assist in the interpretation of sickness absence trends as necessary
  • Participate in the teaching and training activities of the Department

Person Specification
  • Membership or Fellowship of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine
GMC Registration
  • Specialist Registration via CCT or CESR
Essential criteria
  • Qualification
  • Widespread NHS experience
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills

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We put you first:  Involving you in decisions which affect you and making time to learn from what you tell us to get it right for patients and staff every time.

We strive for more:  Setting ourselves high standards, encouraging innovation and sharing best practice to be the best we can be and deliver great quality, safe care.

We respect you:  Embracing diversity and treating
everyone with understanding, dignity and compassion to support and care for the people we work with and for.

We work together:  With colleagues and partners to go beyond traditional boundaries and deliver care which truly benefits our patients and meets their individual needs and wants.

About Us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008. We have 500 hospital beds and employ more than 5,000 members of staff, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children’s health. The Trust is also responsible for the provision of a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal, working in partnership with local GPs and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. During the pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its ‘Be Safe Be EquiPPEd’ campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE. We were also credited nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives. At Mid Cheshire, we really value our staff and appreciate that to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues

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