Occupational Health Physician - Head of Service

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Birmingham, West Midlands
£88,364 - £119,133
Closing date
16 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Occupational health
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

At University Hospitals Birmingham our teams are committed to building better healthier lives – This starts with our Colleagues. In collaboration with the Trusts Associate Director of Peoples Programmes our Occupational Health department is the epicentre of a staff charter to ensure the health and wellbeing of our team members.


Our numbers are significant – we are a workforce of 24,000 colleagues split across our four main hospitals locations; Good Hope, Solihull, QE and Heartlands – and our community teams who collectively deliver the very best care to the 1.8 million residents across Birmingham and Solihull.


Our workforce community is rich in its diversity – we attract colleagues from all over the world and are proud of its association with University of Birmingham and the Armed forces - providing honouree and trainee contracts to colleagues across the Trust.


This year saw the retirement of our Occupational Health Consultant – the department now looks to recruit a new department head that can ensure the health and wellbeing of our people.


Supported by; OH Service Manager, Lead Nurse, three Occupational Physicians/ Psychiatrist and forty plus departmental colleagues you will encourage, promote and deliver against the OH strategy, whilst ensuring physical and psychologically safe working environments for all.


Professionally you will work to implement strategic plans for a progressive and responsive service across the Trust. Our priority continues to be a focused, safe, efficient and effective service.


It takes an exceptional leader to engage and inspire staff to ensure that the very best practices are introduced and implemented. Your extensive experience in complex Occupational health cases, along with your clinical skills and understanding of Clinical Governance and Quality will support you greatly in your role of OH Consultant.


As department Lead, you together with our Occupational Health Consultant will be the beacons for our next generation of Doctors looking to qualify in OH. You will be approachable, responsive and encouraging of colleagues who seek your counsel and act as required as a mentor to ensure succession planning.


As you join UHB, you will receive a full induction to the Trust – this will include a 100 day plan of; site tours, colleague and stakeholder introductions and extensive 1:1 support from the Chief People Officer, Associate Director and Medical Director. You will be given the freedom to review the current strategy and adapt as you best see fit.


For this post we are able to full time hours (10 PAs). We are happy to discuss alternative working hours and support a wide range of flexible working options that best supports you - including hybrid and compressed hours.


In addition, you can expect a salary of up to £119,000 based on experience along with a benefits package to include annual leave and NHS pension.


If this role is of interest, we are happy to support you in the application process- simply email askus@uhb.nhs.uk and we’ll complete the application for you.



University of Birmingham ImagesUniversity Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a regional, national and international population.

It includes Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic. We also run a number of smaller satellite units, allowing people to be treated as close to home as possible.

We see and treat more than 2.2 million people every year across our sites and our hospitals deliver more babies than anywhere else in Europe.

We are a regional centre for cancer, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics, HIV and AIDS, as well as respiratory conditions like cystic fibrosis. We also have expertise in premature baby care, bone marrow transplants and thoracic surgery and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe.

We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK.

We are world-renowned for our trauma care and have developed pioneering surgical techniques in the management of ballistic and blast injuries, including bespoke surgical solutions for previously unseen injuries. As a result of its clinical expertise in treating trauma patients and military casualties, the QEHB has been designated both a Level 1 Trauma Centre and host of the UK’s only £20m National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC).

We have over 20,000 members of staff and we are committed to investing in their development and their health and wellbeing.

UHB is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

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