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Consultant Occupational Health Physician

Barts Health NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year Pa pro Rata
Closing date
19 May 2024

We are looking for an experienced and committed occupational health consultant to develop and further enhance the Service provided to NHS staff and other organisations. This would be primarily from our facilities at the Health & Wellness centre, in Ashfield Street and our departments at Whipps Cross Hospital, Newham University Hospital and St Bartholomew's.

The postholder will have experience and a qualification in Occupational Medicine and hold Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (MFOM). Experience of developing and implementing policy is a great advantage, as would be experience of NHS Occupational Health.

Main duties of the job

This post will provide ten programmed activities with the principle objective of promoting and improving the health, safety and wellbeing of employees in the workplace to the highest degree. As a team We work closely with the Public Health team and are looking for the expert clinical leadership in service .

There is an opportunity to develop an outstanding Wellbeing programme across the Trust and external business We are growing our business and along with this the clinical team so it is an exciting time to join. We are also looking to undertake research projects on health in health care workers.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The employee well being service, supports Barts Health staff in their time of need, with a multitude of problems which may or may not relate to work and/or the environment. There is a team of clinical and administrative staff, in Employee Well-being services, who make it their business to support our staff recover and get better so they can contribute to patient care effectively and safely

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration with a licence to practice and entry on the Specialist Register as an Occupational Medicine Specialist or within 6 months of CTT
  • Membership of the faculty of Occupational Medicine (MFOM)
  • Understanding of the principles and applications of clinical research
  • Evidence of understanding of the role of clinical management
  • Evidence of understanding of and adherence to the principles of 'Good Medical Practice' set out by the general medical council
  • Evidence of contribution to effective clinical audit and risk management


  • Fellowship of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FFOM)
  • Management training or qualification
  • Other higher medical degree
  • Evidence of original research


  • Comprehensive clinical experience in Occupational Medicine
  • Evidence of leadership in the development of clinical services
  • Experience in clinical guideline development


  • Experience of undergraduate and post graduate training
  • Experience in setting up 'hub and spoke' services
  • Health surveillance programmes


  • Expert in Occupational medicine and evidence based practice.
  • Previous NHS Occupational Medicine experience
  • Health and safety legislation and requirements of health surveillance for acute Trusts


  • Previous NHS Occupational Medicine experience


  • Ability to work as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Ability and initiative to develop the role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


  • HAVs and ionising radiation qualification

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