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Specialty Doctor Occupational Health

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Denmark Hill
£52,530 to £82,400 a year pro rata plus London Allowance of £2,162
Closing date
16 May 2024

Job Details

This is a new Specialty Doctor role, created to expand and strengthen the established in-house Occupational Health (OH) multidisciplinary team. You will join an existing group of clinicians including doctors, nurses, therapists and psychologists to provide the full range of Occupational Healthcare care to the Trust staff.

Main duties of the job

The post will be based at Denmark Hill and the proposed 8 PA Job Plan is attached. This will be reviewed within 3 months of the post holder commencing in post.

There is no On-Call commitment for this post.

All employees are expected to undertake work on any of the Trusts sites as required by the service. As a senior employee of the Trust you will work in close co-operation with, and support other clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to the Trust's patients. Integral to these responsibilities is the following: -

  • The provision of a first class clinical service
  • Effective leadership to all staff engaged in the specialty
  • Sustaining and developing teaching and research in conjunction with King's College London / KHP
  • Undertaking all work in accordance with the Trust's procedures and operating policies
  • Conducting clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trust's service plans
  • Maintaining the confidence of business plans and development strategies formulated for the specialty, the Division or the Trust

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and around 15,000 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King's College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

The trust-wide strategy Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we can take Team King's to another level.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  1. Together with the other members of the Occupational Health team, to provide Occupational Health services for the Trust. This includes all aspects of Occupational Health clinical work and relevant clinical governance duties to maintain proper functioning of the department.
  2. To assess Trust staff and advise staff and management on fitness to work, in keeping with best clinical practise and employment / disability law.
  3. To advise Trust staff and management on the application of the Equality Act 2010, including providing advice on workplace support, restrictions or adjustments to enable staff with health conditions to work safely.
  4. To advise on the application of retirement from work on grounds of ill-health, where appropriate.
  5. To share clinical responsibility with the other Occupational Health MDT members during working hours.
  6. To hold responsible for carrying out teaching, training and accreditation duties as required and contribute to department Audit and Clinical Governance initiatives.
  7. To take responsibility for outpatient clinic commitments in peripheral hospitals as agreed with the Divisional management team.
  8. Conduct all activities within the contracted level of service and operating plan for service(s).
  9. Exercise professional leadership for all staff working in the specialty. This will include fostering and developing projects focused towards these ends and ensuring that the momentum of post-qualification professional education and other appropriate training is maintained.
  10. Work in conjunction with clinical and other professional colleagues to ensure that the productivity of staff within the specialty is maintained and their job satisfaction is enhanced. This may include involvement in the appraisal process for peers and/or junior colleagues.
  11. Be aware of, and comply with, all Trust infection prevention and control policies, to include hand hygiene, personal hygiene, environmental and food hygiene.
  12. Prepare for and undertake the protective interventions that you are responsible for in a manner that is consistent with evidence-based practice and maintaining patient safety.

Person Specification

  • Primary Medical Degree
  • Diploma in Occupational Medicine or equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration with Licence to Practise


  • Completed at least 4 years full-time or part-time postgraduate training (or its equivalent)
  • Minimum of 2 years must be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed-term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty
  • Have equivalent experience and competencies
  • Experience in occupational health assessments and report preparation (e.g. Fitness for Work Health Surveillance Ill Health Retirement etc)


  • Occupational Health work in the NHS

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