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Consultant in Occupational Medicine

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor, Occupational medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Required to join Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust Occupational Health team. Our Trust has a strong commitment to the Health and Wellbeing of our employees and as a consultant in a supportive team, you will be at the centre of improving the lives of our staff

Our Occupational Health service has a new leadership team, who are dedicated to improving the service we provide. We are committed to delivering the best service for LTHT staff and that means that there are exciting opportunities for consultants who want to deliver OH services in new and innovative ways.

We are looking to recruit a full time Consultant with the potential to consider job share or part time, working to work alongside our existing two substantive Consultants. The post will be mainly based at St James Hospital when working on site, with options to work some sessions from home.

The Team supporting our Consultants includes nurses in bands 5 and 7, Occupational Therapist, a sessional psychiatrist and a clinical psychologist. There is a robust health and wellbeing offer for staff including an EAP and physiotherapy service.

Excellent communication and team working skills and a strong commitment to teaching and service development are essential. As is a drive to deliver OH differently, the ability to challenge old ways of thinking and the ambition to continuously improve the service. This post will provide an opportunity to be involved in future training of specialist registrars in Occupational Medicine.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant should be on the GMC Specialist Register for Occupational Medicine or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently undertaking a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

Applicants should have established skills in Occupational Medicine. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on:

The challenges facing an NHS Occupational Health Service in the next 5 years.


About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one the largest teaching hospital trusts in Europe, with access to leading clinical expertise and medical technology. We care for people from all over the country as well as the 780,000 residents of Leeds itself. The Trust has a budget of £1.1 billion. Our 20,000 staff ensure that every year we see and treat over 1,500,000 people in our 2,000 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 100,000 day cases, 125,000 in-patients, 260,000 A& E visits and 1,050,000 out-patient appointments. We operate from 7 hospitals on 5 sites all linked by the same vision, philosophy and culture to be the best for specialist and integrated care.

Our vision is based on The Leeds Way, which is a clear statement of who we are and what we believe, founded on values of working that were put forward by our own staff. Our values are to be:






We believe that by being true to these values, we will consistently achieve and continuously improve our results in relation to our goals, which are to be:

1. The best for patient safety, quality and experience

2. The best place to work

3. A centre of excellence for specialist services, education, research and innovation

4. Hospitals that offer seamless, integrated care

5. Financially sustainable

Job description
Job responsibilities

As part of our continued Health and Wellbeing offer to staff, we are looking to recruit a substantive OH Consultant. This is a full-time 10 PA appointment (or part-time) for a Consultant Occupational Physician who will work alongside our Lead Clinician, existing Consultant Occupational Physicians and MDT team to provide clinical support, expertise and take the lead in key areas of our multi-disciplinary service to provide high standards of care. The post will support the services portfolio of work and continue to raise the profile of the Occupational Health Service throughout the Trust and partner organisations.

The role of consultant in Occupational Medicine will be expected to:

Provide specialist Occupational Medicine advice to the clients and customers of the Occupational Health Service.

Contribute to Specialist Multi-disciplinary team meetings

Contribute to teaching and audit

Participate in Clinical Governance.

Provide Clinical Leadership in agreed areas of service delivery.

Contribute to speciality training.

Contribute to new service developments.

Provide treatment, urgently when indicated, following certain occupational injuries/exposures to infection.

Contribute to clinical leadership within the department.

Person Specification
Training, Research, Teaching & Audit

  • Should have completed a recognised training programme in Occupational Medicine or achieved CESR.
  • Evidence of the ability to carry out medical research.
  • Experience in training undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors.
  • Experience of participation in regular clinical audit.


  • Previous experience of supervising research by junior staff.
  • Previous attendance on Appraisal Techniques and Small Group Teaching Workshops.


  • MB BS (or equivalent) MFOM/FFOM (or equivalent).
  • CCT accreditation in Occupational Medicine or CESR/CESR(CP).
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice. YOU MUST STATE YOUR GMC NUMBER ON YOUR APPLICATION FORM.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Is up to date and fit to practise safely.
  • Evidence of continuing appraisal since last revalidation/licensing.


  • Relevant higher degree.

Other Requirements

  • *Hold full GMC Registration with a license to practice.
  • *Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via:
  • -CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) CESR (or) international applicants should comply with the GMC specialty registration process.


  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in Occupational Medicine.
  • Specifically, he/she must demonstrate higher training in Occupational Medicine.
  • Evidence of continuous career progression consistent with personal circumstances.

Management & Interpersonal Skills

  • Understanding of current issues in the NHS and the wider field of occupational health and wellbeing or demonstrates managerial competence in their current field of employment if entering the NHS from industry, MOD or overseas.
  • *Well organised and skilled in good time management.
  • *Effective interpersonal skills.
  • *Demonstrate ability to relate to and work within a team.
  • *Non judgemental in approach to clients and customers.
  • *Have the ability to listen, build rapport, persuade and negotiate.
  • *Decisive and willing to take responsibility, and lead with appropriate authority.
  • *IT knowledge and use of IT software to prepare and produce clinical records/reports


  • Attendance at recognised management course.




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