Consultant in Occupational Medicine

Canterbury, Kent
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
15 May 2017
06 Jun 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust is rated as “Good” by the CQC and continues its improvement journey towards “Excellent”. Our strategy is to become the NHS employer of choice through attracting, retaining, engaging and developing our people through a career path here at East Kent Hospitals. Our vision is to deliver great healthcare, by having high performing staff, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time and we recognise the invaluable role of our occupational health and wellbeing service in supporting those staff.

A vacancy has arisen for a Consultant Occupational Health Physician to work within our team and become part of partnership opportunities for Kent wide working and the development of new business. The post is based at the Kent and Canterbury hospital in the historic city of Canterbury set in the garden of England. It will involve cross site travel to our other sites at Margate and Ashford. This job role offers a great opportunity for a leadership role to influence strategy and service development, as well as providing clinical and operational leadership as part of our senior leadership team.

The multi-disciplinary department is committed to achieving and sustaining high quality services, and has been SEQOHS accredited since 2013. It is innovative in developing the service delivery model, and dedicated to staff training and development. Records, both clinical and administrative, have been fully computerised since 2012.The post offers excellent experience in providing occupational health & wellbeing services to NHS staff, and external clients including educational, local authority and small & medium sized enterprises.

The successful applicant/s will have up to date knowledge of best practice in occupational medicine and health and safety legislation, promote the highest clinical standards, be involved with design and delivery of health promotion programmes and provide advice on reducing risks at work that lead to ill-health, absence and accidents.

Providing a lead in teaching and clinical supervision is required and there will be the opportunity to develop research interests. You will be expected to participate in continuing professional development. Study leave and facilities to enable you to do this, up to the standard required by the Royal College of Physicians, will be provided.

Applicants should have established skills in Occupational Medicine and should possess MFOM/FFOM (or equivalent) and be included on the Specialist Register.

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

For more information and/or to arrange an informal visit please contact Lorraine Crawley, General Manager Occupational Health on 01227 868707 or via or Emma Palmer on 01227 7224034 or via

We are actively encouraging equal opportunities.

The Trust operates a complete smoking ban on all sites and grounds.

All posts are subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring service in the event of the post being offered. The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

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Closing Date: 6th June 2017