Back to Job Search

Occupational Health Clinical Lead

Job Description

Band 8b Occupational Health Clinical Lead
Gloucester Health and Care NHS Trust
Working Well, Occupational Health
Rikenel Health Centre, The Park, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1XR
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00 (6 Month Contract)
£40ph Weekdays

Working Well is a SEQOHS accredited Occupational Health service with over 50 staff, and is a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, managers, technicians, and administrators.

Occupational health services are provided to the NHS health and social care community of One Gloucestershire. In addition, the service operates a Hub and Spoke arrangement for an NHS Trust across the South West Region, and also has an external portfolio of circa 200 non-NHS, private and public clients.

Job Purpose

The Clinical Lead is a member of the senior management team of Working Well and has specific responsibility for clinical leadership and is professionally accountable for all clinical activities of the occupational health team. The postholder has input into the strategic planning and future direction of the Service and works closely with the Service Director, and occupational health doctors.

To provide dynamic clinical leadership to the occupational health team and be a source of expert advice and support to the Trust on all matters pertaining to occupational health
To oversee the day to day clinical management of the service, working autonomously and exercising professional judgement for the systematic governance of occupational health practice within the Trust

To work collaboratively with the Service Director and Working Well managers as well as with internal and external colleagues from Workforce, Infection and Prevention and Control, Health and Safety and Human Resources to ensure high quality, specialist occupational health services are provided to meet the needs of all stakeholders.
To oversee Working Well's clinical standards and processes in order to ensure they are fit for purpose and are delivered consistently across all aspects of the Service's

Clinical Leadership and management Responsibilities

Create a professional, safe and positive environment for all those who work within or who receive a service from Working Well Lead and manage clinical staff, including recruitment, appraisals, development and performance in order to achieve excellence through agreed standards of clinical and organisational activity and in line with professional codes of conduct and job planning.

Work alongside and attend relevant meetings/be a member of appropriate Committees in connection with Infection Prevention and Control, Health and Safety and Human Resources issues and provide specialist occupational health advice as required aimed at reducing risks and complying with legislative requirements

Responsible for the clinical team budget, which includes the procurement of appropriate medical equipment (for services such as health surveillance), clinical supplies such as vaccines, and authorising timesheets and expenses

Working with the Service Director to ensure that Working Well has a positive image with internal and external stakeholders, focusing services on value added activities and providing clear evidence of return of investment. This may involve giving key presentations to senior staff and external clients/ stakeholders.

Promote learning and development activities for all clinical staff to ensure there is an appropriate skill mix and provision of clinical cover for all aspects of service provision including succession planning.

If this role is of interest, please just respond to this advert with an up to date copy of your CV or call Jake on 01772 208963.