Consultant in Global Public Health

Consultant in Global Public Health

UK Health Security Agency
Full Time
London, England
Posted 4 days ago
Job description
Key Job Specific Responsibilities Communication with healthcare professionals in the UKOTs to develop action plans for work around non-communicable disease (NCDs) Development of working links between the UKOTs and other relevant public health agencies including CARPHA and PAHO Technical input into epidemiological and public health assessments Technical lead on projects that enhance the public health/prevention aspects of health service delivery Develop the programmes support to UKOTs on effective electronic patient record systems for clinical and public health benefit Lead the delivery of the key aspects of technical assistance to the UKOTs in the areas of NCDs in coordination with teams across the UK public health system, ensuring the technical assistance provided by the programme is of a high quality. Oversee and coordinate the work of the two G7 Technical Advisors in OHID that contribute to the NCDs work plan, ensuring delivery is timely, to agreed milestones and outputs. Supporting the Health Improvement Lead in the delivery of the programme of work, including contributing to the annual strategic planning of the NCDs work stream for the programme. Lead on the collation of progress reports relevant to the NCD workstream. Work with the UKOTs Programme Management team to establish and monitor the annual budget allocated to this work stream in line with good financial practice. Work collaboratively with programme staff, attending progress meetings and the UKOTs team meetings. To carry out other projects and functions as agreed with the UKOT SLT. Representing UKOTs programme at internal and external meetings to discuss international issues as required and providing reports on the outcomes. The above is only an outline of the tasks, responsibilities and outcomes required of the role. You will carry out any other duties as may reasonably be required by the directorate. The job description and person specification may be reviewed on an ongoing basis in accordance with the changing needs of the organisation. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Identify, discuss and action own professional performance and training / development needs with your line manager through appraisal / individual development plan. Attending internal / external training events. To participate in all mandatory training as required, i.e. fire safety, information governance and all other mandatory training. The postholder will practise in accordance with all relevant sections of the General Medical Councils Good Medical Practice and Faculty of Public Healths Good Public Health Practice. LEARNING OUTCOMES The postholder will have the opportunity to address the following competencies in the 2022 curriculum, but there may also be opportunities to tailor work towards additional competency areas if needed: Key area 3 - Policy and strategy development and implementation Key area 4 - Strategic leadership and collaborative working for health Key area 10 Integration and application of competences for consultant practice KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS The post holder will develop working relationships and communicate regularly with a wide range of individuals, clinical and non-clinical, internal and external to UKHSA. This will include; Internal UKOTs Programme team UKHSA Global Public Health Teams, particularly Global Operations Technical experts from UKHSA Other UKHSA divisions and directorates UKHSA Director of Global Operations External Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), particularly Office for Health Improvements and disparities (OHID) Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) Chief Medical Officers (CMO) and Ministry of Health (MoH) colleagues in the UKOTs Clinical staff in the NHS MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS The job plan and the job description will be subject to review in consultation with the post holder in the light of the needs of the employing organisation and the development of the speciality of public health and any wider developments in the field of public health. The post holder will be professionally accountable to the Public Health Training Programme Director of the relevant School of Public Health and managerially accountable to the Consultant in Global Public Health. The Consultant will be the training educational supervisor and will undertake job planning and appraisal with the post holder in line with the ARCP process. ADDITIONAL DUTIES The post-holder may, with their agreement - which should not reasonably be withheld - be required to undertake other duties which fall within the grading of the post to meet the needs of this new and developing service. The employing organisation is currently working in a climate of great change following a transition to UKHSA It is therefore expected that all staff will develop flexible working practices both within any relevant local public health networks and at other organisational levels as appropriate, to be able to meet the challenges and opportunities of working in public health within the new and existing structures The post holder will participate in departmental quality improvement programmes including clinical audit As a Category 1 responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, UKHSA has a set of civil protection responsibilities which it must fulfil in the response to any emergency or major incident. Staff may be asked to contribute to the preparedness for and response to major incidents and emergencies (as defined in the UKHSA Concept of Operations) as required. PROFESSIONAL OBLIGATIONS The Consultant will be expected to: Participate in the organisations appraisal scheme including the professional appraisal scheme and ensure appraisal and development of any staff for which s/he is responsible. Contribute actively to the training programme for Foundation Year Doctors/Specialty Registrars in Public Health as appropriate, and to the training of practitioners and primary care professionals within the locality Pursue a programme of CPD, in accordance with Faculty of Public Health requirements, or other recognised body, and undertake revalidation, audit or other measures required to remain on the GMC/GDC Specialist Register or the UK Public Health (Specialist) Register or other specialist register as appropriate Complete all Civil Service mandatory training as required, e.g. fire safety, information governance, counter-fraud, bribery and corruption These professional obligations will be reflected in the job plan.The post-holder may also have external professional responsibilities, e.g. in respect of training or work for the Faculty of Public Health. Time allocation for these additional responsibilities will need to be agreed with the Health Protection Lead. ACADEMIC LINKS The team is research active and there are links and active participation with several academic institutions. APPOINTMENT: Appendix 1 details the Faculty of Public Health competencies expected of all consultants/specialists in public health irrespective of their background. Inclusion in the GMC Full and Specialist Register with a license to practice (or be eligible for registration within six months of interview) If included in the GMC Specialist Register/ in a specialty other than public health medicine, candidates must have equivalent training and/or appropriate experience of public health practice Public Health Specialty Registrar applicants who are not yet on the GMC Specialist Register must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence that they are within 6 months of gaining entry at the date of interview; all other applicants must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence that they have applied for inclusion in the GMC The successful candidate will be appointed to the point of the Consultant salary scale appropriate to their years of seniority. Prospective candidates are invited to an informal discussion about the post with Natalie Wright via email [email protected] the first instance. Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants). UK Health Security Agency promoted diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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