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UK Health Security Agency

Senior Medical Advisor (Consultant in Public Health)

Job description

ull Time (10 Programmed Activities per week) (part-time, job share or flexible working will be considered)
Pay Scale: Medical and Dental Pay Scales (£88,364 - £119,133)
Location: Porton Down, Salisbury or Canary Wharf, London
Job Overview
The Public Health Clinical Response (PHCR) Division sits in UKHSA’s Clinical and Public Health Group. PHCR division includes Senior Medical Advisors, Consultants in Public Health, the UKHSA guidance team and an evidence review team, and works across UKHSA including close working with Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) division. The Senior Medical Advisors are critical in providing public health clinical advice and leadership to enable successful delivery of UKHSA’s work to keep the public safe from public health hazards and threats.
Main Duties of the Job
The Senior Medical Advisor will work as part of a team of senior staff in PHCR to provide public health and clinical advice to internal and external stakeholders in the areas of EPRR and CBRN. 
The key elements of the service are to:

  • Review and analyse clinical and other intelligence relating to CBRN threats and incidents 
  • Work closely with others in the wider CBRN community to interpret the threat to the UK and provide Senior Medical Advisor leadership and advice to partner agencies including other government departments 
  • Provide public health /medical /clinical input into the work of other parts of UKHSA, DHSC and other government departments, other agencies and organisations
  • Provide Senior Medical Advisor advice and leadership to UKHSA’s response to incidents 
  • Participate in the on-call rota for the duty Senior Medical Advisor
  • Contribute to the management of staff as agreed
  • Promote professional standards including training, research and audit
  • Working for the Organisation
    We pride ourselves as being an employer of choice, where Everyone Matters promoting equality of opportunity to actively encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce.
    UKHSA ethos is to be an inclusive organisation for all our staff and stakeholders. To create, nurture and sustain an inclusive culture, where differences drive innovative solutions to meet the needs of our workforce and wider communities. We do this through celebrating and protecting differences by removing barriers and promoting equity and equality of opportunity for all.
    Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the Person Specification (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria; please refer to the Person Specification for a full overview. Please also see job description for competencies.
    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 Ruth Milton via email ruth.milton@ukhsa.govuk in the first instance.
    Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants)
    To apply, please click **Apply Now. **
    Closing date: 20 August 2023.

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