Consultant in Public Health/Consultant in Public Health Medicine
County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust and to work across the Durham and Darlington place based systems. This builds on the work underway to address healthcare inequalities and to ensure the unjust differences in health and care access, experience and outcomes across the population are addressed. This is a key role for the place based systems and will provide population healthcare leadership as well as support the Durham and Darlington system in their ambitious plans to improve health of the population, tackle health inequalities, ensure efficient use of resources as well as the NHS contribution to addressing social determinants of health and economic regeneration.
The Trust executive and senior leadership teams as well as the board have received a number of reports on the role of the organisation in population health and tackling health inequalities providing a very good foundation for this role to further embed this approach across the organisation and across the system. This role will playa key part in supporting integration of prevention, health and care across the two pace based systems
Main duties of the job
We are looking to appoint an innovative and enthusiastic Consultant in Public Health with strong health intelligence and technical skills, who will be able to provide a population health insight into our planning and delivery of care, and support delivery and development of the best value services
This is a senior appointment and you will be responsible for shaping and commissioning significant strategic programmes across the life course and take a lead role on public health along with contributing to the wider determinants of health.
You will be expected to demonstrate strong leadership and change management skills, working with partners at a senior level across the health and social care system and with a real sense of drive to make a difference to local residents.
Required Qualifications: Applicants will be expected to be included in the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List/UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists
We are open to applicants who wish to work flexibly whether that be less than full-time, hybrid working between Trust sites and home or any other flexible pattern
It is anticipated that interviews will be held in October
If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager
You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks
We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented
We are unable to offer sponsorship for roles that do not require a professional registration, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post
Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents
The post holder will provide high level public health expertise into the development of a range of projects, with scope to include in-depth development of individual clinical services through to high level horizon scanning of future Trust activity, service models and clinical innovation, and the continued development of our future estate and service strategies.
The post holder will work in partnership with their local Public Health teams, joint commissioning teams, place based partnerships, Primary care, Primary care Networks, ICB and will collaboratively with their peers through the public health consultants network to support the development of the North East and North Cumbria population health.
The post holder will progress the Trust's contribution to health improvement for patients, their families, staff and the wider population, by developing and implementing public health strategies within the Trust and its communities.
The post holder will be required to work with senior clinicians, managers and health care professionals, on complex issues where public health input is required across all domains of public health.
The post holder will make recommendations regarding services, patient care, estate and wider determinants of health. This is likely to include innovating in how the Trust uses clinical information, and the implementation of new tools to assist in decision making, forward planning, and service monitoring and evaluation.
The post holder will be expected to cope with multiple and changing demands, and to meet tight deadlines. A high level of intellectual rigour, political awareness, negotiation and motivation skills and flexibility are required.
A high level of tact, diplomacy and leadership will be required, and an ability to understand other cultures, advise, challenge and advocate to enable effective working across organisational boundaries and influencing without direct authority
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Provide expert public health advice and leadership for tackling healthcare inequalities to support and inform an evidence based and equitable approach in line with Organisation and System objectives, with a scope from individual clinical services through to whole system, place based partnerships, neighbourhoods or network planning, including the development of business cases, service reviews and healthcare needs assessments
2. Champion the implementation of relevant health intelligence capture, analysis and display techniques, to enhance the ability of the Organisation, Place and System to understand the care it provides, and to ensure continuing progress towards higher quality, safer care for our population
3. Embed approaches to tackle healthcare inequalities across the organisation, system, place and neighbourhoods through providing expert public health focussed input to future healthcare strategies, including analysis and forecasting of data for inpatients, outpatients and emergency attendances, and on ensuring that robust clinical epidemiology, alongside demographic and other population data, is readily available for use and active service evaluation
4. Have responsibility for establishing and maintaining high levels of engagement with relevant inter-agency, regional, and national strategy proposals and policy consultations affecting the Organisation
5. Provide expert support on the role of the NHS as anchor institutions and working through working in collaboration with local government, in particular local Directors of Public Health, through formal and informal relationships, to develop and implement policy and strategy that supports the health of the population.
6. Provide expert public health advice and leadership to support and inform an evidence-based and equitable approach to enable the Organisation to fulfil its role as a key partner in delivering its services, in partnership with primary, secondary and social care, and across sectors including commissioning agencies, local authorities, voluntary sector, and other partners
7. Undertake, commission or collaborate on research and audit activity where necessary and translate research findings into practice.
8. Develop public health promotion programmes within the Organisation, for patients, carers, staff and drive the dissemination of good practice across the Organisation developing the Organisation's role as a health promoting hospital
9. Design and deliver a training programme and placement for the training of a Specialty Registrar in Public Health placed at the organisation, and contribute to the wider education and continued professional development of the staff base particularly in health intelligence skills
10. Support the North East and North Cumbria population health offer and work with the ADPH networks as well as the public health consultants in NHS provider organisations network.
11. Undertake an annual professional appraisal including completion of 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. Supervision and appraisal will be undertaken by the Foundation Trust Medical Director in partnership with the local Director of public.
Special Skills & Knowledge
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