Occupational Health Physician

Job Type HR
Location London - Victoria
Partnership Level 5
Closing Date 25/02/2024
Vacancy Type Temporary
Salary £84,000.00 - £105,000.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 16

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We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.

Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

At a glance:
This is a hybrid working role, therefore your time will primarily be split between working from home with regular and ad hoc visits to our Head Offices in Victoria and Bracknell, or at our conference centre in Cookham, near Maidenhead. 

Contract type: This position is for a 12 month fixed term contract. This is a part time position working between 12-16 hours per week, with actual hours and days of work / work patterns to be discussed with candidates.

Salary: The range is £84,000 - £105,000 p/a (pro rata at 35 hours per week)

About the role:

The Partnership Wellbeing team brings together Occupational Health, Health Propositions & Operations, Wellbeing Support, Wellbeing Benefits and our Partnership hotels, into one holistic service and focuses on all aspects of physical health, mental health, domestic health (including financial support) and social wellbeing (leisure and community).

As one of two Occupational Health Physicians you will be one of the Wellbeing team’s subject matter experts on key clinical areas and the point of escalation for second opinions and case reviews of our most challenging cases.

You will provide clinical guidance to Occupational Health Advisors and Managers in complex medical cases. These will be relating to Partners and the wider business in connection to fitness to work, medical retirement, appeals against dismissal, health surveillance and ad hoc medically related incidents.

You will regularly assess the effectiveness and relevance of the advice provided to managers and to be the ultimate escalation point for clinical opinion or exploration of a complaint.  You will also provide routine medical services e.g. Fitness to work assessments, Statutory medicals (HGV) as required.

You will be collaborating with the Quality & Innovation Manager on the approach to Clinical Governance and medical supervision to ensure that medical standards meet national guidelines. This will include adoption of new processes and embedding behavioural change within the team where appropriate.

You will be working with the Health Proposition and Operations Manager as a key stakeholder and subject matter expert on health propositions and suppliers, and will influence decisions on internal and third party support for non medical and proactive wellbeing interventions.

Essential Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree in medicine and current registration with General Medical Council (GMC)

  • Post graduate qualification in Occupational Medicine

  • Experience of working in occupational health service provision.

  • Leadership skills - especially influencing and inspiring others

Desired Qualifications & Experience:

  • Health Surveillance Experience, HSE Recognised

  • Experience in auditing clinical delivery

  • HAVS accreditation

  • Experience in retail or distribution environments

Benefits of the John Lewis Partnership 

  • You will enjoy 25% discount at John Lewis and 20% in Waitrose (rules and exceptions apply) 

  • The Partnership has a competitive pension scheme where your contributions will be matched by the Partnership (up to 8% of pay)

  • Excellent work-life balance, including a focus on well-being and flexible working and our market leading Equal Parenthood Leave Policy

Find out more about the extensive range of exciting benefits that you could enjoy when you join us here

Next Steps:

  • The application form consists of a CV upload followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time.

  • Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, will include a 1st stage virtual interview followed by a more detailed Stage 2 Interview

  • You'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. 

  • Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining the John Lewis Partnership

Internal applicants only - To view the job outline for this role, please copy and paste the following link into your browser Internal Link

External applicants - Please click on the PDF link below for the full job outline

Please note that should we receive a high volume of applicants we reserve the right to close the role early.

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At the John Lewis Partnership, we embrace our differences. We want you to be you. Because, well, we know you're at your best when you're free to be yourself. Being a truly inclusive employer to us means creating an environment which celebrates your contribution, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion or belief. It's why we've set our own aim to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners (employees) and our customers. We firmly believe that our future success lies in diversity of thought from all Partners and it's integral in our mission to build a happier world. We welcome applications from everyone interested in working for us. And, once you're a Partner, your differences will make all the difference. Find out more about D&I in the Partnership here - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/

Attachment: Oct-23-Occupational-Health-Physician-JD-final.pdf

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