Job: Policy Manager at the General Medical Council

16 October 2017
Location: London or Manchester
Salary: London – £40,761 to £55,139. Manchester – £34,656 to £46,868
Employment status: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 22 October 2017 by midnight. Late applications will not be accepted.
Assessment date: London – Tuesday 7 November 2017. Manchester – AM 15 November 2017 (provisional date)

Are you interested in a policy management role that will give you the opportunity to grapple with intellectually challenging and often contentious issues, engage widely with doctors and others, and work in partnership with other to shape doctors’ professional practice and help to raise standards of patient care in the UK?The General Medical Council helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. We support them in achieving (and exceeding) those standards, and take action when they are not met. We have a highly rewarding Policy Manager vacancy within our Education and Standards directorate. Part of our Standards and Ethics team, you will lead on key areas of our work to develop and promote professional guidance on standards of good medical practice. We’re looking for someone with an impressive policy background, a sharp intellect and the ability to empathise and communicate clearly and eloquently. You will have the ability to research, analyse and report on disparate and complex information about issues and challenges affecting healthcare in the UK and to recommend appropriate policy responses. You will have the knowledge and skill to craft policy implementation initiatives that bring professional guidance to life in a way that supports doctors to improve their practice. Outstanding report-writing, interpersonal and project management skills are also expected, as is experience of external engagement and representation. Knowledge of healthcare ethics and/or current healthcare policy issues is not necessary but would naturally be an asset, as would previous regulatory or public policy experience. We particularly welcome applications from people with knowledge about policy and practice in the areas of confidentiality, end of life care, cosmetic and private practice, digital care, and prescribing.

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Job: Lecturer in Medical Ethics and Law at St George’s University of London

5 October 2017

Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education
Salary: £39,992 to £47,772 plus London Allowance of £3,027

Permanent, full time position
Closing Date: Monday 16 October 2017
Interview Date: Thursday 02 November 2017
Reference: 670-17

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Lecturer in Medical Ethics and Law to deliver teaching and learning and to contribute to educational provision in medical ethics and law. You will undertake innovative research in an area of medical ethics and law and contribute to exciting new curriculum development opportunities.

You should be an enthusiastic teacher and have experience of educational development, teaching and assessment in medical ethics and law, ideally at undergraduate and postgraduate level. You should have excellent written and oral communication skills and be committed to the development of your own research in medical ethics and law.

 


Job: Fee-paid Medical Members of the First-tier Tribunal, Health, Education and Social Care Chamber (Mental Health) and Fee-paid Medical Members of the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales

29 September 2017

An exercise is expected to launch autumn/winter 2017 to identify 50 Fee-paid Medical Members of the First-tier Tribunal, Health Education and Social Care Chamber (HESC) and 10 for the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales (MHRT Wales).

HESC and MHRT Wales are responsible for deciding upon the necessity for the continued compulsory detention of mentally disordered patients in hospital or the continuation of a conditional discharge, guardianship, or a community treatment order.

The powers of the Tribunal are significant, with a responsibility to balance the liberty of the subject with potentially serious risk to the patient, their families and the public.

By statute, to be eligible for appointment as a Fee-paid Medical Member you must be a registered medical practitioner. “Registered medical practitioner” means a fully registered person within the meaning of the Medical Act 1983 whether or not you hold a licence to practise under the Act. Registration must be with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK.

Additional selection criteria may be applied; check the JAC website regularly for updates. You can also sign up for alerts to receive email notifications concerning the progress of the exercise up to launch.


Job: Case Managers at the Health and Care Professions Council

21 August 2017

Location: London
Salary: £31,000 per annum (Band D)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Job Ref: 002043

4 x 18 Month Fixed-Term Contracts, 1 x 12 Month Fixed-Term Contract, Full-time.

Working in the Fitness to Practise Department, you will be responsible for managing a variety of cases associated with the 16 professions that the HCPC currently regulate. The successful candidates will be assigned a Case Manager position which could be in Case Reception and Triage or Investigations.

You will have excellent communication skills as you will be advising the public, registrants and other organisations about the HCPC and the functions and processes of the Fitness to Practise Department. You will act as the primary contact for relevant internal and external enquiries and briefings relating to a case load, including handling options and instructing solicitors. You will also present a variety of cases in line with the Fitness to Practise Case Management strategy, including directing Panels to the relevant provisions of the Order and Rules.

For further information and to apply for this role, please visit the HCPC Vacancies page.

Reference Number: 002043

Closing Date: Tuesday 29 August 2017 at midnight
Interview Date: TBC w/c 11 or 18 September 2017


Job: Research Fellow in Neuroethics at Oxford University

15 August 2017

University of Oxford – Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities
Location: Oxford
Salary: £31,076 to £36,001 Grade 7 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Job Ref: 130447

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow to conduct collaborative research in philosophy and applied ethics, with a neuroethics research focus, as part of the new interdisciplinary Wellcome Centre for Ethics and and Humanities.

This post is fixed term for two years from the date of appointment; ideally the post will begin in October 2017. The fellow will be located in the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities in the new Big Data Institute in Oxford’s Old Road campus as well as having office space in central Oxford at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, which is part of the Faculty of Philosophy. The post will be managed via two 50% contracts issued to the Research Fellow.

The fellow will conduct collaborative research under the supervision of Professor Julian Savulescu (Co-Director of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and Director of the Uehiro Centre). This post will focus particularly on neuroethics, in relation to at least some of the following: advances in neuroscience (particularly neuroimaging); incidental findings (in children and adults); bioprediction; neuroenhancement technologies; replicability and data management in neuroscience – ethics at the intersection of data science and neurosciences; ethics of brain organoids and human-nonhuman chimeras; experimental treatment (including gene therapy, in neurodegenerative conditions); concepts of disease and normality, well-being and disability.

Collaborative research will include the provision of research assistance for Professor Savulescu, literature reviews and preparing drafts of publications. The fellow will also play an important role in establishing and developing collaborative relationships within the new and interdisciplinary Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and between the two centres and will participate in related activities, including public engagement as well as grant applications, event planning, preparation of policy papers, supporting donor relations and the development of collaborations, as well as other occasional duties such as administration or teaching.

The post holder is required to have received the degree of PhD (or equivalent) in philosophy or other relevant discipline (such as law) with specialisation in practical ethics, bioethics, or other related discipline or at least have submitted and preferably had examined a completed doctoral dissertation by the required start date of the post. Also essential are excellent research skills, an outstanding research record and demonstrated track record of publishing in bioethics, applied ethics or neuroethics, and a strong track record in public engagement.

Applications must be made online.

Applications are to be submitted no later than 12.00 midday (UK time) on Friday 8 September 2017.


Job: Research Fellow in Bioethics at Oxford University

15 August 2017

University of Oxford – Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities
Location: Oxford
Salary: £31,076 to £36,001 Grade 7 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Job Ref: 130449

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow to conduct collaborative research in philosophy and applied ethics with a particular focus on bioethics in relation to genome sequencing and gene editing in the context of precision medicine, as part of the new interdisciplinary Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities.

This post is fixed term for two years from the date of appointment; ideally the post will begin in October 2017. The fellow will be located in the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities in the new Big Data Institute in Oxford’s Old Road campus as well as having office space in central Oxford at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, which is part of the Faculty of Philosophy. The post will be managed via two 50% contracts issued to the Research Fellow.

The fellow will conduct collaborative research under the supervision of Professor Julian Savulescu (Co-Director of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and Director of the Uehiro Centre). This post will focus particularly on the ethics of genome sequencing and gene editing in the context of precision medicine. In addition, the post will include research on at least some of the following areas: stem cells; gene editing in other areas; genetic selection; whole genome analysis; egg freezing; experimental treatments.

Collaborative research will include the provision of research assistance for Professor Savulescu, literature reviews and preparing drafts of publications. The fellow will also play an important role in establishing and developing collaborative relationships within the new and interdisciplinary Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and between the two centres and will participate in related activities, including public engagement as well as grant applications, event planning, preparation of policy papers, supporting donor relations and the development of collaborations, as well as other occasional duties such as administration or teaching.

The post holder is required to have received the degree of PhD (or equivalent) in philosophy or other relevant discipline (such as law) with specialisation in practical ethics, bioethics, or other related discipline or at least have submitted and preferably had examined a completed doctoral dissertation by the required start date of the post. Also essential are excellent research skills, an outstanding research record and demonstrated track record of publishing in bioethics, applied ethics and preferably biomedical ethics, and a strong track record in public engagement.

Applications must be made online.

Applications are to be submitted no later than 12.00 midday (UK time) on Friday 8 September 2017.


Job: Legal Consultant at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Amsterdam

31 July 2017

AHF Europe runs the Checkpoint Amsterdam, a service that provides rapids HIV testing and counselling. The WHO recommends the use of lay testers or non-medical staff in HIV rapid testing in community based settings; currently in the Netherlands there is no specific framework to support the use of lay testers. We are looking for a professional with a background in health law or policy to conduct a thorough review of the current legal framework in the Netherlands related to provision of HIV/AIDS testing services and finger prick techniques. The aim of this is to identify and propose a compliant legal structure for AHF, draft documentation and a step plan to introduce and perform in the Netherlands community based rapid testing for HIV/AIDS. There may also be the need for a report analysing the relative pieces of legislation and documents of European Union, UN, WHO, etc, which would support the conclusions of his legal research. The Work Product should have the level of professionalism, detail and quality that will allow AHF to make publications, press conferences, implement changes in its activities, based on the conclusions of the legal research as performed by the Consultant. We are looking for a candidate who speaks English and Dutch and is available for approximately 2 months to complete the review and related reports. It is important for the candidate to be able to work independently and meet the deadline agreed upon. A Master’s degree in Law and experience in the field is a must. PhD in legal studies in a relevant field will be considered an advantage. This will be a paid assignment. If you are interested in this, please send a one page cover letter and your CV to Alena Davies alena.davies [at] aidshealth.org

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a Los Angeles-based global non-profit provider of HIV prevention services, testing, and healthcare for HIV patients. AHF provides medical care and services in 38 countries worldwide. AHF Europe, part of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, is a provider of user oriented HIV prevention, testing, treatment and care services across Europe in partnership with government and non-government organisations, and advocates for access to these services for all in need. With more than 50, 000 patients in care in Russia, Ukraine, and Estonia and a total of 613,000 people tested (2013-2016) across Europe, AHF Europe is the largest HIV testing and treatment service provider in Europe.