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: 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 Wales29 September 2017
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
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.
We are looking for a talented and committed solicitor to work predominantly within our Complex Patient Team which deals with disputes in some of the most complex and sensitive clinical scenarios.
The Team advises and represents the NHS in Wales in the Court of Protection which includes cases involving Serious Medical Treatment and Deprivation of Liberty. The Team also advises on Mental Health legislation and works closely with our Inquest team in cases involving death in detention.
This is a genuinely rare opportunity to join a team that works closely with its clients at the front line of clinical practice where legal and ethical problems are common.
You will be part of an experienced team that offers exciting opportunities not available elsewhere in Wales.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post
Closing date – 6th August 2017
For further details / informal visits contact:
Gavin Knox [KCL MA MEL alumnus]
Tribunal Services Manager – Hearings
Health and Care Professions Council – Tribunal Service, Fitness to Practise
Salary: £44,000 per annum (Band C)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 21st June 2017
Closes: 27th June 2017
We are currently recruiting for a Tribunal Services Manager – Hearings, this is a replacement role which reports to the Head of Tribunal Services and is responsible for the management and leadership of the Hearings Team within the Tribunal Services function of the Fitness to Practise Directorate.
You must have strong management skills and be able to lead and motivate a team. In particular, you must be able to work autonomously, ensuring that all operational tasks relating to the management of HCPC fitness to practise hearings are completed within defined timescales.
You will be highly organised and able to effectively plan operational resources within a busy team and consistently deliver work of a high quality, often to tight deadlines.
Be knowledgeable regarding all aspects of the processes, procedures and work of the HCPC and have regard for the relevant legislation regarding Fitness to Practise department responsibilities
Facilitate and lead on the recruitment and training of HCPC fitness to practise panel members
Monitor the workload of the hearings teams, ensuring targets, standards of performance and consistency are achieved
Develop and manage systems to improve processes and procedures operated by the Fitness to Practise Department.
Main Skills required
The proven ability and knowledge to manage, support and lead a team and motivate employees
Ability to present to large audiences and manage stakeholder feedback to the business.
Proven ability to plan and prioritise workloads under pressure and meet tight deadlines with minimal supervision
Ability to deal with people from all levels and from a diverse range of backgrounds including people who may be vulnerable and deal with these issues sensitively and with tact.
Please read the Job Profile and Job Description for more detailed information and important dates relating to this role.
Please apply using the link to our online recruitment portal.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday 27 June 2017, at 09:00am. Applications by CV will not be accepted.
For further information please contact the Human Resources department on 0300 5008206.
The HCPC is committed to equality of opportunity and actively guards against unfair discrimination on any grounds.
Please note that this role may bring you into contact with children or vulnerable adults. The HCPC therefore relies, as part of the recruitment process, on self-declaration and on criminal records checks to ensure employees are suitable to take up the position.