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.

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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: 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.


Lecture: Richard Huxtable on ‘A Balance of Opposites? Ethics, Judges and Minimally Conscious Patients’

18 July 2017

2017 Institute of Medical Ethics Public Lecture

Tuesday September 26th, 2017, 17.00 for 17.45, followed by a drinks reception at 19.15.

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Rd, London, NW1 2BE

Richard Huxtable, Professor of Medical Ethics & Law, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Ethics in Medicine at the University of Bristol, will give a talk titled “‘A Balance of Opposites? Ethics, Judges and Minimally Conscious Patients’

This event is free but you must register.

 


Job: Research Assistant/Associate (Law) – Newcastle University – Institute of Health & Society

10 July 2017

Research Assistant/Associate (Law) – A76493R
Newcastle University – Institute of Health & Society
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 6th July 2017
Closes: 13th July 2017
Job Ref: 147248
Salary: Research Assistant – £26,829 – £28,452; Research Associate – £29,301 – £38,183

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and highly motivated part time legal researcher (0.5 FTE) to help develop a new project on economic, social and cultural rights in UK law. The Institute is committed to social justice, fairness and Health for All. Much of our work addresses the causes of poverty, inequalities in health and the social determinants of health. Our research is interdisciplinary and grounded in a Right to Health approach. We work within a public health and primary care paradigm so that our research and teaching must be relevant to the communities we serve, locally, nationally, and internationally.

You will have an Undergraduate and Master’s degree in law. A PhD in law or a related discipline is required for appointment at Associate level.

You should be able to demonstrate an interest in human rights, both legally and in the wider policy context, nationally and internationally, as well as expertise and analytical ability in economic, social and cultural rights.

The Institute of Health & Society is committed to supporting equality and diversity for all staff and students. Applications for part time/flexible working will be considered; please state your desired working arrangements in your application.

The post is available immediately and is tenable for 3 years.

Informal enquiries may be made to Peter Roderick (email: peter.roderick [at] ncl.ac.uk).


Job: Health & Welfare/Court of Protection Solicitor, NHS Wales

7 July 2017

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]
02920 903713


Job: Tribunal Services Manager – Hearings at the Health and Care Professions Council

26 June 2017

Tribunal Services Manager – Hearings
Health and Care Professions Council – Tribunal Service, Fitness to Practise
Location: London
Salary: £44,000 per annum (Band C)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 21st June 2017
Closes: 27th June 2017

About the Role

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.

About You

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.

Main Tasks

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.

Application Information

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.