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Healthcare Solicitor

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Denmark Hill
£45,780 - £51,393 per annum, inc HCA
Salary period
20/01/2021 23:59
Interview date

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,800 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in the London Borough of Bromley.

A new opportunity has arisen at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as a Healthcare Solicitor. The post is initially advertised for a 12-month fixed term contract, but there is a possibility this role will be turned into a permanent post at the end of the fixed term period.

To successfully fill this role, we are looking for an individual who has experience in preparing and presenting evidence before the Coroner, and is also familiar with dealing with clinicians and other stakeholders when preparing for an inquest. The successful applicant will be a strong communicator and able to think clearly and quickly under pressure. In addition, we are looking for someone who understands the importance of ensuring that the Trust learns lessons from inquests and feeds this information back to the relevant departments within the Trust when things have gone wrong. In addition to inquests, the post holder will be expected to assist with Court of Protection matters, under the supervision of the head of department, and provide legal advice to the Trust on healthcare matters.

We are looking for candidates who have experience in working in highly sensitive environments and is a strong team player, willing and able to flex according to department needs, for example on occasion the post holder will be asked to assist in covering claims or other issues arising in the department. Any successful applicant will need to demonstrate and embody the values of the NHS.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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