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Company Medical Advisor

Crawley, West Sussex  Further Information
Job Type
Organisational Development / HR
Salary:Competitive plus excellent benefits
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Location: The Base, Crawley, West Sussex
Closing date: 30 September 2018
***The role is based primarily in our offices in Crawley, near Gatwick, with an occasional requirement to travel within the UK and overseas***

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In a nutshell

We are seeking a Company Medical Advisor to provide occupational and aviation medical services to Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Holidays.
You will provide specialist occupational and aviation medical services to the airline on a range of topics in accordance with regulation, legislation and best practice. This advice will be delivered across the breadth of our organisation in areas that may impact our people, passengers or our operation.

Day to day

The role includes but is not limited to;
Advising on OH strategy, policy, risk management and industry specific challenges as well as supporting quality improvement in this SEQOHS accredited service.
The clinical scope includes statutory class one pilot medicals and case management, cabin crew initial and periodic assessments, occupational health referrals and clinical support for occupational health specialist practitioners.
Additionally, you'll deliver medical support to the passenger medical clearance process.
You will have a naturally collaborative style working with other OH team members, including nursing and administrative staff, with safety groups and managers across the departments. You will be accountable for ensuring that aviation medicine specialist information and delivery is fit for purpose, compliant with all current legislation and communicated to all relevant areas of the business. Leading and delivering on key projects as determined and agreed within the business is also a key part of this role.
You'll also be liaising with industry peers, professional bodies and regulators to ensure best practice and compliance.
Our minimum level of requirements is as follows:
GMC Registered Medical Practitioner with a licence to practice
On the Occupational Medicine Specialist Register
UK CAA Class 1 AME
Diploma in Aviation Medicine or significant aviation medicine experience over and above routine pilot fitness assessment e.g. previous airline experience

About you

You will have extensive experience in both occupational and aviation medicine. Confident, competent and commercially minded, you'll be capable of developing effective working relationships within an OH team and with stakeholders at all levels within a complex organisation. As an empathetic listener and capable of working calmly in a busy role, you'll be used to changing priorities. You will be a clear communicator, influencer and negotiator and will be flexible and adaptable.

The perks

Our pioneering spirit and passion keeps our brand vibrantly alive. That's why we give our people the rewards that they deserve. We have a whole host of benefits in place to help you enjoy life to the full, as well as a world of travel opportunities including up to seven flights a year to a wide range of fabulous Virgin Atlantic global destinations. We also offer a competitive benefits package including pension and private medical schemes, life assurance, child care vouchers and excellent discounts across the Virgin Group of companies. We appreciate that life is busy, so when operationally possible remote working is available.

Be you - our differences make us stronger 
Virgin Atlantic and Virgin holidays are equal opportunities employers and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. Our aim is to employ people who reflect the diverse nature of society which is why we strive to provide an inclusive environment where individuality is celebrated and we can unleash the potential of our brilliant mix of people.
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