The Medical Examiner(s) will be expected to screen and review deaths to an agreed policy and time frame, liaise with the Coroner to develop a robust process for referrals which minimises delays to bereaved families whilst enabling further investigations as appropriate. The job description and person specification attached are modelled from the Royal College of Pathologists in line with a national requirement to develop a method for reducing inaccuracies in death certificates and achieving greater confidence in learning from deaths.
We invite applications from GP & Consultant level clinicians who have at least 5 years post registration experience who have completed or are committed to completing the 26 RCPath on-line learning modules prior to commencement in post. If successful at interview the appointed candidate will be required to attend the Royal College of Pathologists sign off event. A firm knowledge and understanding for the Medical Examiner service, the Coroner and Justice Act and the Coronavirus Act and its easements is required. This should be demonstrated in your application.
You will be required to work in partnership with ME and MEO colleagues to develop the service and regularly review and refine over time.
The minimum commitment is 1 PA a week (4-hour session) and you are required, to commit to and provide, 42 sessions a year.
We are really excited by this development, and we hope to recruit someone who is too, so that together, guided by clinical skill and ability to demonstrate our core values at all times, we can make a real difference to the bereaved and the learning from deaths agenda.