Doctors - Medical Examiner

  • Salary £88,364 - £119,133 per annum
  • Closing Date 15/12/2022
  • Location RSH & PRH
  • Job ref 223-ME-01-D
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract 12 months

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.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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