Doctors - Medical Examiner

  • Department Medical Examiner
  • Salary £88,364 - £119,133 per annum
  • Closing Date 30/03/2023
  • Location RSH & PRH
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref 223-ME-01-F
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed term
  • Hours 1 PA to be worked a week, negotiable subject to the availability of the successful candidate and their job plan.

The Medical Examiner Service at SaTH has been established and working successfully since April 2019.  We are now working to expand our service to support the review of deaths that occur in the non-acute sector and to also fill a vacancy amongst our current establishment.  We currently have 14 MEs working 1 PA on the Rota across both of our hospitals and wish to invite applications from those interested in joining the Rota to expand the service. 

Please note: As part of the application process all prospective MEs should evidence their fitness to practice in the ME role. GPs who are on the performers list will have NHS England as their designated body with an NHSE responsible officer who will set the requirements for revalidation. However, if SaTH are to be the sole employer and the GP is not on the performer’s list then SaTH will become their designated body.

Main duties of the job

Our service of Medical Examiner(s) and Medical Examiner Officer(s) combine clinical and administrative skills, compassion and sensitivity and a commitment to engage with bereaved families in order to complete a review of every in-hospital death.  Work is progressing with our community partners to develop the service to include review of non-acute deaths.  This part of the service will be developed proportionately and in line with national and regional guidance.

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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