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.