Forensic Medical Examiner Doctor
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Forensic Medical Examiner Doctor
Slough (SL1 2BJ) & Bicester (OX26 2NT)
Salary - £150 per 8 hour retainer, £150 case payment for adult cases and £250 case payment for under 18's.
Shifts: Flexible, 6 shifts per month minimum. Week days,nights; weekends. 07:00 -15:00, 15:00 - 23:00 & 23:00 - 07:00
The role also includes the online attendance of a child / young person's multi-agency strategy meeting during the on-call shift which will be an additional payment of £37.50 for each meeting completed.
CV and cover letter required - car driver owner essential
Note: Must be willing to provide a DNA elimination sample to be stored on the relevant elimination database for comparison against forensic samples.
Are you a doctor looking for a change? Or looking to add another skill to your existing role? No previous experience in forensic medicine- no problem. We offer all the training to up-skill you in this area. Forensic healthcare is one of the most rewarding roles which you could develop a passion for.
Main duties of the job
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Thames Valley Sexual Assault Referral Centre which is a dedicated centre providing a comprehensive service to men, women and children who have suffered recent or non recent sexual assault , both for those who wish to involve the Police and those who self-refer. The Thames Valley team includes Doctors, Nurses, Crisis Workers, with close partnership working with the police and other onward agencies. We are a 24/7 service with Dr and Nurse cover. The requirement is to be located within 90 minutes of the SARC - only attending for cases or training.
The Forensic Medical Examiner is predominantly responsible for the examination of those 17 years and younger but will be expected to see adult cases as the situation dictates. The Forensic Medical Examiner must accurately document findings, produce written statements / reports for court, or other agencies. Offering victims advice regarding aftercare including Sexual Health and Emergency contraception, as well as facilitating onward support and referrals to other agencies, such as Counselling & Independent Sexual Violence Advisors. Please contact Gemma Garstang - SARC Manager for further information on 01753 571 432.
G4S Health Services has been one of the leading providers to all justice health environments since 2005. Working across Secure, Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) across the UK, we provide primary care and forensic healthcare to a wide range of patients.
A Sexual Assault Referral Centre is a dedicated centre providing a comprehensive service to men, women and children who have suffered sexual assault, both for those who wish to involve the Police and those who self-refer. Utilising a multi-disciplinary team of Doctors, Nurses, Crisis Workers, Police Officers and support staff the SARC will provide crisis support, appropriate facilities and trained staff for completion of forensic medical examination, provision and advice regarding aftercare including emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, as well as facilitating counselling and ongoing support via third sector agencies and Independent Sexual Violence Advisors.
Company pension scheme with employer contributions.
G4S Life Assurance Scheme.
Free eye-tests/discounts for VDU users.
Subsidised healthcare plan.
Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving.
Employee Assistance Programme Scheme (Confidential Counselling Services, 24/7 support specialising in health and medical topics).
As a Forensic Medical Examiner (FME) you will provide an essential service acting as an independent practitioner supporting the Criminal Justice System by providing forensic examinations of complainants of rape or sexual assault. For all examinations, the SOE must accurately document findings. If required the FME will produce these as a written report for the use of the courts or other agencies. Whenever called upon to do so by the Police, the FME must attend any Court as a professional witness for the purpose of giving objective and unbiased evidence.
- To carry out forensic examinations of victims of rape and sexual assault in accordance with G4S Health, FFLM and GMC guidelines.
- To be available and to attend the SARC, or other venue, within an agreed timeframe when requested to by G4S Health call centre.
- To treat all SARC clients with courtesy, consideration, care and respect and give appropriate care and treatment in accordance with SARC best practice.
- To work with and liaise with the Crisis Worker and Specially trained officer to ensure that the client feels in control and the service is tailored to their needs.
- To obtain fully informed consent for all procedures from the SARC client.
- To take relevant forensic samples as per FFLM guidelines ensuring the chain of evidence and document injuries.
- To complete aftercare risk assessments; pregnancy, STIs, blood-borne virus, mental health and safeguarding.
- To administer any relevant medication as per G4S Health SARC Medicine code.
- To complete all documentation as per local guidelines including a FFLM Proforma and an Aftercare Form, and store securely as per local guidelines.
- To complete written Police statements as soon as practically possible or within 10 working days, when requested by G4S Health.
- To attend court when requested to as a professional witness.
- To practice as independent medical professional exercising independent clinical judgement.
- To maintain their SARC Training Matrix by attending quarterly peer supervision, peer review, appraisals, undertaking quarterly reflective practice, completing mandatory training and attending relevant training, events and conferences.
- To work towards acquiring the LSOM qualification or equivalent.
- To adhere to policies and procedures produced by G4S Health and the SARC.
- To maintain confidentiality at all times, adhering to data protection and maintaining Caldicott Guidelines at all times.
- Liaising with Partner agencies to ensure Clients receive appropriate on-going support.
- Participate in multi-agency partnership working.
- Participate in bi annual Employee Development Review (EDR).
- Carry out any reasonable request from your Line Manager.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).