Sexual Offence Examiner (Doctor) Gloucester £150.00-£200.00
Sexual Offence Examiner (Doctor)Location: Gloucester | Salary: £150.00-£200.00 | Posted: 23 Mar 2022 | Closes: 18 May 2022 | Job Type: Part Time and Permanent | Business Unit: Health Services | Region / Division: UK & Ireland | Reference: 10383
Sexual Offence Examiner (Doctor)
Rates: £150 when called to SARC and £200 per shift
Bristol, Gloucester and Swindon SARCS (BS2 0JD, GL1 3NN & SN3 4RB)
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.
We are recruiting for a Sexual Offence Examiner in the Bristol, Gloucester and Swindon area.
As a Flexi SOE, you will be required to give your monthly availability and will then be allocated shifts based on this. The shift times available are 08.00 – 20.00 or 08.00 – 20.00.
Job Outline: You will be conducting forensic medical examinations which are 2 purpose examinations, one to help the police investigate a possible crime and the second to take care of the holistic needs of your patient, in order to attempt to minimise the potential physical and psychological sequelae of the crime. Child protection reports and appropriate sharing of information are an important part of the work. Should a “case” go to court, you are expected to write a court statement and attend court, if needed, to give evidence.
You will be joining a kind and compassionate team who are passionate about providing quality care to complainants of sexual assaults of all ages. The work includes conducting forensic medical examinations that are dual-purpose examinations encompassing holistic healthcare needs alongside the impartial gathering of forensic evidence according to Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (FFLM) guidelines. These examinations utilise trauma-focused care in order to attempt to minimise the potential physical and psychological sequelae of the crime. You will be requested to write child protection reports following pediatric cases and statements on request. You may be called to attend court to give evidence as a professional witness.
This is highly specialised work and training is provided therefore, prior to starting; you will be required to attend induction training program for sexual offence examination and due to the nature of the work must clear enhanced police vetting. You will be expected to shadow experienced nurse and medical examiners in order to demonstrate competencies prior to being signed off to practice independently. There is a reduced rate of pay prior to being signed off to practice independently. To maintain your competencies you must engage with clinical governance processes, access the update see a minimum of 20 cases per year and attend four peer review sessions. This work is patient focused, precise, challenging and ultimately extremely rewarding.
The Ideal Candidate:
Essential Skills as a Sexual Offences Examiner (SOE):
- Full registration with the GMC with a license to practice
- Minimum 3 years post graduate experience in a relevant specialism (such as Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Genito-Urinary and/or Reproductive & Sexual Health, General
- Practice, Accident & Emergency
- Experience & competency in gynaecological examination, including speculum examination
- Knowledge of and compliance with child and vulnerable adult safeguarding procedures
- Ability to communicate well, with both adults and children
- Immediate Life Support
- Safeguarding training
- Medical Indemnity (MPS/MDU/MDDUS)
- Driving license and access to own vehicle
- You must live within 2 hours drive of each of the SARCs
- Ability to perform a rectal examination using a proctoscope
- Forensic qualifications LFFLM/DLM//MFFLM
- Other relevant specialty qualifications e.g. MRCGP/ DCH/ MRCPCH
- Previous experience in clinical forensic medicine particularly sexual offence examinations
- Company pension scheme with employer contributions
- G4S Life Assurance Scheme
- 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 )
- Refer A Friend Scheme
- Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers
For further information please email: email@example.com
This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable people in a caring and compassionate way. A DBS check and relevant police/ prison clearance will be required to exclude any individuals with a history of behaviour which could be considered unacceptable (by G4S or the clients). Safety is of paramount importance and the post holder must ensure that safe systems of work are followed without compromise.
It is G4S’ current policy (subject to the Equality Act 2010), in the light of the specific work being undertaken, that all [employees] must be fully vaccinated or have had the relevant [“full”]Covid-19 vaccinations [(including any “waiting period”)] by their commencement date.
A Disability Confident application was made a couple of years ago for the whole of G4S UK and Ireland, although the submission (including case studies etc) came from ESS. At that time Level 2 was awarded. Submission was recently made for re accreditation - but this time for Level 3 - and attached is the certificate confirming their achievement (which was again awarded to the whole business).
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