The Medical Adviser will work as part of a large multidisciplinary team of professionals to provide advice to the Chief Constable, police officers and police staff on occupational health and well-being issues.
This post will be suitable for prospective candidates of the Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Register (CESR) and will be supported by the Chief Medical Adviser in relation to clinical/educational supervision and the annual review of competency progression. A training plan will be agreed for each year and all relevant Workplace Based Activities will also be supported. The successful applicant will be provided with the opportunity to undertake a distance learning course and research to achieve both MSc and MFOM qualifications.
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday 37 hours per week (42 hours gross).
Flexible working patterns may also be considered.
Salary: £58,676 to £66,075 (under review)
The main duties and responsibilities associated with the role include the following:
The main duties and responsibilities reflect the main elements of those associated with this position. It is not intended to be exclusive or exhaustive.
A medical degree MB BCH (or equivalent)
one of the following Occupational Health qualifications:
Applications will be accepted from applicants who cannot complete the relevant Royal College or Faculty examination listed above by the time of appointment because the final part of their exam was cancelled due to COVID. If the applicant is successful, they should complete the College / Faculty exam within the first year of training (ST3) in Occupational Medicine.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate the following:
Full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) as a Medical Practitioner, a current licence to Practice in the UK, and the ability to work within GMC Good Medical Practice guidelines.
Evidence of achievement of foundation competences from a UK Foundation Programme Office (UKFPO) affiliated foundation programme, or equivalent, by time of application in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice
Evidence of achievement of Core Medical competences via one of the following methods:
Evidence of one of the following (as defined by the relevant curricula):
Applicants will required to demonstrate their appropriate technical and diagnostic competence in the following areas:
A specialist postgraduate qualification in Occupational Medicine, e.g. a Diploma in Occupational Medicine.
Experience of using Occupational Health specific software.
Evidence of experience in a range of acute specialities, and managing patients on unselected medical take during core training, or equivalent.
Short listing will be carried out based on essential criteria. Please note in some instances, for example, where there is a high volume of applicants, desirable criteria may be assessed.
Please note that successful applicants will be retained on a merit list for future opportunities arising.