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Forensic Physician - Sexual Offences Examiner

Job Reference: 449-SHS300

Solent NHS Trust
Sexual Health Services
Retainer + per/case rate

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If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

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This post is for an Independent Contractor to work within the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) service which is provided by Solent NHS Trust.

The Treetops SARC is a joint NHS and Hampshire Police commissioned service for complainants of sexual assault from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The Treetops SARC provides forensic, medical and aftercare services to survivors of rape/sexual assault who either self-refer or are referred via the police or other agencies.

The Treetops SARC has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic doctor to join the team of Sexual Offences Examiners. You will carry out Forensic Medical Examinations (FME) on victims of sexual assault and/or rape, some of whom may be traumatised.

The post holder must have a medical qualification (GMC full registration) and post graduate experience in a relevant specialism(such as Gynecology, Genito-Urinary and/or Reproductive & Sexual Health, General Practice) which must include experience & competency in gynecological examination, including speculum examination.

The post holder will be required, following appropriate training, to undertake examinations of adults and children where acute sexual assault is suspected which includes the provision of emergency contraception, prophylaxis, and management of sexually transmitted infections.

This post is not accredited for training but offers a unique opportunity to learn about all aspects of care for those who have been sexually assaulted.

This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable, frail people, who may be distressed or experiencing pain, in a caring and compassionate way. A Disclosure and Barring System (DBS) check and Hampshire Police (NPPV2) vetting will be required for this role.

Remuneration for this role will be £225 (day-shift), £300 (night-shift and weekend-shifts (day/night)), £450 (Bank Holiday), an additional rate of £100 will be paid per case attended. Shifts are 12 hrs.; from 07:00-19:00 and 19:00-07:00 hrs.

Please direct any enquires to Dr Marie-Elle Vooijs


Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage.If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 2-3 weeks; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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