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Salaried Forensic Physician Police Headquarters West Bell Street, Dundee

NHS National Services Scotland
Closing date
10 Dec 2020

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Salary scale: £61346 - £91564per annum

We are seeking enthusiastic committed General Practitioners with an MRCGP qualification; however applications from non General Practitioners with relevant experience will also be welcomed. An interest in Forensic Medicine is essential.

The role of the forensic physician is varied and interesting with on the job training given by NHS Tayside. The work is divided between custody healthcare and the performing of forensic medical examinations. We have an experienced autonomous team of Forensic Custody Nurses who act as 'gatekeepers' to the service. The Custody Nurses manage patients in custody and coordinate and corroborate forensic examinations. The Forensic Physician will perform examinations and assessments of adults and children under the instruction of Police Scotland. This offers a diverse range of clinical presentations in an exciting and fluid environment. You are permitted a privileged insight into the inner workings of the police and criminal justice system with opportunities to present your findings in court.

You will be part of a team of 3 Forensic Physicians covering a 24/7 rota, one week working days and the other two covering 2 or 3 nights on call. We also have a Sexual Offences Examiner on call who covers many of the sexual offence forensic medical examinations.

Facilities include medical rooms in Dundee and Perth Police Stations. The Service boasts a purpose built paediatric examination suite and a forensic examination suite

Your own transport & driving license is essential.

Post graduate examinations are currently available via the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (a sub faculty of the Royal College of Physicians) and offer career development opportunities.

Pay scale is Salaried GP scale £61346 - £91564 + 8% availability supplement.

Please contact Angela Cunningham, Justice Healthcare Manager, with any questions. Telor email ???????

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms 22 December 2020
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