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Lead Forensic Medical Examiner – PHL

Job description:

At PHL we are dedicated to providing high-quality, effective, and compassionate healthcare services to detained persons, victims, and staff within the police custody suites serving North Yorkshire Constabulary. We prioritise patient safety, well-being, and professionalism in all aspects of our work.

As the Lead Forensic Medical Examiner, you will play a crucial role in providing leadership and expertise in delivering exceptional healthcare services within our custody healthcare service. Your responsibilities will include providing professional, caring, and responsive healthcare to detained persons, supporting the Custody Sergeant and Custody Officers, and ensuring compliance with relevant policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

Provide professional, responsive, and caring healthcare services to detained persons, supporting Custody Officers in assessing healthcare needs and implementing effective care pathways.
Serve as an expert point of reference for healthcare colleagues, offering clear guidance on complex medical and forensic testing cases.
Ensure that detained persons are referred to appropriate services to support their ongoing health, mental, and social care needs.
Deliver forensic practitioner services in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984 and local North Yorkshire Constabulary policies and procedures.
Work autonomously as an expert practitioner, reviewing pathways and processes to ensure patient safety and performance targets are met.
Administer medications as needed and maintain accurate documentation of all patient interactions in accordance with guidelines.
Act as a point of guidance to colleagues in dealing with a range of acute and chronic diseases, taking the lead in managing medical emergencies.
Support colleagues across North Yorkshire Custody Healthcare Service and PHL integrated urgent care, providing high-quality clinical services and offering support as needed.


Experienced Doctor in Forensic Medicine with a background in supporting patients with chronic conditions.
GMC registered with a license to practice.
Competence in Venepuncture.
Hold Fellowship of FFLM.
Must have been resident in the UK for at least 36 months.
Full driver’s license and access to a car, with business miles included within personal car insurance policy.

The Benefits

As well as a rewarding career, development opportunities and a competitive salary, you will also enjoy a generous holiday allowance and the opportunity to join the company pension scheme.

Sick Pay
Long Service Award
Bike2Work Scheme
Employees Assistance Programme
NHS Discounts- Available to employees (plus the opportunity to apply for a blue light card at a cost of £5 for 5 years)
Family Friendly Policy- Our Family Friendly Policy provides increased Maternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave Pay for employees and their families.
Employee Recognition
25 days annual leave, UK bank holidays and your birthday off, to treat yourself!

Please be aware this advert will remain open until the vacancy has been filled. Interviews will take place throughout this period: therefore, we encourage you to apply early to avoid disappointment

Closing date 08 March 2024

Email debbie.oates@phlgroup.co.uk
Website PHL