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Job Reference: 5530
Number of Positions: 4
Job Category: Healthcare
Contract Type: Temporary Casual
Salary: £200 per shift
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom

G4S Business Unit:UK Central Government Services
Closing Date: 19/06/2017

Job Introduction:

Role Responsibility:

Flexi SOE Doctors

Location:  Wilts & Glos (Home-based)

Salary - £200 per shift retainer, and £150 call out (circ £41,600 per annum, pro rata)

Shifts: Minimum commitment of 2 shifts per week

Job Outline: The FME must ensure that all police calls are attended promptly at any time of the day or night according to shift. It shall be the FME’s responsibility to make themselves available and able to attend to a call within the given time constraints.

For all examinations the FME must accurately document findings. If required the FME must produce these as a written report for the use of the courts or other agencies. Whenever called upon to do so by the Police, the FME must attend at any Court (remunerated by the CPS) for the purpose of giving evidence.

Duties Following Induction:

  • Assessment/Treatment of chronic and acute medical conditions and injuries including post-taser or PAVA, risk assessment
  • Determination of fitness to be detained/released/charged/transferred/interviewed in custody
  • Advise whether an independent person (Appropriate Adult) is required to ensure rights for the vulnerable or mentally disordered
  • Comprehensive examination to assess a person’s ability to drive a motor vehicle, in general medical terms and related to alcohol and drug misuse
  • Assessment of alcohol and drug intoxication and withdrawal and to retrieve blood samples under the Road Traffic Act / Blood samples from a patient in custody or hospital
  • Undertake intimate body searches for drugs in hospital
  • Documentation and interpretation of injuries
  • Assess and treat personnel injured while on duty e.g. Police personnel including needle stick injuries
  • Examine Victims and Assailants in alleged police assaults
  • Take forensic samples
  • Examination and forensic sampling of persons suspected of serious crime
  • Pronounce life extinct at scene of death and undertake preliminary advisory role
  • Undertake mental state examinations whether informal or under the Mental Health Act (if Section 12 Approved and dependent on county and contract terms)
  • Examine alleged child victims of neglect or physical abuse
  • You may be required to carry out examinations suitable to your specific specialist skills
  • Provide telephone support and advice to healthcare professionals and or any representative of a police force during shift

Management of sexual offence victims or complainants

  • Undertake forensic examinations of victims of rape and sexual assault in accordance with current guidelines.
  • Treat all SARC clients with courtesy, consideration, care and respect and give appropriate care and treatment in accordance with best practice.
  • Work with and liaise with the Crisis Worker and Specially trained officer to ensure that the client feels in control and the service is tailored to their needs.
  • Obtain fully informed consent for all procedures from the SARC client.
  • Take relevant forensic samples as per current guidelines, document injuries, complete aftercare risk assessments; pregnancy, sexual health, mental health and safeguarding.
  • Administer any relevant medication, such as emergency contraception and HIV PEP.


  • To carry out examinations in accordance with G4S Health guidelines
  • To practice as an autonomous practitioner exercising independent and objective clinical judgement within professional guidelines and code of conduct
  • To work within the scope of your professional registration
  • All police calls should be attended without delay
  • Arrival times, assessment start and end time should be confirmed via the HCP line
  • The FME must always remain to be seen as impartial, independent and without bias
  • Maintain confidentiality where required, adhering to data protection and maintaining Caldicott Guidelines at all times.
  • To be available for court attendance when requested as a professional witness.
  • To submit statements within 7 days of the request
  • You must complete any form of documentation whether written or electronic as per local guidelines and store them as required.

FME Duties

  • To work outside the scope of the National Health Service, in providing a service to police for G4S Health Support Services.
  • FME must be in the county of work at the start of shift and remain in the county until the end of shift unless otherwise directed by the Call Centre.
  • FMEs must not perform any duty that immediately precedes or follows a G4S Shift.

Special Conditions

The Forensic Medical Examiner will work in accordance with the current joint publication of the British Medical Association and the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine and follow the principles outlined in the GMC Good Medical Practice.

All Forensic Medical Examiners providing services under this contract are deemed to practice as independent medical professionals exercising independent clinical judgment.



The Ideal Candidate:

  • Full registration with the GMC with a license to practice
  • Completed FY2 as a minimum
  • A&E experience
  • Psychiatry experience
  • Good communication
  •  Medical Indemnity (minimum £10 million)
  •  Car plus license to drive
  • Diligence and empathy

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Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.


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