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Medical Examination Officer

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
33.75 hours per week (33.75 Hours Part time)
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Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£24,907 - £30,615 Per annum Pro rata
Salary period
20/04/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Medical Examiners Officer (MEO)/Bereavement Nurse/Coroner's Officers to join our Bereavement Team and Medical Examiners on both sites, Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Furness General Hospital .This role will provide compassionate and sensitive care to the Bereaved and clinical support to the Medical Examiner. 

Main duties of the job

Work in the Medical Examiners Offices at both sites FGH and RLI assisting the Medical Examiners. This role will provide compassionate and sensitive care to the Bereaved and clinical support to the Medical Examiner. 

Post holder will be required to travel between Furness General Hospital and Royal Lancaster Infirmary 

Working for our organisation

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You  will possess excellent communication skills. You will have knowledge of National Guidance around Medical Examiners and the death certification process. You will also have experience of the team management. 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Educated to a degree level or equivalent
  • Experience of working with people in sensitive and emotional situations
  • The ability to work in a highly pressurised unpredictable environment where bereavement care is central to the service delivery. Ability to work as part of a team and organise fluctuating workload around competing priorities
  • Computer literate to use multiple IT software for recording personal identifiable data and producing statistical information e.g. for the National Medical Examiner’s office and Pubic Health surveillance.
  • Highly evolved empathetic and self-awareness skills to deal with bereaved families who may have barriers to their understanding of information due to their grief or disability.
Desirable criteria
  • Completed the Royal College of Pathology mandatory Medical Examiner Officer on
  • Trained in the day-to-day operational management of a customer-facing service
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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr. Priya Iyer
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Lead Medical Examiner
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