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Medical Examiner Officer

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum plus high cost allowance
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
As part of Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust implementation of the Medical Examiner service, we have an exciting opportunity for a Medical Examiner Officer. This role has been developed as part of the national implementation of the Medical Examiner service throughout England and Wales and as such will be involved in the development of the Medical Examiner service across East Surrey. The successful candidates will have a proactive role in supporting the service as it develops.

As a Medical Examiner Officer, you will support the Lead Medical Examiner Officer in the management of the Medical Examiner's office and work closely with the Medical Examiner team supporting them in their role of scrutinising the circumstances and causes of death of patients focusing on community deaths.

The role requires someone with a degree level education or equivalent experience either with a professional clinical background or relevant experience in the bereavement or coroner service, as well as the ability to talk to bereaved families in a sensitive and appropriate manner. As the role involves reviewing medical notes and working closely with doctors from all disciplines and grades, an understanding of medical terminology.

Main duties of the job

For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:
  • Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021
  • National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do
  • We are in the top 20% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment
  • Our staff rate us the best in the country among comparable acute trusts when asked if they would recommend the Trust as a place to work and when asked whether care of patients is the organisation's top priority
  • Our workforce are amongst the most motivated in the country we achieved the top acute hospital score in the country for staff engagement in the last national staff survey

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application accurately reflects where you match them. For further information regarding the role please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

No desirable criteria specified


  • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
  • A complete and accurate application
  • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
  • Evidence of essential experience for role
  • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
  • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
  • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Surrey Hospital

Canada Avenue



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