Medical Examiner Officer

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Medical Examiner Officer

Job share will be considered

We are introducing the new and important post of Medical Examiner Officer (MEO). This new role is part of the national implementation of the Medical Examiner service in England and Wales; we invite applications from anyone with degree level education or equivalent experience; and either with a professional clinical background or relevant experience in the bereavement or coroner service.

The Medical Examiner Service will:

  • Strengthen safeguards for the public by providing robust, systematic and independent scrutiny of all deaths not referred directly to the Coroner.
  • Improve communication with the bereaved by explaining the certified cause of death and answering questions about the care given.
  • Improve the quality of death certification, providing advice based on a review of relevant health records.

This role will incorporate administrative and computer skills in ensuring necessary paperwork is accurate and complete, and also excellent communication skills during liaison with doctors, nurses, families, and where appropriate, the Coroners' and Registration services.

Part of the day to day work will also involve the review of patient notes and gathering information the Medical Examiner may require for the scrutiny of medical records, therefore a good working knowledge of medical terminology and clinical understanding is essential. The MEO will work closely with the Medical Examiners and as part of their role will contact the Next of Kin to discuss the death, explain the wording on the Certificate and discuss any concerns they may have, this requires excellent communication skills.

The Medical Examiner Officer role is anticipated to be hugely rewarding and will improve personal skills for the successful applicant. It is also a highly responsible, challenging, and involved role, and will therefore require a dedicated and driven applicant.

Contact details:

Lead medical Examiner, Miss Victoria Cook

Interview expected to be week commencing 28th Sept

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameVictoria CookJob titleLead Medical ExaminerTelephone number

Reference: 40882647

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