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What is a Forensic Medical Examiner?
FME, Police Surgeon, Forensic Medical Examiner is just a few of the different terms used to acknowledge the job of a Doctor working in Forensic Medicine.
A Forensic Medical examiner (FME) is a Doctor working in the field of forensic medicine. General Practitioner jobs were previously the driving force behind FME jobs GP’s that worked mobile covering their county of residence in conjunction with other GPs that were local, however these GPs became increasingly tired at night and struggled to cover day time cases and calls due to surgery commitments. This led to a new breed of FME jobs for hospital Doctors.
Alexander James Healthcare believes that a Doctor needs a number of skills to work as Forensic Medical Examiner in the UK:
Full GMC registration
Thirty six (36) months UK residency – Police Clearance and Vetting purposes.
Full UK driving license
Medical Indemnity which is sometimes paid for by Forensic Medical Service providers
Excellent written and verbal English – for case reports
Excellent work ethic
It is advantageous for a Doctor to have experience in the areas listed below for FME jobs UK:
GP, GPVTS, Registrar, General Practice jobs:
Doctors that are in GP Training or currently working as Salaried GP’s, Locum GP’s, Sessional GP’s and GP Partners have will have an excellent all round understanding and clinical ability to work in FME jobs UK from seeing a variety of different cases day in day out.
FY2, CT1, CT2, ST3, ST4, Consultant A&E jobs:
A&E Doctors jobs UK tend to be excellent for FME jobs UK because of their experience in dealing with emergency situations. A&E Doctor jobs UK will come across a variety of situations such as:
A&E Doctors dealing with physical injuries in a fast paced environment, perform a 'triage' assessment to identify how critical the physical injuries and current mental assessment is crucial in the job of an FME.
FY2, CT1, CT2, ST3, ST4, Consultant Emergency jobs:
Emergency Doctors tend to be calm under pressure, have a clear thought processes, and understanding of drug/alcohol misuse can respond quickly. Emergency CPR, supply treatments for acute and urgent illness/injury, physical or behavioral disorders, examinations, treatment recommendations, co-ordination of other staff, assists in emergency medical procedures and with the use of emergency medicine systems again all experiences vital for FME jobs UK.
FY2, CT1, CT2, ST3, ST4, Consultant, Psychiatry jobs - Substance Misuse:
Psychiatrists deal with patients with mental health issues. Psychiatrists have a good understanding of how the mind works. Psychiatrists jobs UK are important to the community where FME Doctors work. FME Doctors with psychiatry experience will understand cases such as substance misuse, Alcohol abuse and Suicide and is better qualified to deal with these potential cases.
FY2, CT1, CT2, ST3, ST4, Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynaecology :
Obstetrics and gynaecology tends to be a skill for FME jobs UK in sexual assault cases. A number pure sexual offense rota’s (SEO) and havens have been set up nationwide to enable FME jobs UK to examine victims. This experience allows FME’s to use their experience to provide accurate assessment whilst having the ability to deal with the victim appropriately.
FME jobs UK can be very exciting, the shifts are not the same day in day out, FME Doctors tend to work 12-hour shifts. Many FME’s working full time do on average 14 sessions monthly, equally spread between day and night. Each county has a different method of working operationally and the FME jobs UK tend work in teams alongside Custody Nurse Professionals.
Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (www.fflm.ac.uk), under the umbrella of the Royal College of Physicians, is the academic body overseeing clinical forensic medicine. Its creation is particularly exciting as it is the first step towards clinical forensic medicine being recognised as a specialty in its own right.
The faculty will be setting up a membership exam in clinical forensic medicine in the near future with a number of postgraduate qualifications available, the diploma in medical jurisprudence (DMJ) run by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London (www.apothecaries. org) being the most popular.