Specialty Doctor

Medical & Dental

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The Havens
Medical & Dental
Permanent or Fixed Term
Full Time 40 Hours Per Week
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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The Havens
£37,923-£70,718 per annum inc London weighting
22/02/2018 23:59

Speciality doctor and Sexual Offences Examiner

Location: Havens, London

Type:   1. Permanent (1 WTE)

  1. 11 month Fixed term (Maternity Cover) 1WTE

Start Date: asap

The Havens are London’s Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) based in Camberwell, Paddington and Whitechapel. We have a strong partnership with the Metropolitan Police Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command.

We provide expertise in the care of survivors of rape and serious sexual assault who either self-refer or are referred via the police or other agencies. This care includes including, forensic medical examination and medico-legal work, safeguarding, sexual health, counselling, psychology, advocacy and other specialist support.

The Havens’ Children and Young People’s service (CYPHavens) supports children and adolescents when there are recent concerns about sexual assault/abuse.

April 2013 saw the three Havens come together under Kings College Hospital NHS

Foundation Trust as one service delivered on three sites. The Havens service is jointly commissioned between NHS England and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime and is the largest SARC in the UK.

The major responsibility of the post-holder will be to carry out forensic medical examinations on survivors of sexual assault, some of whom may be very traumatised. They will also deliver follow-up sexual health and review clinics. Forensic medical examinations must be carried out in a manner which minimises further distress. The majority of our clients are women and for this reason this post is open to female applicants only in order to preserve privacy and dignity as covered by the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9.

These are detailed, lengthy examinations, which must meet strict standards in terms of recording information, sample collection and handling, and avoiding DNA contamination.

Subsequently a witness statement is requested by the police for approximately a third of examinations and the post-holder will be required to attend court to give evidence in about 10% of cases

The role will suit those with experience in Primary Care, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Genitourinary Medicine and Sexual Health, or Emergency Medicine. The fixed term post would be attractive as an OOPE to a trainee in one of these specialities.

One of the two posts will be based primarily at Haven Camberwell; the second post will be split between the Haven Camberwell and one of the other two sites. The posts holder must be willing to work at other sites according to the needs of the service.



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Rebecca Adlington rebecca.adlington@nhs.net or Dr Sophie Khadr Consultant clinical leads 020 3299 6108