Medical Assessors

We have opportunities for psychiatrists to become a Medical Assessor in regulatory work to consider health matters for pharmacy professionals.

Closing date: 6 November 2020 (12pm)

Interview dates: Week commencing 16 November 2020

Follow this link for details on how to apply


The role

Do you want to apply your skills as a psychiatrist to help assure patients and their families that they can receive safe care from pharmacy professionals?

Medical Assessors provide advice on health matters to the GPhC’s statutory committees.

As part of our work to uphold standards, we have three independent statutory committees: the investigating committee, the fitness to practise and the appeals committees, which decide on concerns about pharmacy professionals.

Medical Assessor

As part of their role in advising the GPhC, Medical Assessors undertake an assessment of a pharmacy professional at our request and then draft an impartial medical report. The purpose of the report is to provide evidence about any health condition, if it is being managed by the pharmacy professional and to provide an expert opinion on any risks that the condition may present to the pharmacy professional, patients and the public.

In cases where a fitness to practise hearing is scheduled, the Medical Assessor is expected to give evidence; all hearings take place at our London offices. Due to Covid-19, some hearings are being conducted remotely.

It is expected that Medical Assessors will be required to undertake a minimum of two assessments per month, subject to a variation of workload.

We want to make sure we have a good coverage across Great Britain. As a result we invite applicants based in the following geographical areas: 

  • North East
  • East Midlands 
  • West Midlands
  • South West
  • South Wales

The role is remunerated and reasonable expenses will be covered (in line with the GPhC’s expenses policy) full details are provided within the role description below.  

How to apply

To be able to apply for this role you need to be a psychiatrist registered with the GMC and holding a current licence to practice. Please consult the relevant documentation for this role:

Medical Assessor role description  [PDF 171 KB] 

Medical Assessor guidance [PDF 163 KB]

If you feel you have the required experience and skills and would like to apply for this role please complete the online application form.

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community

For an informal discussion about the role, Melissa Nurse-Barrow, Associates and Partners Manager

Closing date: 6 November 2020 (12pm)

Interview dates: Week commencing 16 November 2020


About the GPhC

We are a respected regulatory body that regulates pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies in Great Britain. We work to assure and improve standards of care for people using pharmacy services.

Our organisation has a long-term vision and a desire for highly skilled and specialist staff. We are committed to providing workforce learning and development opportunities.

We are proud of our diverse and inclusive culture and are committed to holding ourselves to the same standards we expect of others.

Follow this link to see our privacy policy and understand how we collect, use and share your personal data during our recruitment process.
 

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