- Advert number: 317534-0
- Posted Date: 19/11/12
- Closing Date: 04/01/13
Interested in an exciting career change?
Medico-legal Adviser at the MDU
The Medical Defence Union (The MDU) is the leading medical defence organisation within the UK. Our hallmark is the excellence of our professional services: insured professional indemnity, access to 24-hour medico-legal advice, defending the interests of individual members and improving patient safety through clinical risk management. We wish to appoint a Medico-legal Adviser to our Advisory team which currently comprises over 30 Doctors providing front-line assistance to over 200,000 MDU members.
The post is only open to Doctors with current GMC registration and applicants must have a licence to practise Medicine. The successful candidate is likely to have membership or Fellowship of a Medical Royal College or equivalent, and must have an understanding of the UK Healthcare System gained from at least 5 years’ post registration experience. This is an opportunity to commence a career in Medico-legal Medicine and is not suitable, or offered, for combination with Clinical Practice.
Advisers are home-based within the UK, but the basic induction training will be at our London office for a period of approximately 12 weeks.
The successful candidate will need to be highly self-motivated, with the ability to prioritise their workloads within a busy environment. You must be able to think problems through and solve them. Excellent communication, negotiation, interpersonal and written skills are essential. The ability to grasp complex information quickly is a must. Above average IT skills are a pre-requisite.
The starting salary reflects the need for training. If you would like further information about the role and the application process please visit the “About the MDU” section on our website: www.themdu.com
Closing date: Friday, 4th January 2013.