Early Medical Abortion Physician - London, Leeds, Manchester or Bristol

Job reference
31045
Department
UK | South Region
Location
United Kingdom - Bristol and Midlands region (UK centres)
Full/Part-time
Bank/ Sessional, Full-time, Part-time
Closing date
30/08/2019
Description

Marie Stopes UK is a reproductive health charity, best known for its abortion services which help 70,000 women a year. Our network of welcoming clinics and local community services, together with a 24 hour confidential helpline, provide high quality, safe, accessible and compassionate advice, care and support for the women and men who need us. 95% of our services are commissioned by the NHS.

Our clinic network is growing as part of our strategy to be the charity of choice for the women and men who turn to us for help. Our influence is growing too, as we work to increase public and political understanding of the issues women and men face in making reproductive choices.

We’re looking for people who share our drive to provide the best quality care to everyone who needs our services, to join our committed teams of clinical, management and support teams.

We’re proud to be champions for reproductive choice, and we work hard every day to make a reality of women’s rights to decide whether and when to have children.

The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Goal: the prevention of unwanted births and its mission of ensuring the individual’s right to : children by choice not chance.

About the Role

The role involves working with other EMAPs to administer medical advice and digitally provide prescriptions for medical abortion, signatures for statutory forms and reviews of medical history. This is not a client-facing role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish grounds for abortion under the terms of the Abortion Act 1967.
  • Provide first or second signature as requested and appropriate for HSA1 under the terms of the Abortion Act 1967.
  • Evaluate options available to the client using clinical judgement and supporting policies taking into account contraindications for either surgical or medical treatments in relation to the client’s past medical history.
  • Prescribe abortifacients, prophylactic antibiotics and other drugs available on the MSUK drug formulary.
  • Prescribe contraception by applying UK Medical Eligibility Criteria (MEC) guidelines.
  • Provide medical advice for the MSUK client pathway in abortion provision, to ensure clients can safely progress to the most appropriate treatment option.
  • Complete all documentation clearly and legibly, including but not exclusively:
  • All relevant sections of the client record system;
  • All relevant sections of statutory forms HSA1 and HSA4 in accordance with the Department of Health Guidelines.

About You

Experience

  • Sound clinical knowledge and experience in evidence based practice.
  • Post-qualification experience in obstetrics & gynaecology and/or sexual & reproductive healthcare.
  • Abortion care experience.
  • Experience in delivering digital (remotely administered) advice and healthcare

Qualifications and Training

  • Full General Medical Council registration with a licence to practise.
  • DRCOG and/or DFSRH.
  • Pro-choice on abortion
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