General Medical Council Scotland
General Medical Council Scotland
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Top job! Liaison Adviser - Scotland Office

  • Part time
  • £38,184 – £49,625 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th February 2019

  • Could you be one of our new ambassadors and change leaders?
  • Passionate about patient safety and medical education?
  • Naturally inquisitive, and focused on improvement and harm prevention?
  • Confident, credible and highly effective communicator and educator?

If you can answer yes to all of these then keep reading as you may well be a natural choice for this exciting role with the General Medical Council’s (GMC) Liaison Service.

We are looking for a colleague to join our expanding service in Scotland and currently have one part time (0.6 FTE) post to fill.

With the option of working from home, with extensive travel, applicants must live in Scotland. You'll work in hospitals, GP surgeries, medical schools and communities in partnership with health care regulators and providers to improve medical education and prevent avoidable referrals of doctors to the GMC;

Additionally you will:

  • Promote understanding of the role and value of the GMCs work with medical students, doctors, patients and other health regulators
  • Support high professional standards in medical education, training and practice by identifying concerns about patient safety and the quality of training doctors are receiving and collaborate with others to drive improvement
  • Deepen the GMC’s understanding of the issues affecting doctors, medical students and patients
  • Develop training interventions to help prevent avoidable harm to patients, and also prevent avoidable referral of doctors to the GMC.

The successful candidate will have strong relationship management and partnership working skills. Additionally they will have an analytical and problem solving approach to work. Using data, intelligence and networking they will be able to quickly build a picture of the quality of care and medical education delivered across Scotland and identify those in the external healthcare environment best placed to help improve the situation.

They will care deeply about supporting doctors to maintain the standards we expect of them. They will be open and empathetic to the current challenges of practicing medicine in the UK and be capable of providing guidance and direction to doctors, students and educators about ethical issues and patient safety concerns.

They will be an excellent educator or facilitator with a clear, engaging and dynamic communication style and a proven ability to translate complex information into engaging content in a range of settings and across multiple audiences as well as the ability to handle challenge and answer complex queries.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference as the GMC becomes increasingly focused on collaboration, prevention and improvement to support a profession under pressure.

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