TLC remains actively vigilant to the dangers of the Ebola virus and insists its working locum doctors immediately declare if they have:
- Visited an Ebola affected country in the past 3 months
- Been caring or in contact with someone who is knowingly infected in the past 3 months
- Been caring or in contact with someone who has visited an Ebola affected country in the past 3 months
- Been in the company of any person who has returned from the infected geographies in the past 3 months
- Been in contact with someone who has been in the presence of a person or persons who pertain to either 3 & 4 above in the past 3 months
Candidate duty of care
If you have returned from an Ebola affected country, or cared for someone with Ebola, or been in contact with someone who has the possibility of being Ebola infected since March 2014, it is your duty as a medical professional to inform your TLC recruitment consultant immediately.
TLC has a robust screening process and if you have been exposed to the Ebola virus since March 2014 you must complete a short Ebola Screening Statement, available from your recruitment consultant.
If your response to any of the above is affirmative and the screening statement demonstrates you could be at risk, you will be suspended from work through TLC and the hospital(s) in which you have worked since the possibility of infection will be advised.
Should you enter an Ebola infected country you should advise your consultant before entering that country.
TLC candidates’ completing the Ebola Screening Statement along with their duty of care to patients, colleagues and their employer, the above best assures that TLC and its partnering hospitals that its working candidates remain clear of infection.
To stay fully up to date visit the Public Health England website here https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/ebola-virus-disease-clinical-management-and-guidance