• Northern Forensic Pathology Service (Level 3)
• On-going training and development provided
• Close knit supportive team
This exciting and challenging role is based at Auckland City Hospital and would suit either an experienced qualified Mortuary Technician or someone who is not yet qualified but has the required skills and attributes and is keen to train and get qualified in this intersecting field of medicine and law. This role will provide you the privilege to be a part of the pathway for our deceased and their bereaved family / whānau, and contribute to the health of our community and the justice system.
About the position
We have two full time permanent positions available working Monday to Friday with rostered on-call duties. You will work in a team with other forensic technicians to assist the Forensic Pathologists with a wide variety of post-mortem examinations including cases of sudden natural deaths, suspicious deaths and homicides, as well as undertake other day-to-day operational duties to support the service. You will also participate in the in-house post-mortem CT scanning service, as well as assist with hospital post-mortems and the perinatal (non-coronial) post-mortem service.
We provide a comprehensive forensic pathology service including the management of deceased persons / tūpapaku, storage, medical imaging (CT scan and photography), and complex medico-legal investigation. As part of the job, you will be exposed to forensic and post-mortem material and images, medical reports, and mortuary and laboratory equipment and environments.
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For more information about this position, please contact Erin Retter, Technical Head Forensic Pathology on 09 307 4949 Ext: 23056 or on ERetter@adhb.govt.nz
Auckland District Health Board (Auckland DHB) is one of the leading healthcare providers in New Zealand offering a wide range of tertiary and quaternary clinical services to a large and diverse population. We have state of the art facilities and provide our services from three hospitals – Auckland City Hospital, Starship Children’s Health and Greenlane Clinical Centre. Here is what we can offer you in this role:
• Working within a dynamic, supportive and multidisciplinary team
• Orientation and on the job training, formal supervision and professional development opportunities.
• A great team environment and supportive work culture
• Discounts at a variety of businesses, free eye test
About the department
The Department of Forensic Pathology is an IANZ and NAME accredited facility. We are only the second forensic facility outside of the USA to be accredited by the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) It is the largest department of its kind in New Zealand, conducting approximately 1000 post-mortems per year (mostly full post-mortems) and approximately 220 perinatal post-mortems. The department is involved in the training of pathology registrars as well as forensic mortuary staff, including from other centres. Our staff are also provide forensic assistance in national and international mass disasters. Our mission is to provide the “best service, delivered in the best place, by the best people”.
If you are an experienced Forensic Technician, you will need to have the relevant registration with Medical Sciences Council of NZ (www.mscouncil.org.nz) as a Mortuary Technician. You will have previous experience of working in a Forensic Pathology department/mortuary either in New Zealand or overseas and will have knowledge of the day to day requirements of a busy Forensic Pathology department. Preferably, you will be experienced in post-mortem photography, as well as assisting in homicide and suspicious death post-mortems.
If you are not yet qualified, you can be employed as a trainee for a fixed term training position and you will be expected to work towards the requirements and sit the Qualified Medical Laboratory Technician (QMLT) examination when requirements are met. To be considered for the trainee role, you will either have or be working towards qualification as an MLT. At the end of the successful competition of the training period, you will move into the role of a qualified Forensic Mortuary Technician.
To apply please click on the ‘Apply’ tab below and submit your application online attaching your updated CV and Covering Letter. If you have any queries about this opportunity or accessibility or technical issues with the online process, please contact Sonu Anand, Recruitment Consultant on Sonua@adhb.govt.nz or on 0211083241 quoting ref #ADHB11556A to discuss how we can best support your application
Closing date is 3 October 2021
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