Regional Forensic Pathologist (Allied Health) - Auckland District Health Board (Central Auckland) - Closing date 29 August 2022

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  • Auckland CBD, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jul 11, 2022
Full time, permanent

Job Description

  • Northern Forensic Pathology Service of New Zealand
  • Permanent full time role (40 hours/week) and on-call
  • Based at Auckland City Hospital

The Opportunity | Te whiwhinga mahi

Applications are welcome from qualified forensic pathologists to join the Dept. of Forensic Pathology, Auckland City Hospital, which forms part of the Northern Forensic Pathology Service of New Zealand. The department is based in a comprehensive tertiary laboratory.

This is a full-time position working alongside four other forensic pathologists and two registrars. The department has NAME and ISO 15189 accreditation, and conducts accredited subspecialty training in forensic pathology. It also participates in the teaching and training of anatomical pathology registrars, as well as medical students from the adjacent University of Auckland School of Medicine, and other allied professional groups. Research opportunities exist within the department and in collaboration with the medical school.

The department has a dedicated in-house CT scanner which is supported by experienced radiologists. Access to on-site cardiac genetic testing is available through our close relationship with the Cardiac Inherited Disease service.

A full-time workload is defined as 250 post-mortem examinations (full and external) per annum which allows time for non-clinical activities. Annual service case load is approx. 1,000 post-mortem examinations. On-call commitment is 1:4. Scene visits are an expected part of the role.

The salary range for this position is derived from the Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (MECA).

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Starting date is negotiable.

Enquiries regarding a locum position are also warmly welcomed.

Important Skills| Nga Pūkenga Motuhake

Applicants must have a primary medical qualification recognised by the New Zealand Medical Council and a postgraduate qualification such as FRCPA or equivalent e.g. DMJ or board-certified in forensic pathology, which allows vocational registration as a pathologist. Experience and a subspecialty interest are desirable but not essential. Applications from recently qualified forensic pathologists are welcome.

The successful applicant will have sound knowledge and skills, excellent communication skills, are able to work effectively as a member of team, adhere to the values of the organisation, and be respectful of others.

Our Organisation | Ko wai mātou

New Zealand operates under a British style coronial system which is governed by the Coroner’s Act 2006. The Northern Forensic Pathology Service, with six forensic pathologists, is responsible for all coronial and forensic pathology services within the greater Auckland and Manawatu regions, and the forensic pathology service for the upper part of the North lsland.

At Te Toka Tumai | Auckland City Hospital we are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy. If you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to “do your life’s best work at Auckland City Hospital”.

Why you will enjoy working here | He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city with a population of 1.5 million and in 2021 was named the world’s most liveable city. It is a vibrant, multi-cultural city with excellent opportunities to pursue outdoor interests and a rewarding lifestyle. A beautiful harbour and beaches allow a wide range of water sports and other activities.

Auckland City Hospital 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.

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How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

Please click on the tab below and submit your application online attaching your updated CV and Covering Letter outlining your experience and motivation to apply to this role.

For help with your application please email, Hamish Watson, Recruitment Consultant on HamishWats@adhb.govt.nz quoting ref # ADHB12970

Closing date is 29 August 2022

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