Head, Clinical Forensic Medicine

  • Company:
    State of Victoria
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 days ago
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The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine is Australia’s most comprehensive forensic medical facility. We serve the Victorian community and the whole of the Victorian justice system, especially the courts.

We provide the justice system with evidence to underpin safe convictions and appropriate acquittals. Our doctors help investigate deaths reported to the Coroner, examine alleged offenders and assess, treat and support victims of crime.

The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria supports patients and their families by providing safe tissues for transplantation and medical research.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our organisation, we’d love to hear from you.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to hearing from you.

Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Contact: David Ranson on (03) 9684 4313
[email protected]

  • Full Time, Fixed Term 5 years
  • Salary $406,568 – $467,564
  • Influence and implement significant change and make a positive impact to the lives of Victorians.

A rare opportunity to lead and manage the VIFM’s clinical forensic medical service.

About us

As an institution focussed on forensic medicine, we serve the community and the courts. Our statutory responsibilities are to provide independent forensic medical and scientific expertise to the justice system, tissue for transplantation, and to both teach and undertake research that will benefit the community.

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) provides the justice system with the crucial medical and related scientific evidence that underpins safe convictions and appropriate acquittals. Our doctors and scientists investigate deaths reported to the Coroner, examine alleged offenders and medically assess and support victims of crime.

The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria (DTBV) supports patients and their families by providing safe tissues to medical specialists and Victorian hospitals for transplantation and medical research.

Our medical and scientific staff members undertake research that directly contributes to public health and safety and the just working of our legal system.

Victoria’s Clinical Forensic Medicine (CFM) service comprises Forensic Physicians, medical fellows and junior medical staff, forensic nurse examiners and bio-specimen collection nurses, located across the state.

About the role

The Head, Clinical Forensic Medicine is a senior physician and manager responsible for leading the delivery of clinical forensic medical services in Victoria. The position develops and implements a vision for the future needs of clinical forensic medicine at the VIFM.

VIFM is looking to recruit a leader with extensive experience in the delivery of time-critical medical services and management of high performing teams. Leadership, strategic focus and effective people management skills are essential for the role. The ability to engage collaboratively with key stakeholders across the organisation, government and the forensic medical community nationally and internationally is a critical attribute.

Preferably possessing research experience and a publication record, the appointee will be expected to champion these activities with staff and actively participate in the work of the Department of Forensic Medicine at Monash University, and will receive a suitable academic appointment from Monash University.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have: 

  • extensive experience as a recognised leader and provider of clinical forensic medicine services
  • proven professional leadership qualities, strong management skills, demonstrable business acumen and the ability to think and act strategically
  • demonstrated capacity to build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders at all levels, including VIFM executive and council, courts, police, prosecution authorities, government and community agencies and professional bodies
  • experience in teaching, research, grant applications and a significant publication record
  • extensive experience as a people leader in order to motivate and build a team of clinicians and allied clinical and administrative staff, with the ability to be comfortable operating across both a clinical forensic environment and having a people and operational focus
  • registration as a medical practitioner with AHPRA, or ability/eligibility to obtain registration in Australia, along with membership or fellowship of a relevant medical college or faculty (for example, FRACGP, FACEM FRCPA or similar international organisation)
  • post graduate qualifications in forensic medicine or a related field.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a covering letter and resume detailing your career history, highlighting your key responsibilities and achievements in your current and previous roles, and your publication record. You will also include a statement of suitability explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, and with reference to the key selection criteria listed in the position description. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats. 

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.