Assistant Chief Medical Examiners (2)

Government of Alberta - Calgary, AB (7 months ago)

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Advance our pathology and toxicology services and directly impact the forensic justice system supporting Albertans.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) is committed to the provision of high quality services to Albertans. Activities performed enable the OCME to certify the cause and manner of death in accordance with the Fatality Inquiries Act; provide forensic service; assist and educate Albertans in time of grief; and develop and maintain a center of excellence in forensic pathology and toxicology.

Reporting through to the Chief Medical Examiner and supported by other staff members, these positions will be responsible for conducting investigations of all unexplained natural deaths and all unnatural deaths under the Fatality Inquiries Act. This position will be required to perform the full working duties of a Forensic Pathologist. The OCME investigates about 20,000 deaths and performs approximately 4000 post mortem examinations (autopsies and external examinations combined) annually in the province.

You will bring specialized forensic pathology training acumen, supported by in-depth knowledge of the medical, forensic pathology and toxicological aspects of sudden death investigations. Exceptional communication and relationship building skills are critical to developing effective liaisons with criminal justice partners, allied medical professionals and families. Applicants must be a medical doctor with Board Certification in Anatomical or General Pathology (or equivalency) and have sub-specialist certification or training in Forensic Pathology. For Canadian Forensic Pathologists trained before 2009, a fellowship in Forensic Pathology without Board Certification will also be considered eligible. Forensic pathology fellows currently in training are also qualified for this competition. Candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.


These Pathologist positions offers a salary range of $11,944.38 - $13,894.52 bi-weekly.
NOTE: There are two 3-year contract positions available with possibilities of extension. Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies.

How to Apply

Apply directly on-line, or fax your resume to Executive Search, Public Service Commission, Fax (780) 422-0468. When applying online, please submit your cover letter and resume as one file. Online applications will receive an automated confirmation. You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. Our contact number is (780) 408-8460.

Position Profile

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