Forensic Technical Assistant (VPSG2)

Job posted: 26/08/2021
Applications close: 26/09/2021 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 12 months

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $54,755 - $70,315

Occupation: Science

Reference: VG/FM0019

Reference: VG/FM0019

Occupation: Science

Salary Range: $54,755 - $70,315

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

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.

About Us

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) is an independent statutory authority governed by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine Act 1985. It is part of the Justice portfolio of the Victorian Government.

The work of the VIFM can be described as a cycle of three parts:

  • Providing forensic medical & scientific services and tissue banking
  • Learning from this work
  • Researching and teaching.

VIFM is based at the Coronial Services Centre which also houses the Coroners Court of Victoria.  Coronial Admissions and Enquiries (CAE) is the first point of contact with respect to deaths reportable to the Coroner and coordinates the initial phase of the coroner's investigation into deaths.

The Director of the Institute holds the Chair of the Forensic Medicine at Monash University and the VIFM also operates as the Department of Forensic Medicine at Monash University.

About the Role

This position is within the Forensic Services Division, which includes the departments of Forensic Pathology, Forensic Sciences and Clinical Forensic Medicine. Forensic Pathology encompasses Human Identification, Forensic Technical Services and Coronial Admissions and Enquiries.

Forensic Technical Services provides all services related to the mortuary including the management of admission, storage, medical imaging, medico-legal investigations and release of deceased persons.

Reporting to the Senior Forensic Technical Officer, Forensic Technical Services this role will be part of a multidisciplinary team providing 24/7 support for the Coroners and VIFM Pathologists conducting medico-legal death investigations.

The role will provide services in the mortuary including the admission, storage, and release of deceased persons. This role involves regular exposure to deceased persons including varying state of decomposition and/or trauma, and/or afflicted with infectious diseases and/or paediatric.

The role will also include assisting the Forensic Technical Officers, Pathologists and Coronial Admissions and Enquiries staff in mortuary operations and the maintenance of equipment and stores.

About You

As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Demonstrate resilience, adopting self-care strategies and commitment in managing multiple competing prioritise in a complex and challenging work environment
  • Demonstrate ability to learn complex tasks in a timely manner
  • Sound knowledge of OH&S issues related to a scientific or medical field
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable and maintain composure under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal and stakeholder engagement and relationship building skills
  • Proven ability to act with professionalism and maintain confidentiality, as well as working collaboratively in a team.

The person selected for this role will adapt quickly and easily to changing priorities, and will be expected to exercise the highest level of professionalism (including confidentiality), commit to providing a high quality service and adhere to VIFM's core values of Respect, Openness, Service, Integrity and Innovation.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role, please refer to the attached position description.

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

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

Forensic Technical Assistant (VPSG2)

Job type:

Full time / 12 months

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David Lawson on 03 9684 4108 | david.lawson@vifm.org

Forensic Technical Assistant (VPSG2)