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Forensic Pathologist

Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora
Christchurch (Territorial authority), Canterbury (NZ)
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

Making a difference - it's what you do. But what about what you need?

Like more space, and more to do on your days off - or less. You've got nature at your fingertips, a team you can count on and a warm welcome. We've got it all covered at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand

About a Senior Medical Officer career in Aotearoa, New Zealand

As a Senior Medical Officer, you're already making a difference every day, in the lives of patients, their loved ones and the wider communities who benefit from your expertise. We're looking to fill multiple specialties nationwide and offering you the unique opportunity to make a difference, somewhere different in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

You'll provide the highest-quality medical care, surrounded by world-leading technology. Our multi-disciplinary teams work together to drive positive change to improve healthcare outcomes for our communities.

Who we are at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand is the Government organisation that provides publicly-funded universal health care to five million Kiwis. We manage all health services provided in New Zealand, including hospital and specialist services, and primary and community care.

We recruit across 20 unique districts within the country, developing and implementing plans based on local needs to improve the health and well-being of our communities.

Here in New Zealand, forensic pathologists play a crucial role in supporting the families of deceased, through the expert service you'll provide to coroners, the Police, and courts. You'll undertake and supervise autopsy examinations of sudden, unexplained, or unexpected deaths for coroners, as part of our enthusiastic and skilled technical team operating out of modern, well equipped mortuary facilities.

Operating alongside our Anatomical Pathology Department, your team has constant access to a full range of diagnostics support services available in this large tertiary hospital campus including histopathology, microbiology, genetics, biochemistry and haematology laboratories and radiology services, so you'll always feel supported with the resources available to see you thrive.

The Role

This role will see you provide expert advice to the coroners, families, courts, and other medical staff. You'll be FRCPA-qualified (or international equivalent), with at least five years post-qualification experience, which means you'll be more than competent in undertaking forensic/coronial post mortems, and you'll be recently practiced in a similar role. Plus, if you have existing sub-specialty interest in trauma neuropathology and/or paediatric pathology, that would be a great advantage.

As well as a remarkable lifestyle change, this is a role that could take you down exciting future pathways. For the right candidate who can demonstrate previous experience of leadership and management, this role also offers the opportunity to provide clinical leadership and development of the clinical capabilities of the current Forensic Pathology team.

A candidate with leadership and management skills would be at an advantage. You'll also be encouraged to impart your knowledge and skills to help contribute to the future workforce. You could even find yourself taking up undergraduate/graduate teaching opportunities as you develop and progress in your own career.

An internationally competitive salary package is offered as well as assistance with immigration, professional registration, and relocation.

Your application will be reviewed and progressed as soon as possible.
To be considered for this role you will need to be eligible to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, to find out more please follow this link

Join us in our mission to provide exceptional patient care, advance medical knowledge, and improve healthcare outcomes.

To apply for this role, please submit an application here.

Helping you make the move

Our Candidate Support Team provides one-to-one personalised support throughout your journey to your new home in Aotearoa, New Zealand. This includes matching you with a district that best suits your lifestyle and career aspirations, as well as help with visas and immigration, relocation, and settlement support.

If you're ready to be part of an innovative, progressive and passionate team, while exploring all that our country has to offer. We have the role for you - providing you the best of both worlds.

It's never been easier to start a new adventure - and we have a team to help you every step of the way.

Come on over to Aotearoa, New Zealand, and make a difference, somewhere different.


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