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Assistant Chief Medical Examiner Full-time Job

1 month ago   Doctor / Physician   Alberta   4 views
Job Details

Position Description and Responsibilities/Duties:

The Assistant Chief Medical Examiner is responsible for conducting investigations into unexplained natural deaths, unnatural deaths,
and other deaths reportable to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in accordance with the Fatality Inquiries Act (FIA). The
purpose of these investigations is to establish the identity of the decedent together with the cause and manner of death. The incumbent
will perform external examinations and autopsies as part of these investigations, prepare reports documenting the findings and
conclusions of death investigations, and provide expert testimony to criminal and civil courts. Activities performed enable the OCME to
certify the cause and manner of death in accordance with the FIA, provide forensic service, assist and educate Albertans in times of
grief, and develop and maintain a center of excellence in forensic pathology and toxicology.

Contact for more information or to apply for this position:
Please contact OCME_admin@gov.ab.ca for more information.

Qualifications Required:

Applicants must be a medical doctor (M.D.) with Board Certification in Anatomical or General (Clinical) Pathology (or equivalency) and
2 thereafter gain 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. This includes knowledge of all aspects of death investigation, identification techniques, autopsy and external
examination techniques, preparation of reports, and provision of expert testimony in a court of law. Although experience is always an
asset, this position is also open to individuals who have just completed their Fellowship training in Forensic Pathology. Depending on
experience of the successful candidate, classification ranges from entry level Medical Pathologist I to the highest level of Medical
Pathologist IV. The incumbent must also be proficient in the use of computers (including use of the internet and Microsoft Outlook),
must be licensed or eligible for medical licensure in the province of Alberta, and must have a valid driver's license. Exceptional
communication and relationship building skills are critical to developing effective liaisons with criminal justice partners, allied medical
professionals and families.

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Full-time
  • FTE: 1
  • Department: Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
  • Specialty: General Pathology
  • Secondary Specialty: Forensic Pathology
  • Recruiting Organization: Other
  • Sponsorship Eligible: Yes
  • Compensation: Pathologist positions offers a salary range of $11,944.38 - $13,894.52 bi-weekly (Medical Pathologist I to Medical Pathologist IV). Thisis a 3-year renewable contract position based on performance evaluations. Relocation expenses may be negotiated. Other coveredexpenses include payment of initiation of registration fee and annual registration fee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons ofAlberta and other professional membership fees such as the membership fees of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons ofCanada up to a maximum of $4,000.00 per contract year, and educational expenses to keep the registration with the CPSA up to amaximum of $4,000.00 per contract year. Liability insurance (similar to Canadian Medical Protection Association fee) is covered by theGovernment of Alberta Insurance. There are opportunities for University appointment including a stipend for teaching and access to thee-library.
  • Community Info:

    Alberta's Death Investigation System is an integral part of the Ministry of Justice, offering a fundamental and unique service to
    strengthen public safety and security. As a public service, we are responsible for and committed to supporting the people of Alberta and
    their families in their time of need while they deal with profound grief and loss of their loved ones. The OCME strives to improve the
    health and safety of Albertans as well as support the efforts to prevent future sudden and unexpected deaths in the province.The Office
    of the Chief Medical Examiner investigates deaths in Alberta, under the authority of the Fatality Inquiries Act (FIA), and issues death
    documents related to investigations and provides education and training. The OCME employs a Chief Medical Examiner, two Deputy
    Chief Medical Examiners, and Assistant Chief Medical Examiners and has offices located in both Edmonton and Calgary. The OCME
    performs an average of 4,000 post-mortem examinations per year and investigates nearly 20,000 deceased people each year. Both
    offices have cross-functional working units: Medical Examiners, Medical Investigators, Mortuaries, Toxicology Laboratory, Records Unit
    and Administration.

  • Posting Date: Dec 2, 2022
  • Closing Date: Nov 15, 2023
Company Description
Albertas health care system is one of the best in the world and physicians in Alberta experience a variety of challenging and rewarding opportunities while also enjoying a high standard of living. Whether you are interested in practicing in a large hospital in an urban centre or a small community clinic in a rural area, Alberta offers plenty of choices to suit your skills and interests.
General Practitioners and Family Physicians are licensed health care professionals and are educated in the general practice, with opportunities to focus their practice in specialized areas.
Specialist physicians are trained and certified to provide patient care within a specific discipline. They also act as consultants to other physicians; perform surgery and supervise surgical procedures; and may conduct research on the nature, cause and development of diseases.