Chief Medical Examiner - Alberta Justice and Solicitor General

Posting Date:Wed, 17 Jun 2020
Date to Apply By: 31 Jul 2020
Estimated Start Date: To be Determined

Chief Medical Examiner
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME)

Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Edmonton – Lead our pathology and toxicology services and directly impact the forensic justice system supporting Albertans.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) is committed, through Justice and Solicitor General to the provision of high quality services to Albertans. The OCME certifies the cause and manner of death in accordance with the Fatality Inquiries Act; provides forensic service; and develops and maintain a center of excellence in forensic pathology and toxicology.

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister of Justice Services, the Chief Medical Examiner (CME) works alongside the Executive Director OCME to oversee policy development, stakeholder relationships and the operations of investigating, reporting and recording all unexplained natural and all unnatural deaths, as well as toxicology to support the forensic justice system. As a Forensic Pathologist you will provide expert advice and recommendations to the Fatality Review Board and act as the interface between the OCME and public fatality inquiries. A seasoned leader, you will inspire a collaborative work environment and guide the OCME in focusing on service excellence in the provision of timely and high quality results that influence the daily operation of the death investigation system and impact cross-ministry initiatives. Working closely with partners and stakeholders will be key to managing issues and enhancing forensic justice services. As a leader in the division you will contribute to the achievement of ministry objectives and further the government’s corporate agenda.

Your executive level experience includes personnel-leadership, forensic policy, administration, and finance leadership plus 10 years of Forensic Pathology. You bring subspecialist certification in Forensic Pathology, 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 equivalent) with an additional Fellowship year of training in Forensic Pathology. Candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

This position offers a salary of $15,283.97 bi-weekly supplemented with a 10% administrative modifier.
NOTE: This is a full time, fixed term contract position of up to 3 years, with a possibility of renewal. Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies.
Closing Date: July 31, 2020 or until a suitable candidate is selected

Job ID: 1057347 Open Competition

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