Staff Specialist - Forensic Pathology - Forensic Medicine Sydney or Newcastle (eCred)

REQ124664 Requisition #

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Facility: Forensic Medicine Sydney or Newcastle*

Hours Per Week: 40
Requisition ID: REQ124664
Applications for this position will be received via eCredential only. Click
here to apply.


*Facility will be subject to negotiation with the Chief Forensic Pathologist.

What you'll be doing

To deliver high quality diagnostic, consultative, procedural and on-call specialty services in Forensic Pathology, and participate in associated teaching, research, quality improvement and administrative activities, to provide a timely and respectful service for the deceased, families and the wider community.

Selection Criteria*

  1. Currently registered or eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and obtained Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in Forensic Pathology, and/or other specialist recognition as provided under the Staff Specialists (State) Award.

  2. Demonstrated contemporary clinical knowledge and technical expertise in the specialty of Forensic Pathology.

  3. Demonstrated commitment to continuing self-education and development, including evidence of participation in continuing medical education / continuing professional development.

  4. Demonstrated participation in teaching and training at undergraduate and/or post graduate level, including supervision of junior medical staff.

  5. Ability to effectively collaborate with multidisciplinary teams including excellent communication and organisational skills with capacity to manage competing priorities.

  6. Demonstrated commitment to the principles of clinical quality management, continuous improvement and a contemporary knowledge of National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) Standards and NATA accreditation processes.

  7. Proven ability to work with the deceased in an environment that could be distressing, ensuring to raise any associated concerns and/or need for support, adopting self-care strategies and promoting same for staff.

  8. Demonstrated capacity to adopt and model the NSWHP RITE values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Excellence.

*Please answer the Selection Criteria in detail, as applications with incomplete or inadequate responses to Selection Criteria will not be considered.


Need more information? 

  1. Click here for the Position Description.

  2. Click here for the Scope of Clinical Practice.
  3. Applications for this position will be received via eCredential only. Click here to apply.
  4. Find out more about applying for this position.

This is a Category A position. All Category A applicants must read and understand Policy Directive PD2018_009 Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against specified diseases. All new recruits must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy. New recruits must provide evidence against specified diseases and comply with the requirements of this policy at their own cost prior to appointment.

An eligibility list will be created for future permanent, temporary and casual vacancies. 


All staff employed by NSW FASS may be required to supply a reference buccal sample so that their DNA profile can be compared to other generated profiles to exclude the possibility of contamination.

Please Note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent residency.

For role related queries or questions contact Issabella Brouwer on

Applications Close: 5 November 2019 

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