Careers at VIFM

Current Vacancies

Fellow Forensic Pathology

The VIFM is the pre-eminent forensic medical institution in Australia. We provide forensic medical services both within Australia and overseas, and are leaders in disaster victim identification management and the application of post-mortem radiological imaging techniques.

Applications are sought from qualified pathologists to join the Forensic Pathology Team as Fellow in 2015. You will:

• participate in the delivery of all forensic pathology services at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine including participation in a regional pathology service and general forensic pathology and related services to investigate reportable deaths for the State Coroner.

• attend scenes of death with the on-call pathologist and specialist forensic staff for the purpose of contributing to the investigation of the death and to aid in the identification preservation and transportation of deceased persons and possible human remains.

• have an interest in the engagement of medicine with the justice system and will play a full and active part in the coronial death investigation team comprising the State Coroner, the police and other specialist agencies.

The position is for 12 months fixed term commencing January 2015. The successful applicant will be required to provide a recent National Name Police Check. A driver’s licence is essential.
Further information is available by contacting Dr Sarah Parsons on 03 96844444. Expressions of interest together with a curriculum vitae nominating two referees should be forwarded by 17 August 2014 to:

Manager Human Resources, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 57-83 Kavanagh Street, Southbank 3006 or email to jobs@vifm.org

 

Forensic Pathology Registrar

The VIFM is the pre-eminent forensic medical institution in Australia. We provide forensic medical services both within Australia and overseas, and are leaders in disaster victim identification management and the application of post-mortem radiological imaging techniques.

Forensic pathology is at the interface of medicine and the law and you will join the Institute’s forensic pathology team in providing independent investigations into the causes and mechanisms of sudden, unexpected and suspicious deaths.

Forensic pathology also plays an important preventative role in public health and safety particularly in the provision of health-related information to families and the wider community.

You will have an interest in the engagement of medicine with the justice system and will be trained and supported in conducting medico-legal investigations for the State Coroner and the Police, as well as providing expert opinion and testimony concerning your investigations.

The position is for 12 months fixed term commencing January 2015. Post part 1 candidates preferred. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a Victoria Police criminal record check. A current driver’s license is essential.

Further information is available by contacting Dr Sarah Parsons on 03 96844444. Expressions of interest together with a curriculum vitae nominating two referees should be forwarded by 17 August 2014 to:

Manager Human Resources, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, 57-83 Kavanagh Street, Southbank 3006 or email to jobs@vifm.org


Applicants are encouraged to speak to the contact person listed under each career opportunity if you are seeking further information about a position. For any general enquiries about working at VIFM, please contact one of our Human Resources & Organisational Development Consultants: Email: jobs@vifm.org Phone: +61 3 9684 4342 Facsimile: +61 3 9682 7353 Mail: Human Resources and Organisational Development, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine 57-83 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, VIC 3006

Working at VIFM

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine’s greatest and most valued asset is its highly skilled and committed workforce. VIFM offers a supportive and diverse culture where staff can learn and grow in a variety of specialist medical, scientific, technical, research and administrative fields. VIDEO: VIFM Staff Induction by Ms Emily Orchard from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. YouTube Preview Image

Can I do work experience at VIFM?

Due to the nature of our business and the high degree of confidentiality required, VIFM does not offer work experience placements. Instead, we hold VIFM Careers Information Sessions twice a year during the school holidays for year 10, 11 and 12 students to visit the Institute and hear about the many different career opportunities in forensic medicine and science. The next VIFM Careers Information Session will be held on Wednesday 24th September 2014, 12:30pm – 4:00pm at the VIFM in Southbank. RSVP HERE

Why Work at VIFM?

We aim to provide a work environment that fosters learning and development, health & well-being, fair treatment and the ability to balance work, life and family commitments. Employees have access to a range of benefits including:

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Equal Opportunity Program
  • Family friendly environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Health & Well-being activities
  • Induction Program
  • Performance & Development Program
  • Pre-natal/Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Recognition & Achievement Awards Program
  • Social Club
  • Study Assistance

We are an equal opportunity employer and our workplace is smoke free.

Our Culture and Values

The Institute’s Awards and Recognition Program acknowledges and celebrates outstanding work of individuals and teams. These awards are presented to staff who have demonstrated their commitment to the Institute’s core values: Respect, openness, service, integrity and innovation (ROSII). Our Core Values: RESPECT – We respect all people, our history, our calling and the law. OPENNESS – We are open-minded. Open with each other and open to knowledge and learning. SERVICE – We provide services for the community, which are dedicated, responsive and client focused. INTEGRITY – We will be beyond reproach. We commit to truth, confidentiality, impartiality, and accountability. We commit to systems which are secure, reliable, accurate, valid and safe. INNOVATION – We are creative and curious. We are not afraid to do things differently. We will continue our search for knowledge and truth.

The VIFM Social Club

  The VIFM Social Club was formed in July 2001 with the aim of facilitating social interaction between staff of the State Coroner’s Office and the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. It provides a lively and active schedule of events throughout the year to give our staff an opportunity to socialise with colleagues across all departments. Some examples of events organised by the Social Club include:

  • Monthly Friday night drinks for staff, aka ‘Mingles’,
  • Christmas Party, staff  BBQ’s,  Mid-Year Dinner,
  • Discount tickets to theatre shows, and live music events,
  • Golf days, winery tours and a shopping tours,
  • Bake sales to raise money for various charities.