Careers at VIFM

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Forensic Medical Registrar                                                                                           Full-time position for Semester 1 (6 months) commencing 6 February 2017 has become available.     Applications are now being sought from medical graduates keen to experience work as a Clinical Forensic Medicine Registrar. This position is accredited with the RACGP, ACEM and Sexual Health Chapter of the RACP, and offers a fantastic opportunity to try something unique and rewarding.   The Forensic Medicine Registrar placement offers a great work-life balance and a friendly, non-hospital based experience. On this placement you can expect to acquire practical, sought-after skills that you will utilise throughout your career.
Position Number FM1917
Duration Semester 1 – February to August 2017
Employment Status Full-time, fixed-term
Position contact Clinical Forensic Medicine
Contact details
Closing date NA


Donation Nurse – Tissue Donation                                                                                           The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria (DTBV) is seeking a Donation Nurse to be responsible for identifying potential tissue donors, communicating with the recently deceased person’s next of kin and with living donors, providing information about tissue donation for transplantation and/or research, and obtaining consent for tissue donation.
Position Number FM1839
Classification / grade VPS 4
Employment Status Part-time, ongoing (90% FTE)
Position contact Susan Dickie – Nurse Manager
Contact details 03 9684 4426
Closing date 22 January 2017


Forensic Nurse Examiner                                                                                                        The Forensic Nurse Examiner supports the efficient and effective functioning of the division of Clinical Forensic Medicine, providing an informed, impartial and competent forensic service to the Victoria Police, the Courts, and Office of Public Prosecutions, including the examination of adult victims of physical and sexual assault, collection of biological and forensic samples, preparation of medico-legal reports and statements and provision of advice to police, and other stakeholders regarding clinical forensic matters.Working autonomously within the community in the provision of the Institute’s 27 hour, 7 days a week services, the Forensic Nurse Examiner is supported by senior clinical staff.
Position Number FM1950
Location Bendigo & Bairnsdale
Employment Status casual
Position contact Adele O’Hehir – Forensic Nursing Network Coordinator
Contact details or 03 9684 4480
Closing date 19 January 2017


Forensic Nurse Biological Specimen Collection
There are currently vacancies in the Melbourne Metropolitan area for Division 1 Registered Nurses to join an existing dynamic team to provide predominately after hours clinical services for Victoria Police. The position is casual and will require compulsory attendance at an initial in service training session followed by ongoing training and support.
Position Number FM2021
Location Melbourne metro
Employment Status casual
Position contact Adele O’Hehir – Forensic Nursing Network Coordinator
Contact details or 03 9684 4480
Closing date 19 January 2017


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 and Organisational Development Consultants:
Email:    Tel: +61 3 9684 4342

Applications should be received electronically via the online system ( or as indicated in the job advertisement.

All applications received will be held in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.


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.

VIFM Careers Information Sessions

Because we cannot offer work experience here at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, we instead offer secondary school students in years 10, 11 and 12 with the opportunity to attend a VIFM Careers Information Session. The VIFM holds two Career Information Sessions per year during school holidays.

The next Careers Information Session will be held on Monday 26 September 2016 from 12:30pm – 4:00pm at VIFM in Southbank. 

This informative afternoon will give you an insight into the broad range of career options available in forensic medicine and science. Our experts in fields such as

  • forensic pathology
  • forensic toxicology
  • forensic anthropology
  • odontology (forensic dentistry)
  • histopathology
  • microbiology
  • clinical forensic medicine and
  • molecular biology (DNA)

talk to students about what it’s like to work in their chosen fields here at the VIFM and what path they took to get where they are today.

Places are limited so make sure you reserve your seat early to avoid disappointment. 

Click here for more information and bookings.


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.

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VIDEO: VIFM Staff Induction by Ms Emily Orchard from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.


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 and 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.


Our Culture and Values

ROSII blueThe 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 – 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 Social Club

The 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
  • Christmas Party, staff  BBQ’s,  Mid-Year Dinner,
  • Discount tickets to theatre shows, and live music events,
  • Bake sales to raise money for various charities.