Clinical Nurse Consultant (Coronial Nurse) - Forensic Medicine (528791)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 15, 2024
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:

The role:

As an advanced clinical practitioner within Statewide Forensic Medical Service, the Clinical Nurse Consultant, Forensic (Coronial) Nurse, reports operationally to the Director Statewide Forensic Medical Service (SFMS) and State Forensic Pathologist and undertakes work as directed by the Director SFMS and State Forensic Pathologist (SFP), Approved Pathologists, and Magistrates in The Magistrates Court Coronial Division (Coroners).

The role works within best practice framework and in accordance with national policies, guidelines, and requirements as per judicial and health systems.

Provide specialist advice and direction, formal case reviews and any other documentation as requested by the SFP and Coroner on deaths requiring investigation under the Tasmanian Coroners Act 1995 within the scope of nursing practice. Where reported deaths to the Coroner are of apparent natural causes, facilitate the issue of the Medical Certificates of the Cause of Death (MCCD) as directed by the SFP, SFMS and Coroners.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application

Details of Appointment

Permanent full time day worker position working 76 hours per fortnight commencing asap.

*notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $111,506 to $118,336 per annum. Our Employer 11% superannuation contribution is on top of this amount.

You’ll have access to salary package a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible.

Salary range is in accordance with Nurses and Midwives (Tasmanian State Service) Agreement 2023


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Hold or working towards relevant Post Graduate qualifications
  2. Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
  1. crimes of violence
  2. sex related offences
  3. serious drug offences
  4. crimes involving dishonesty
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

How to Apply

Apply Online. Please click the "Apply" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note:

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

For more information (Contact Officer)

Dr Andrew Reid

Director - Statewide Forensic Medical Services
Phone: (03) 6166 2590

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