Forensic Pathology Officer Grade I (3 Vacancies)

Posted on :

25 Feb, 2014

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Healthcare Jobs in South Africa

Reference Number: BUl G6/2014 Post: 12

Core Title: Natural Science Related and Support Personnel

Institution: Forensic Pathology Laboratory (M6), Tygerberg (2 posts), Salt River (1 post) (Chief Directorate: General Specialist and Emergency Services)


Service benefits:

13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance.
Minimum educational qualification:

Senior Certificate (or equivalent).


Inherent requirements of the job:

Valid Code B/EB driver’s licence. (Proof of above requirements must be attached to a detailed CV to qualify for the evaluation process).
Will be required to wear a uniform.
Will be required to travel for long periods of time.
Will be required to work shift duties/office duties and overtime duties.
No criminal record
Ability to lift and work with heavy corpses (mutilated, decomposed, infectious viruses, etc).


Competencies (knowledge/skills):

Ability to be trained in forensic investigation and evisceration and display proficiency therein.
Ability to display proficiency in vehicle handling, on-road and off-road and undergo 4X4 vehicle training. Ability to display proficiency in photography skills.
Above average communication skills in two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.
Above-average computer and software literacy in at least MS Excel and MS Word.
Ability to interpret, understand and apply policies.
Ability to communicate clearly and discreetly in person and in writing.


Duties (key result areas/outputs):

Effective and efficient recovery, storage and processing of deceased, that includes physically collecting, processing, and safekeeping of corpses, information, exhibits and property from incident scenes.
An effective forensic autopsy process rendered in accordance with set standards and guidelines by assisting the forensic pathologist in autopsies (evisceration) and x-raying of corpses.
Optimal control of reports and specimens during and after the Forensic Mortuary process including the completion and administration of statements and documentation.
Render an efficient support service to the Forensic Pathology Laboratory Manager with regard to the management of the forensic pathology laboratory.
Render an efficient support service to the Forensic Pathology Laboratory Manager with regard to the management of the forensic pathology laboratory.
Standard Operating Procedures must be adhered to at all times.
Accurate and comprehensive capturing of Data onto the Forensic Pathology services IT system and any other data basis provided by the department.
Attendance of possible court cases and delivery of testimony when subpoenaed to do so.

Note: Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to an interview and competency test, a security clearance prior to appointment, a pre-visit to the Forensic Pathology Laboratory, undergo a driver’s test and a psychometric evaluation test.


Instruction to Applicants:

Z.83 forms (obtainable from any Government department or must:

Be completed in full, clearly reflect the name of the position, name and date of the publication (candidates may use this as reference), be signed, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, the names of three referees, and certified copies of ID, driver’s licence and qualification/s.
A separate application form must be completed for each post.
Applications without the afore-mentioned will not be considered.
Applications must be forwarded to the address as indicated on the advertisement.
No late, faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.
CV’s will not be returned.
Excess personnel will receive preference.
Further communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates. If you have not received a response from the Department within three months of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department.

As directed by the Department of Public Service & Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment.

Circular H8/2004 dated 8 February 2004 contains complete details regarding the revised non-pensionable recruitment allowance (rural allowance) for certain categories of Health personnel.

Candidates must refer to this Bulletin and the date thereof. The Department of Health is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard will be appreciated.

Please note that any job applications sent by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. All job applications, including Z83 forms, CVs and certified documents, must be posted or delivered by hand to the address listed in each advertisement.

N.B: Applications, which are received after the closing date, will not be considered.

Note: This post was also advertised in the People’s Post 11/2/2014, Tygerburger 12/2/2014

Salary R 111 714 per annum
Salary Level OSD
Applications To
The Chief Director:
General Specialist and Emergency Services
Private Bag X15

(For the attention: Ms G Owies)

Closing Date 7 March 2014
Mr W Mitten or Ms T Penny
Tel: (021) 448-4456


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