Assistant Chief Medical Examiner

Reporting through to the Chief Medical Examiner and supported by other staff members, these positions will be responsible for conducting investigations of all unexplained sudden deaths and all unnatural deaths under the Fatality Inquiries Act. This position will be required to perform the full working duties of a Forensic Pathologist. The OCME investigates about 20,000 deaths and performs approximately 5000 post-mortem examinations (autopsies and external examinations combined) annually in the province.

This position will be required to perform the full working duties of a Forensic Pathologist. Travel up to 25% when required within Alberta and other Provinces or Territories to give testimony in court.




You will bring specialized forensic pathology training acumen, supported by in-depth knowledge of the medical forensic pathology and toxicological aspects of sudden death investigations.  Your exceptional communication and relationship building skills are critical to developing effective liaisons with criminal justice partners, allied medical professionals and families. Applicants must be a medical doctor and have Board Certification in Anatomical or General Pathology (or equivalency) and thereafter gain sub-specialist certification or training in Forensic Pathology from Royal College of Physicians of Surgeons of Canada or the American Board of Pathology. For Canadian Forensic Pathologists trained before 2009, a fellowship in Forensic Pathology without Board Certification will also be considered eligible. If you are a Forensic Pathologist trained outside of Canada and the USA, you will be considered based on qualifications, training and may be required to undergo assessments as per CPSA regulations/ recommendations. A medical degree is required and candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Successful completion of a Fellowship in Forensic Pathology from an accredited institution in Canada or the USA is also acceptable. This competition is also open to candidates who are currently and/or completing a fellowship in Forensic Pathology and must gain certification within three years of service.


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