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Forensic Pathology Officer x4 posts for youth with driver's license at KZN Dept of Health


REF NO: ETHK 21/2023

Nature of appointment: Permanent

SALARY : R196 536 per annum. Plus benefits, 13th cheque, home owner’s allowance, employer’s contribution to pension and medical aid (optional -employee must meet prescribed conditions)

CENTRE : Ethekwini District - Phoenix MLM

REQUIREMENTS : NQF Level 4/ Senior Certificate/ Grade 12, Computer literacy and Valid Driver’s License.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies Required: Knowledge of mortuary including mortuary administrative processes and policies, Knowledge of medicolegal protocols, policies and prescripts, Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System, Basic knowledge of x-ray techniques, Skills in dissecting techniques, Photography skills, Computer literacy, Basic understanding of biology life science, Skills in customer service and non-confrontational disposition.

DUTIES : To provide and effective and efficient administrative autopsy service: Preparation of relevant documentation required during autopsy process Identification of body to doctor. Taking verbatim notes as dictated by the doctor. Photographing (including downloading of images into relevant database) for identification and record keeping. Collection of exhibits and samples/specimens under direct supervision of medical practitioner. Documentation and appropriate safe keeping and handover of all exhibits to saps and specimens to maintain chain of evidence. Maintain chain of evidence register. Assist families with identification process. To provide and effective an effective transportation services in the collection and off- 78 loading of bodies from crime scene to the mortuary: Collection and transportation of corpse between death scene and medico legal mortuary including loading and off-loading of corpses. Ensure completion of all relevant documentation necessary in the collection and transportation processes. Admission of bodies into medico mortuary in according in accordance with prescripts. To maintain a technical autopsy service: Perform reconstruction of a corpse under direction/instruction/supervision of the Medical Officer in charge of the case/s. Movement and weighing of corpse. Ensure washing, shrouding and labelling of bodies post examination and ensuring area of work is maintained in a clean and hygienic condition. Handle and safely guard property of the deceased and disposal of property to next-of-kin in the prescribed manner. To perform all administrative duties including registry, fleet, assets and stock control activities: Typing of post mortem report and any other subsequent documentation generated as a result of the post mortem examination. Communicating and making necessary arrangement with relevant role players in preparation of post mortem examination as per medical officer’s instructions. Maintain effective and efficient filing system for all post mortem related documentation and to ensure safe custody thereof. Develop and maintain a database of all information pertaining to the autopsy service and the timely provision of monthly summery statistics to relevant stakeholders. Stock control including early warning arrangement. Reception and switchboard duties. Liaison with next-of-kin, undertakers, municipalities, hospitals, SAPS to arrange burial, cremations and pauper burials of unclaimed bodies. Liaison with court, negotiate court attendance by medical officers and other medico mortuary staff.

ENQUIRIES : Ms. NI Gumede AD: MLM Phoenix Mortuary Tel No: (031) 701 7558


All applications should be forwarded to: Email to:

OR Hand delivery: The HR Manager EThekwini District Office, 85 King Cetshwayo Highway Mayville, Durban, 4000

OR Posted to: The HR Manager, EThekwini District Office, Private Bag X54318, Durban, 4000.


NOTE : Applications must be submitted on the NEW prescribed Application for Employment form (Z83) which must be originally signed and dated. Applications received on the incorrect Z83 will not be considered. All required information on the Z83 must be provided. Detailed Curriculum Vitae must accompany the application form (Z83). Copies of certified qualifications and other relevant documents will be requested for submission only from shortlisted candidates. The Reference Number must be indicated in the column (Part A) provided on the Z83 form. NB: Failure to comply with the above instructions will disqualify applicants. Persons with disabilities should feel free to apply for the post. The appointments are subject to positive outcomes obtained from the State Security Agency (SSA) to the following checks (security clearance (vetting), criminal clearance, credit records, and citizenship), verification of Educational Qualifications by SAQA, verification of previous experience from Employers and verification from the Company Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC). Applicants are respectfully informed that, if no notification of appointment is received within 3 months after the closing date, they must accept that their applications were unsuccessful. Applicants in possession of a foreign qualification if shortlisted will have to provide an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Non- RSA Citizens/Permanent Residents/ Work Permit holders if shortlisted will be required to provide documentary proof. All employees in the Public Service that are presently on the same salary level but on a notch/package above of the advertised post are free to apply.

CLOSING DATE : 01 December 2023, (15:00)

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