Deputy Director / Chief Medical Officer - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 19/12/2022
REF: VIFcmo1122
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Deputy Director / Chief Medical Officer

Close Date: 19/12/2022
REF: VIFcmo1122
  • Prestigious medical leadership role making a contribution to public health, safety and justice
  • Continuously improve and expand high quality medical services
  • Implement and embed robust system of clinical governance


The Position

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) seeks to appoint a talented and appropriately experienced Deputy Director / Chief Medical Officer to provide leadership in its work to support public health, safety and justice. The new Deputy Director / Chief Medical Officer will provide leadership for the Institute’s forensic pathology and clinical forensic medicine services to ensure they are of the highest quality, are delivered efficiently and effectively, and are responsive and client focused.

Reporting to the Director, the Deputing Director / Chief Medical Officer will be a member of the Executive Leadership Team and will act as Director of the Institute in the Director’s absence. A key function of the role will be improving forensic medical services across the State.  Implementing systems of clinical governance will also be a key focus.

Having a MBBS or equivalent, the successful candidate will have executive leadership and management experience, including experience in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of service planning and delivery. Possessing outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, the appointee will be an effective influencer and negotiator, and an inspiring and collaborative leader who builds trusted relationships. In addition, the successful candidate will be committed to the delivery of high-quality public service, as well as a demonstrated commitment to leadership of and participation in academic activities such as teaching, training and research. Engagement with national and international professional organisations is an important aspect of this role.

A working knowledge of Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine would be considered favourably but is not essential.

Strong medical leadership and a commitment to continuous improvement and delivery of high-quality service would be greatly valued.

The Organisation

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) is a statutory agency within the Justice and Community Safety portfolio of the Victorian Government and is governed by the VIFM Council on behalf of the Attorney-General. For over 30 years, the VIFM has provided independent, high-quality forensic medical and scientific services to support the health of the community and the justice system in Victoria and beyond. The VIFM is a trusted global leader in forensic medicine.

The Institute’s work can be described as a virtuous circle of teaching, training and research, underpinned with its formal links to Monash University’s Department of Forensic Medicine. Academic activities including research and teaching are core features of the Institute’s medical and scientific work and contribute significantly to high-quality service delivery. The coronial and justice systems depend upon the robustness and reliability of the Institute’s forensic evidence and service provision.

The VIFM’s contributions to public health and justice include our work in coronial jurisdictions and our input into policy development for areas of public health, such as policing priorities including drug and alcohol campaigns, cold case breakthroughs, among many more.

To apply – please click on ‘APPLY NOW’ and using reference VIFcmo1122, addressing your cover letter and resume to Deborah Komesaroff of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

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