Forensic Examiner ( Doctor or Nurse Practitioner) – Casual

Auckland District Health Board

The Auckland Regional Adult Sexual Assault Assessment and Treatment Service (Pohutukawa Clinic) is seeking suitably qualified doctors or nurse practitioners to join its team to undertake the role of On call Forensic Examiner.

About the Service

The Pohutukawa Clinic is a free, regional specialist medical and forensic service for adults (of all genders) who have been sexually assaulted or abused. We are a dedicated team of doctors and nurses with specialist training in sexual assault care and forensic medicine. The team offers a 24-hour urgent service for acute forensic cases. It also runs a daytime clinic Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm providing non-urgent medical services after recent and past sexual assault/abuse. We are committed to providing the highest quality health service that is sensitive, appropriate, accessible and acknowledges social and cultural differences.

About the Role

As an On Call Forensic Examiner you will provide after-hours forensic and therapeutic sexual assault services at an expert level in accordance with service guidelines and ADHB Policy. You will be a part of the after-hours on-call roster, conducting comprehensive assessments for our patients and providing a high level of clinical expertise in all areas of patient management. Additional responsibilities include providing telephone triage and consultation to referrers. You will be working closely with external agencies such as Police, ACC, Crisis support agencies and patients’ whānau.

These are casual positions for after-hours work from Monday to Sunday on an ‘as and when required’ basis, so there are no guaranteed hours. You will need to be available to offer a minimum of four shifts per months including overnight shifts during the week.

As an ideal candidate you will have experience in gynaecology and expertise in the differential diagnosis and management of general, sexual and mental health conditions. You will demonstrate the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team setting. You will be professionally qualified in a relevant field of health care practice, be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand as a medical practitioner or with the Nursing Council of New Zealand as a nurse practitioner and hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate. You will be expected to attend the MEDSAC Forensic Training course which will involve completing some e-learning modules and face-to-face training on 14th and 15th May 2021.

If you are keen to know more the role and service, please contact Dr Anne Laking, Service Lead Clinician, via email:

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