Forensic Pathology Officer Vacancies at Department of Health

Gauteng Department of Health invites candidates to apply for Forensic Pathology Officer Vacancies at their department.

Location : Germiston Cluster

Closing Date : 15 March 2024


  • Reference Number : refs/020211
  • Directorate : Forensic Pathology Service
  • Number of Posts : 12
  • Package : R 202,233.00 per annum (plus 37 % in lieu of benefits)
  • Enquiries : Mr. M.P Ramatsa (060 572 2423)

Forensic Pathology Officer Vacancies at Department of Health


  • Senior Certificate/Grade 12 or equivalent. No experience required. Expected to work with the deceased, expected to perform shift duties, including weekends and public holidays. Basic knowledge regarding the Legislative Framework regulating Forensic Pathology Service. Commitment to Batho Pele Principles. A valid driver’s license minimum Code C1 with PrDP. Basic computer skills (Proof is required). Additional competences: Verbal and written communication, time management, and interpersonal skills.

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  • Effective and efficient collection, storage and processing of bodies. Safekeeping of the deceased, documents and belongings. Safeguard evidence, information, exhibits and property from death scenes. Assist in rendering an efficient forensic autopsy process, which includes evisceration, dissection, and scribing following set standards and guidelines under Forensic Pathologists’ supervision. Safeguarding exhibits, specimens, statements and reports. Give evidence in courts of law whenever required. Completing and administration of statements and documentation during and after the forensic pathology process. Assist in the up keeping of facility and equipment hygienically in terms of Occupational Health and Safety. Implement and practice Batho Pele Principles.


Gauteng Forensic Medical Services is committed to the pursuit of diversity, redress and will promote representation in terms of race, disability and gender. Applications must consist of a fully completed and signed new Z83 form with a comprehensive CV containing contactable references. In compliance to DPSA Circular 19 of 2022 certifying documents / qualifications will only be requested from the shortlisted candidates before the interview process (Applicants are not required to submit copies of qualifications and other relevant documents when applying).

The relevant reference number must be quoted in the application form. In terms of the National Qualification Framework Amendment Act 2019 it is an offence for any person to falsely or fraudulently claim to hold a qualification. Any person found to be misrepresenting their qualifications, work experience or facts in their CV will be disqualified and reported to the appropriate authority. Please note that the interviews will also include a technical evaluation of computer and driving skills. The recommended candidates will be subjected Personnel suitability check (Medical Surveillance and Criminal Record).


Download New Z83 Form

Applications must be delivered to: Forensic Medical Services 11 Diagonal Street 13 floor, reception, can be posted to: Forensic Medical Services P.O Box 7128 Johannesburg 2000. Due to technical problems with GPG vacancy website that the institution is consistently facing, applicants are encouraged to apply using hand delivery, or the postal address.

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