Medical Liaison Nurse


Melbourne, VIC

Posted 2/24/2021

  • Are you an experienced nurse looking for a unique and interesting position?
  • Do you have exceptional clinical and communication skills?
  • Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of Victorians, and work at Australia's premier forensic medical and scientific services institute?

Coronial Admissions and Enquiries (CAE) provides a 24-hour service that is the first point of contact for coronial and forensic pathology processes, and supports the initial phase of the Coroner's investigation into deaths, including:

  • receiving reports of death and admitting and releasing deceased persons
  • supporting Coroners in fulfilling their statutory responsibilities including establishment of identity of the deceased and cause of death
  • coordinating forensic medical examinations and collating other investigative material required by Coroners and Pathologists
  • providing authorised information and advice to bereaved families.

The Medical Liaison Nurse applies medical knowledge and quality case management expertise to ensure streamlined coordination of the initial stages of the coronial death investigation, and works to critical and inflexible deadlines, whilst dealing with difficult and complex situations in a calm and responsive manner.

This full-time position is part of a multidisciplinary team, participating in shiftwork on a seven day a week roster. Part-time applications also considered.

If you have the qualifications and experience and are keen to make a difference to the lives of Victorians, this may be the role for you.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and managing the initial stages of investigation of deaths reported to the Coroner in collaboration with other team members
  • Gathering, evaluating and interpreting health and medical information related to deceased persons as a part of the medical investigation
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders such as families, pathologists, mortuary, tissue bank and coronial staff in relation to cases management and tissue donation.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated post-graduate experience in an acute clinical setting
  • Demonstrated ability to receive and interpret medical information, and communicate complex medical information into plain language to next of kin, families and other non-medical people
  • Experience working in an environment that requires strict adherence to procedures and protocols including in relation to records management, confidentiality and privacy
  • Strong service focus and ability to work collaboratively and calmly in a challenging and sensitive work environment with competing priorities and inflexible deadlines.
  • Advanced communication skills to liaise effectively with stakeholders, such as bereaved family members, and law enforcement, legal and medical professionals

Shift requirements

  • Ability to participate in a rotating 24 hour rotating shift roster (including day, afternoon, night shift and weekends)


  • APHRA Registration (RN)
  • Critical Care qualification (desirable)

Candidate Information

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  • Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Australia (ie. Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or hold a valid work permit or visa) to apply for this position.

Application process

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Applications should include:

  • your resume
  • a cover letter (please indicate if you are interested in the full-time, part-time and/or casual positions)
  • a document addressing the key selection criteria listed in the position description (maximum 1-2 paragraphs per KSC)

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role, please refer to the attached position description.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

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