Medical Examiner Investigator

Medical Examiner Investigator

MEI Health and Social Services


Term Full-Time, with a possibility of becoming regular

Manitoba Justice

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Corporate and Strategic Services

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 39844

Salary(s):   MEI $73,795.00 – $92,118.00 per year

Closing Date:   October 1, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

To be considered for this competition you must submit an application form.  Complete the application form at the link below or contact Human Resource Services under “Apply to” to request a copy of the application form.  The selection board will rely only on information provided in this form to determine whether a candidate will be invited for further assessment.  Note: You are not required to submit a cover letter, but may be asked to submit a resume, references, or other documentation at a later point if invited for further consideration. 

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) investigates unexpected deaths and cases when the cause of death is not immediately known or when the death is the result of violence due to an accident, suicide, or homicide. The Manitoba Fatality Inquiries Act gives the Chief Medical Examiner the responsibility for the investigation of all unexpected and violent deaths occurring in the Province. Medical doctors throughout Manitoba are appointed as Medical Examiners and carry out investigations on behalf of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office. They are assisted in their investigation by medical examiner investigators or police officers. To be considered for this competition you must submit an application form. See below for further instructions.

Click here to access the application form.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Search with Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Satisfactory Adult and Child Abuse Registry Checks
  • Enhanced Security Screening
  • Nurses must be eligible to register and maintain a licence with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
  • Ability to travel within the designated area, be available for rotating work shifts (covering the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), handle stand-by designation (5:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. and weekends) and respond to call-in situations in a timely manner


  • Must be a Registered Nurse, with either a Bachelor of Nursing degree or a Diploma in Nursing from one of the former recognized schools of nursing, including significant acute care experience in one or more: emergency, ICU, medicine, surgery, pediatrics or obstetrics
  • Experience interviewing and supporting individuals who are experiencing difficult and stressful situations
  • Excellent analytical ability
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with a variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and meet conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and Outlook), using the internet, or equivalent applications


  • Experience conducting investigations
  • Knowledge of The Fatality Inquiries and Vital Statistics Acts
  • Experience in investigative procedures or medico-legal death investigations

Under the direction of the Director or a Provincial Medical Examiner, the incumbent will be responsible to investigate circumstances surrounding sudden and violent deaths in the City of Winnipeg and periphery including rural Manitoba.  This will involve liaison with police and physicians, obtaining medical history and circumstances, preparing complex reports, collecting evidence, providing direction in the handling of bodies, researching and preparing summaries, interviewing pertinent professionals, conducting telephone interviews, transporting biological specimens, supporting individuals and families through periods of stress, conducting presentations to related disciplines, assisting in program planning, taking photographs and consulting with Medical Examiners in order to determine the status of each case.  Prepares necessary reports and performs other related duties.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 39844

Service Centre 1

Human Resource Services

1130-405 Broadway

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3L6

Phone:  204-945-3204

Fax: 204-948-7373

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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