Medical Officer (PMO) vacancies exist in both Whanganui and Palmerston North
details of duties and conditions are available from:
Dr Jack Drummond email@example.com
Phone 0274888882 or
Police Medical Officer undertakes that he/she holds current registration with
the New Zealand Medical Council as a Registered Medical Practitioner.
The Police Medical Officer will:
Provide medical assistance to injured or ill persons such as prisoners,
suspects, victims and staff.
Forensic Medicine Services
2.1 Assess victims and suspects (includes
history and examination).
2.2 Examine victims of alleged sexual or
Collect appropriate forensic specimens, eg in alleged sexual assault cases or
in cases of people suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Examine people with mental illness in custody.
Attend deaths that occurred in custody.
Confirm life extinct in cases of sudden death when the normal general
practitioner is not available.
Examine and assess persons suspected of driving under the influence of drugs
Occupational Medicine Services
Monitor and provide medical advice to staff exposed to blood products.
Conduct medical examinations of recruit applicants.
Conduct medical examinations of police staff for overseas deployments.
Collect urine and blood samples to screen police staff for drugs.
Presentation of Evidence
Present factual evidence (ie facts not opinions).
Present expert evidence (ie an expert opinion on the interpretation of certain
Assist with the preparation of legal cases.
Prepare medical reports.
Provide advice where required, eg review of medical aspects of cases or advice
on ongoing management of ill or injured prisoners.
Provide advice on occupational health matters to local Police management.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Maintain competence and registration as a General Medical practitioner.
Upskill in the area of forensic medicine through attendance at training
organised by the NZ Police and reading information provided.
Maintain accurate and contemporaneous notes and records of patient contacts.
Provide appropriate medical tools and medical supplies for examinations and
Conduct examinations in an environment that is consistent with the medical,
safety and dignity requirements in accordance with relevant NZ Police General
Instructions and medical ethics.
services as agreed from time to time with the Officer in Charge of the policing
area in which the service is provided.