Senior Medical Adviser, Office of Medicinal Cannabis

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: DHS SMA
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/RHPEM/485237A
Closing Date: 18-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $167,080 - $239,496
Job Duration: Up to 31 December 2019
Attachments: 2019-01-04 PD SMA, Office of Medicinal Cannabis.doc (Word, 947KB)
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Contact: Margot Johnson
(03) 9096 8436

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000. 

Position Summary:

The Office of Medicinal Cannabis is a branch within the Regulation, Health Protection and Emergency Management Division. The Office is responsible for implementing the government's commitment to enable access to medicinal cannabis products for patients in Victoria.

This role requires significant stakeholder engagement to oversight the government's compassionate access scheme and the development of a pharmacovigilance framework for that scheme.

This position will be required to provide clinical advice in the context of the medicinal cannabis scheme in Victoria, liaise with the medical profession and research community, oversee development and maintenance of all guidance and educational material, liaise with members of the Independent Medical Advisory Committee, oversee evaluation of current and emerging research, oversee analysis of pharmacovigilance data collected through the scheme and undertake any delegated functions under the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Act and any other relevant legislation.


How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.

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Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

Executive appointments are subject to pre-employment conduct screening.


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