Drugs and Poisons Officer, Health Practitioner Compliance Monitoring

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Health and Allied Health
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/RHPEM/531969
Closing Date: 22-May-2018
Salary Range: $81,354 - $92,304
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2018-05-08 531969 VPS4 Drugs and Poisons Officer PD.doc (Word, 980KB)
Job Specification

2018-05-08 531969 VPS4 Drugs and Poisons Officer PD.pdf (PDF, 290KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Stefan Tulloch
03 9096 5117

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 50 Lonsdale Street Melbourne 

Position Summary:

This job will play a key role in detecting and addressing non-compliance to reduce the likelihood of harm caused by drugs of dependence and Schedule 4 poisons.  Working in a small team, you will support the Health Practitioner Compliance Team to detect and act upon non-compliant activities by health practitioners related to the un-lawful possession, use, prescribing or supply of drugs of dependence and Schedule 4 poisons.

While the position is largely office based, the job will require some field work in both metropolitan and rural areas of Victoria.

Are you:

  • Passionate about reducing the likelihood of harm caused by drugs of dependence?
  • Able to accurately analyse data to detect and build evidence to identify and act on non-compliance?
  • A team player who likes a challenge?


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 the Information for Applicants section of our website. This provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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