Police Medical Officer

Job Details
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/E20043065
Closing Date: 17-Aug-2022
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. Position Description C1789.docx (Word, 437KB)

2. Application Form.docx (Word, 628KB)

Contact: Dr Jomini Cheong
8335 5601 or jomini.cheong@police.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About the role:

The Police Medical Officer (PMO) provides expert services and advice to support the operational and recruitment activities of Victoria Police. The position reports to the Senior Police Medical Officer and is located within the Medical Advisory Unit (MAU), Health, Safety & Wellbeing Division, Human Resource Command.

The core business of MAU is:

  • Conducting pre-employment medical assessments for Police Recruits, Protective Service Officers and Police Custody Officers.
  • Assessment of members' fitness for duty.
  • Drug and Alcohol Workplace testing of Victoria Police members.
  • Specialist Group Medicals as per statutory requirements.
  • Medical Advice Line – 24/7 service that advises and supports members potentially exposed to blood borne viruses and other infectious diseases. The PMO may be required to provide advice to the nursing staff during their standard working hours.
  • COVID-19 advice to the organisation.
  • Health surveillance.
  • Other medical advice as required.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • Providing medical advice to managers across the organisation
  • Conducting medical assessments of recruit applicants and police members in Specialist Squads
  • Represent the Medical Advisory Unit in internal and external forums
  • Provide support for workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing Program
  • Attend onsite meetings across the State of Victoria
  • Working with other health professionals to determine Fitness for Duty

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Experience in occupational health or psychiatry 
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • The ability to work within a team and autonomously
  • Highly developed negotiation skills
  • The ability to work through complex medical issues and provide advice to the organisation

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) part-time FTE 0.6, ongoing position available.
  • Part time salary is approx. $240k pro rata plus superannuation
  • This position is located at Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with the Acting Chief Health Officer's Direction – COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, you are required to be fully vaccinated (this includes a booster vaccination) and your employment with Victoria Police is subject to proof of vaccination.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement.

Applications close midnight, 17 August 2022.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms: Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) or Seek. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

For further information, please contact: Dr Jomini Cheong on (03) 8335 5601 or jomini.cheong@police.vic.gov.au.

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8081.

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps 

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