Psychologist - Medical Advisory Unit

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/E20043577
Closing Date: 07-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. Position Description- C3505.docx (Word, 578KB)

2. Application Form - 20043577.docx (Word, 628KB)

Contact: Dan McPherson
(03 83358014 or

Position Details

About the role:

The Victoria Police Medical Advisory Unit provides expert occupational health services and advice to support the operational and recruitment activities of Victoria Police.  The area is a multi-disciplinary team currently consisting of Doctors, Nurses, Psychologists, Drug and Alcohol Collectors, Administrative staff and Sworn Police.

The main duties of the Medical Advisory Unit are:

  • Directions to Attend (DTA) the Police Medical Officer (fitness for duty assessments).
  • Drug and alcohol testing.
  • Medical Advice Line.
  • Recruitment and Specialist Group medicals.

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


Your duties will include:

  • Under the direction of the supervising organisational psychologist, conducting of the Psychometric testing and clinical interview process on behalf of Victoria Police.
  • Interpretation and reporting of assessments, including report writing.
  • Engaging with internal and external stakeholders and collaborating with other professionals involved in the internal recruitment process.
  • Maintaining selection procedures and standards to ensure they meet legal and ethical requirements.
  • Reporting to management on the results of the process.


As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Highly developed skills in the interpretation and administration of Psychometric assessments.
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team and a large organisation is desirable.
  • The ability to manage competing demands.
  • Highly developed communication and report writing skills.
  • Full registration as a Psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and provide registration number.
  • Membership or eligibility for membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
  • Postgraduate qualifications and/or experience in selection and assessment.


Requirements and relevant information:

  • Two (2) x full-time, ongoing position available.
  • 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 applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with organisational policy, all Victoria Police employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including a booster vaccination) against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exception. As such your employment with Victoria Police is subject to providing evidence of your vaccination status.

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, Tuesday 7 February 2023.

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: Dan McPherson on (03) 8335 8014 or

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 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.

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