Police Medical Officer (Victoria Police, Melbourne)
VPS Level: Other
Salary: approx $240k pro rata plus superannuation
Location: Melbourne CBD
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.
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 0.8, 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.