Medical Advisor – Primary Care

The Commission is seeking a Medical Advisory, Primary Care, to undertake work across different Commission programs, provide expert clinical advice within the Commission and to external agencies and government departments, and form productive working relationships with relevant stakeholders about the work of the Commission.



Medical Advisor – Primary Care

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The Medical Advisor, Primary Care reports to the Commission’s Chief Medical Officer and will:

  • Work with other Medical Advisors in regard to Commission activities
  • Liaise with relevant Program Directors to support the Commission’s activities that relate to primary and community healthcare, including general practice and aged care.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Registration as a Medical Practitioner with a speciality in general practice with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA)
  • High level knowledge and skills related to related to evidence-based practice in primary and community health care, including general practice.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing projects and delivering key results by drawing on professional expertise and supporting others to act.
  • Proven capacity to develop strategy and provide high level technical advice to government on the design, implementation and evaluation of policies and programs related to relevant areas of safety and quality in health care.
  • A comprehensive understanding of Australia’s healthcare system including the development and application of national approaches to safety and quality in health care.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to liaise and negotiate effectively with stakeholders combined with the ability to work effectively with internal staff at all levels.
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills including demonstrated ability to prepare high level briefing documents and submissions, present publicly to large audiences, and explain complex technical issues simply.

The successful candidate will be engaged via contract for a period of 12 months.

To apply for this position, please submit:

  • A CV summarising your relevant experience and qualifications; and,
  • A two-page cover letter broadly addressing your suitability against the selection criteria. 

Applications for this role will close midnight, Sunday 29 January 2023. Only complete applications will be considered.

Questions about the role can be directed to Dr Liz Marles 0400 901 992 or Prof Anne Duggan 0418 167 464.

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