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Committed to ensuring an inclusive and diverse environment that respects and supports its workforce, Medical Panels is seeking experienced medical practitioners who have sound clinical, analytical and communication skills to be recommended for appointment to the List of Practitioners Eligible for Appointment to a Medical Panel (the List) under Victoria's workers' compensation legislation and the Wrongs Act 1958.

A transparent and merit-based recruitment process will commence in September 2019 for a statutory appointment term of up to three years starting 1 January 2020.

Applications close: Midnight Sunday 13 October 2019.

What does a Medical Panel do?

The members of a Medical Panel work together on a referral to provide medical opinions in two areas of Victorian law, workers' compensation and personal injury compensation claims covered by Wrongs Act 1958.

The composition of each Medical Panel is based on the specialties that are required for the medical questions that have been asked.

Medical Panel Member Role and Responsibilities

Members work in multi-disciplinary teams to answer medical questions. In order to do this, Members are expected to:

  • conduct a medical examination (if required), contribute to written reports and actively collaborate with other members to influence and form a comprehensive written document communicating the collective opinion and reasons for the opinion
  • bring an understanding of, or commitment to learning about, medico legal issues, and cooperate effectively through a web-based document management platform, to produce a legally binding document
  • attend an induction and development programs
  • complete appropriate medico-legal education including the approved training to conduct impairment assessments in accordance with the AMA Guidelines to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.

Selection Criteria

The following criteria are applicable for medical practitioners seeking appointment to the List:

  1. An AHPRA registered medical practitioner with a minimum of five years of specialty practice supported by a description of years in specialty and/or subspecialty, evidence of fellowship and continuing education in the chosen specialty.
  2. Completion (preferred), enrolment in, or commitment to enrol and complete the AMA Permanent Impairment Assessment Training (approved training to conduct impairment assessments in accordance with the AMA Guides as to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (4th Edit.)).
  3. Ability to demonstrate good reputation, expertise and medical standing within the medical profession detailing appointments/positions held and/or published research papers, and/or lectures and/or educational/University presentations.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously within multidisciplinary teams
  5. Satisfy standard mandatory probity checks;
    • Nationally Coordinated Criminal Health check
    • Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) National Personal Insolvency Index (NPII) check
    • Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Banned or Disqualified Persons check

To apply download both the Application Pack and Application Form. Submit completed forms and supporting documents to recruitment@medicalpanels.vic.gov.au or deliver to Medical Panels - Level 6, 485 La Trobe Street, Melbourne.

If you require any assistance with completing your application please email recruitment@medicalpanels.vic.gov.au or telephone Medical Panels on (03) 8256 1509 or (03) 8256 1524.