Deputy CMO Government – High Profile Opportunity

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  • Deputy Chief Medical Officer.



  • Canberra (essential).



  • High-profile Government Department.


Essential Requirements

  • Broad-based, clinical skills and experience.
  • Hold a Fellowship with one or more Medical Colleges in Australia.
  • Full & unconditional registration as a medical practitioner with AHPRA.
  • Demonstrated senior leadership experience within organisations managing health services in the public service or corporate sectors.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain at minimum a Baseline security clearance.


Valuable Requirements

  • A broad awareness of global public health issues affecting Australia.
  • Interest, training and experience in a relevant non-clinical domain, i.e. business, economics, law, administration, public policy etc.
  • Interest in governance, assurance, quality management and development & administration of public health policy.
  • First-class communication skills.



  • Be an Australian Citizen.
  • Undergo a formal job application process.
  • Obtain and maintain the required AGSVA clearance + Employment Suitability Clearance.


The Role

  • Reports to the Chief Medical Officer.
  • Broad responsibilities across the Department and the ABF, and deputise as Chief Medical Officer when required (the two roles will work together closely).
  • Assist with oversight of the medical officers and registered nurses of the CAT in Sydney and Canberra.
  • The responsibilities of the Chief Medical Officer Branch are broad and complex, relevant areas include:
  • Policy, Program & Service Development and Management
  • Detention Health — both onshore and offshore
  • Migration and Refugee Health
  • Complex Case Management
  • Staff Health and Wellbeing
  • Clinical governance, assurance, safety and quality activities
  • Data Analysis and Reporting


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