Forensic Leave Panel Psychiatrist Member | Melbourne - Northern Metro

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Posted on 04-Feb-2021
Application Close Date: 05-Mar-2021
Melbourne - Northern Metro
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Forthcoming Vacancies on the Forensic Leave Panel – Psychiatrist Members

The Minister for Mental Health, the Hon James Merlino MP, would like to invite applications for the appointment of sessional psychiatrist members to the Forensic Leave Panel.

The panel is an independent tribunal established under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 to hear applications for on-ground and limited off-ground leave from forensic patients and residents in mental health or residential services.

Psychiatrist members must be registered to practise as a medical practitioner under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Victoria) Act 2009 with a speciality of psychiatry and have experience in forensic psychiatry.

Members are appointed for terms of up to four years by the Governor in Council and are paid sitting fees as determined by the Governor in Council.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government boards and committees reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community.

We encourage applications from people of all ages, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex people. We will provide adjustments to the recruitment process upon request.

How to Apply:

Applicants are required to register an account on the Get on Board website prior to applying online. Once you have registered an account with Get on Board, please click the apply online button below. 

Please ensure your submission includes: 

  • a completed application form
  • a covering letter explaining why you have applied for the role
  • a current resumé
  • two professional references

Applicants should view the guidelines for applicants attached to the advertisement prior to applying.

The closing date for applications is Friday 5 March 2021.

For further information or advice about making an application please call 1800 222 987.