Senior Compliance Officer, Health Practitioner Compliance Monitoring (VPSG5)

Job posted: 19/07/2021
Applications close: 02/08/2021 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Reference: VG/DH/RRIL/629164

Reference: VG/DH/RRIL/629164

Occupation: Medical and Nursing

Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.


The successful person in the position will detect and gather of evidence to act upon non-compliant activities by health practitioners.  This includes monitoring, auditing or inspecting health practitioners, such as pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurse practitioners, nurses, dentists and veterinary practitioners. 

In particular, the role will include a focus on compliance, maintenance, reporting and auditing activities related to Victoria's real-time prescription monitoring system, SafeScript.

The role will report on and promote compliance and prepare procedures and guidance to support the Health Practitioner Compliance Unit. The person may represent the branch or department at relevant external meetings within a local and national regulatory framework. 

The person will also investigate and provide relevant project management on the regulation of medicines and poisons for senior managers and others

While the position will be largely office based, it's possible that the job may require some field work in both metropolitan and rural areas of Victoria.


  • Capable of conducting investigations and preparing reports for legal proceedings?
  • Able to accurately analyse data to detect and build evidence to identify and act on non-compliance?
  • A team player who likes a challenge and is capable of providing independent regulatory advice?


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Senior Compliance Officer, Health Practitioner Compliance Monitoring (VPSG5)

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Tim Bownas |
(03) 9456 4541

Senior Compliance Officer, Health Practitioner Compliance Monitoring (VPSG5)