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Senior Corporate Counsel

Job posted: 08/06/2021
Applications close: 29/06/2021 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Communications, Marketing and Media, Finance, Health and Allied Health, Human Resources, Procurement

Reference: 47824

Reference: 47824

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Communications, Marketing and Media, Finance, Health and Allied Health, Human Resources, Procurement

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers


About Monash Health


Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.


About the Role


With significant growth in our consumer base, and increasing complexity in our operating environment, the work of our Legal team is increasingly important in providing a consistently safe environment for our people, patients and visitors alike.


We are now seeking a highly motivated, experienced legal professional to join our corporate legal team in a full time, fixed term position for approximately twelve (12) months. This role is based at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton.


Responsibilities


Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, you will provide professional legal advice and services across a wide range of operational and strategic issues across Monash Health. Some examples include:



  • Negotiating, drafting and settling major contracts including procurement/vendor agreements, government services contracts and other external arrangements;

  • Advising and supporting staff in preparing statements relating to serious complaints, civil (public liability and medical litigation), coroner’s cases, VCAT actions and other legal proceedings;

  • Assisting the Chief Legal Officer to prepare reports and advice to the Chief Executive on current major legal matters and areas of potential exposure;

  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of policies applicable to legal risk management, patient rights, quality improvement, incident reporting, health information services and other matters relevant to the operation of a major public health service; and

  • Ensuring that Monash Health is compliant with all legal and legislative requirements.


Your qualifications, experience and expertise:



  • You have demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and to provide legal advice on a broad range of operational and strategic issues. You are comfortable working in a complex environment and you can effectively triage urgent matters. 

  • You have expertise across a broad range of specialty areas but have particular expertise in corporate transactions and commercial law (IT, procurement, Intellectual Property etc).

  • Knowledge of the legal framework of the Public Health sector and understanding of the social, ethical and financial issues associated with the delivery of public health services is highly desirable. Your proven ability to establish, develop and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders will be key to success in this role.   

  • You hold a current practising certificate as an Australian Legal Practitioner, issued by the Legal Services Board of Victoria and you are admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria. 

  • A current motor vehicle Driver’s Licence is preferred as the role may require some travel between Monash Health sites.


In return:


You will perform an important role in a business-critical service function. The size and scope of Monash Health enables development and advancement opportunities at all levels. 


Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.


How to Apply


Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.


Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered.  Existing Monash Health employees should apply using their Monash Health employee account. Please call Recruitment Services on 9265 2776 for assistance.


Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:



  • reference checks

  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months

  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same)

  • proof of immunisation.


A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.


As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Senior Corporate Counsel

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Contact:

Peter Ryan - 0400068094

Senior Corporate Counsel