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Health Vacancy N.N. 10738458
Therapeutic Goods Administration Closing date: Friday, 7 December 2018
Job Title: Chief Medical Advisor
Division: HPRG Executive
Branch: Executive
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Symonston - ACT; Woden - ACT
Classification: Medical Officer Class 6
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 20025744 | NP
Agency Website:

Job Description


As the Chief Medical Adviser (Medical Officer Grade 6), you will provide expert medical advice on current and emerging issues to key stakeholders including Government, the Department, health care professionals, consumer organisations and industry. You will contribute to the strategic direction of regulatory reforms, and to the development of clinical policy relating to the functions of the TGA and the wider department. You will also provide clinical leadership to the 60 medical staff in the TGA and represent the Department in a range of high level forums across state and territory jurisdictions, regulatory authorities and external to government. This will include some periods of acting as the Chief Medical Officer of Australia (CMO) when the CMO is absent on leave or international business.

You will also be involved in media responses on medical product issues and together with the Deputy Secretary, undertake a limited number of media interviews.


To be a strong contender for this role, you will need to be a qualified medical practitioner with post graduate qualifications and leadership experience. Ideally applicants will have a background or interest in public health, regulation and/or pharmacology and a solid understanding of the role of medicines and medical device technologies in contemporary health care and the contribution of regulation to public health outcomes. Your proven capacity to lead and drive change and work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders will be complemented by well-honed policy advisory, analytic, leadership and communication skills.


Before applying, please obtain selection documentation by emailing quoting Ref. No. 859. Further information may be obtained by contacting Amanda O’Rourke on 0452 199 031.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Amanda O'Rourke, 0452 199 031,
Position Contact: Amanda O'Rourke, 0452 199 031
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS47-Fri - 16 Nov 2018 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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