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Health Vacancy N.N. 10751373
Professional Services Review Closing date: Friday, 14 June 2019
Job Title: Legal Officer (expected vacancy)
Division: Professional Services Review
Branch: Professional Services Review
Section: Case Management Unit
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $81,776 - $90,235
Location: Canberra Airport - ACT
Classification: APS Level 6
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 20028087

Job Description


Professional Services Review (PSR) seeks a law graduate for a position as a Case Manager.

Case Managers perform a legal role as part of the Case Management Unit in PSR. The Case Management Unit is a small team that supports the Director PSR, Committees and the Determining Authority to manage and progress cases referred to PSR efficiently and effectively. This role includes providing guidance on procedural, legislative and regulatory matters, providing high level secretariat support and ensuring excellent document and record management.

The Case Manager’s duties include:

• Drafting statutory decisions on behalf of PSR’s decision-makers, which involves interpreting medical information in order to make legally-sound decisions within PSR’s statutory framework and according to principles of administrative law

• Drafting routine correspondence to the Chief Executive Medicare, PSR panel members, practitioners under review and their legal representatives

• Attending committee hearings (usually interstate) to assist PSR’s senior lawyers and perform a hearing attendant role

• Organising meetings with practitioners and their legal advisers for the Director PSR

• Management of electronic records and keeping case flow reports updated

• Communicating with practitioners under review and their lawyers, medical consultants and PSR panel members

• Legal research

• Review of work performed by administrative officers



Job Specific Capabilities

• High level writing and proof-reading skills
• Capacity to work independently and collaboratively in a small team
• Excellent attention to detail
• Capacity to become quickly familiar with legislation including, specifically, Part VAA of
the Act, related regulations and the Medicare Benefits Schedule
• Capacity to become familiar with medical records and terminology

Qualifications and Experience

• Completion of a Bachelor of Laws degree (or equivalent)
• Legal or paralegal experience, ideally in an administrative law context



Selection criteria

Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria. Applicants should obtain a copy of the selection criteria before applying by accessing the PSR website at the following address:

You may also obtain the selection criteria by e-mailing

Applications should include a CV and a statement addressing each of the selection criteria of up to 200 words per criterion.

About Professional Services Review 

PSR was established in July 1994 as an Agency within the Health Portfolio to protect the integrity of Medicare and the PBS. PSR is responsible for reviewing and examining possible inappropriate practice by practitioners when they provide Medicare services or prescribe Government subsidised medicines under the PBS. PSR examines suspected cases of inappropriate practice that have been referred by the Chief Executive Medicare.

PSR is established under Part VAA of the Health Insurance Act 1973, which sets out the role and powers of the Agency, as well as the process that it must follow when conducting its work.

Through the performance of its statutory role, PSR protects patients and the community from the risks associated with inappropriate practice, and protects the Commonwealth from having to meet the cost of medical and allied health services provided as a result of inappropriate practice.

PSR encourages workplace diversity and welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people of non-English speaking background and people with a disability.

To find out more, visit our website at

To Apply

Selection Documentation:,
Position Contact: Andrew Shelley, 02 6120 9100
Apply Address: Please send completed applications to
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 PS22-Mon - 27 May 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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