Current Opportunities

Investigator

Job no: V10470 - close 22/01
Work type: Fixed Term Full Time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Legal

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) works in partnership with 15 National Boards to implement the national regulatory scheme for health professionals. The purpose of health practitioner regulation is to protect the public by ensuring that only health practitioners who have the skills, qualifications and knowledge to provide safe care are registered.

A notification is a complaint or concern regarding the health, conduct or performance of a health practitioner or student who is registered with a National Board.  The notification process is one of two major regulatory functions of the National Boards, the other being the registration of practitioners.  A notification might alert a National Board to concerns about public safety and may require Board action impacting upon the practitioner’s registration and scope of practice.  Effective and efficient management of notifications is important both to the public and the professions themselves.

Investigators manage notifications that AHPRA receive about health practitioners from patients or their families, other health practitioners, employers, including those that are received via the health complaint entities in each state and territory.  This includes investigating complaints or concerns and contributing to the management of those that result in health and performance assessment.

As an Investigator, you will help to manage notifications made about health practitioners’ health, conduct and performance.

We have two full time, fixed term contracts of varying lengths available for immediate commencement for the right person.

In this role you will:

  • Plan and conduct investigations concerning health professionals' impairment, performance or conduct under the National Law, in a timely manner in line with KPI's
  • Request, obtain and analyse relevant information relating to the notification
  • If required, interview relevant parties and draft witness statements relevant to investigations
  • If required, conduct inspections including interview third parties and witnesses
  • Document evidence and prepare the report and recommendations in accordance with the National Law, incorporate findings for consideration by the relevant board or committee
  • Seek approval of reports and recommendations prior to submitting for the relevant board consideration
  • Advise the relevant health entities of the decision of the board
  • If required, liaise with and assist legal counsel in the preparation and conduct of matters to be dealt with by panels, tribunals and committees

As the ideal candidate, you will demonstrate the following:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (for example lawyer or a health practitioner)
  • Demonstrated experience in the conduct of professional standards investigations or case management with the ability to apply legislation, policies and procedures in a regulatory environment
  • Strong written communication skills including experience in writing reports and recommendations, preparing correspondence and agenda items
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong oral communication skills with the resilience and ability to deal with difficult and challenging stakeholders
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical and conceptual skills together with a demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and resolve issues independently in a sensitive and complex environment

 What we offer:

  • A friendly and supportive working culture with an active social club
  • Great work/life balance with generous provisions for personal leave, annual leave loading, and the ability to purchase additional annual leave
  • Sophisticated open plan workspaces in a 5 star rated building
  • Attractive base salary of $97,109 per annum

To apply:

  • Click ‘Apply for this job’ to submit your application and view the position description
  • Your application must include a resume and a maximum two page response to the first three Personal Attributes as listed in the position description
  • 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 any queries or a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Hayley Kennett on 08 7071 5545 or Emily Parfitt on 08 7071 5510
  • Closing Date: 11.30pm  on 22 January 2019

Offer of employment is subject to successful background (pre-employment screening) and Criminal History checks.

AHPRA is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.  If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

With respect, no agencies please.

Download File E20045 Investigator Adelaide L6 080119.pdf

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