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Doctor in Training Medical Adviser – Avant

Doctor in Training Medical Adviser – Avant

Company: Avant
Location: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
Job Type: Part-time
Job Status: Sourcing
Date Posted: 10/08/2021
Job Contact:

Paul Shipton

+61 466 474 895

mailto:Paul.Shipton@avant.org.au

Employment Type: Part-time
Location: Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Job number: 498307
Application Close Date: 18/8/2021

Where you’ll be working

Avant is Australia’s leading medical defense organization with a proud heritage of protecting Australian medical professionals for over 125 years.

Avant now represents over 80,000 health practitioners and medical students across every state and territory, delivering market leading products and services to meet their professional, personal and practice needs. Building on this heritage, our vision is to be the most trusted professional partner in supporting doctors throughout their lives and careers.

As a mutual organization, owned by members and run purely for their benefit, our members are at the centre of all we do. As well as providing products and services to our member, we play a broader community role by advocating for improvements in the healthcare system and in quality, safety and professionalism in medicine, through delivering education and research activities.

We are offering a unique opportunity to join our Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne team for a 12 month placement in a part time capacity, working 2 to 3 days per week. This role will commence in February 2022.

About the Role

As our Doctor in training Medical Advisor, you will work across the organization to develop an understanding of medico legal risk and provide medical input into complaints, claims, and member education material. This opportunity will see you work with our Doctors in Training Council (DITAC), advocacy, risk management and education areas to support the professional needs of Doctors in training.

The post is accredited towards RACMA training and for some other specialties.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Provide medical advice and expert opinion to the Claims; Advocacy, Research and Education; and Medico Legal Advisory team
  • Increase awareness and understanding of medico legal, wellbeing, workforce and safety and quality issues amongst Doctors in training
  • Educate members, staff, and external stakeholders in medico-legal, clinical risk, junior doctor wellbeing and patient safety matters
  • Assist the development of resources and risk management strategies to improve the safety and reduce risk to patients and their doctors.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a medical degree (MBBS) and at least fourth year post graduation
  • Demonstrated medical industry and clinical experience
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Superior verbal, written and advocacy skills
  • Proactive approach to developing relationships with our members and a demonstrated understanding of Doctor in training member requirements

More information

For further information, please contact our Careers team at careers@avant.org.au.

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