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Position Details
Reference Number 416246
Position Title Legal Administrative Support Officer (Admin Officer Lvl 5) F/T
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location RPA
Advertised Award/Classification Administration Officer Level 5
Salary $63,538.00 - $65,051.00
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

Responsible for the organisation and coordination of all Medico-Legal Hearings involving the Mental Health Review Tribunal (and NSW Civil Administrative Tribunal) and ensuring clear accountabilities are evident in documentation, protocols and procedures as required by the Mental Health Act 2007 and Ministry of Health Policies.

This position provides high level administrative and secretarial support to the Director of Psychiatry, as well as Staff Specialists, other Medical Officers and allied health staff. The person will also be responsible for facilitating, coordinating and supporting administrative systems relating to the efficient and smooth running of the Professor Marie Bashir Centre.




The SLHD vision is “To Achieve Excellence in Health and Healthcare for All”.  This embeds concepts of patient and family centred care, equity, health improvement, timeliness and efficiency, recognising that evidence-based service delivery requires highly skilled and valued staff supported by research, education and state-of-the-art technologies.

The SLHD goals focus on patients, staff, community and the need for excellence in services, education, research and organisational support. Central to the District’s workplace culture are the “CORE Values” articulated by the NSW Ministry of Health in our Code of Conduct. As an employee of SLHD you will be expected to uphold and promote these important CORE Values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment which inform every aspect of the District’s activities. These CORE values build upon the public sector values of integrity, trust, service and accountability.

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SLHD is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all internal and externally advertised positions.  If you require assistance, please advise the contact person at the time of your application.


Selection Criteria Demonstrated advanced skills in using Microsoft Suite of applications including MS Word, MS Outlook, Excel, Electronic Medical Record/Patient administration and email systems.

Excellent interpersonal communication skills and an ability to provide a customer focus that conveys respect and care.

Demonstrate ability to prioritise tasks, meet required timelines and utilise organizational systems and resources efficiently and effectively.

Ability to work with distressed or behaviourally-challenged patients, primary carers and/or families.

Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Demonstrated ability to work in a team and provide guidance and leadership.

Ability to facilitate effective and efficient running of Mental Health legal hearings, e.g. MHRT and MHI.

Ability to work in a high demand, high volume and high pressure work environment.
Contact Person Dion Puru
Contact Number 97678991
Closing Date 13/10/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view