First listed on: 01 August 2020


Legal Counsel

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Health Mgr Lvl 3
Remuneration: $113,735 - $129,658 per annum plus superannuation
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ179450
Location: Newcastle or Sydney
Applications Close: 23 August 2020 - 11:59pm

About the opportunity

Being part of NSW Health Pathology means you’re helping create better health and justice systems every day. We operate more than 60 laboratories and around 200 collection centres across NSW and conduct over 60 million tests per annum. Our network of pathologists are supported by scientists, technicians and support staff who quickly and accurately assess samples so clinical teams can make the best possible treatment decisions for patients. Our Forensic & Analytical Science Service provides independent, objective analysis to the NSW criminal and coronial justice systems.

What we can offer you

  • Accrued Days Off in addition to Annual Leave
  • Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits

  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Learning and development opportunities, including in-house training with RTO My Health Learning

What you'll be doing

The Legal Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice and assistance in respect of all aspects of NSW Health Pathology’s strategy and operations, including advice on statutory interpretation and compliance, agreement preparation and negotiation and medicolegal claims.

Interested in joining Australia’s largest public pathology service? Apply now by addressing the following questions:

  1. A degree in law from an Australian tertiary institution or a comparable overseas qualification, plus a current Australian jurisdiction practising certificate (or evidenced entitlement to hold such a practising certificate) with a minimum of 4 years’ post admission experience.
  2. Demonstrated experience working with minimal supervision in a government or health-related commercial legal practice or as part of an in-house legal team.
  3. Excellent legal skills and extensive experience in at least two of the following core areas of practice: contract law; commercial law; health law; administrative law; intellectual property; information technology; governance and/or risk management.
  4. Well-developed organisational skills including demonstrated ability to prioritise competing demands and work to tight deadlines.
  5. High level communication skills, with a well-developed ability to engage, collaborate, negotiate and influence, and maintain trusted, respectful relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  6. Forward thinking approach, including the ability to analyse and interpret information, deal with challenges creatively and develop solutions

Need more information?
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Working Rights
This position is a permanent position. To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency. Please note: A person who is not an Australian citizen or a permanent resident is only eligible for temporary employment for a period not longer than the duration of their current visa.
New to NSW Health Pathology?
The preferred candidate may be required to undergo a functional assessment prior to appointment.

Talent Pool
If the selection panel identifies more than one suitable candidate for the role, an eligibility list will be created for future permanent full time / part time, temporary and casual vacancies.

To view the position description or submit your applications please click the 'Apply' button below.

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, Ethical Practices, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and promote a smoke-free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks conducted for all positions.

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