Medical Officer (Four positions)

Canberra and Melbourne, |

Salary Range:

  • $160 292 - $272 337


  • Campbell Park, Fairbairn, ACT
  • Melbourne CBD, VIC

Job Description:

Are you a clinical leader, driven by a passion for high quality service provision in a dynamic environment? Are you interested in contributing to enterprise level medical support of the Australian Defence Force (ADF)? Would you like to be a key contributor to the ongoing transformation of the ADF’s health service delivery structure? One of these positions could be the job for you.

Defence are looking for four medical officers for the following positions:

  1. Regional Medical Advisor , Joint Health Command, Melbourne VIC
  2. Command Medical Advisor, Joint Health Command, Canberra ACT
  3. Senior Medical Advisor – Occupational Medicine, Joint Health Command, Canberra ACT
  4. Chief Medical Officer, Defence Force Recruiting, Canberra ACT

Joint Health Command:

Joint Health Command (JHC) is responsible for the provision of health care to all current serving members of the ADF. With a commitment to high quality service provision - delivered with whole of life focus - JHC prides itself on being a key enabler in optimising the nation’s Defence personnel and a trusted mission partner to commanders at all levels of the organisation.

The positions:

  • Provide medical leadership to JHC
  • Provide subject matter expert advice within JHC, Defence and other government agencies
  • Drive clinical governance best practice within the organisation
  • Participate in and promote continuous improvement and innovation

Unique opportunities:

  • Ability to maintain clinical currency through on base service provision via garrison health centers
  • Flexibility to develop the position to enhance its contemporary role within the transforming health service delivery structure
  • Option for remote work, with periodic trips to Canberra for key meetings and engagements
  • Broad sphere of influence to develop and implement health policy and programs as a principle advisor to the Surgeon General of the ADF

How to Apply - Joint Health Command:

For further information regarding the positions within Joint Health Command please contact CAPT Kate Tindall on (02) 6127 0247 or via email .

Defence Force Recruiting

Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) is responsible for recruiting for the Australian Defence Force the right people in the right numbers at the right time in order to build and sustain Defence’s capability.  DFR is comprised of a national headquarters in Canberra (HQDFR) and 16 Defence Force Recruiting Centres (DFRCs) across Australia. The DFR health service ensures that only people who are medically and psychologically suitable are selected for Defence service.

DFR is seeking a highly motivated, innovative, and skilled Chief Medical Officer to exercise CMO delegated authority in accordance with Defence policy and to lead the DFR health service at the national level. Within HQDFR the CMO is responsive to Director General DFR and leads and directs the headquarter health section which is comprised of medical practitioners, psychologists and health administrators. The health section supports the CMO in meeting the requirements of the CMO delegate function.  As DFR health service lead the CMO is supported by a national senior medical officer and four regional senior medical officers responsible for delivering the medical service at the 16 DFRCs.  

Competitive applicants for the CMO role will have an understanding of the Defence operating environment and occupational medicine principles together with a track record of success in leading effective teams, communicating with influence across a range of stakeholders, shaping strategic thinking and delivering time constrained results. 

How to Apply - Defence Force Recruiting:

For further information regarding the position within Defence Force Recruiting, please contact WGCDR Niki Frost on 0409 592 274 or via email

Application Closing Date:

  • Wednesday 15th April 2020                      

For further information please review the job information pack, reference JCG/01424/20 on

Starting date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Closing date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
The Department of Defence