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Join the Medical Assessment Tribunals

The Medical Assessment Tribunals are an integral part of Queensland's workers' compensation scheme, consisting of experienced medical specialists who provide independent medical assessment of injury or impairment for workers' compensation claims.

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What specialist positions are available?

We are seeking expressions of interest from specialists across a variety of fields, including:

  • gastroenterology
  • general surgery
  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • infectious diseases
  • internal medicine
  • maxillofacial surgery
  • occupational medicine
  • paediatric medicine
  • psychiatry
  • rehabilitation medicine
  • rheumatology
  • thoracic medicine
  • urology
  • vascular surgery.

How are Tribunal members remunerated?

Tribunal members receive remuneration for each Tribunal meeting they attend (three hour sessions plus one hour reading time). Remuneration includes the hearing itself, reading time and your contribution to drafting the formal decision.

How long will my appointment last?

Medical Assessment Tribunal appointments are generally for a three year period.

What will I do as a Tribunal member?

As a member you will:

  • contribute to the effective and efficient operation of tribunals by
    • attending tribunal sessions ready to commence at the appointed time and for the entirety of the nominated session
    • perusing and reviewing the reference material relating to each claimant prior to the claimant’s tribunal hearing
    • working cooperatively with other tribunal members and complying with the direction of Chairpersons and Deputy Chairpersons
    • supporting and embracing the virtual hearing model.
  • conduct assessments of permanent impairment in accordance with the Guidelines for Evaluation of Permanent Impairment
  • contribute to the preparation of quality reasons for decision
  • ensure all claimants, colleagues and employees of Workers’ Compensation Regulatory Services are treated fairly and with respect
  • comply with the Medical Assessment Tribunal Members’ Code of Conduct.

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Applications close 11 March 2024.

For any questions, please contact wcpolicy@oir.qld.gov.au or call (07) 3406 9919.