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Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Advisory and Prosecution Unit, Singapore Medical Cou

Job LocationSingapore
EducationNot Mentioned
SalaryNot Disclosed
IndustryGovernment / Defence
Functional AreaNot Mentioned
EmploymentTypeFull-time

Job Description

What the role is• Assisting the Director (Legal) / General Counsel of the Secretariat of healthcare Professional Boards (“SPB”) in overseeing all legal aspects of the disciplinary processes under the Medical Registration Act, including the proper review and investigation of complaints, and the timely and fair prosecution of respondent doctors, including:o Supervising the conduct of prosecutions by external law firms before Disciplinary Tribunals(“DT”) (e.g. reviewing of charges, submissions, and litigation strategy); ando Personally conducting or assisting in prosecutions on behalf of the Singapore Medical Council (“SMC”) in cases which have been referred to a DT, as well as appeals and/or judicial review proceedings in respect of a decision of the DT or a disciplinary committee constituted under the MRA• Rendering legal advice to the SMC on matters pertaining to professional conduct and ethics, registration, accreditation, surveillance, investigation, procurement, legislation, policies, and corporate communications• Assisting the Director (Legal) / General Counsel, SPB in inter-agency work with the Ministry of Health to ensure that SMC’s policies and practices are consistent with the ministry’s objectives• Conducting training sessions or workshops for members of the medical profession on medico-legal issues where directed to do so by the Director (Legal) / General Counsel, SPB• Assisting the Director (Legal) / General Counsel, SPB with any other tasks assigned from time to timeWhat you will be working on• Assisting the Director (Legal) / General Counsel of the Secretariat of healthcare Professional Boards (“SPB”) in overseeing all legal aspects of the disciplinary processes under the Medical Registration Act, including the proper review and investigation of complaints, and the timely and fair prosecution of respondent doctors, including:o Supervising the conduct of prosecutions by external law firms before Disciplinary Tribunals(“DT”) (e.g. reviewing of charges, submissions, and litigation strategy); ando Personally conducting or assisting in prosecutions on behalf of the Singapore Medical Council (“SMC”) in cases which have been referred to a DT, as well as appeals and/or judicial review proceedings in respect of a decision of the DT or a disciplinary committee constituted under the MRA• Rendering legal advice to the SMC on matters pertaining to professional conduct and ethics, registration, accreditation, surveillance, investigation, procurement, legislation, policies, and corporate communications• Assisting the Director (Legal) / General Counsel, SPB in inter-agency work with the Ministry of Health to ensure that SMC’s policies and practices are consistent with the ministry’s objectives• Conducting training sessions or workshops for members of the medical profession on medico-legal issues where directed to do so by the Director (Legal) / General Counsel, SPB• Assisting the Director (Legal) / General Counsel, SPB with any other tasks assigned from time to timeWhat we are looking for• LL.B. from the National University of Singapore or Singapore Management University, or an overseas scheduled university and called to the Singapore Bar• At least 5 years’ PQE in the public service or private sector• Excellent oral presentation/advocacy, legal research and writing skills• Ability to engage and manage multiple stakeholders• Ability to manage tight timelines and multiple assignments• Motivated, able to work well both independently and as well as in teams• Significant prosecutorial/ criminal litigation experience is preferred

About Company

The Singapore Medical Council (SMC), a statutory board under the Ministry of Health, maintains the Register of Medical Practitioners in Singapore, administers the compulsory continuing medical education (CME) programme and also governs and regulates the professional conduct and ethics of registered medical practitioners. In our efforts to ensure that doctors are keeping abreast of medical advances, the Council has implemented compulsory CME with effect from 1 January 2003.

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