Careers with MIGA

MIGA is a leading national provider of medical indemnity insurance and associated services to the healthcare profession across Australia.

Current Opportunities

  • Solicitor – Claims & Legal Services

    • Adelaide CBD Location
    • Collaborative Team Culture
    • Awarded “Aon Best Employer 2019”

    About our business
    With a history spanning 120 years, we are proud and passionate about the service and support we provide to our clients.  As a leading, national medical indemnity insurer to the healthcare profession, we play a significant role in protecting and supporting our clients in their practice of medicine.  MIGA provides insurance protection backed by a range of support services, which encompass insurance advice, risk management education, claims management and medico-legal support, advocacy and peer support. We are a dynamic, multifaceted business seeking a Solicitor with passion and drive to support the business.
     
    Your new role
    MIGA is seeking someone with a Degree in Bachelor of Laws and proven legal experience within a law firm or insurance company specialising in personal injury preferably with exposure to medical indemnity or professional indemnity matters. Experience in public liability and motor vehicle bodily injury will also be highly regarded.
     
    The successful candidate will be required to hold and maintain Tier 2 education level as per ASIC PS 146 Licensing: Training of financial product advisors. If the successful candidate does not hold a Tier 2 level, MIGA will assist them in obtaining the qualification.
     
    Reporting to the National Manager - Claims & Legal Services, you will be responsible for:
    • Providing legal advice and claims management services to clients of MIGA and supporting the Claims Department
    • Undertake and follow up tasks instructed by the National Manager – Claims & Legal Services and the Senior Solicitor – Claims & Legal Services
    • Manage a large portfolio of claims and notifications, including civil, disciplinary and legal expense matters including but not limited to:    
      • Allocation of estimates on various matters in accordance with MIGA processes and with the Delegated Authorities
      • File review/coding files as required/prompt closure of files on resolution
      • Attend meetings with clients, legal advisors, experts, mediations and settlement conferences
      • Medical Board, AHPRA and Coroners Court attendances with clients and/or instructed solicitors
      • Preparation of papers for consideration by the Claims Committee
      • Prepare various reports including to reinsurers, MIGA management and MIGA Boards
      • Consider indemnity issues and work closely with Underwriting and Client Services Departments in this regard
    • Understand the application of MIGA policies of insurance
    • Be self-sufficient with respect to typing, data entry, filing and otehr administrative tasks is expected
    • Provide telephone and written advice services direct to clients, including preparation of file notes and files maintenance as part of MIGA’s medico-legal advice service
    • Attend various meetings which include but are not limited to Claims Committee and Medical Advisory Panel
    • Assist with preparing summaries on significant legislative changes and decisions on medico-legal issues
    • Assist the National Manager – Claims & Legal Services with preparation for and participate in file reviews and visits by external third parties including auditors and reinsurers
    • Assist with various tasks associated with internal and external claims file reviews and audits
    • Assist in ensuring the Department complies with all MIGA and legislative requirements.

    What you’ll need to succeed
    To be considered for this role, you must have experience in:
    • At least 3 years relevant post qualifications experience with a law firm or insurance company specialising in personal injury and preferably exposure to professional indemnity or medical indemnity matters
    • Experience in medical malpractice, public liability and personal injury matters will be highly regarded.

    What you’ll get in return
    • Be part of a professional and dynamic team and a growing organisation that is committed to service and quality
    • Fantastic working environment with great company benefits
    • Adelaide CBD location in a modern office environment.
     
    To apply please forward a resume and cover letter (no longer than two pages) which clearly addresses:
    1. The reason for your interest, and
    2. How your skills and experience suit the role
    via the Apply button.
     
    For a confidential discussion and a copy of the Position Description, please contact Suzanne Thompson on 1800 777 156. For further information on MIGA please visit our website www.miga.com.au.



     

MIGA is proud to be recognised as an Aon Best Employer Australia 2019.

Aon Best Employers certification evaluates employee opinions to measure effective leadership, talent focus, organisational agility and employee engagement.

Certification is positive recognition that MIGA’s culture, leadership and the work environment we have created engages our people and motivates them to achieve their potential.
 

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