The ABC brings the irritating tale of Dr Paul Miniter who’s arguing the toss on a selection process he dipped out on.
My personal rule of thumb is that people who start getting arsey about selection processes are the last people you’d ever want to work with.
Two orthopaedic surgeons who were given contracts to work as visiting medical officers (VMO) in ACT Health were colleagues of some members of the selection panel.
Two surgeons who were unsuccessful contract applicants complained about a potential conflict of interest.
Health Minister Katy Gallagher says she stands by her Department’s choice of panel members and all potential conflicts of interest were declared.
At the end of the day I’d prefer a selection panel, with personal experience of the work of some applicants, deciding they do good work and giving them the job.
Dr Paul appears outraged that no one is taking seriously his demands for meetings with the Minister or external reviews.