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Director of Medical Services
Job Type Full-time
Job Status Sourcing
Date Posted 08 May 2017
Location Queensland
Company Information The Wesley Hospital
Job Description

UnitingCare Health is one of the largest not-for-profit private hospital groups in Queensland and is a service group of UnitingCare Queensland. The hospital group is a major provider of healthcare services in Queensland which operates almost 1000 licensed hospital beds and employs over 4200 people.

With 535 beds, The Wesley Hospital provides tertiary level medical and surgical services across 30 specialty areas including cardiology, urology, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, maternity and women’s health. These services are supported by an intensive care unit, coronary care unit, cardiac catheter theatres, 24-hour emergency centre, renal dialysis, radiology, radiation therapy, pathology, pharmacy services, IVF, haematology and oncology services.

We are seeking a dynamic individual with a comprehensive knowledge of the Australian Health Care System and contemporary healthcare practice and trends, as well as a comprehensive understanding of private hospitals and their complex relationship with Visiting Medical Practioners. We need a leader, who would be expected to retain a level of clinical involvement, who is a strong team player, will work effectively in the Hospital Executive team, the Hospital's Visiting Medical Practitioners and UnitingCare Health external stakeholders. You would need to demonstrate experience in the core processes of this role, including, but not limited to, credentialing and clinical governance.

Ideally, the successful applicant will demonstrate all of the following criteria:
• AHPRA Registered Medical Practioner;
• A complete FRACMA or in-training for FRACMA; and additional post-graduate qualifications in Management, Business or Health Administration will also be viewed favourably;
• Experience in Clinical Governance, with focus on clinical outcome excellence, safety and quality of healthcare for patients and clinical outcome reporting;
• Experience in leading an organisation to deliver a high level of staff and doctor satisfaction while remaining patient-centred;
• Experience in a leadership role within an acute hospital setting and with the ability to drive change;
• Familiarity with Financial, Material and Human Resource Management
• Extensive experience in high level strategic thinking with the ability to provide leadership on the Hospital's Clinical Strategy
• An innovative and flexible approach to problem solving and advanced communication skills; and;
• A Commitment to strive for Best Practice and Continuous Quality Improvement in the provision of care.

A competitive salary will be offered, commensurate for this key Executive role.

Applications Close 19th May, 2017
How to Apply For further information or to have a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Natasha Pugh on email Natasha.pugh@uchealth.com.au

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