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Director Medical Services
Job Type Full-time
Job Status Sourcing
Date Posted 23 December 2017
Location VIC
Company Information Austin Health
Job Description Austin Health is one of Victoria’s largest health care providers. Comprising the Austin Hospital, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital and Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, Austin Health is a major teaching and research centre with numerous university and research institute affiliations.
We are seeking applications for an important full time position as Director of Medical Services - Quality and Patient Safety (Deputy Chief Medical Officer). This non-clinical position oversees two integrated portfolios and requires a senior medical practitioner (Consultant level) who is experienced in, and committed to, the principles of medical management embracing all aspects of the RACMA competencies. This position requires high-level communication and negotiation skills, particularly in dealing with sensitive clinical information and adverse clinical events. Specifically we are seeking an individual who can demonstrate:

  • Proven leadership capacity and demonstrated experience in the strategic development of quality, safety, risk and improvement programs, in the development of audit processes, and in the areas of research and teaching.

  • Experience in promoting and driving a comprehensive clinical governance framework and effective clinical risk management strategies.

  • A comprehensive understanding of the medico-legal environment.

  • An ability to communicate positively and effectively at all levels recognising the context in which this health service operates and the need to foster effective working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and interests

The incumbent is also expected to deputise for the CMO when absent, will hold recognition as an appointed designated officer for the purposes of the Human Tissue Act (1982), and share in on-call responsibilities.

Please click here to see the position descrition for further details. 
Please contact Dr. Fergus Kerr – Chief Medical Officer – at Fergus.kerr@austin.org.au  OR 94965000 for further details.

Applications Close 25 January 2018
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