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Regional Director Medical Services – WA Country Health Service – South West

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Regional Director Medical Services – WA Country Health Service – South West

Company: WA Country Health Service - South West
Location: Bunbury, WA
Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: Fixed term
Date Posted: 03/11/2021
Job Contact:

Kerry Winsor

(08) 9781 2309


Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Bunbury, WA
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Application Close Date: 6/12/2021

Where you’ll be working

The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is the largest country health system in Australia and one of the biggest in the world, providing health services to approximately half a million people, including 45,000 Aboriginal people, over a vast two and a half million square kilometer area. The organization comprises seven regions, with a strong network of public hospitals, health services and health centers located across rural and remote Western Australia. Our core business is the provision of quality, accessible health services to county WA residents and visitors.

Bunbury is a picturesque Harbour city on the south west coast of WA, 175km or two hours drive from Perth, in the heart of the South West – WA’s premier holiday region. While living in this beautiful seaside city, enjoy all types of water sports along the coast and within the Harbour, bushwalking, mountain-biking and camping in local forests, tasting the award winning wines from our fantastic local wineries, and enjoying fresh local produce in your home and in restaurants and cafes.

About the Role

The Regional Director Medical Services (ROMS) provides high level clinical and strategic leadership, management and governance within the region. The ROMS provides professional leadership and governance for all medical practitioners within the region with a focus on medical workforce, patient safety and quality improvement, clinical service planning, medical education and clinical research. The ROMS develops the regional health network and progresses health reform strategy.

About You

1. Eligible for registration by the Medical Board of Australia.
2. Senior health management experience including the ability to proactively plan, manage resources, influence change and team participation at a strategic level.
3. Demonstrated contemporary knowledge of professional issues and trends in the medical profession, with a particular focus on indigenous, rural and remote service delivery.
4. Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of health policy and programs.
5. Demonstrated high level interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution.
6. Demonstrated commitment to clinical governance within healthcare, including credentialing, scope of practice, clinical indicator management and safety and quality programs.
7. Eligible for / or in possession of a current C or C-A Class drivers license.
8. Current knowledge of legislative obligations including Equal Employment Opportunity, Disability Services, Occupational Safety and Health and Freedom of Information and how these impact on employment and service delivery.

1. Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (FRACMA) or evidence of progression towards Fellowship.
2. Post Graduate Health Management qualifications.
3. Experience in rural and remote medical practice and / or management.
4. Experience of strategic health planning processes.
5. Evidence of participating in or leading Quality Improvement initiatives or health management research.

More information

For Further Job Related Information: We encourage you to contact Kerry Winsor on 08 9781 2309.

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employee Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours.


  • Application Instructions: Applicants are requested to apply online.
  • It is preferable for your referee to be a current supervisor or manager.
  • Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the selection criteria and provide a detailed curriculum vitae which summarizes your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements.
  • These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.
  • Lodgement is system generated.
  • Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm will not be accepted.


Applications closes: 6th of December 2021 (Monday)


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