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Acting Director of Medical Services – Sydney Adventist Hospital

Acting Director of Medical Services – Sydney Adventist Hospital

Company: Sydney Adventist Hospital
Location: Sydney, NSW
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 09/09/2022
Job Contact:

Dr Catharina de Muelenaere



Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Application Close Date: 19/09/2022

Where you’ll be working

  • As NSW’s largest and most comprehensive private hospital, the San gives you all the opportunities you’d find in a large public tertiary facility, in a nurturing, warm environment. With us, you’ll have an extraordinary range of out-of-the-box opportunities to develop your professional skills – while also maintaining your personal wellbeing.The San is operated by Adventist HealthCare (AHCL), a not-for-profit healthcare organisation that’s been advancing healthcare since 1903. Our progressive, holistic approach has kept us at the forefront of our field, whether it’s meant adopting best in-class technology or carrying out game-changing research.
  • At the Sydney Adventist Hospital, fondly known as the San, taking care of people is our reason for being. It’s what drives us to deliver exceptional outcomes for our patients – and it’s a shared sense of purpose that extends to everyone who works here, too.When you work for the San, you can expect to feel valued on every level. Whether you’re a healthcare professional, an admin whiz, or part of our maintenance team, we’ll support you to learn, grow and become the best you can be. From world-class facilities and state-of-the-art technology, to training and mentoring across all disciplines, everything you need to succeed is right here.As you carve out the career of your dreams, you’ll also be looked after on a personal level. Whether it’s through great staff facilities or flexible work arrangements, we make it easier for you to strike the balance that’s right for you.

    Join us, and make a positive impact on your own life, and the wellbeing of our community. Because good health is not simply our end goal; it’s what we live for.

About the Role

An excellent & unique opportunity has arisen for a Director of Medical Services to join Adventist Healthcare to lead the operational aspects of medical services and clinical governance at Sydney Adventist Hospital and Adventist Healthcare including oversight of accredited medical officers, career medical officers, junior medical officers and the medical services and clinical governance teams. This is a 15-month contract position to cover maternity leave from late Nov / early Dec 2022 until February 2024.

This significant management role is suitable for a person with a passion for building relationships with medical staff and for reducing clinical risk and delivering excellent patient experience. The role reports to the Medical and Clinical Governance Executive and is suitable for a RACMA fellow or senior RACMA trainee seeking an opportunity to work in the private sector. An attractive salary commensurate with experience is on offer.

About You

The successful applicant will meet the following criteria:


  • Registered Medical Practitioner in NSW (or eligible for registration in NSW)
  • Previous Clinical Experience
  • At least two years’ experience in medical management in a role such as Director of Medical Services (DMS), Deputy DMS or Medical Administration Registrar
  • Post-graduate qualifications in Management or Business Administration



  • Holds FRACMA or is working towards


More information

Vaccination against COVID-19 is a mandatory requirement for all health care workers in NSW. All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask. Additional PPE requirements are role dependent.

The following check will be carried out on all prospective employees applying for positions that have been identified as working with children – national criminal record; apprehended violence orders; and completed disciplinary proceedings in previous employment.

Enquiries should be addressed to:

Dr Catharina de Muelenaere, Director of Medical Services

Phone: 02 9487 9400

Email: medadmin@sah.org.au


  • Applications will be reviewed and processed as they are received, so early applications are encouraged
  • Please note, our application close dates may be subject to change; we will assess applications as they are received
  • Applicants must be Australian Citizens or have rights to work permanently in Australia
  • If successful, you will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status


How to Apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online. Please click the ‘Apply’ button within this ad to lodge an application
  • Please include your CV and a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria
  • Applications close: 5:00pm Monday 19 September


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