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Area Director – Clinical Services

Area Director – Clinical Services

Company: North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS)
Location: WA
Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: Sourcing
Date Posted: 13/01/2020
Job Contact:

Robyn Lawrence

08 6457 1488


Salary: MP Year 1-9 $352,424 – $449,614 p.a. (inclusive of base salary, 9.5% superannuation and professional development allowance)

Closing Date: 2020-02-06 4:00 PM (YYYY-MM-DD)

This is a Fixed Term Full Time appointment for 5 years.

WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.

WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy.  As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position.  Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

Other Conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other “similar” vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of six (6) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.

Position Profile:
The Area Director – Clinical Services in the Health Service’s Chief Medical executive provides leadership on change management initiatives and advises management on the delivery of medical services and other clinical services (excluding nursing and midwifery) across the North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS).

This roles provides strategic leadership to support the achievement of high standards of practice and to ensure that clinical care, teaching, training and research are supported by appropriate clinical governance. The position is also responsible for the coordination of clinical governance for the Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park Healthcare Group (SCGOPHCG).

Area Profile:
The North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) provides timely access to high quality health care, embracing acknowledged best practice to deliver improved clinical outcomes in the face of rising challenges for all health care providers. The NMHS is a statutory authority governed by the NMHS Board. Its population represents more than 36 per cent of Western Australia’s total, and is projected to grow more than 1.1 million by 2020.

For further information about NMHS visit:

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) is one of Australia’s leading teaching tertiary hospitals. Located at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre 4km from Perth city centre, SCGH provides a comprehensive range of clinical services including trauma, emergency and critical care, orthopaedics, general medicine, general surgery, and cardiac care. It is home to WA’s only comprehensive cancer centre – the largest cancer treatment centre in the State – and is the State’s principal hospital for neurosurgery and liver transplants.

Employee Benefits:
In addition to the great salary our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

    • Professional development opportunities and study leave/assistance
    • Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Flexible leave arrangements
    • Other professional and location based allowances
    • For information on superannuation go to: http://www.treasury.wa.gov.au/Superannuation/Employees/Overview/

Selection Criteria:
Please see the attached Job Description Form (available online at www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au).

For Further Job Related Information:
We encourage you to contact Robyn Lawrence Chief Executive NMHS on 08 6457 1488.

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 (www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au).

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 summarises 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.


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