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Chief Medical Officer – Melbourne region

Chief Medical Officer – Melbourne region

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Werribee Mercy Hospital and Mercy Hospital for Women, Heidelberg
Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: Sourcing
Date Posted: 05/03/2021
Job Contact:

Sadie D'Arcy

(03) 8416 7715


About the role

Located across Werribee Mercy Hospital and Mercy Hospital for Women, Heidelberg, this is an exciting senior leadership opportunity for an appropriately qualified and experienced medical specialist. The Chief Medical Officer at Mercy Health is responsible for empowering people to deliver great care and experience, providing strategic and operational leadership in regards to the clinical governance of medical services across Mercy Health Services.

The CMO will be responsible for:

  • Clinical leadership and governance of medical services across Mercy Health Services.
  • Ownership of an operational portfolio to ensure the highest level of clinical standards are met.
  • Working closely with other senior leaders in the provision of integrated and coordinated services and the delivery of key performance indicators.
  • Providing professional support to medical and academic staff across Mercy Health Services.


About you

With proven senior clinical leadership experience and a passion for the health industry, the ideal candidate will also be able to demonstrate the following;

  • Active Fellowship of a specialist college.
  • Current AHPRA registration.
  • Ability to promote and positively influence change whilst leading collaboratively.
  • Effective and appropriate delegation and decision making.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a culture of excellence and total quality services

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check.

About the organisation

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation employing over 10,000 people who provide compassionate and holistic care through our acute hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health programs, palliative and respite services, maternity and women’s health services, early parenting services and home care services.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.

What We Offer

Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ With a values based culture, Mercy Health offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health – our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable people across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and vulnerable people and have a zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.


If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact Sadie D’Arcy, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, sdarcy@mercy.com.au or (03) 8416 7715.

To read the Position Description please click HERE.

Applications close 1 April 2021

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