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Chief Medical Officer – Northern Health

Northern Health

Northern Health
Epping, VIC

Statewide Virtual ED Service

Renowned, Transformational and Innovative leader

Passionate about leading and enabling healthcare research

Continued Growth – two new campuses



Northern Health is the major provider of acute, maternity, sub-acute, mental health, specialist, community and home-based services in Melbourne’s rapidly growing outer north. Currently with 5 campuses, Northern Hospital Epping, Broadmeadows Hospital, Bundoora Centre, Craigieburn Centre, and Kilmore District Hospital. The emergency department treats over 120,000 patients each year and supports over 103,000 patients in the Virtual ED. Northern Health cares for over 97,000 patients admitted to hospital each year (over 35,000 arriving by ambulance) and assists with the delivery of over 3,300 babies.

The Northern Health catchment includes three of the state’s six growth areas: Hume, Whittlesea and Mitchell. The swift development of new suburbs in the north will see our population grow over 74% (more than 290,000 people) by 2036. Northern Health cares for a diverse community, born in more than 185 countries, who speak over 107 different languages and follow over 90 different religions or beliefs. Northern Health has over 9,200 dedicated professional staff and has annual revenue turnover of over $900 million.


Northern Health is seeking to appoint an experienced Chief Medical Officer to provide strategic, transformational, and innovative leadership, governance and direction for Northern Health. The Chief Medical Officer will play a key Liaison role with the relevant Clinical Divisional Director to ensure that medical and related services are provided in accordance with the Northern Health Strategic plan. The Chief Medical Officer position encompasses the role of Executive Director, Research and Medical Service, Radiology, Pathology and Pharmacy at Northern Health. As a member of Northern Health Executive team, this role contributes to the overall organisational leadership and management through joint responsibility with other Executive Directors.


To be a strong candidate for the role you will have demonstrated high level:Experience in senior medical leadership and healthcare management in large, complex, tertiary, multidisciplinary health care organisations Eligibility for registration with the Medical Board of Victoria as a legally qualified medical practitioner. Successful senior management experience in a significant health service Demonstrated experience and understanding of comprehensive understanding of Clinical Governance. Clinical management / governance, business acumen, financial and resource effectiveness and research / training / education experience. Planning, analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to adapt to organisational and environmental change and to champion change and improvement initiatives; and Experience in the application of research and evidence-based principles to clinical management

For a confidential discussion, please get in touch with:

Rhodie Miller, HardyGroup Principal Consultant

+61 (0) 422 816 557

To access the Candidate Information Pack, visit:

Applications close: Monday 15th April 2024