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Deputy Chief Medical Officer – Healthscope – Northern Beaches Hospital

Healthscope - Northern Beaches Hospital

Healthscope - Northern Beaches Hospital
Frenchs Forest, Northern Beaches, NSW

Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Frenchs Forest, Northern Beaches, NSW
Application Close Date: 01/06/2024

Where you’ll be working

When you join Healthscope, you become part of our Community of Care. Our people are at the heart of our organisation – no matter the role, every day our people make a difference to the lives of our patients and their families. As the only national private hospital operator and healthcare provider in Australia, our 38 sites also enjoy the support of a central office; enabling them to provide an exceptional experience to the communities, we care for.

We pride ourselves on working with talented, passionate and caring people to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care and experience during their stay with us. We support each other, share learnings, celebrate successes and face challenges together.

About the Role

Northern Beaches Hospital is seeking a dynamic and motivated Deputy Chief Medical Officer with excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for delivering high quality patient care in an innovative model to join our Executive medical team.

The position is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the medical workforce and specialist clinical operations to complement the strategic direction, operational processes, budget and business direction of the Northern Beaches Hospital, including:

  • To manage and lead the junior medical workforce to ensure that patient care is optimised with an engaged, efficient and sustainable workforce;
  • Working with the Chief Medical Officer to shape the medical workforce to align with the operational and strategic needs of the hospital;
  • To provide effective leadership and management of the day-to-day operations and services of the medical workforce and medical workforce unit;
  • Ensure effective engagement of medical staff to encourage collaborative relationships, open discussion, respectful conduct and decision-making empowerment in support of improved patient safety and financial outcomes;
  • Managing compel stakeholder relationships both internally and externally including HETI, the Colleges, Local health Districts and networked Medical Workforce Units; and
  • Actively participating in quality improvement and risk reduction activities, Root Cause Analysis and preparation for Short Notice Accreditation.

Northern Beaches Hospital Deputy Chief Medical Officer is a key leadership opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic medical administrator. You will help to drive continued clinical improvement across clinical services and enable future growth strategy implementation. You will be target and results driven with a special focus on clinical quality and safety. Your role will be critical to the future success and growth of hospital services on the Northern Beaches. Your work will help improve health outcomes for the community.

Qualifications and attributes for success:

  • Current Registration with AHPRA as a Medical Practitioner (MBBS or equivalent)
  • Completion or working towards the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators
  • Minimum of 4 years postgraduate experience in a healthcare setting is required.
  • Other management qualifications and/or leadership training
  • Sound clinical decision making and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills

Selection Criteria

Please ensure you demonstrate your knowledge and experience of the below points as part of your cover letter to be considered:

  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing staff within a complex department
  • Demonstrated understanding of the private hospital sector is preferred
  • Demonstrated high level of competence in interpersonal skills, consultation and effective communication with staff of the hospital including JMO’s, VMO/VMPs, professional organisations, medical organisations, medical colleges and universities

More information

For role related queries or questions contact A/Professor Peter Thomas for more information at

Applications close: 1 June 2024

Job Contact

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