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Deputy Chief Medical Officer – The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Deputy Chief Medical Officer – The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Company: The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Location: Parkville, VIC
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 23/02/2022
Job Contact:

Cate Kelly

03 9342 8868

Employment Type: Full-Time and Part-time available
Location: Parkville, VIC
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Application Close Date: 14/3/2022

Where you’ll be working

As one of Victoria’s largest public health services, The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) provides a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.

We are surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, and we are constantly collaborating to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make.

Our people of more than 10,000 strong, embody who we are and what we stand for. We’re here for when it matters most, and we’ll continue to be the first to speak out for our diverse community’s wellbeing and for delivering excellence together, always.

About the Role

Royal Melbourne Hospital is a large, complex, quaternary Health Service with a wide range of external research, education and clinical partners. This key medical leadership role supports the Chief Medical Officer (CMO)/ Executive Director, Clinical Governance and Medical Services in delivering effective leadership across the medical and clinical governance portfolios of Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH). The role requires a medical administrator passionate about:

1) effective professional and operational Medical Management; and

2) leading safe, high quality clinical care

The role will support the Chief Medical Officer in managing a range of units within the Division of Clinical Governance and Medical Services (CGMS), as well as providing expertise, leadership and participation in the range of medical governance, medicolegal and clinical governance programs of work across RMH.

The role will deputise for, and when required, act in the role of Chief Medical Officer, RMH.

About You

Formal Qualification and Required Registration:

  • Registered Medical Practitioner with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA)
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (FRACMA)


Skills and Capabilities:

  • At least 5 years’ experience post FRACMA preferably at a tertiary, research-oriented health service
  • Demonstrated capacity to operate as a senior member of an acute health service team
  • High level of skill in analysing medical policy and planning issues and applying knowledge to real world situations
  • Experience in the successful development and implementation of initiatives to improve medical professional and clinical governance
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate, consult and negotiate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Knowledge of contemporary clinical and medical governance systems and processes
  • Demonstrated high level negotiation, problem solving and change management skills
  • Thorough knowledge of the Australian public health system and the Victorian system in particular; including the registration, management, industrial and training frameworks for the medical workforce
  • Experience with or knowledge of quality and accreditation systems, for example Australian Council on Healthcare Standards’ (ACHS), PMCV and the learned Colleges
  • Understanding of medico-legal issues associated with clinical care
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with proven ability to exercise sound judgment and provide leadership in professional standards, ethics and a commitment to research and innovatio
  • Innovative thinking for complex problems
  • Good analytical, clinical and financial data management skills


More information

For further details please contact Cate Kelly at 03 9342 8868.

Applications close Monday 14/03/2022


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