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Deputy Director Medical Services – BHFLHN (Northern Sites)

Deputy Director Medical Services – BHFLHN (Northern Sites)

Company: SA Health, Fleurieu Local Health Network
Location: Gawler and Barossa sites, SA
Job Type: Part-time
Date Posted: 18/10/2022
Job Contact:

Genevieve deVries

0435 220 874


Employment Type: Part time
Location: Gawler and Barossa sites, SA
Application Close Date: 28/10/2022

Where you’ll be working

As the Deputy Director Medical Services you will support the Executive Director of Medical Services to deliver safe, effective and efficient medical services across the Gawler and Barossa sites in the northern region of the Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network (BHFLHN).

About the Role

Supporting clinical services across the northern sites, you will provide leadership to medical staff across the hospitals and role model the requisite professional standards. You will address risk mitigation in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of medical services.  Areas of focus will include: clinical governance and clinical risk management; morbidity and mortality review; sentinel incident review; collection, review and action on hospital-wide and specific clinical indicators; and review of complaints. You will play a key role in supporting BHFLHN to establish and maintain a positive health and safety culture. This will be achieved by consulting with workers and others when making decisions that may impact upon the health, safety and welfare of those in the workplace.

This is a part time vacancy with capacity to work full time, working hours per fortnight are to be negotiated and salary will be adjusted according to actual hours worked.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Screening/Check and specific immunisation requirements.  COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Public Health Act 2011 (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) to work in SA Health/health care setting.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

About You

Holding a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) or an equivalent qualification, you will be registrable with the Medical Board of Australia as a Medical Practitioner with Specialist registration. You will have proven management experience in healthcare, including change management. You will also bring experience in the management of risk and increasing the effectiveness and accountability of risk management strategies. Strong communication and negotiation skills will be essential. You will demonstrate an ability to think strategically at a system-wide level and have an aptitude for engaging, motivating, building trust and inspiring others to achieve objectives.


More information

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref:808936.


Applications close: 28th of October 2022


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