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Deputy Director Medical Services – Nepean Hospital (12 months)

Deputy Director Medical Services – Nepean Hospital (12 months)

Company: Nepean Hospital
Location: Penrith, NSW
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 04/11/2022
Job Contact:

Dr Lynette Lee

0409 909 170


Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Penrith, NSW
Application Close Date: 13/11/2022

Where you’ll be working

The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District provides world-class clinical care, research, and innovation, and is committed to providing a workplace culture that values and promotes the growth of high performing teams and individuals.  We are passionate about the work we do and are committed to improving the health of our local community and enhancing the experience of all our patients.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District will drive innovation and excellence in health service delivery that provides safe, equitable, high quality, accessible, timely and efficient services that are responsive to the needs of patients and the community

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages diversity and inclusion within our workforce.  We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

See why people like you join our local health district – and welcome to the family!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2FVDzrwYZI

To check out our diverse workforce and see some of our recent innovative and community-focused achievements, browse our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NepeanBlueMtsLHD

If you would like more information about our Local Health district, please visit our website: http://www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/

About the Role

Applications are invited from suitably qualified medical practitioners for the Deputy Director Medical Services in the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District. The position is for 12 months. The position will be primarily located at Nepean Hospital within the Department of Medical Administration.

The Deputy Director Medical Services supports the Director Medical Services Nepean Hospital in providing strategic and operational medical leadership and advice to ensure high quality health care service provision at Nepean Hospital.

The Deputy Director Medical Services reports to the Director Medical Services and supports the facility executive to implement integrated clinical services including support of clinical divisions and or networks.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Senior and junior medical workforce – attraction, recruitment, and retention
  • Clinical Governance including patient safety and quality improvement
  • Supporting operational hospital management including patient flow and resource demand management as required.
  • Relationship with relevant professional bodies, NSW Health, the Health Pillars, and universities
  • Overseeing aspects of Medical Administration as delegated by the Director Medical Services.

About You


  1. Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  2. Post graduate management qualifications including Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators Fellowship, or Associate Fellowship as well as a Clinical Specialty qualification. Applications will also be accepted from exit year FRACMA trainees.
  3. Demonstrated capacity to effectively manage junior medical workforce.
  4. Demonstrated expertise in clinical leadership, including coaching, mentoring and training skills to support a range of change management initiatives with demonstrated high level communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  5. Demonstrated highly developed conceptual, analytical, problem solving and strategic planning skills.
  6. Demonstrated understanding of the principles of clinical service delivery, including legislative and regulatory requirements, and the principles of clinical governance, clinical risk management and clinical practice improvement.
  7. Demonstrated experience in driving a culture of professional medical administration and governance, inclusive of issues relating to medical workforce, medical professional practice, clinical governance, clinical ethics, clinical teaching and clinical leadership, developed in a substantial senior medical management role relevant to the position.
  8. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with clinician managers and other stakeholders with a hands-on approach.


More information

Please refer to the Application Guide for instructions on how to create a Clinician Profile and a list of mandatory requirements for all Senior Medical & Dental Officer applications.  If you are experiencing any difficulties, please first refer to the User Guide attached to this advertisement. Alternatively, you can contact Senior Medical Workforce Unit on 4734 2501.

For all enquiries relating to the position and its function, please email:

Dr Lynette Lee at lynette.lee@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications close: 13 November 2022 and must be received by midnight of the closing date.


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