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Director Medical Services

Director Medical Services

Company: Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Location: Northern Illawarra - NSW
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 23/11/2020
Job Contact:

Kathryn Meharg

02 4253 4736


The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) provides health services for a population of around 400,000 including the local government areas of Wollongong, Kiama, Shellharbour and Shoalhaven.

The Northern Illawarra Hospitals Group (NIHG) encompasses Wollongong, Bulli and Coledale Hospitals.  Wollongong Hospital is the major referral and teaching hospital with a bed base of more than 500. The campus, which incorporates the Illawarra Regional Cancer Care Centre, provides a comprehensive range of inpatient, outpatient and community-based services. Bulli Hospital and Aged Care Centre has 60 aged care beds operated by ISLHD and 60 residential care suites managed by Illawarra Retirement Trust.  Coledale Hospital specialises in rehabilitation and aged care services. It has a purpose-built unit for patients with a dementia illness awaiting nursing home placement.

Wollongong is located an hour’s drive south of Sydney on a narrow coastal strip bordered by the Royal National Park to the north, Lake Illawarra to the south, the Tasman Sea to the east and the Illawarra Escarpment to the west.  Learn more about the lifestyle benefits of living and working in Wollongong.

As Director Medical Services (DMS) NIHG, you will be well supported by the NIHG Executive and work closely with District Executive and Medical Services.  You will enjoy a broad role which encompasses medical leadership, mentoring, clinical governance, patient safety and opportunities for research and education.   You will:

  • Work as a key member of the leadership team providing strategic clinical and operational leadership
  • Lead medical workforce management and enhance a collaborative and patient centred culture
  • Lead clinical governance systems, standards, performance and accreditation

We are seeking an experienced medical administrator with a track record of leading change across a complex health system.  The person will require excellent communication skills and experience in clinical governance, patient safety, strategic planning and clinical operations. We will consider a RACMA fellow, those expecting FRACMA in the next six months, or a significantly experienced clinical leader from other medical specialties.

Initial informal enquiries are encouraged and may be made by contacting Kathryn Meharg, Manager, SMO Services or you may contact Justine Harris, District Director Medical Workforce on 02 4253 4658 or Peter Jansen, Executive Director Medical Services and Clinical Governance on 0436 613 261 or 0242 216 825.

Applications via agencies may be considered within pre-agreed parameters.

Applications close: 19th January 2021

Please note, interviews will be held week commencing 25 January 2021.

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