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Director Medical Services

Director Medical Services

Company: Northern Health
Location: Victoria
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 24/11/2020
Job Contact:

Wanda S Stelmach FRACS

03 8405 8049


Northern Health

Already boasting the busiest Emergency Department in the state, and with the state government approving 6 new suburbs in the north, Northern Health has an exciting future, growing into one of the largest health services in Melbourne supporting health in outer metropolitan Melbourne and in regional Victoria. With a myriad of complex services both within the health service and out in the community across a range of external partnerships, together with Northern Health’s capital works projects, the Director Medical Services role will have the opportunity to consolidate this health service’s future as an exemplar leader of healthcare, education and research.

Our Vision of A healthier community, making a difference for every person, every day epitomises the strengths of our medical staff – team work, high standards of care and an innate drive, informed by research and education, to improve the lives of our patients, our staff and our community.

For more information please visit www.nh.org.au

The role

This position is responsible for supporting the CMO in the overall delivery of high quality and safe clinical care through an appropriately skilled workforce. Key roles include the operational management and oversight of the following services:

  • Medical Workforce Unit, incorporating both senior and junior workforce
  • Northern Health Office of Research
  • Undergraduate and Prevocational Medical Education
  • Specialty Clinics
  • Active participation in clinical credentialing and defining scopes of clinical practice for all doctors

This role also works collaboratively with the CMO across other services within the overall CMO portfolio as required, including:

  • Diagnostic Services
  • Pharmacy Services
  • ICT & CMIO
  • EMR team

The incumbent is also expected to support and assist the Medical Administration Registrar in developing the core competencies expected and deputise for the CMO as required.

The DMS also partners with the Clinical Directors, as well as Unit Heads to provide leadership to the medical workforce, proactively manage doctors’ professional issues, and facilitate medical staff participation in the organisation’s medicolegal, quality and safety, service improvement and development, education and training, and research activities.

There is the opportunity to maintain some clinical work if desired.

About you

  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (FRACMA) or actively pursuing
  • Registered Medical Practitioner with the Australian Medical Board (AHPRA)
  • Have a mastery of RACMA competencies as they apply in the acute health care sector
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Medical EBAs and their implementation
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical practice and ability to apply tenets of ethical practice to medical management scenarios in the acute health care sector
  • Have a sound understanding of processes associated with clinical risk management in the acute health care sector
  • Have an understanding of organization wide management and leadership practices associated with the delivery of clinical care
  • Possess a demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with members of interdisciplinary teams
  • Proven ability to engage clinicians in medical management issues

We can offer

  • Health and Wellbeing programs, including our new ‘Thrive’ program
  • Flexibility in the workplace and extra leave options and support
  • An inclusive and culturally safe space
  • Access to salary packaging, EAP, our online library and onsite car parking.

Northern Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as applicants who are LGBTIQ+, who have different abilities, or are from culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds are encouraged.

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

Next steps

All applicants must complete the online credentialing process by clicking the following link: Northern Health Medical Credentialing System  

Please quote 20667, when submitting your credentialing application.

If this opportunity sounds like the next step in your career, then we would love to hear from you. Please click on the ‘Apply’ button and follow the prompts. . For further details regarding the role please contact Wanda S Stelmach FRACS (Chief Medical Officer) or regarding the application process, please contact Liz Shaw, Senior Medical Workforce.

Applications close: 8th December 2020

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