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Director Medical Services – Bathurst Hospital Western NSW Local Health District

Director Medical Services – Bathurst Hospital Western NSW Local Health District

Company: Bathurst Hospital Western NSW Local Health District
Location: Bathurst, NSW
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 05/01/2022
Job Contact:

Mr Peter Campos

02 6330 5333


Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Bathurst, NSW
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Application Close Date: 25/1/2022

Where you’ll be working

You will be based at Bathurst Health Service, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website Western NSW Health Careers. The Bathurst Health Service is an organisation dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our community. We are committed to providing the highest levels of healthcare and services. Bathurst Health Service serves a population of over 60,000 people and the Emergency Department sees over 23,000 patients per year with approximatley 32% admitted. The hospital is a modern campus built approximately 12 years ago. Surgical services include day surgery, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, O&G, and ophthalmology and urology. A 7 bed combined ICU / HDU / CCU supports complex surgery and medicine. Paediatric, renal dialysis, hospital in the home and day only chemotherapy services are also provided.

Bathurst is a prosperous and rapidly growing regional centre. The city offers a pleasant country lifestyle with affordable housing, excellent public and private school education and a university. It is just three hours drive from Sydney. The region is conveniently located with effective transport links to Sydney and Canberra. Visit www.bathurstregion.com.au for more information. There is a private hospital which can provide private endoscopy lists. Academic and research opportunities are available at the co-located Western Sydney University clinical school.

About the Role

We are seeking an experienced and knowledgeable Director Medical Services who is a strong team player and who will provide effective leadership and management of medical services provided by both senior and junior medical staff within a vibrant multidisciplinary setting. The successful applicant will be a member of the Bathurst Health Service Executive team with the Executive, the Director Medical Services is responsible for strategic leadership and management, for developing and implementing organisational goals, service planning and setting the values of the Bathurst Health Service.

The Director Medical Services is responsible for the safe and effective delivery of all aspects of clinical care, ensuring resources are used efficiently and effectively to achieve the goals of the Bathurst Health Service Clinical Services Plan and ensuring appropriate standards of patient care, teaching and research are maintained. We expect the successful applicant to be a strong advocate for Bathurst Health Service and contribute to LHD planning activities and service priorities.

About You


1. Australian citizen or permanent resident, or eligible for sponsorship to work in Australia and registered as a Medical Practitioner with the Medical Board of Australia.
2. Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators or other appropriate specialist recognition as provided for in the Staff Specialist (State) Award that is additionally supported by post graduate qualifications in management. Consideration may be given to an applicant in their final year of training with the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. Different Award conditions would apply
3. Demonstrated experience of clinical leadership and management at a senior level inclusive of medical administration, medical workforce, professional practice, clinical governance, medical ethics, clinical teaching, leadership, change management and resource management.
4. Sound knowledge of contemporary health issues, rural healthcare priorities and reform agendas within the NSW Health system.
5. Demonstrated high level communication skills (both verbal and written) and good negotiation skills.
6. Knowledge, understanding and commitment to EEO, ethical practice, issues of health inequality, and other relevant priorities as they relate to the position.
7. Hold a current Drivers Licence and the ability to travel regularly for work purposes


More information

Note: Applications submitted by Recruitment Agencies will not be considered for this position.

For role related queries or questions contact Peter Campos via email:

Peter.Campos@health.nsw.gov.au or (02) 6330 5333

Applications close: Tuesday the 25th of January 2022


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