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Director Medical Services – Dhelkaya Health

Director Medical Services – Dhelkaya Health

Company: Dhelkaya Health
Location: Castlemaine, VIC
Job Type: Part-time
Date Posted: 12/10/2022
Job Contact:

John Cross



Employment Type: Part-time
Location: Castlemaine, VIC
Application Close Date: 4/11/2022

Where you’ll be working

Dhelkaya Health is a new health service on Dja Dja Wurrung country; it is the coming together of Castlemaine Health, Maldon Hospital and CHIRP Community Health.  The new organisation delivers a diverse range of inpatient, outpatient, aged care, community health and outreach services to Mount Alexander Shire. It also delivers assessment, rehabilitation and allied health services to neighbouring shires. With campuses in Castlemaine and Maldon, Dhelkaya Health is committed to the quality, accessibility and sustainability of acute, aged and community-based healthcare. Located a short drive from Bendigo, Ballarat and Melbourne, Castlemaine is a popular rural community that provides a rich and diverse culture for all to enjoy.

About the Role

The Director Medical Services is accountable for the effective leadership and management of Dhelkaya Health’s medical workforce. You will have a key role in leading and promoting an organisational culture of clinical excellence and safety. Specifically, you will be responsible for medical workforce credentialing, performance and development; education and training for medical practitioners, post graduates and students; clinical service delivery, medico-legal advice and support; and executive and board reporting on medical and clinical matters. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a new organisation and be a key member of an interdisciplinary senior leadership team who work together to develop innovative and sustainable ways to deliver high quality and safe care to our community.

About You

To meet the requirements of the role you will hold Medical Board of Australia general and/or specialist registration under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and will have experience and qualification relevant to medical administration/management such as FRACMA / AFRACMA or MBA/MHA (or working towards).  You will need to demonstrate experience in medical practice and high-level medical leadership and have a strong understanding of and commitment to clinical governance.  Advanced understanding and knowledge of medical and clinical issues in rural health are desirable.


  • Demonstrated experience in medical practice and high-level medical leadership
  • A strong understanding of and commitment to clinical governance
  • Contemporary knowledge of professional issues and trends in the medical profession
  • Advanced interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated evidence of commitment to ongoing education and professional development to ensure working within current scope of practice
  • Translating knowledge, innovation, policy, regulation and analysis of clinical data into practical actions to improve the quality and safety of healthcare and health outcomes for patients


  • Advanced understanding and knowledge of medical and clinical issues in rural health


More information

For Further inquiries please contact: John Cross on: 0417 332 598.

To make an application you will be required to submit: a Cover Letter incorporating a response to the Key Selection Criteria, your full CV and a completed HRS Application Form available on the HRS web site.

Applications can be made online or sent by email to: hrsa@hrsa.com.au

Applications close: 4 November 2022


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