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Director Medical Services – Griffith Base Hospital and Western Sector

Director Medical Services – Griffith Base Hospital and Western Sector

Company: Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Location: Griffith Base Hospital, New South Wales
Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: Sourcing
Date Posted: 06/05/2021
Job Contact:

Prof Len Bruce


Position Classification: Staff Specialist / Snr Staff Specialist
Remuneration:  NSW Staff Specialist (State) Award range $240,419 to $324,812, plus superannuation, five weeks annual leave and 25 days per annum Training, Education and Study Leave (accruable and funded).
Hours Per Week: 40
Requisition ID: REQ228070
Closing Date: 2 June 2021

Where you’ll be working

Griffith Base Hospital is a 119-bed facility with 100 hospital care beds and 10 maternity beds. Each year we support approximately 19,500 emergency presentations, 2,500 operations and 600 births.

Griffith Base Hospital provides and a 24 hour Emergency Department (ED) with 15 ED spaces. The ED is supported by an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and also equipped with telehealth cameras to connect the team in Griffith with specialists across the NSW Critical Care Advisory Service.

We provide a range of specialist services (both resident & visiting) including emergency medicine, critical care, general medicine, surgery, paediatric medicine, oncology, obstetrics, respiratory medicine, renal dialysis and rehabilitation.

Why work with MLHD?

MLHD is the largest employer in the region, with over 5,000 dedicated Health Care workers across 33 hospitals and 12 primary Health Care Centres. With a dedicated focus and commitment to investing in our people, here are some of the work perks you will be eligible for when working with us:

  • Generous Salary Packaging options
  • Our corporate health and fitness program – Fitness Passport
  • Affordable housing with remarkable commute times to our picturesque regional towns
  • Genuine welcoming and supportive communities with a lifestyle second to none

What you’ll be doing

The Director Medical services will have full responsibility for the professional leadership of medical services at Griffith Base Hospital and Western Sector Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) working with clinical staff to strengthen clinician involvement in decision-making, professional leadership and coordination of medical services for the hospitals.  There is a strong focus on the support and growth of specialised clinical services and provide overall management and support of the medical team.

The Director Medical Services will drive the operational work and provide high level of medical administrative strategy and advice of the sites under the direction of the Hospital General Manager and Executive DMS. This position will also play a prominent role in the building of the new Griffith Base Hospital.

As the Director Medical Services for Griffith Base Hospital, you will have demonstrated experience at a similar level in a rural hospital in Australia or New Zealand.  Your knowledge and understanding of the complexities of a small to medium regional hospital will be critical to the success of the role.  Your collaborative management style and ability to mentor and lead a highly skilled clinical team will be essential to the success of this role.  The successful candidate will hold Unconditional general and/or specialist registration with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA). Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (FRACMA) or Candidate progressing towards Fellowship of RACMA or Associate Fellowship of RACMA.

  1. 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, or working towards obtaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators with at least 12 months of Medical Administration experience gained. Current registration as a Medical Practitioner with AHPRA.
  2. Demonstrated extensive experience of clinical leadership and management at an executive/senior level inclusive of medical administration, medical workforce, medical ethics, clinical teaching and leadership and change management, including managing health financial, activity and reporting systems.
  3. Demonstrated high capability in communication, complex negotiation, consultative and interpersonal skills, incorporating the ability to liaise and consult with all levels of the health industry, the community and various professional groups.
  4. Demonstrated understanding and ability to lead clinical governance, clinical risk management and continuous quality improvement management strategies within a complex operating environment.
  5. Proven capacity to manage and lead organisational change with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  6. Hold a current Drivers Licence and the ability to travel regularly for work purposes.

More information

  • Click HERE for the Position Description.
  • Click HERE to find out more about applying for this position.
  • For role related queries or questions contact Prof. Len Bruce, Executive Director of Medical Services MLHD Lenert.Bruce@health.nsw.gov.au
  • Applications for this position will be received via eCredential only. Applications will not be accepted via agencies.
  • A National Police Check will be conducted, NSW Health does not require or accept the Fit2Work Badge offered as an option in eCredential.


MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.


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