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Director Medical Services – Shoalhaven Hospital Group

Director Medical Services – Shoalhaven Hospital Group

Company: Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Location: Shoalhaven, NSW
Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: Sourcing
Date Posted: 18/03/2020
Job Contact:

Dr Robert Pegram

02 4428 7648


Director Medical Services – Shoalhaven Hospital Group

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time

Position Classification: Staff Specialist

Salary: $240,419 to $296,682 (depending on level of experience)

Hours Per Week: 40

This is an ideal role for a Medical Administrator who thrives in regional and rural public health service delivery. You will be supported by your hub Medical Workforce/HR team, established Heads of Department and the Executive Director Medical Services & Clinical Governance. In addition, you will enjoy collaboration with your colleague hub Directors of Medical Services and the District Director Medical Workforce.

Your portfolio includes Shoalhaven, Milton Ulladulla and David Berry Hospitals, all located on the picturesque South Coast of NSW. Shoalhaven Hospital is a busy acute care facility, providing medical, surgical and orthopaedic services to around 22,000 patients each year.

The hospital has an Intensive Care Unit that incorporates High Dependency and Coronary Care beds, a busy Obstetric Unit and a busy Emergency Department.

Milton Ulladulla Hospital is rural acute facility, providing emergency, general medical and minor surgical, antenatal and postnatal services, renal, palliative, ambulatory care and oncology outpatient’s services for the southern Shoalhaven. David Berry Hospital provides rehabilitation and slow stream medical care. It also provides specialist palliative care for the Shoalhaven Region.

Planning is underway for Shoalhaven Hospital to undergoing a full redevelopment and this will provide the Director Medical Services, an opportunity to contribute and be engaged in building design, and work with teams to develop future clinical care and workforce models, and ultimately be fully involved in commissioning.

The Shoalhaven region is bordered by the mountains, coastal plains and over 100 magnificent beaches and this natural environment plays a central role in the quality of life of the local community.

Commute times are short. When you’re not at work, you can relax on some of the country’s best beaches, explore the stunning coastal rainforests and outdoor adventure activities or enjoy the local dining – all contributing to a perfect work-life balance. An easy two hour’s drive from Sydney or three hours from Canberra, home could be overlooking the Shoalhaven River, a village on Jervis Bay or a rural Kangaroo Valley property.

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds.


1. Registered Medical Practitioner with AHPRA (MBBS) and Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of
Medical Administrators (FRACMA) or on significant progress in the pathway to and/or other specialist
recognition with relevant experience in Medical Administration.
2. Proven track record of health service management at a senior level including financial, human resource,
risk management and strategic and operational planning activities.
3. Demonstrated success in continuous improvement, quality initiatives and customer service principles,
including knowledge of, and experience with, health service accreditation systems.
4. Demonstrated experience in driving a culture of professional medical administration and governance,
inclusive of issues relating to medical workforce, medical professional practice, clinical governance,
clinical ethics, clinical teaching and clinical leadership.
5. Proven ability to design and lead change initiatives with the purpose of enhancing the delivery of care to
a diverse population in a public health setting.
6. Demonstrated high level of competence in interpersonal skills, consultation and effective communication
with staff of the LHD, including VMO/VMP’s, professional organisations, medical associations, medical
colleges and University medical schools, gained in a public health setting.
7. Demonstrated ability and experience in clinical strategic planning and clinical leadership for the provision
of programs, and services consistent with the responsibilities of the position.

For more information and a position description click HERE.

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