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Director Medical Services – SWHHS

South West Hospital and Health Service

South West Hospital and Health Service
Roma, Western Queensland, QLD

Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Roma, Qld, 4455
Application Close Date: 11 June 2024

Where you’ll be working

South West Hospital and Health Service are part of Queensland Health and partner with many influential and leading organisations to boost partnerships and deliver world-class health care and services. We service an area of more than 310,000 square kilometres, are bordered by three states and cover 21% of Queensland. We provide services to a population of 26,000 via 26 healthcare facilities, consisting of Hospitals, Multipurpose Health Services, Community Clinics, Aged Care Facilities and General Practice Services.

About the Role

You will be:

  • Responsible for the operational and professional leadership, and line management of all medical staff and Nurse Practitioners working in the East Sector, i.e. Roma, Surat, Injune, Augathella and Mitchell.
  • Accountable for the legislative and medical administration duties associated with the role and ensure compliance and implementation of Queensland Government and SWHHS policies, procedures, and directives.
  • Compliant with Human Resource and Finance Management requirements and practices, including workplace health and safety, equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination policies and financial accountability.
  • Required to demonstrate a high level of cultural knowledge, skills, and behaviours in accordance with the Queensland Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Capability Framework 2010-2033.
  • Committed to teaching, supervision and mentorship of clinical staff and students.
  • Collaborating with other senior leaders, including the Medical Services Manager, Director of Nursing/Facility Manager and General Practice Manager.
  • Providing support to the Executive Director Medical Services and Clinical Governance (EDMSCG) in delivering all aspects of Medical Administration and Management.

About You

  • Hold current registration as a Specialist Medical Practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • Successfully complete the organisational credentialing and scope of practice process, with periodic review and renewal of credentials and scope.
  • Contribute to the out-of-hours clinical roster.
  • Potential applicants are advised that the Aged Care Act 1997 requires Queensland Health employees and volunteers of aged care services to have a current National Police Certificate. Queensland Health will facilitate the applicants obtaining the above check.
  • This position requires the incumbent to operate a government vehicle and an appropriate licence endorsement to operate this type of vehicle is required (Queensland ‘C’ class licence).
  • It is a condition of employment for this role for the employee to be, and remain, vaccinated against the following vaccine preventable diseases during their employment (Health Employment Directive No. 01/16): measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), varicella (chicken pox), pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis B, current years influenza (during the peak season)
  • It is a condition of employment for this role for the employee to be screened for Tuberculosis.
  • Travel for events, meetings, or to otherwise fulfill the responsibilities of this role within and outside the HHS area.

More information

For more information about the role, contact Carl de Wet via or 0436 622 063.

Applications close: 11 June 2024