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Director Medical Services – WA Country Health Service – Midwest

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Director Medical Services – WA Country Health Service – Midwest

Company: WA Country Health Service - Midwest
Location: Midwest, WA
Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: Fixed term
Date Posted: 05/11/2021
Job Contact:

Dr. Allan Pelkowitz



Employment Type: Fixed term, Full-time
Location: Midwest, WA
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Application Close Date: 06/12/2021

Where you’ll be working

The Midwest comprises the western region in the middle of Western Australia and stretches from the Indian Ocean in the west and bordered by the Pilbara in the north, the Wheatbelt in the south and Goldfields in the south and east. It incorporates four health districts – Gascoyne, Geraldton, Midwest and Murchison. It covers more than 600,000 square kilometres, nearly one quarter of the State, with its population concentrated along the coast. The region supports a wide range of industry, including mining, agriculture, aquaculture and tourism. Geraldton is the largest town north of Perth and one of the most attractive coastal centres in Western Australia. It is both a seaside resort and an important port.  It offers beachside living alongside rural life as well as a wide range of recreational, shopping and educational facilities.

WACHS is the largest country health system in Australia and one of the biggest in the world, providing health services to approximately half a million people, including 45,000 Aboriginal people, over a vast two and a half million square kilometres. The organisation comprises seven regions, with a strong network of public hospitals, health across rural and remote Western Australia.

About the Role

In this role, you will provide day to day operational management of medical services at Geraldton Hospital as required. You will ensure and support Medical Clinical Governance at Geraldton Hospital and participate in continuous quality improvement within the Hospital. You will also provide support to the Director Medical Services (Regional) – Midwest in implementing WACHS-Midwest strategic directions and establish and maintain collaborative and functional relationships with Contracted Clinical Service Providers to ensure seamless and timely clinical care.

About You


  1. Eligible for registration by the Medical Board of Australia
  2. Recognized clinical experience and/or postgraduate qualifications commensurate with clinical duties and medical administration role.
  3. Experience in a senior management role in the health sector, preferable in a hospital environment.
  4. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills.
  5. Demonstrated excellent strategic management and planning skills.
  6. Demonstrated experience in the application of continuous quality improvement principles including
  7. management change and the implementation and evaluation of integrated clinical governance strategies.
  8. Current knowledge of legislative obligations for Equal Opportunity, Disability Services and Occupational Safety and Health, and how these impact on employment and service delivery.
  9. Eligible for / or in possession of a current C or C-A Class drivers licence.



  1. Postgraduate qualifications in health administration e.g. FRACMA, FAFPHM, MBA, MHA, or progress towards their attainment.
  2. Experience in liaising with private Visiting Medical Practitioners (VMPs) and government and non-government agencies.


More information

We encourage you to contact Dr. Allan Pelkowitz on (08) 9956 8742 or Allan.Pelkowitz@health.wa.gov.au

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employee Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours.


  • Application Instructions: Applicants are requested to apply online.
  • It is preferable for your referee to be a current supervisor or manager.
  • Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the selection criteria and provide a detailed curriculum vitae which summarizes your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements.
  • These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.
  • Lodgement is system generated.
  • Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm will not be accepted.


Applications closes: 6th of December 2021 (Monday)


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