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Director of Medical Services – Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals

Director of Medical Services – Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals

Company: Western Sydney Local Health District
Location: Western Sydney, NSW
Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: Sourcing
Date Posted: 01/04/2021
Job Contact:

Mr Ned Katrib

0447 839 491


Permanent 1.0FTE Staff Specialist

The Director Medical Services is a core member of the Senior Management Team for Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals (BMDH). The position reports to the General Manager.

The Director Medical Services is responsible for ensuring the provision of efficient, effective and appropriate patient centred care safely through the enhancement of communication, coordination of clinical services, clinical governance and medical workforce, education, research and management.

As a member of the senior management team, the Director Medical Services achieves these goals in a collaborative and inclusive manner by providing support and professional assistance to the Network Clinical Directors and Heads of Clinical Specialties / Departments in fulfilling their respective strategic and/or operational portfolio responsibilities, including clinical governance and medical staff performance management.

The position has responsibility for the professional leadership of medical services, providing high level advice to the General Manager and working with clinical staff to strengthen involvement in decision-making, professional leadership and coordination of medical services for the hospital.

The Director Medical Services works collaboratively with the senior management team and WSLHD Executive, providing medical perspectives and effectively contributing to strategic planning for future directions of BMDH and for the Local Health District.

The Director Medical Services is part of the Executive team of Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals and reports to the General Manager and is responsible for ensuring the provision of efficient, effective and appropriate patient centered care safely through the enhancement of communication, coordination of clinical services, clinical governance and medical workforce, education, research and management.

Successful applicants may be offered a conjoint university appointment within the Faculty of Medicine at the relevant University attached to each facility. The level of academic appointment will be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and scholarship and will be held only during the tenure of the WSAHD appointment. No remuneration is attached to the University appointment. The appointee will be responsible to the University for academic matters and to the Health Service for clinical matters.

Appointees may be eligible for credentialing and privileging across all other facilities in the Western Sydney Local Health District.

Conditions of appointment are in accordance with the Staff Specialists (State) Award.

Selection Criteria

  • Medical degree (MBBS or equivalent) and Fellowship of the Royal College of Medical Administrators, or equivalent specialist qualification. Specialist medical practitioners without Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators who possess post-Fellowship tertiary management qualification at a Masters level such as MHA, MBA or equivalent, will also be highly regarded.
  • Extended clinical and operational management experience at the senior management and/or executive level within a complex health care environment, including strategic planning and the development/implementation of business operational plans.
  • Demonstrated Medical Administration experience and comprehensive knowledge of and experience in managing current issues in medical workforce, comprehensive knowledge of professional and practice issues surrounding medical clinical practice, medical staff training and industrial arrangements for medical officers.
  • Strong relationship building capabilities and influencing skills with the ability to communicate, motivate, consult and negotiate with senior executives, Senior
  • Medical Practitioners and diverse stakeholder groups including consumers.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of, demonstrated experience in and commitment to health system safety, quality, risk management, change management, improvement systems, innovation and best practice.
  • Demonstrated highly developed conceptual, analytical, problem solving and planning skills, with the ability to apply these to support medical and health service strategic directions and change management. Applicants will be required to demonstrate leadership, coaching, mentoring and training skills to support a range of change management initiatives.
  • Well-developed capacity to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively in a team environment, with an understanding of and ability to work with and chair committees.
  • Demonstrated experience in and commitment to health systems research, service model redesign and continuous improvement.


PLEASE NOTE: Applicants expecting to be awarded their Fellowship within three months, may be considered. If successful, the applicant may not be subsequently eligible to commence their appointment until after the relevant qualifications and requirements are formally completed.

To view the Position Description, please visit e-credential.

Working With Children Check

Applicants must provide evidence of a Working with Children Check issued by the Office of Communities Commission for Children and Young People. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please click HERE.


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