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Director of Medical Services – Central Highlands

Director of Medical Services – Central Highlands

Company: Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service
Location: Rockhampton, QLD
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 20/01/2022
Job Contact:

Sandy Munro

(07) 4976 3342


Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Rockhampton, QLD
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Application Close Date: 20/02/2022

Where you’ll be working

CQ Health provides public health services across Central Queensland, in hospitals and in the community. CQ Health is a statutory body governed by our Board. We serve a growing population of approximately 250,000 people and employ more than 3,700 staff, treating more than 700,000 patients each year. The health service has a diverse geographic footprint, ranging from regional cities to remote townships in the west and beachside communities along the coast.

The diversity of the Central Highlands attracts people from all walks of life, and many stay on to settle in the area. Its strong economy and expanding infrastructure projects offer employment and security, while the friendly and laid-back lifestyle makes new residents feel at home.

About the Role

This is a critical leadership role responsible for the Medical Services and Clinical Governance across Central Highlands to meet organizational and community needs. Working closely with the General Manager and Executive Director together with the Leadership team, you will be an authority on medical services for rural sites; as well as provide expert advice in resolving complex, clinical, medico legal, ethical and operational challenges.

In addition to the clinical role which is that of a General Practitioner or a Rural Generalist, as a medical leader it is envisaged you will promote a quality improvement culture as a core member of the Central Highlands management team. You be involved in the development of high performing teams with functional capability in providing healthcare to consumers across a large and diverse geographical area. This is a highly sought-after senior leadership role and is an opportunity to use your skill set as a doctor to its full potential.

  • Fulfill the responsibilities of this role in accordance with the Queensland Public Service and CQ Health values.
  • Actively participate in the Performance Appraisal and Development (PAD) process and engage in continuous learning and workplace improvement and innovation
  • Understand your broad responsibility for safety and quality in healthcare, actively participate in continuous quality and safety improvement activities within the workplace and notify a relevant clinical or non-clinical responsible officer when concerns exist about workplace or patient safety.
  • The provision of a healthy and safe environment within the health service is everyone’s responsibility.
  • Understand your accountability to uphold the principles and practices of the Health Service’s Health and Safety Management System in accordance with legislation and industry standards. As a supervisor actively promote good health and safety practices to staff of your work area.

About You


  1. MBBS or equivalent eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia.
  2. Fellowship of either the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM) or Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) or fellowship of another appropriate Australian specialist college.
  3. Enrolment and maintenance of ongoing CPD program with the appropriate bodies is mandatory.
  4. Current adult, pediatric and neonatal advanced life support skill certification will be required for credentialing for clinical practice at a rural site in CQHHS.
  5. The appointee will be required to undergo a credentialing process and will be granted appropriate scope of clinical practice. There is a system of review and renewal of credentials and Scope of Clinical Practice for Specialists and Non-specialist Senior Medical Officers on staff. This is reviewed on a five-yearly basis. Your qualifications, registration and certified skills and competencies determine the scope of clinical practice you will be granted and subsequently your position title and salary status.



  1. Advanced skills training would be looked upon favorably.
  2. AFRACMA or FRACMA would be looked upon favorably – there are opportunities to attain specialist medical administration training while in the role.


More information

For further details please contact Sandy Munro at 07 4976 3342 or email  recruitment.rockhampton@health.qld.gov.au.

Quote the Job Ad Reference (JAR) CH2A401532

Applications close Sunday 20th February 2022.


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