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Director of Medical Services (Central Highlands) – Emerald Hospital

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Director of Medical Services (Central Highlands) – Emerald Hospital

Company: Emerald Hospital
Location: Rockhampton, QLD
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 18/10/2022
Job Contact:

Monica Seth

(07) 4976 3342


Employment Type: Full time
Location: Rockhampton, QLD
Application Close Date: 23/11/2022

Where you’ll be working

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.

While the lifestyle is relaxed, you will enjoy many of the advantages of city living without the stresses. Instead of lengthy commutes, you will be able to spend more time with your family and enjoy the social, sporting, and recreational facilities on offer. The Central Highlands is renowned for being a very friendly and welcoming community.

Emerald Hospital is located 300kms west of the Queensland coastline. The population of the surrounding community is approximately 28,000 with 15,000 at Emerald. There are three Multi-Purpose Health Services/ Hospitals within 100kms, located at Blackwater; Springsure; and a discreet indigenous community at Woorabinda. Emerald Hospital is a 36-bed facility, has two operating theatres and approximately 160 staff delivering services across acute, community and primary care. 300 to 400 babies are born at the Emerald Hospital each year.

Emerald Hospital has recently obtained accreditation for medical officer training for the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

About the Role

This is a critical leadership role responsible for the Medical Services and Clinical Governance across Central Highlands to meet organisational 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.

About You

Mandatory qualification/s:

  • MBBS or equivalent eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia.
  • 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.
  • Enrolment and maintenance of ongoing CPD program with the appropriate bodies is mandatory.
  • Current adult, paediatric and neonatal advanced life support skill certification will be required for credentialing for clinical practice at a rural site in CQHHS.


Non-mandatory qualifications/requirements:

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


More information

For further details contact Recruitment Services @ CQ Health or call Monica Seth (07) 4976 3342 and quote the Job Ad Reference (JAR) CH2J449442.

Applications close: Wednesday, 23 November 2022


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