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Director of Medical Services Lower Mid North Coast Sector – Hunter New England Local Health District

Director of Medical Services Lower Mid North Coast Sector – Hunter New England Local Health District

Company: Hunter New England Local Health District
Location: Taree, NSW
Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: FTE 1.0
Date Posted: 12/10/2022
Job Contact:

Jodi Nieass

(02) 6592 9355


Employment Type: FTE 1.0
Location: Taree, NSW
Application Close Date: 20/11/2022

Where you’ll be working

Taree located in the beautiful Manning Valley in the Lower Mid North Coast of NSW. We are just 3 hours north of Sydney, 2 hours north of Newcastle and 1 hour south of Port Macquarie. Our area is home to some of the best beaches in Australia and surrounded by magnificent national parks. Our family friendly community embraces diversity and offers something for everyone. Follow the link for more about what the Manning Valley can offer, click here.

Hunter New England Local Health District is a great place to expand your career and grow your skills and knowledge. As a recognised leader in the healthcare industry we provide a range of public health services to the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast.

About the Role

  • The Director of Medical Services is responsible for providing expert professional and clinical leadership in the strategic and operational management of Medical Services and the Medical Workforce within the LMNCS.
  • As a member of the Executive, you will contribute to the overall leadership and management of the sector, the development and implementation of future goals, ensuring patients experience the best possible care whilst staff work in a safe, healthy an culturally sensitive environment.
  • You will ensure a commitment by all medical staff to Excellence, Every Patient, Every Time facilitating effective leadership to develop a positive culture.
  • Stage 1 of the Manning Base Hospital redevelopment delivered a new, $40 million purpose-built facility and included:
  • Eight chair renal dialysis unit, eight chair chemotherapy unit and six consultation spaces for visiting specialists.
  • Expansion of Medical Imaging Department complete with new MRI and a new hospital owned CT scanner replacing a privately owned machine.
  • Refurbishment of the main entrance on York Street.
  • A new car park for renal dialysis and chemotherapy patients.
  • An additional $100 million has been committed to stage 2 of the redevelopment and we are in the final stages of planning for that investment. This is an exciting time to join us and be involved in this process.


All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW. Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. 

A third COVID-19 dose is a requirement for Category A positions, as is one dose of the current Southern hemisphere influenza vaccine registered for use by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. COVID-19 booster doses are highly recommended for all other health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

About You

  • You will have a vision and an optimistic, upbeat personality which inspires positive change in others.
  • You will be energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about what you do.
  • You will lead by example and be able to gain the buy in of medical staff by being inclusive and valuing the contribution of each and every team member of the team.
  • You must have extensive experience in medical management in a healthcare setting as you will have overall responsibility for the medical workforce.


More information

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact:

For a copy of the position description or application enquiries:


Applications close: 20 November 2022


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