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Director of Medical Services – Mercy Health

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Director of Medical Services – Mercy Health

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Werribee, VIC
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 17/02/2023
Job Contact:

Jeffrey Kirwan


Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Werribee, VIC
Application Close Date: 30/3/2023

Where you’ll be working

Werribee Mercy Hospital is a General Public Hospital located in the rapidly growing Western suburbs of Melbourne. Our services include surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, aged and palliative care. The hospital has recently undergone significant expansion with the opening or our new intensive care unit, additional operating theatres and the opening of two new wards, taking the total number of beds to 298. Join us now and be part of our team as we expand to serve our community.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women’s health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.

About the Role

The Director of Medical Services is a key new role established at Werribee Mercy Hospital to provide medical leadership and management across the campus and contribute a unique perspective to the executive team. This role will work closely with the General Manager to achieve strategic and operational aims, while overseeing workforce and financial management. The Director of Medical Services will support the provision of optimal patient care by advocating for high quality clinical practices, developing effective services and maintaining a proficient workforce.

  • Permanent full time role at 1.0 FTE
  • Provide expert professional and clinical leadership in the strategic and operational management of medical services and medical workforce at Werribee Mercy Hospital
  • Collaborate with the General Manager, Werribee Mercy Hospital to facilitate the provision of high quality, patient centred care across the campus
  • Manage the operational, finance, workforce and information management across the campus in conjunction with the General Manager and executive team
  • Be part of a motivated executive team committed to developing procedures and services to support staff and the provision of optimal patient care to our community

About You

  1. Relevant qualifications in health and extensive experience in health service management
  2. Fellowship of The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (desirable)
  3. Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Medical Practitioner
  4. Post graduate qualification (or working towards) in health services, business administration, management, or equivalent qualification
  5. Extensive management experience within a large, complex healthcare or other relevant organisation at a senior level


  • Candidates are required to meet the position and qualification requirements.
  • Provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation).
  • Proof of vaccination status consistent with public health orders and with Mercy Health’s policy (includes but is not limited to COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination compliance requirement).


More information

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

Contact Details

  • Adj. Prof. Jeffrey Kirwan
  • Chief Medical Officer, Mercy Health.
  • Email: JKirwan@mercy.com.au
  • Ph: 0448 152 016


Closing date: 30th of March 2023


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