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Director of Medical Services – Mercy Health (Heidelberg)

Director of Medical Services – Mercy Health (Heidelberg)

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Heidelberg, VIC
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 08/12/2022
Job Contact:

Adj. Prof. Jeffrey Kirwan

0448 152 016


Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Heidelberg, VIC
Application Close Date: 16/12/2022

Where you’ll be working

Mercy Hospital for Women is a fully accredited Level 6 Public Specialist Teaching Hospital providing both public and private patient care through maternity services, neonatology and paediatrics, perioperative services, gynaecology, women’s health and associated health, support and diagnostic services. We are a major teaching hospital and specialist referral centre with the medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health expertise to treat the most complex obstetric, neonatal and gynaecological cases.

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.

Mercy Health recognises that people are searching for meaning in their work life and finding a workplace that connects with their values is a key motivation when choosing an employer. As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, Mercy Health has a strong mission and clear values that guide us in everything we do. We pride ourselves on:

  • caring for our people and those important to them with generous employee assistance available for employees and their families
  • encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and supporting all staff to be their authentic selves at work through our network group for LGBTIQ+ staff and allies
  • protecting children and vulnerable people in all our services, by listening to them and having zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect
  • taking a stand against climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to the health of the world and all humanity, and committing to action that will help make our world fairer and more sustainable
  • offering benefits such as generous salary packaging, purchased leave, career progression and development opportunities, access to health and wellbeing programs and a range of discounts across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services.

About the Role

The Director of Medical Services is a key new role established at Mercy Hospital for Women 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 Mercy Hospital for Women
  • Collaborate with the General Manager, Mercy Hospital for Women 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

  • Relevant qualifications in health and extensive experience in health service management
  • Fellowship of The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (desirable)
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a Medical Practitioner
  • Post graduate qualification (or working towards) in health services, business administration, management, or equivalent qualification
  • 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).

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.

More information

For further information, please contact:

Prof. Jeffrey Kirwan, Chief Medical Officer, Mercy Health.


Applications close: 16th of December 2022


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