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Director of Medical Services – Office of the Executive Director Cairns Service

Queensland Health - Cairns Hospital

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Queensland Health - Cairns Hospital
Cairns, QLD

Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Cairns, QLD
Application Close Date: 25/01/2024

Where you’ll be working

The Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service covers a large geographic area with a diverse and growing population. The Health Service provides a wide range of primary care, acute and specialist services. Our staff are a part of the community we serve, and we strongly believe that health outcomes are enhanced by involving our community in the planning and evaluation of local health services. This is your opportunity to join the dedicated team of professionals at Cairns and Hinterland Health and be part of a world-class, dynamic and growing health service that embraces technology, excellence in health care, teaching, research and empowering our people to be the best in serving our community.

About the Role

The Director of Medical Services (DMS) is accountable for leading, directing, implementing, planning and evaluating the delivery of medical services in partnership with Clinical Directors across all departments at Cairns Hospital and across CHHHS as required, to the highest clinical, professional and ethical standards.

About You

We are looking for a Senior Staff Specialist or Staff Specialist (Director of Medical Services) to apply expert knowledge of contemporary strategic and operational frameworks, models, and processes to drive and implement incremental and transformational change, leading to positive quality improvement and service outcomes.

It is a condition of employment for this role for the employee to be, and remain, vaccinated against the following vaccine preventable diseases during their employment (Health Employment Directive No. 01/16):

  • measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
  • varicella (chicken pox)
  • pertussis (whooping cough)
  • hepatitis B
  • tuberculosis

More information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

*APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY ONLINE* The following file types are accepted: .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .png, .rtf, .txt, .doc and docx. Do not upload zipped files, pdf documents created through Microsoft Word 2007, tagged pdfs or protected documents.

For further information we encourage you to contact Susan Henderson at

Applications close: 25 January 2024