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Director of Medical Services – Portland District Health

Director of Medical Services – Portland District Health

Company: Portland District Health
Location: Portland, VIC
Job Type: Part-time
Date Posted: 06/10/2022
Job Contact:

Human Resources

03 5521 0312


Employment Type: Part-time
Location: Portland, VIC
Application Close Date: 14/11/2022

Where you’ll be working

Portland District Health (PDH) provides an integrated health service for the community. The hospital was established in 1856 on the current site and now provides a comprehensive range of services that include:

  • Hospital based Medical and Surgical services, Medical Imaging (Radiology), Pharmacy and Pathology
  • A 24/7 Urgent Care Centre for emergency treatment
  • Residential aged care for 30 residents at Harbourside Lodge
  • An extensive range of primary and community services for the local community

PDH delivers services from a single campus, employs around 470 staff with an FTE of approximately 290, and has an active volunteer workforce. The People and Culture Unit sits within the Corporate Services Directorate, with other Units including Finance, Building Services, Food Services, Environmental Services, Executive Support, Administration and Health Information.

The Region – Glenelg Shire

Appreciate the beautiful surroundings of the Glenelg Shire, trek the Great South West Walk, Bridgewater Bay’s rugged coastline, or explore Budj Bim (a World Heritage site) and Mount Richmond National Park

Affordable coastal, rural and low density urban housing, a choice or private and public primary and secondary school makes Portland an ideal place to work, live and raise a family.

To find out more about Portland visit the Glenelg Shire and I Am Portland websites.

About the Role

As a member of the Portland District Health (PDH) Executive Team, the DMS is the primary source of expert medical advice to the CEO, to assist in the delivery of PDH Strategic Plan and the stewardship of the health service.

The DMS ensures that PDH Clinical Governance framework systems and processes are consistent with best practice and are measured and monitored for compliance with the NSQHS.

The DMS leads and directs the delivery and development of key clinical services, ensures PDH delivers these services to the community, and collaborates with regional partners to provide a credentialed and sustainable medical workforce.

About You

  • Tertiary medical qualifications and current registration with AHPRA
  • RACMA fellowship, progress toward fellowship and/or relevant post graduate management studies
  • Substantial clinical experience consistent with a senior leadership role in the public health sector
  • Proven experience in workforce development and management, and strategic service planning
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively with regional partners
  • Experience and understanding of corporate management practice and principles, including financial and business management
  • Comprehensive understanding of medico-legal issues, clinical risk management, clinical governance and relevant legislation


More information

Applications need to include:

  • a letter which tells us who you are and why you should be our next team member. Look at the selection criteria in the position description for some ideas.
  • a resume outlining your education, experience and work related achievements. We are looking to see if your employment and experience have set you up with skills needed to be successful in this role.
  • details of at least two professional referees. We will be calling them and asking them a wide range of questions about how you performed as an employee in your past roles. They need to be able to provide feedback on your performance.


The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Current Immunisation status. This role must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and meet the requirements of the Portland District Health Immunisation Policy.


Email your application to:

hr.pdh@swarh.vic.gov.au  For queries please phone HR (03)5521 0312

For further details and a position description please visit our careers section at: www.pdh.net.au

Applications close: 5pm Friday 14th October 2022

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