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Director of Medical Services – SJOG Geraldton Hospital

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Director of Medical Services – SJOG Geraldton Hospital NEW

Company: SJOG Geraldton Hospital
Location: Geraldton, WA
Job Type: Part-time
Date Posted: 06/02/2023
Job Contact:

Phillip Balmer

0484 132 069


Employment Type: Part-time
Location: Geraldton,WA
Application Close Date: 22/2/2023

Where you’ll be working

St John of God Health Care is one of the largest private providers of health care services in Australia, employing more than 16,000 employees (caregivers). We operate 27 hospitals and services comprising more than 3,500 hospital beds, including home nursing, disability services and social outreach programs.

With over 127 years’ experience in health care, we have an excellent reputation as a caring, nurturing and supportive employer. Learning is highly valued and there are many opportunities for professional development.

About the Role

St John of God Geraldton Hospital is seeking a Director of Medical Services (DMS) to provide strong inclusive leadership promoting the Vision, Mission and Values of St John of God Health Care, in part time capacity.

The DMS will provide dynamic, and responsive clinical leadership, assist and advise the Chief Executive Officer, support clinical governance and actively participate as a member of the Hospital Management Committee (HMC).

St John of God Geraldton Hospital is a small, community-focused acute private hospital providing medical and surgical care, including maternity and hospice services for people living in the coastal town and regional areas in WA’s Midwest. Geraldton is about a four and half hour drive north of Perth and offers all the benefits of living in small town while being a fantastic base for exploring the state’s world famous coral coast

About You

The successful candidate will have:

  1. A commitment to and a deep understanding of the Vision, Mission and Values of SJGHC.
  2. Registered medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  3. Demonstrated leadership and management skills in acute health care including the achievement of high quality patient outcomes, service satisfaction and operational efficiency.
  4. Proven ability to develop and meet strategic and operational objectives.
  5. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  6. Demonstrated skills and acumen in change management and ability to influence people.
  7. Demonstrated ability to provide clinical leadership and facilitate effective patient centred multidisciplinary teamwork.
  8. Demonstrated ability to foster a service ethos culture that encourages sound patient care and stewardship, focussing on innovation and productivity improvements.
  9. Experience in the application of quality and clinical risk management within a hospital/health service environment.
  10. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to achieve ACHS Accreditation targets and benchmarks.
  11. An understanding and working knowledge of relevant legislation including Equal Opportunity and Occupational Safety and Health.



  1. Attainment of, or evidence of study towards a relevant post graduate management or leadership qualification.
  2. Fellowship of an Australasian Medical College.
  3. Involvement in and commitment to medical education.
  4. Strong knowledge of contemporary health issues and policies.
  5. Previous experience in private health care setting.


More information

For enquiries contact: Phillip Balmer, Chief Executive Officer, 0484 132 069

Applications Close: 22 February 2023


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