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Director of Medical Services – St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital

Director of Medical Services – St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital

Company: St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital
Location: Perth, WA
Job Type: Part-time
Date Posted: 18/10/2022
Job Contact:

Vanessa Unwin

08 9370 9296


Employment Type: Part-time
Location: Perth, WA
Application Close Date: 10/11/2022

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 Mt Lawley is a 205 bed private hospital located on the banks of the Swan River. We are a major provider of Rehabilitation and surgical services across Western Australia.

The Director of Medical Services (DMS) will provide strong inclusive leadership promoting the Vision, Mission and Values of St John of God Health Care (SJGHC).

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).

About You

The successful candidate will have:

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



  • Attainment of, or evidence of study towards a relevant post graduate management or leadership qualification.
  • Fellowship of a Australasian Medical College.
  • Involvement in and commitment to medical education.
  • Strong knowledge of contemporary health issues and policies.


You will be rewarded with a remuneration package commensurate with your skills and experience, attractive salary packaging opportunities, and a working environment that is supportive, collegiate and consistent with our values.


More information

St John of God Health Care embraces diversity and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. We are committed to providing a safe environment for all children and vulnerable people in our care and proactively take measures to protect children/vulnerable people from abuse.  

All caregivers employed by St John of God Healthcare are required to be vaccinated from Covid-19 in order to fulfil the requirements of the role.

For enquiries contact Vanessa Unwin, Chief Executive Officer, 08 9370 9296

Applications close:10 November 2022


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