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Executive Director Medical Services – Chief Medical Officer – Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

Executive Director Medical Services – Chief Medical Officer – Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

Company: Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, ACT
Location: Bruce, ACT
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 12/07/2022
Job Contact:

Robin Haberecht

( 02) 6201 6101


Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Bruce, ACT
Application Close Date: 29/07/2022

Where you’ll be working

Calvary is a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

Why work for Calvary?

Calvary offers a diverse and stimulating work environment. Calvary offers paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here: https://www.calvarycare.org.au/careers/benefits/

Please note the following:

  • Only applicants with a valid right to work in Australia will be considered.
  • As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. You will also be required to provide evidence of other immunisation as required for your role

We are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies

About the Role

This is a unique opportunity to join Calvary Public Hospital Bruce (CPHB) Executive to grow and shape the future of healthcare in the ACT. Calvary’s growth strategy is centred on expanding services and providing excellent, patient focused, integrated health services.

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce is a 300 bed acute general hospital providing a diverse range of services predominately to the Northside of ACT and surrounding population. CPHB is owned and operated by Calvary Healthcare and funded by ACT Health. The health service comprises two campuses including the main acute hospital in the suburb of Bruce and the palliative care hospice Clare Holland House located at Barton. CPHB is part of the Calvary ACT regional group of health services which includes two private hospitals, residential aged care and a broad range of community/home based services.

As the Executive Director, Medical Services – Chief Medical Officer you will provide high level professional support to the General Manager and the broader Executive team. You understand that CPHB’s success is your number one key performance indicator and you will drive a program of process improvement in collaboration with the GM and Executive team.

CBHP is committed to high quality and responsive patient care. Reporting to the General Manager you will be focussed on assurance of compliance with professional standards, credentialing and code of practice, facilitating contemporary practice, models of care and performance guidance to achieve best practice.  You, and your team will maintain strong relationships and work collaboratively with the Executive, Regional team, Calvary National and ACT Government to realise strategic opportunities aligned to the Calvary Growth Strategy, Calvary Strategic Intent and ACT Government priorities.

Key Accountabilities include:

  • Lead the clinical workforce to enhance contemporary safe practice, innovative models of care and service growth
  • Ensure CPHB meets its responsibilities to provide clinical experience, mentor support and professional development for pre and post graduate clinical education and the broader medical workforce
  • Ensure that Clinical Governance and quality/safety are embedded within everyday practice for all associated clinical professionals
  • Governance and management of credentialing processes and scope of practice for medical practitioners in accordance with the role delineation of CPHB
  • Facilitate a culture of ethics and research in accordance with Catholic Health Care Ethical Standards in partnership with other professional groups to progress innovation in clinical practice, teaching and service development/growth
  • Lead a culture of workforce engagement including strategies to support retention and professional development of the workforce
  • Representing CPHB with relevant Government authorities, partners, and key stakeholders relevant to the profession and portfolio
  • Management and reporting of key performance indicators within target and initiate strategies to improve performance
  • Management of workforce recruitment and selection, professional development and performance management
  • Management of allocated budget and resources in accordance with budget parameters

About You

 Applicant Qualities

  • To be considered for this position, you will be a strong people leader who demonstrates extensive experience at a senior management or executive level.
  • Current professional registration as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Extensive clinical experience and a strong commitment to clinical governance and process improvement facilitating patient safety
  • Tertiary qualifications in medical administration or working towards completion
  • The ability to engage medical professional groups and progress organisational change
  • Detailed understanding of the strategic and operational issues facing the local, regional and national health systems.

Applicants will be expected to gain and maintain a security clearance at the required level.


More information

Applicants are expected to respond in writing and include the following:

  • A detailed cover letter of introduction outlining your suitability for this role
  • Current Resume that includes contact details for at least 2 professional referees
  • Copy of relevant qualifications


Applications must be submitted online via: http://www.calvary-act.com.au/career-vacancies.html

For more information please contact:

Ms Robin Haberecht, General Manager, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce


Applications close Friday 29/7/2022



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