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Executive Director Medical Services – Limestone Coast Local Health Network

Limestone Coast Local Health Network

Limestone Coast Local Health Network
Mt Gambier, SA

Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Mt Gambier, SA
Application Close Date: 07/06/2024

Where you’ll be working

The Limestone Coast Local Health Network (LCLHN) manages the delivery of public hospital services and other community-based health services as determined by the state government for the Limestone Coast region.

We serve a population of over 67,000 people in the Limestone Coast, as well as residents from Western Victoria. We have service agreements with local GPs, Country SA Primary Health Network (PHN), Pangula Mannamurna Aboriginal Corporation Inc, and other community-based groups and health services throughout our region and in neighbouring Western Victoria.

We employ over 1400 people, with more than 46% percent employed in the nursing/midwifery professions and 1.2% identifying as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. We are also supported by a team of approximately 600 hardworking volunteers.

Our health network is led by the Chief Executive Officer and supported by a team of executive staff across the region.

Our Governing Board is responsible for the overall governance and oversight of local service delivery, including governance of performance and budget achievement, clinical governance, safety and quality, risk management, and development of the LCLHN’s engagement strategies.

The LCLHN strives to become a trusted leader and partner in providing safe, high-quality, progressive and consumer-directed health care and services.

About the Role

As a key member of the executive leadership team working with a new CEO, the Executive Director Medical Services position presents an unparalleled opportunity to lead, shape and grow the future of the medical workforce and healthcare delivery in a vibrant regional setting, and to influence rural health care beyond the LHN. As the host of the largest and most specialised South Australian hospital outside of Adelaide (in Mount Gambier), the network presents a visionary medical leader with an opportunity to develop service and training models which can inform and guide clinical practice in other settings, in a range of medical specialties including Rural Generalism. As a key member of the executive team, you will help to oversee and drive clinical services across multiple sites, ensuring the highest standards of patient care. You will be involved in fostering collaborative relationships with clinicians, stakeholders, and community partners to enhance service delivery and to promote clinical research and innovation in healthcare leadership and clinical practice. With a strong focus on quality improvement, workforce development and strategic planning, you will play a pivotal role in advancing the network’s mission to be a trusted leader in the delivery of progressive and consumer-directed healthcare. This position offers a unique blend of leadership, clinical expertise, and strategic vision, making it an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic medical leader. Opportunities exist to expand the medical leadership model through the establishment of a deputy position, and the organisation is well placed to offer specialist training in medical management and leadership (RACMA).

About You

The ideal candidate for the Executive Director Medical Services role will demonstrate a blend of effective leadership, clinical credibility, and an ability to both manage change in a complex setting, and be truly strategic. You will have a track record of inspiring and leading multidisciplinary teams towards excellence in service delivery, teaching, training and research. The recruitment and retention of doctors, oversighting their clinical education, and professional development, and contributing towards service planning and delivery will be the principle areas of the role’s focus. Your strategic acumen should be evident through successful initiatives that enhance patient care, improve efficiency, and drive organisational growth. Excellent communication and effective stakeholder engagement abilities are essential. You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to and a deep knowledge of the national safety and quality agenda including an ability to drive continuous quality improvement. A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the healthcare setting, along with strong financial management skills are required.

More information

For a confidential discussion, please get in touch with:

Lynette Boerth, Executive Director Search and Recruitment

(M) +61 (0)431 293 861


Applications close: 07/06/2024