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Executive Director Medical Services – Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

Executive Director Medical Services – Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

Company: Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service
Location: Birtinya, QLD
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 10/01/2022
Job Contact:

Office of the HSCE

07 5202 0003


Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Birtinya, QLD
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Application Close Date: 31/01/2022

Where you’ll be working

SCHHS has one of the most exciting and challenging agendas within the national healthcare landscape. It has one of the State’s fastest growing populations, has benefited from significant investment in public infrastructure, has an ambitious agenda to develop its tertiary services, research and education through collaboration and partnerships, and is committed to developing and leveraging its existing strengths across multiple hospital and community partnerships. Like other health services, it must pursue economic sustainability imperatives to ensure the availability of high-quality care to future generations of patients and consumers.

The Health Service is responsible for delivery of care in an environment of significant population growth, being the third fastest growing region in Queensland. This ageing and growing population is increasing demand for public health care services, as well as rising community expectations for timely care, close to home. In response to this demand, the Queensland Government established the $1.8B Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH), which opened in 2017, redeveloped Caloundra Health Service (CHS) and has announced an $86M redevelopment of Nambour General Hospital (NGH). Accordingly, SCHHS has experienced significant workforce growth associated with the introduction of new infrastructure within a single service, multi campus health network.

About the Role

The Executive Director Medical Services (EDMS) provides professional leadership for the SCHHS medical workforce and is the single point of accountability to the Health Service Chief Executive (HSCE) for the organization’s quality of care, clinical and consumer engagement and professional standards of clinical practice.

The EDMS reports to the Chief Executive and is a member of the multi-disciplinary team of Executives who work together to develop innovative ways to deliver high quality, sustainable care which meets required performance outcomes for the community.

The position is accountable for outcomes across the following key areas:

  • Excellence in Clinical Performance
  • Professionalism of the Medical Workforce
  • Contemporary Medical Workforce Training and Education
  • Research and Translation
  • Optimisation and Clinical Benefits Realization of Digital Health
  • Reliable Clinical Emergency Management and Business Continuity


The EDMS is directly responsible for approximately 165 FTE, and Professionally responsible for all the medical staff in the health service.

About You

    1. Leadership – Provide high-level leadership involving people, systems, resources/assets and service models within the complexity of the HHS. Drive executive sponsorship to promote the values of the organization, present as a role model and maintain ability to influence senior staff, executive and clinicians to foster similar priorities and values.
    2. Financial management – Holistically and pragmatically drives financial decisions, prioritizing effectively and understanding the impacts of their decisions including managing risks appropriately. Is comfortable addressing inefficiencies in medical staffing models and is able to achieve required change, whilst maintaining positive relationships with key medical leaders.
    3. Innovation – Promote and implement continuous development and innovation to drive improvement, whilst proactively identifying, accepting and managing risk associated with improvements. Is comfortable challenging accepted norms and working through medical resistance to change in a balanced but firm manner.
    4. Strategic Change Management – Articulate and create a shared vision, demonstrating courage and commitment, yet also flexibility, in leading change at a strategic level and according to the needs of the organization.
    5. Specialist Knowledge – The EDMS is required to have extensive leadership experience in managing significant numbers of staff in a complex organization. The EDMS will have a sound understanding of current issues impacting the medical profession


More information

For further information please contact: Office of the HSCE on 07 5202 0003 or recruitment-sunshine-coast@health.qld.gov.au.

Applications close: Monday 31st of January 2022


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