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Executive Director of Medical Services – SA Health, Limestone Coast Local Health Network

Executive Director of Medical Services – SA Health, Limestone Coast Local Health Network

Company: SA Health, Limestone Coast Local Health Network
Location: Mount Gambier, SA
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 08/12/2022
Job Contact:

Ngaire Buchanan

08 8721 1577


Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Mount Gambier, SA
Application Close Date: 18/12/2022

Where you’ll be working

Residents within the Limestone Coast Local Health Network have access to a wide range of health care services. The Limestone Coast region covers a large geographical area which consists of the Upper and Lower South East, and extends all the way to the Victorian border. Services provided within the South East region include accident and emergency, day and inpatient surgery, aboriginal health, obstetric services, community health and aged care services.

We have Health facilities located within Mount Gambier, Bordertown, Kingston, Millicent, Naracoorte and Penola. The links below can be used to navigate to detailed information on the different Hospital and Aged Care sites, as well as Country Health Connect. The health units within the Limestone Coast LHN have dedicated and experienced staff who strive to meet the needs of the community by providing the highest level of health care.

About the Role

In this pivotal and influential role, you will be responsible for ensuring clinical governance for the delivery of safe, high quality medical care across the Limestone Coast Local Health Network (LCLHN). You will provide mentorship and leadership to the Manager of Quality Risk and Safety to facilitate and support the functions of the Quality Risk and Safety Team. You will also oversee and coordinate medical staff and medical service contracts in the LCLHN, including the recruitment and orientation of new Medical Officers and locums.

A key objective will be assisting the regional medical workforce to achieve and maintain competencies required by the specialist colleges, South Australian Medical Education and Training, and the Medical Board of Australia. You will ensure that all Medical Officers are appropriately credentialed in accordance with SA Health Credentialing Policy, and maintain effective communication between resident and visiting medical officers and Specialists, Salaried Medical Officers, General Practitioners, SA Ambulance, SA Retrieval Service, Rural and Remote Mental Health Service and other clinical services. You will ensure medical staff are actively engaged in local, regional and network-wide learning culture and clinical governance activities across teaching, research and quality improvement areas.

About You

You will hold a Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or equivalent, along with appropriate specialist qualifications (FRACMA), and be registered with the Medical Board of Australia.

You will demonstrate a proven track record of experience in providing leadership to a complex multidisciplinary organisation in a climate of continuing change, increasing effectiveness and accountability of an organisation and its programs.

Along with strategic foresight and ability to think at a system-wide level, you will possess strong leadership skills and the ability to engage, motivate, build trust and inspire others to achieve objectives.


More information

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 816902


Ngaire Buchanan at 08 8721 1577 and/or ngaire.buchanan@sa.gov.au

Applications close: 18th of December 2022


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