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Executive Director of Medical Services – Tasmanian Health Service

Executive Director of Medical Services – Tasmanian Health Service

Company: Tasmanian Health Service
Location: Launceston, TAS
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 06/10/2022
Job Contact:

Jen Duncan

(03) 6777 4111


Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Launceston, TAS
Application Close Date: 31/10/2022

Where you’ll be working

Launceston is a location in the picturesque Tamar valley, and home to a number of excellent vineyards, dining establishments, gourmet food producers and farmers’ markets. Launceston boasts an enviable lifestyle with relatively affordable real estate, stress-free commuting, quality education system and all the services you would expect. Launceston is one of Australia’s oldest cities featuring Colonial and Victorian architecture, public parks and the stunning Cataract gorge only a short walk from the CBD.  It also serves as a hub for easy access to several of Tasmania’s spectacular Wilderness World Heritage Areas including the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair and Walls of Jerusalem National Parks.​

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About the Role

As a senior member of the hospital executive and as part of the Hospitals North clinical governance structure, the Executive Director Medical Services (EDMS) will provide clinical leadership focussed on the interests of the Tasmanian community through strong medical leadership, the promotion of continuous improvement in local and state-wide whole-of-system clinical service provision. The EDMS will do this by:

  • Providing specialist medical leadership to the organisation on all aspects of its operation, with a particular emphasis on strategic policy and direction for the medical workforce and the quality and safety of patient care and patient flow through effective clinical governance.
  • Working effectively within the local executive, with Director Launceston General Hospital Operations (DLGHO) and Clinical/Medical Directors and multi-disciplinary management teams across the broader organisation.


About You

Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant specialty

*Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Holds or working towards Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA), or Associate Fellowship of RACMA (AFRACMA), or equivalent Post-Graduate health management qualification(s)
  2. Current Driver’s Licence


The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.
  2. Conviction checks in the following areas:
  • crimes of violence
  • sex related offences
  • serious drug offences
  • crimes involving dishonesty
  • serious traffic offences
  • Identification check


More information

For further inquiries contact:

Jen Duncan
Position: Director of LGH Operations
Phone:  (03) 6777 4111
E-mail: jennifer.duncan2@ths.tas.gov.au

Applications close: 31/10/2022.




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