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Executive Director of Medical Services

Executive Director of Medical Services

Company: Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: Sourcing
Date Posted: 15/01/2021
Job Contact:

Chris Davies

+61 (0) 477 010 023


Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CHQ HHS) is a recognised leader in paediatric healthcare, teaching and research. With a dedicated team of more than 4,500 people, our key point of difference is in the way we provide care to children, young people and their families every day through an uncompromising commitment to providing patient and family-centred care at every level of our organisation.

The Opportunity

The position of Executive Director Medical Services (EDMS) is a significant medical leadership portfolio and the single point of accountability for the effective executive professional leadership of medical services across CHQ HHS.

You will provide the leadership, direction, management and governance necessary to ensure the successful delivery of CHQ’s strategic goals relating to clinical excellence and service quality. You will also be accountable for supporting CHQ to continuously improve quality of service and safeguarding of the highest standards of care, by creating an environment in which clinical excellence can flourish.

The EDMS will contribute across executive leadership, medical leadership, and research and education. The duties of the EDMS will be divided across the development and implementation of strategic and operational initiatives including CHQ HHS’s vision, strategic direction, change agenda, and corporate goals. The successful applicant will also ensure a strategic approach to the development of effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must demonstrate:

  • A proven track record of providing exceptional executive medical and clinical service leadership in a secondary or tertiary hospital setting. Specific experience in the delivery of tertiary healthcare services to children and families would be highly regarded.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of effective safety and clinical risk management systems. You will have successfully applied improvement science to drive measurable improvement in clinical service quality.
  • Evidence of capacity to lead the development and delivery of excellence in clinical education and research in a teaching hospital environment.
  • Outstanding communication, negotiation, advocacy and analytical skills with a proven capacity to effectively maintain and manage relationships and work collaboratively with other health professionals, union organisations, State Government, and statutory and professional bodies.
  • Outstanding personal qualities consistent with CHQ HHS’s values and the Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service.

This is a hugely exciting opportunity to make a meaningful contribution within the Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service.

The closing date for this position is 30 January 2021.

For a confidential discussion on this opportunity and more information, including the position description and details of the recruitment timeline, please call Harvey Nash/Alumni, our advising consultants;

• Chris Davies, Director – 0477 010 023

• Laurence Sims, Principal Researcher – 0456 789 856

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