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Medical Administration Registrar (RACMA Fellowship Training Program)

Medical Administration Registrar (RACMA Fellowship Training Program)

Company: Northern Health
Location: Epping - Victoria
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 12/11/2020
Job Contact:

Angela Germech

0411 072 157



Position Title: Medical Administration Registrar (RACMA Fellowship Training Program)

Business Unit/Division: Office of CMO

Award Agreement: In accordance with the AMA Victoria – Victorian Public Health Sector – Doctors in Training Enterprise Agreement 2018 – 2021

Classification: As per individual contract

Employment Type: Full-Time

Reports to: Chief Medical Officer Director, Medical Services

Date Prepared/Updated: November 2021


The specific role requirements will be directed by the experience of the successful candidate to ensure that their Fellowship requirements are addressed.

Learn and practice key principles of medical management and leadership working with a variety of internal and external stakeholders including:

  • Clinical Governance
  • Quality & Safety
  • Medical Workforce Management
  • Research Governance
  • Strategic and Service Planning
  • Medical Education
  • Public Health Policy
  • Medical Staff Engagement



At Northern Health, we take care of the residents of Melbourne’s north, by providing a diverse range of health services, at Northern Hospital Epping, Broadmeadows Hospital, Craigieburn Centre and Bundoora Centre. We also collaborate with our partners to help expand the range of healthcare services offered to our culturally rich and diverse community.

Northern Health provides a vibrant, fast-paced workplace, with the busiest Emergency Department in Victoria. We are located in the rapidly growing northern suburbs, which is driving us to think innovatively about the needs of the population and what the health system of the future might need to look like to meet those needs.

As an organisation, we are shifting our focus from illness to putting a spotlight on supporting our community in ‘staying well’. In order to achieve this, we are developing strong relationships with other health service providers and the community across the region, to help us think differently about the future.

Northern Health provides a dynamic working environment, with a strong culture of teamwork, diversity, safety and respect.

Our Strategic Plan

Northern Health’s Strategic Plan for Northern Health includes the following elements –

Our Vision: A healthier community, making a difference for every person every day.

Our Values:

  • Safe – We provide safe, trusted care for our patients. We are inclusive, culturally safe, celebrating the diversity of our community
  • Kind – We treat everyone with kindness, respect and empathy
  • Together – We work together with our staff, patients, consumers and health system partners

Our Priorities: Northern Health has determined five strategic goals.  Focussing on these goals will support us to achieve our vision and mission.

  • A safe, positive patient experience
  • A healthier community
  • An innovative and sustainable future
  • Enabled staff, empowered teams
  • Engaged learners, inspired researchers

These priorities are inter-related in that success in one area is dependent on success in another.  Detailed plans have been developed to support each of the priority areas.

All Northern Health employees will contribute to improving patient safety by being familiar with, and applying the National Safety and Quality Standards and criteria.

Safety, Quality and Clinical Governance at Northern Health

Northern Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in the safest possible environment for every patient every time. We are focused on strengthening the safety and quality of care across the continuum, with a focus on saving lives, reducing harm and improving the patient experience.

Northern Health’s safety and quality improvement activities focus on delivering the Strategic Plan and Operational Business Plans, and are supported by the Northern Health Clinical Governance and Risk Frameworks, and the Northern Health Quality Improvement Methodology.

The Northern Health Quality Management System brings together the core elements that underpin how:

  • Quality and Clinical Governance is determined.
  • Quality services are delivered.
  • Risk is managed.
  • Audit – what matters is monitored.
  • Our committees monitor performance of controls put in place to ensure safe patient care


The appointee will:

Work under the direct supervision of the Chief Medical Officer and the Director Medical Services in an accredited training position as a Registrar in Medical Administration.

Learn and practice key principles of medical management and leadership working with a variety of internal and external stakeholders including:

  • Clinical Governance
  • Quality & Safety
  • Medical Workforce Management
  • Research Governance
  • Strategic and Service Planning
  • Medical Education
  • Public Health Policy
  • Medical Staff Engagement

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Hold general or specialist medical registration with AHPRA
  • Be a registered candidate of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA)

All Employees:

Quality, Safety, Risk and Continuous Improvement

  • Maintain an understanding of individual responsibility for patient safety, quality & risk and contribute to organisational quality and safety initiatives
  • Follow organisational safety, quality & risk policies and guidelines
  • Maintain a safe working environment for yourself, your colleagues and members of the public
  • Escalate concerns regarding safety, quality & risk to appropriate staff member, if unable to rectify yourself
  • Promote and participate in the evaluation and continuous improvement processes.
  • Comply with principles of Patient Centred Care
  • Comply with Northern Health mandatory continuing professional development requirements
  • Comply with requirement of National Safety & Quality Health Service Standards and other relevant regulatory requirements


The specific role requirements will be tailored to the seniority and experience of the individual, and will consider appropriate exposure to training opportunities including:

  • Research Governance with the Office of Research
  • Junior Medical Staff Education & Training with the Medical Education Unit
  • FOI processes with the Legal team
  • Clinical Governance and Health Service Accreditation of National Standards with the Quality, Safety & HRO Unit
  • Project work relating to the Office of CMO
  • EMR development with the Chief Medical Information Officer

The role will work with the Director of Medical Services and/or the Chief Medical Officer on a broad range of activities to develop skills in medical management.

You will also develop an understanding of the strategic and operational management in the planning and management of medical services which enables the provision of quality, safe patient care.


Qualifications, Registrations and Qualities



  • Working towards obtaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (FRACMA)
  • Registered Medical Practitioner with the Australian Medical Board
  • Medical Qualification, MBBS or equivalent, which is recognised for registration by the AHPRA
  • Current National Police and Working with Children History Check


  • Minimum 3 Years clinical experience

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

  • Be able to demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills with a highly collaborative and consultative approach



  • Demonstrates a commitment to ethical practice and able to apply tenets of ethical practice to medical management scenarios in the acute health care sector
  • Has a sound understanding of processes associated with clinical risk management in the acute health care sector

Technical Expertise

  • Has an adequate theoretical understanding of the RACMA competencies as they apply in the acute health care sector
  • Has an understanding of the electronic medical world and its challenges, strengths and weaknesses


  • Has demonstrated ability to critically evaluate relevant information and apply to medical management issues
  • Ability to facilitate the learning of other clinicians regarding medical management issues
  • Demonstrated commitment to own learning and development

Health Advocacy

  • Demonstrated ability to actively advocate for improvements in health care

Management and Leadership

  • Has (and is committed to further developing) an understanding of organization wide management and leadership practices associated with the delivery of clinical care
  • Sound understanding of the appropriate allocation of finite health resources
  • Understanding of financial issue in the acute health care sector


  • Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with members of interdisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrated ability to engage clinicians in medical management issue

Applications Close: 6th December 2020

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