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Medical Co-Director – Department of Health

Medical Co-Director – Department of Health

Company: Department of Health
Location: Perth, WA
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 14/10/2021
Job Contact:

Lesley Bennet

08 9224 2219


Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Perth, WA
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Application Close Date: 02/11/2021

Where you’ll be working

Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) is Perth’s inner city, tertiary adult hospital and part of the Royal Perth Bentley Group. Home to the State Major Adult Trauma Service, RPH offers tertiary-level emergency medicine, mental health, complex and elective surgical care, and specialist medical services. It is also a premier teaching hospital and contributes to innovation and excellence in medical research and patient care.

Bentley Health Service (BHS) is a specialist hospital located 11km from the Perth CBD and forms part of the Royal Perth Bentley Group. BHS provides quality healthcare to the community, specialising in the delivery of mental health care, aged care services, obstetrics, elective surgical services and rehabilitation.

About the Role

The Medical Co-Director works in partnership with the Service Co-Director to provide effective leadership, governance, strategic planning and operational management of the Service 3 stream. Supports all staff within the Service to provide high-quality and efficient patient care consistent with the hospital group’s safety, quality and performance frameworks. As part of the Executive team the position provides clinical and corporate governance within the Royal Perth Bentley Group (RPBG).

About You

1. The Medical Co-Director will be an eminent clinician with a track record in professional
leadership and will be registered by the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant specialty.

2. The Medical Co-Director will be able to evidence business acumen with a strong track
record in:

-Personal integrity and self-awareness including demonstrated public service professionalism and probity, ability to engage with risk, demonstrated resilience and self-awareness; and commitment to personal development.
-Shaping and managing strategy including the ability to focus strategically by aligning business imperatives with strategic priorities, the ability to harness information and opportunities in order to manage change, the capacity to champion organizational vision and goals and promote a shared commitment to the organizations strategic direction.
-Achieving results including the ability to build organizational capability and responsiveness, and the capability to manage human, physical and financial resources.
-Building productive relationships including the ability to broker cooperation and partnerships across an organization and the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues and with diverse groups of people within the health sector.
-Management of clinical services in a large complex acute health care including balancing of diverse and competing interests and the achievement of high quality patient outcomes, service   satisfaction and operational efficiency.

3. Current knowledge of legislative obligations for Equal Opportunity, Disability Services and
Occupational Safety and Health, and how these impact on employment and service delivery.


More information

All WA health system employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access health care facilities, pursuant to the Health Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions (HWAD) and the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination and Vaccination Program Policy, unless the employee is exempt pursuant to the HWAD.

If this role is what you are looking for, apply online at MedJobsWA and provide:

  • a covering letter that demonstrates you have the skills and experience we are looking for;
  • a statement addressing the selection criteria (as outlined in the attached JDF) in no more than 2-3 pages;
  • a comprehensive CV that clearly shows your experience relevant to this role; and
  • the names and contact details of two (2) professional referees. It is preferable for one of your referees to be your current supervisor or manager.

These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.

East Metropolitan Health Service will only accept applications that are lodged with the express permission of the applicant and containing all necessary information, including personal contact details. We will not accept unsolicited applications or CV’s from recruitment agencies and/or search firms and we will not pay fees to any such organisation unless arranged with the provider prior to advertising a vacancy.

For Further Job Related Information:  We encourage you to contact Lesley Bennet on 08 9224 2219.

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact: medjobswa@health.wa.gov.au.

Applications close: 02/11/2021


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