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Medical Director

Medical Director

Company: Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation
Location: WA
Job Type: Full-time
Job Status: Sourcing
Date Posted: 25/06/2019
Job Contact:

Ms Ceri Writer

(08) 9421 3857


Location: East Perth, WA

  • Opportunity to join a dedicated team of professionals
  • A positive work culture with quality patient care at the centre of all practice
  • Grow your own skills at an executive level

About the Organisation

The name “Derbarl Yerrigan” is the Wadjuk Noongar name for the Swan River.  The Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (DYHSAC) is an Aboriginal community-controlled health organisation which was established in 1974 as the Perth Aboriginal Medical Service and has been an integral part of the Perth metropolitan primary healthcare landscape for the past 45 years.

DYHSAC provides holistic and integrated primary health care services to Aboriginal people living in the Perth metropolitan region. We employ 118 staff, have an annual turnover of $14 million and our GP services are delivered from clinics located at East Perth, Maddington, Midland and Mirrabooka.

DYHSAC targets the social, emotional, cultural and physical wellbeing of Aboriginal people living on Noongar country. Our clinic services are robust and delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians.

About the Opportunity

DYHSAC is seeking to appoint an experienced and highly competent Medical Director (MD).

The position provides an exciting and challenging opportunity for a suitably experienced and qualified medical professional to join and contribute to the success of a well-established Aboriginal community-controlled health service currently operating through an extensive change management process.

The MD has primary responsibility for clinical governance and leadership in relation to the delivery of culturally-secure clinical services at all sites. The Medical Director works in close collaboration with the Clinical Operations Manager (COM) to ensure effective and efficient client-focussed primary healthcare provision, in compliance with relevant clinical standards and contemporary best practice.

The MD has direct management responsibility for the medical staff and visiting specialists including but not limited to: induction, appraisals, external credentialing requirements where required, Medicare billings and performance management. The scope of this position includes all DYHS sites- East Perth, Mirrabooka, Midland and Maddington.

Key Selection Criteria includes:

  1. Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in a culturally safe manner.
  2. Vocational Registration or Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
  3. Demonstrated management experience in a multi-disciplinary primary healthcare environment.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of chronic disease, mental health and GP management care plans.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement in a clinical setting.
  6. Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills
  7. Demonstrated knowledge of healthcare trends affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Contact Details and How to Apply

All enquiries regarding this position and the application process should be directed to Ms Ceri Writer – Human Resources Manager at ceri.writer@dyhs.org.au or on (08) 9421 3857.

Please apply through SEEK and applications should include a cover letter, current resume including a contact number and a document addressing the selection criteria.

The Application Information Pack containing the Position Description can be obtained from contacting Ms Ceri Writer – Human Resources Manager on (08) 9421 3857 or ceri.writer@dyhs.org.au.

Applications close: 4.00pm Monday 8th July 2019.

Please note that the Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is an equal opportunity institution, providing educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, colour, gender, age, or disability.

The Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Aboriginal Corporation reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and evaluate past employment records of applicants selected for interview. The organisation reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely final selection if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

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