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Staff Specialist Medical Administrator – Deputy Director Medical Services – Northern NSW Local Health District

Staff Specialist Medical Administrator – Deputy Director Medical Services – Northern NSW Local Health District

Company: Northern NSW Local Health District
Location: The Tweed, Murwillumbah & Byron Hospitals, NSW
Job Type: Full-time
Date Posted: 24/01/2023
Job Contact:

Joe McDonald


Employment Type: Full-time
Location: The Tweed, Murwillumbah & Byron Hospitals, NSW
Application Close Date: 14/2/2023

Where you’ll be working

Northern NSW is a diverse region spanning from the jacaranda city of Grafton in the south, to the golden beaches of Tweed Heads in the north. The district is located on the traditional lands of the Bundjalung, Githabul, Gumbaynggirr and Yaegl nations.

The Tweed Valley is a subtropical oasis encompassing the rugged terrain of Wollumbin National Park, arty riverside villages, historic coastal towns and the gateway to the Gold Coast. The Ballina and Byron Shires include some of Australia’s most famous surf breaks and holiday destinations, while the hinterland is rich with vibrant communities and mouth-watering local produce.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing tree-change, a family destination or an adventure, there’s something to suit every lifestyle. Our staff live and work in some of Australia’s most sought-after destinations, where work/life balance is not a buzzword, it’s a reality!

Please visit Northern NSW Local Health District for more information

The Tweed Hospital provides a range of healthcare services to the public including: acute and emergency care, surgical services, women’s care and newborn services, cancer and haematology services, intensive and coronary care units, Mental Health inpatient facilities, Aboriginal Health, and Allied Health Outpatient Clinics. As a regional referral Level 5 base hospital, we work closely with hospitals in Northern NSW and tertiary hospitals in Southern Queensland to support the healthcare needs of our community.

Murwillumbah District Hospital is a local community hospital established in 1903 providing a range of services including: Emergency Department, Operating Suite, Day Surgery, Medical and Surgical Inpatient Units, a Women’s Ambulatory Care Unit comprising Birth Centre, Antenatal Clinic and Gynaecology Clinic, and a well-appointed rehabilitation unit.

Byron Central Hospital provides a range of services including: emergency services, mental health, birthing and maternity services, and ambulatory and allied health services.

For more information, please go to Hospitals | Northern NSW Local Health District

About the Role

  • Supporting the Director Medical Services in ensuring the safe, effective and efficient delivery of medical services at The Tweed, Murwillumbah and Byron Hospitals.
  • Managing the professional and administrative requirements of the Junior Medical Workforce in the Tweed, Murwillumbah and Byron Hospitals.

About You

Selection Criteria

  1. Current registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Medical Practitioner. Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators,  or working towards or equivalent qualification as provided for in the Staff Specialist (State) Award.
  2. Demonstrated capability to effectively manage junior medical workforce.
  3. Demonstrated commitment to the principles and practices of clinical governance and clinical risk management and demonstrated capacity to implement and maintain continuous quality improvement management strategies.
  4. Sound understanding of contemporary Health Service issues and the proven ability to prioritise and effectively manage resources to address these issues.
  5. Communication, negotiation, consultative and interpersonal skills, incorporating the ability to liaise and consult with all levels of the health industry, the community and various professional groups.
  6. Valid unrestricted drivers licence for use in NSW/Australia and willingness to travel in the course of employment.
  7. Ability to participate in Executive on call roster.


More information

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position

For role related queries or questions contact Joe Mcdonald, General Manager, The Tweed Hospital at Email: Joe.Mcdonald@health.nsw.gov.au or contact Michelle Kerr, Executive Assistant at Email: Michelle.Kerr1@health.nsw.gov.au Tel: 07 5506 7434

Applications Close: 14 February 2023


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