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General Manager - Coastal Network

Job Title: General Manager - Coastal Network
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Moruya
Salary: An attractive remuneration package within the range of $208,519 to $231,573 per annum
Start Date: 2021-01-18
Reference: BH-27903
Contact Name: Caroline Quinn
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 19, 2021 12:38

Job Description

  • Key executive position responsible for 900 staff and a budget of $155 million
  • Significant redevelopment investment across the network
  • Outstanding opportunity to lead this hospital and health network, and shape and deliver next generation models of care
  • Beautiful coastal location with excellent salary package and conditions

About the role

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) delivers health care across an area of over 44,000 square kilometres, from Goulburn and Crookwell to the Victorian border and surrounds the ACT on three sides. It extends from the beaches of the NSW South Coast, the farmlands of the Southern Tablelands, across the Great Dividing Range and the Snowy Mountains. SNSWLHD serves a permanent population of approximately 207,000 and is also responsible for providing sustainable healthcare to the 5 million tourists who visit the area annually. It has an annual budget of $460m, employs over 3,000 staff and delivers healthcare services across more than 20 facilities. SNSWLHD is led by the recently appointed CE, Ms Margaret Bennett, and her leadership team who are now implementing a major restructure of the organisation. This has resulted in the need to appoint a General Manager (GM) to lead the newly formed Coastal Network, one of three networks within SNSWLHD.

This is a critical role and one which requires outstanding strategic and operational leadership of the four hospitals – South East Regional (Bega), Batemans Bay, Moruya, and Pambula hospitals, and two community health facilities. In parallel, the GM will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the development of the new $200m hospital within the Moruya area. As a key leader in SNSWLHD and the community, the GM provides significant input to the development and oversight of strategic and business plans, policy development, business and clinical service strategies and relationship management. The successful candidate will support the roll out of the ‘Elevate’ leadership framework across the Coastal Network, developing a culture of service and employee engagement.

For further information, please click here to watch a short video presented by Margaret Bennett about the region, the networks, the role and what you can expect in terms of support and development if successfully appointed. Please also download the Candidate Information Pack .

About you

As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate significant achievement across a broad spectrum of areas including clinical operations, strategic planning and delivery, workforce management, clinical governance, and patient safety. You will display outstanding leadership and communication skills with the ability to influence multiple stakeholders. First class engagement skills across all levels of the medical, nursing, and allied health professions as well as across the broad patient community is also a critical aspect of this role.
This represents a unique and exciting opportunity to help shape the vision of, and ultimately deliver, world class healthcare across this thriving and growing community. It also offers you the prospect of living in the picturesque south coast region of NSW and becoming part of the friendly and community centred culture which the area is renowned for.
You’ll be an authentic leader who achieves outstanding results with your people and can bring the values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment into everything you do. You will challenge the status quo, focus on outcomes and consult extensively to engage stakeholders.

Applying for this Role

Please submit a one page covering letter, including a short statement in response to the 2 targeted questions below:
  1. Describe your executive management experience and outline for us your track record of achievement in leading a large health organisation operating in a complex service delivery environment and leading high-performing, multi-functional and multi-disciplinary teams. How have you improved clinical and financial performance whilst enhancing culture in one of your previous organisations?
  2. Describe your experience leading a whole of system improvement program engaging and influencing key internal and external stakeholders, within budget.

Essential Requirements

The successful candidate will have Relevant Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience.

This is an ongoing, full time, Band 1, HSSE role. An attractive remuneration package within the range of $208,519 to $231,573 per annum with annual performance reviews, will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Please contact Rob Macmillan, Partner Health at Derwent on 02 9091 3266 or email should you have any additional questions about the role or to discuss further.

Please click here to apply for the advert through the Health Career Portal (job reference REQ207915)

NSW Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications close: Wednesday 27th January (11.59pm)

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