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Deputy Chief Operating Officer Monash Medical Centre

Job Title: Deputy Chief Operating Officer Monash Medical Centre
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2022-04-28
Reference: BH-29494-1
Contact Name: Catherine Reidy
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 29, 2022 14:47

Job Description

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. The organisation is proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 20,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities.
Within that Monash Medical Centre (MMC) is a 640-bed teaching and research hospital of international standing providing a comprehensive range of specialist surgical, medical, allied health and mental health services to the local community.
The organisation is rapidly expanding with a program of intensive growth and related infrastructure expansion planned. Coming into effect from July 1st, 2022, changes to Monash Health’s Operations Directorate will ensure continued strengthening of clinical leadership, and a management response that is fit for purpose, delivering depth and integration alongside opportunities for clinical and academic leadership and management development.
This restructure more appropriately allocates portfolios and direct reports across the health service, provides greater delegation of authority and is a means of achieving superior outcomes. As a result, Monash is seeking a Deputy Chief Operating Officer with a clear focus on MMC alongside a range of programme portfolios including:

  • General Medicine and Emergency
  • Medical Specialities
  • Monash Cancer
  • Allied Health and Patient Flow

Key Result Areas:

  • Development and implementation of strategy / operational plan that supports the organisations strategic plan and organisational priorities
  • Leading performance improvement in quality and safety, patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and employee engagement
  • In consultation with executive colleagues, develop and implement operational workforce strategy
  • Embed National Standards across services
  • Support the growth and development of people including appropriate talent and succession planning
  • Develop innovative models for the delivery of services with a focus on people’s journey through the health system
  • Deliver operational plan on budget and lead implementation of efficiency savings and initiatives

While a Program Director / Divisional Director of appropriate scale and seniority from a large, research-intensive quaternary / tertiary centre from any discipline is a consideration. Those with Medical nursing or Allied Health background are encouraged to apply.
Candidate information
Please click here to download a copy of the Candidate Information Pack. For further information, please contact Catherine Reidy (+61 435 285 344) at Derwent Search or email

To apply
Please send a resume and a brief application letter (no more than 2 pages) addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Candidate Briefing Document by the due date.
Applications close: Sunday, 15th May 2022.

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