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Director Medical Services-Concord Repatriation General Hospital

Job Title: Director Medical Services-Concord Repatriation General Hospital
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Industry: Healthcare
Reference: BBBH27195_1590046283
Job Published 21st May 2020
  • High profile strategic medical leadership role
  • Sydney based

Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) is located in the centre and inner west of Sydney. With around 12,000 staff and a budget of $1.7bn, the district is responsible for the health and wellbeing of more than 700,000 people living within its boundaries, and more than a million people who come into the district each day to work, study and visit.

SLHD is made up of 5 Hospitals - Concord Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Canterbury Hospital, Balmain Hospital and the Sydney Dental Hospital, and a broad range of community health services and associated support services. It is one of the largest and most complex health services in Australia, with a strong reputation for providing the highest levels of care, globally renowned academic and research collaboration, and a culture characterised by visionary thinking, innovative models of care and contemporary partnerships. It is currently undertaking a series of investments and redevelopments across the District including the $350m redevelopment of the Concord Hospital.

Concord Hospital is a 535-bed teaching hospital of the University of Sydney and recognised as one of the premier teaching hospitals in NSW. It provides secondary, tertiary, and quaternary level services to patients and their families from across Sydney, NSW and Australia. Concord Hospital provides a comprehensive range of specialty and sub-specialty services, many of which are recognised nationally and internationally as centres of excellence. Stage one of the redevelopments is due for completion in 2021 and will deliver a state-of-the-art clinical services building to provide services across rehabilitation and aged care, cancer care and Australia's first National Centre for Veteran's Healthcare. Concord Hospital is now seeking to appoint this key medical leadership role - Director of Medical Services (DMS).

Reporting to the General Manager, Concord Hospital and professionally to the EDMS, the DMS will provide medical workforce and clinical governance leadership across the hospital, working closely with medical, nursing and operations teams, during a time of significant growth and redevelopment across the hospital. The DMS will continue to build upon a highly patient centred approach to care with a focus on the total patient experience, ensuring service delivery across the hospital is based on global best practice and reflects the highest standards. The DMS will lead the implementation of world class patient safety strategies in partnership with the wider teams and foster a responsive, future focused and contemporary culture which supports all staff to deliver true excellence.

We are seeking someone who has held a similar (or deputy or equivalent) role within a large, complex and research intensive hospital setting and who can demonstrate a significant track record of building a strong and thriving culture which delivers outstanding clinical and research outcomes. We are open to the background of the individual appointed for this role; they will clearly be a Senior Staff Specialist and hold either a RACMA Fellowship or equally Fellowship with another recognised Australasian Specialist College. The individual will demonstrate exceptional communication and engagement skills and a track record of successfully forging powerful relationships with medical staff, their executive team, and the broader clinical and research communities. Underpinning their success will be the ability to lead, motivate and inspire their teams to be the very best, within a highly challenging and demanding environment. We anticipate this experience will most likely have been gained from either the Australian or New Zealand health sector. Professionally, there is the opportunity to balance this role with other activities such as research, teaching and clinical practice, depending upon individual aspirations and preferences.

This role represents a unique and exciting opportunity to support world class healthcare across this thriving community.

NSW Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community it serves. 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.

For further information, or to request the candidate information pack please contact Rob Macmillan, Partner - Health at Derwent Search or Zoya Salah on (02) 9091 3226 or via email at for a confidential discussion, quoting reference 27195.

Closing date: Sunday 14th June