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Director of Medical Services

Job Title: Director of Medical Services
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH24933_1584418026
Contact Name: Rob Macmillan
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 17, 2020 15:11

Job Description

The Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) extends from Port Macquarie in the south to Coffs Harbour in the north, along the picturesque and popular coastal strip of NSW, and serves a population of 215,000. It operates across seven hospital sites and ten Community Health Centres, with a budget of c$600m. It has a strong and established executive team, which has led significant recent and ongoing investment across the MNCLHD. It is financially robust, with excellent performance outcomes across its main clinical services, and enjoys strong relationships with its numerous stakeholders and partners.

The MNCLHD hospitals are split across 2 clinical networks: Hastings Macleay Clinical Network based from Port Macquarie; and the Coffs Clinical Network based from Coffs Harbour. Due to recent capital works expansion and redevelopments and the commitment to continually deliver world class standards of care for their community, MNCLHD is now seeking to appoint a Director of Medical Services for Coffs Clinical Network, responsible for hospitals at Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Macksville and Dorrigo and a range of community health services. In this role, you will:

  • Work as a key member of the leadership team and provide strategic clinical and operational leadership across the network and across all medical disciplines;
  • Model and foster a patient centred approach to care with a focus on the total patient experience, ensuring service delivery across the network is based on global best practice;
  • Lead medical and clinical workforce management and continue to build the culture of collaboration and excellence, during an exciting period of growth, investment, redevelopment and change;
  • Lead all aspects of safety, quality, clinical standards, governance, performance and accreditation;

We are seeking an influential medical leader with a track record of driving change across a complex hospital or health service. The person may be a Fellow of RACMA or on the pathway to Fellowship. We will also consider medical leaders from other specialities. The person will demonstrate significant achievement across a broad spectrum of areas including: clinical operations, strategic planning and delivery, workforce management, clinical governance and patient safety. Outstanding leadership, communication and engagement skills are critical, as is the ability to influence multiple and diverse stakeholders.

This role 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 the successful individual the prospect of living in the beautiful and picturesque Coffs Harbour region of NSW and becoming part of the friendly and community centred culture which the area is renowned for.

Professionally, there is also the flexibility to balance these roles with other professional activities.

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 and people with a disability.

For a confidential discussion or to request an information pack, please call Rob Macmillan, Partner - Health at Derwent Search on 02 9091 3266 or email quoting reference 24933. Closing date for applications is Sunday 5th April.

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