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General Manager Coffs Clinical Network

Job Title: General Manager Coffs Clinical Network
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH27787_1606188978
Contact Name: Rob Macmillan
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 24, 2020 14:36

Job Description

  • Key executive position responsible for over 1,300 staff and a budget of $235 million
  • Significant recent redevelopment investment across the network
  • Beautiful coastal location with excellent salary package and conditions

About the role

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 has a workforce of 4,300 across seven hospital sites, operates to a budget of c$660m, and is led by Mr Stewart Dowrick, CEO. MNCLHD is financially robust, with excellent performance outcomes across its main clinical services, and enjoys strong relationships with its numerous stakeholders and partners including the local PHN, academic and research partners, neighbouring health Districts and the wider community.

The Coffs Clinical Network is the larger of the two networks within the District and comprises Coffs Harbour Health Campus and hospitals at Macksville, Bellinger and Dorrigo and a range of community health centres. MNCLHD is now seeking to appoint an exceptional General Manager to take this hospital and community health network on the next stage of its development.

The GM Coffs Clinical Network will be responsible for the effective and efficient management of services provided within the Coffs Clinical Network across a range of hospital and community health settings. The GM will ensure that the clinical operational management structures are implemented in a unified basis throughout the Coffs Clinical Network through the development and support of clinical networks. The GM will lead the delivery of word class clinical services, whilst ensuring the clinical operating expenditure is aligned with Health Service policies.

For further information, download the Candidate Information Pack.

About you

The successful candidate will demonstrate significant achievement across a broad spectrum of areas including clinical operations, strategic planning and delivery, workforce management, clinical governance, and patient safety. The person 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 the successful individual the prospect of living in the beautiful and picturesque Mid North Coastal 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

You are required to submit a one page covering letter, including a short statement in response to the two 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:

  1. Relevant Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience.

This is an ongoing, full time, Band 1, Health Service senior executive (HSSE) role. An attractive remuneration package within the range of $232,026 to $255,080 per annum with annual performance reviews, will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Please contact Rob Macmillan, Partner, Derwent on 02 9091 3226 should you have any additional questions about the role.

Please click here to apply for the advert through the Health Career Portal (search by job reference number REQ200790).

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: Tuesday 8th December (11.59pm)

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