Chief Medical Officer

An exciting opportunity exists for a Chief Medical Officer to lead the development of a growing and changing regional health service

  • Contemporary and progressive regional health service
  • Contribute to strategic direction and clinical governance
  • Lead, support and mentor manage medical workforce
The Position
As Chief Medical Officer, you will be a key member of the Executive team, and will contribute to the alignment and achievement of strategic objectives contained in the current Strategic Plan. You will be responsible for ensuring effective clinical governance, the provision of leadership, support and mentoring to direct reports and the development of positive relationships with Visiting Medical Officers and Specialists.

It’s an exciting period of transition for this regional health service in Victoria; situated in one of the most picturesque regions in Australia. The role is 0.6 FTE with additional FTE negotiable for clinical interest.

This hands-on, operational role would suit a medical administrator with a genuine desire to progress rural health services.

The Hospital
This large regional health service admits 10,000 patients and provides 30,000 outpatient services annually, servicing a growing population of over 44,000 people. The long established acute hospital has 51 acute beds, 20 sub-acute/rehabilitation beds, a modern theatre suite, emergency department, 5 bed short stay unit, palliative care and maternity services. Day services include a 9 bed Day Procedure Unit, a newly built 10 chair Oncology/Medical Ambulatory Day Unit and a 9 chair Dialysis Unit.

In addition to acute care, the health service also provides core services through a 90 bed Aged Care facility, a full-range of Allied Health Services, Medical Outpatient Services, Home Based Services, including Hospital in the Home, Community Health and a CBD campus offering the community easy access to Maternity Care and a selection of Medical Imaging Services.

The Location
Situated in a major regional centre, the city has a variety of shops, dining establishments, sport, culture, historical and arts experiences to offer. It is surrounded by breathtaking natural attractions, pristine waterways and national park lands which provide a great outdoor lifestyle and range of recreational pursuits.
A growing and thriving local economy ensures the region offers an array of education and affordable housing options to choose from. Enjoy the stunning natural environment, mild climate and easy lifestyle.
Essential Criteria
This clinical leadership opportunity will suit a highly motivated applicant with the ability to foster collaborative working relationships. To be successful in applying for this position you must be eligible for specialist registration with AHPRA and possesses or be working towards obtaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (FRACMA). If you are unsure if you meet the selection criteria please forward a copy of your most recent resume and I will assess your eligibility and will advise you of your options.
Contact Michael for a confidential discussion to find out more.