Deputy Director of Medical Services & Clinical Governance

Opportunity to be an influencer within the local health district and NSW Health

  • Part-time hours for a great work/life balance
  • Gain a breadth and depth of knowledge in regional medical administration
  • Large health service located just 90 minutes from Sydney CDB
The Position
Work with a local health district in coastal NSW as Deputy Director of Medical Services & Clinical Governance. The position is part-time and is a fixed term appointment to 31 December 2019 with the opportunity for advancement at the end of the appointment.

The Deputy will report to the Executive Director of Medical Services and Clinical Governance (EDMSCG) and will assist and support the EDMSCG in leadership of the medical workforce and clinical services across all operational areas and facilities of the District. The Deputy will also have strategic and operational oversight, of the District's clinical governance functions, including safety and quality programs, accreditation, medico-legal issues, and incident management.

The DDMSCG and EDMSCG are supported by Directors of Medical Services in each hub, a strong Clinical Governance Unit and well-staffed Medical Workforce Unit including a District Director of Medical Workforce.

This role offers the opportunity to gain a wide breadth and depth of knowledge in a large regional health service located just 90 minutes from Sydney CDB.

The Health Service 
You will be joining one of the region’s largest employers with a workforce of more than 7,300 across eight hospital sites and community health services with an annual budget of more than $900 million, a Local Health District that is one of the top performing LHD’s within NSW Health currently. The catchment area extends about 250km along the coastal strip, servicing a population of more than 400,000 residents.
The region has a major referral and teaching hospital, with over 500 beds. This hospital provides a large variety of inpatient, outpatient and community-based services to ensure patients receive excellent health outcomes. The hospital treats 47,000 patients annually including specialist and complex cases. To meet the growing needs of the community the hospital is currently undertaking a $1000000 enhancement, so there is great potential moving forward. As a dedicated teaching hospital, the hospital has strong affiliations with prestigious universities and research institutions. There is even an academic suite used especially for the training medical students.

The Location 
This role will see you living and working in one of New South Wales’ most idyllic regions. You will be surrounded by captivating sunsets and coastal strips stretching for miles. There is a wide variety of leisurely and energetic activities to keep you entertained. For adventure seekers, the city offers extreme sports such as abseiling and paragliding to push you to your limits. For those who enjoy a more peaceful lifestyle, the city is surrounded by unspoilt beaches and national parks with breathtaking panoramic views.
You will be living in New South Wales third largest city, known for its vibrant and thriving atmosphere. Famously the city is home to one of the top 1% of research universities in the world and presents great educational facilities for all ages.  Additionally, this destination is one of the rare coastal cities that offer affordable beachside living, making it perfect for families and couples alike. The city is also well connected and only 80km from Sydney Airport, making this the perfect location for those who love a weekend getaway.

Essential Criteria
To be eligible to apply, you must be currently registered, or eligible for specialist registration,  with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Candidates with Fellowship with any of the specialist Australasian medical colleges combined with Medical Administration experience will be considered. 

If you are unsure if your qualifications and experience would be suitable, please forward us a copy of your most recent Curriculum Vitae and Wavelength will assess your eligibility and will advise you of your options. 

Contact Richard for a confidential discussion to learn more.