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Executive Director Medical Services

Be at the forefront of this innovative hospital and health service

  • Lead a large and diverse medical workforce
  • Take a central role in the development and delivery of the HHS’s 10 year vision and strategy
  • Join the HS in an exciting period of transition
The Position
As Executive Director Medical Services (EDMS), you will take a central role in the development and delivery of the Hospital and Health Service (HHS)’s 10-year vision and strategy. This strategy will shape the future development of clinical services across the HHS. The EDMS will provide medical leadership and advice to the Executive Management Team and to the Board on its development and implementation. Key to this element of the role will be your ability to build excellent clinical partnerships with other HHS’, the Department of Health, private sector hospitals, and with GP and primary care colleagues across the region.

The EDMS will be accountable for the professional leadership of the medical staff across all HHS business units. This includes providing leadership to the medical workforce, supported by three Director Medical Services’ (DMS). The EDMS will ensure that services are provided in a contemporary way, supported by good clinical evidence and that all medical staff observe the highest professional and ethical standards. Additionally, the EDMS will work closely with the Executive Director of Nursing, Midwifery, Quality and Safety to ensure that quality and safety are at the forefront of practice.

This HHS is going through an exciting period of transition in which they are redesigning their health care service delivery model. Utilise your skills to better position the HHS to meet the emerging challenges and demands of patient care into the next decade.

The Health Service
The health service provides health care to a catchment area of approximately 235,000 people, with an estimated growth rate of 1.6% to 2036, and more than 3,400 dedicated staff delivering quality health care. The health service has 4 primary hospitals together with many smaller rural units. Specialist medical services offered with the health service include Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, Cardiology, Renal Medicine, Palliative Care, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, Geriatric Medicine, Paediatrics, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, ENT, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Intensive Care and Anaesthetics. There is also a range of clinical services provided on a visiting basis from tertiary hospitals in Queensland.

The Location
Situated half way between Brisbane and Townsville, this town is only a short drive to the pristine beaches and national parklands of Queensland. The town has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and offers plenty of activities to keep you and your family entertained; including museums, botanical gardens, a crocodile farm and a local zoo. The beach is perfect for snorkelling, scuba diving and boating. 

The city hosts various arts, music and dance festivals throughout the year and has a thriving nightlife with many restaurants, bars, hotels and clubs to choose from. Locally there are four shopping centres. The region is well served by both private and public schools, including several for boarders. The architecture is a mix of colonial through to modern. Homes in the southern suburbs of the river are predominantly older architectural styles; the northern suburbs boast most of the modern homes. The median price of a home is about $250,000 making it a very affordable city in which to live and raise a family. 

Essential Criteria
This leadership opportunity will suit a highly motivated applicant that possesses or is working towards obtaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (FRACMA). Executive-level experience and capacity in strategically leading a large and diverse medical workforce in a rural setting is desirable. 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.

Now is an ideal time to influence this HHS’ transformation and join them on the journey to be recognised as a centre of excellence for regional and rural health care in Australia. Contact Michael for a confidential discussion to find out more.

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