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Executive Director of Medical Services

Are you looking for a senior leadership role where you can establish yourself within the networks of NSW Health with long term career prospects?

  • Opportunity to provide strategic and innovative solutions
  • Establish yourself in a senior leadership role with NSW Health
  • Enjoy a peaceful lifestyle away from major metropolitan cities
We are taking expressions of interest from innovative Medical Administrators who have the ability to plan, develop and implement medical workforce models which meet local needs. This is an exciting, hands-on, operational & strategic role presenting you with the opportunity to make a lasting difference to the service delivery of this region.

The Opportunity 
The Executive Director of Medical Services (EDMS) will report to and work in partnership with the Chief Executive to develop and implement strategies to support a stable medical workforce designed to suit the needs of the local population. ​Collaboration with key local and external stakeholders will be required to develop suitable medical workforce models for the LHD and to promote the training and ongoing development of the medical workforce. 

You will be actively involved in the oversight of all medical staff and medical clinical activity and will play a key leadership role in continuous quality improvement, clinical governance, and budget management. 

This is a welcoming hospital community and the EDMS will join a supportive and dynamic team including the General Manager and LHD executives in working to ensure the achievement of state-wide strategies. You will liaise regularly with senior health leaders at NSW Health and NSW Health’s Health Education and Training Institute (HETI), in the implementation of state-wide strategies to improve service delivery. 

The Local Health District
The Local Health District includes five Local Government Areas and provides primary care to an estimated population of 30,000 dispersed across the second largest geographic area (194,949 square kilometres) of all the LHD’s in NSW. The LHD employs over 700 staff across 10 facilities and has a number of service agreements with external organisations including the Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation, The Royal Flying Doctor Service and the University of Sydney, Department of Rural Health, for research and training.

The Location
Located 935 km west-north-west of Sydney, 725 km north-west of Melbourne, and 420 km north-east of Adelaide, the town is set amongst a dramatic desert landscape. Often described as an oasis in the desert, the town was built on the back of a mining boom that began during the 1880’s due to the discovery of rich deposits of lead, silver and zinc. The town attracts a rich mix of residents; lifestyle is an important focus for those who move here. It is known for its blossoming arts community, mining heritage and tourism industry. The region has a variety of public education opportunities and an extensive choice of affordable residential properties making it popular with families, young couples, and retirees. Here, you will find a fantastic lifestyle for you and your family, with excellent health and education services, shorter commuting times, plenty of fresh air and an impressive spirit of community and creativity. 

Keys to Success
You will be a strong team player and will encourage engagement, communication, collaboration, and collegiate relationships with a multidisciplinary approach to ensure the best possible service is delivered. You will demonstrate high-level communication skills and be adept at building new, and developing existing, relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally. Demonstrated ability to provide strategic direction and clinical governance; and the ability to contribute in a hands-on management role will be highly regarded. 

Ideally you will hold FRACMA, however another medical specialist qualification with an Australasian college combined with leadership experience in medical administration would also be considered. In either case, you must hold or be eligible for specialist registration with AHPRA.

Register your interest with Michael to receive your information brochure outlining the position and location. 


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