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Director of Medical Services
Reference 428959
Job Type Full-time
Job Status Sourcing
Date Posted 23 December 2017
Location NSW
Company Information Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Job Description The incumbent is responsible to work within the policy and procedural framework of Griffith Base Hospital and the MLHD to drive the operational work of the sites under the direction of the Hospital General Manager, Regional GM and Executive DMS. To provide a high level of medical administration advice to the GM, Regional GM, Executive DMS and Executive of Griffith Base Hospital and Western Sector MLHD and designated facilities and to provide overall management and support of VMOs, Staff Specialists, CMOs and JMOs.

To ensure that cooperative relationships are maintained by the senior medical staff within sites. To facilitate and foster primary functional relationships with VMOs and contracted medical service providers to achieve Murrumbidgee LHD and Griffith Base Hospital strategic and operational objectives. To be accountable for the provision of medical services throughout Griffith Base Hospital and Western Sector MLHD within the acknowledged clinical governance framework. To be accountable for the financial management of medical services across Griffith Base Hospital and Western Sector MLHD in consultation with Murrumbidgee LHD Finance Manager within current budgetary parameters.

Applicant who express a wish to continue clinical capacity duties would be considered.

At Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) we provide a range of public health services to the Riverina and Murray regions of New South Wales; across a geographic area of approximately 125,631 square kilometres.  With around 241,000 residents living within our District, we employ approximately 4,000 staff who work within our 31 hospitals and community facilities. 

Western Sector - Griffith Base Hospital

Griffith Base Hospital (GBH) is a 117 bed C1 peer grouped hospital providing a range of acute specialist services (both resident & visiting) including emergency medicine, general medicine,  surgery, paediatric medicine, oncology, obstetrics, intensive care, respiratory medicine, renal dialysis and rheumatology.  Each year there are approximately 19,500 emergency presentations, 2,500 operations and 540 births.

Additional services at GBH include physiotherapy, dietetics, pharmacy, occupational therapy and Aboriginal health. There are also a range of diagnostic services including Pathology, CT, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, General X-Ray and Mammography.

The western sector includes several smaller hospitals that refer to Griffith for complicated cases such as Hillston, Lake Cargelligo and Hay.

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Job Description

We are seeking a motivated and experienced Director Medical Services (DMS) to lead a committed team of medical officers providing a broad range of clinical services. As part of the Executive Team and working closely with the General Manager, the DMS provides leadership management and strategic direction to improve the quality of health care.

The role requires a collaborative approach to lead all aspects of medical service delivery, day to day operational management, and clinical governance including improvement initiatives within the service.

A key aspect of the role is to provide a high level of medical administration advice to the executive of GBH and designated facilities and to provide overall management and support of VMOs, Staff Specialists and JMOs.

Employment is offered in accordance with the Staff Specialists (State) Award. 
A flexible remuneration package will be negotiated with successful candidate.

The Town
With a population of approximately 26,000, Griffith comprises a rich blend of cultures and traditions.  Today more than 70 nationalities add to the cultural tapestry of the region; boasting some of the best produce in Australia.  With many wonderful food and wine offerings, Griffith has grown into a bustling and cosmopolitan culinary centre.

Contact Person Wendy Cox
Contact Number 0259432015
Contact Email wendy.cox@health.nsw.gov.au

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Applications Close 22 January 2018
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