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Executive Director of Medical Services
Reference 518258
Job Type Full-time
Job Status Sourcing
Date Posted 17 May 2018
Location Tasmania
Company Information Tasmanian Health Service
Job Description We are seeking a motivated and experienced Executive Director of Medical Services. Servicing a population of approximately 116,000, the Tasmanian Health Service – North West has major sites located approximately 50km apart in addition to various rural inpatient facilities scattered throughout the region. This position will be attractive to a highly skilled and motivated medical professional who is seeking to take on a lead clinical governance and key leadership position, in addition to local clinical governance and medical workforce development and support. The position has State-wide responsibilities in the areas of credentialing, safety and quality, emergency management and system reform. The position also oversees the medical workforce and service delivery across the region.

Hours/Period of Appointment

Permanent Full-time Day Worker with on call working 76 hours per fortnight

Who are we?

The Tasmanian Health Service is an innovative and dynamic organisation dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our community.  We are committed to providing the highest levels of healthcare and services.

Located on the beautiful North West Coast of Tasmania, this position is ideal for a professional who seeks the opportunities, challenges and rewards that come from working within regional communities, whilst enjoying a lifestyle that is rated second to none.

The medical services across the North West region of Tasmania are based primarily at the North West Regional Hospital (NWRH) in Burnie and at the Mersey Community Hospital (MCH) in Latrobe close to Devonport.

The two hospitals both have very busy emergency, general medical and general surgical departments. Both Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Paediatrics are primarily located at the NWRH with outpatient services at both sites. There are anaesthetic services provided at both sites however primarily based at NWRH. A busy orthopaedic service is at NWRH. An expanding rehabilitation service is located in a purpose built unit at the NWRH. There are extensive outpatient services for a range of subspecialty services many of which are provided by visiting specialists from Launceston General Hospital, Royal Hobart Hospital and major hospitals in Victoria. There is also a six bed Intensive Care unit located at NWRH. Onsite support services in pathology, imaging and pharmacy are extensive.

The North West Cancer Centre (NWCC) operates as a branch of the Northern Tasmania Cancer Service and it is linked with the Holman Centre in Launceston. The NWCC provides integrated oncology services to patients who live in North West Tasmania.

The North West Private Hospital is co-located with the North West Regional Hospital and this facilitates private practice for many of the region's specialists.

The North West Rural Clinical School of the University of Tasmania is located on the campus of the NWRH and the MCH. The Tasmanian Health Service – North West participates in a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate clinical training program with the Rural Clinical School.

Accredited training positions for registrars are available in medicine, surgery, anaesthetics, paediatrics, obstetrics and emergency medicine. Non-accredited registrars positions in orthopaedics are highly sought.

The rugged and beautiful North West Coast of Tasmania is a tourist mecca, has a strong agricultural sector, a developing innovative industrial sector and is positioned with airports and sea transport so it is very accessible to the rest of Tasmania and the Australian mainland. Air travel from Devonport to Melbourne is less than one hour and relatively inexpensive. The property market with significantly lower prices than on mainland Australia is attracting considerable interest from families and investors.

What can we offer?

  • Flexible work/life balance

  • Attractive Salary Package

  • Dynamic team environment

  • Commitment to ongoing professional development

Essential Requirements

  • Specialist or limited registration with the Medical Board of Australia in a relevant specialty.

  • Current Driver's Licence.

  • The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre-employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer.  The following checks are to be conducted:

1.    Conviction checks in the following areas: a) Crimes of Violence, b) Sex Related Offences, c) Serious Drug Offences, d) Crimes involving dishonesty, e) Serious Traffic Offences

2.    Identification check

3.    Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Applications Close 15 June
How to Apply
Online applications preferred.  Please click the following link to apply on line:



Post your application with the above application form to:

Tasmanian Health Service – North West

Attention- Donna Stubbs

Medical Workforce Unit

PO Box 21



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