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Chief Medical Officer
Reference 11405
Job Type Full-time
Job Status Sourcing
Date Posted 13 June 2018
Location Victoria
Company Information Latrobe Regional Hospital
Job Description Exciting medical leadership opportunity in regional health care
Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH) is the major provider of specialist health services in the Gippsland region, east of Melbourne.  Our comprehensive range of services includes general and subspecialty medicine, general and subspecialty surgery and orthopaedics and extends to emergency and intensive care, perinatal services, medical and radiation oncology and haematology at the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre, dialysis and aged care.
LRH has a number of outstanding facilities following a recent expansion. These include a cardiac catheterisation laboratory, large Emergency Department, endoscopy suites and modern and contemporary inpatient units. Progress is being made towards refurbishment of the maternity and paediatric unit and a new special care nursery (increasing from 6 to 12 cots). 
LRH is the regional provider of mental health services in Gippsland. LRH Mental Health Service operates an integrated specialist mental health program across the region and provides inpatient and community mental health care for adults, children and young people and older persons.
Gippsland provides a fantastic regional lifestyle with easy access to Melbourne, the snowfields and the Bass coast. Gippsland is renowned for its culinary delights, wine, sport and high quality schools.

The Chief Medical Officer reports to the Chief Executive Officer and works closely with other executive including the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director of Mental Health and Chief Mental Health Nurse, Director of People and Culture and Director of Regional Services.
The Chief Medical Officer has four reports including a Deputy Chief Medical Officer (responsible for medical staff and pharmacy), General Manager of Medical Services (medical workforce unit, consulting suites, health information and business analysis), General Manager Governance (clinical governance, BreastScreen and volunteers) and General Manager Education Training and Research. LRH is accredited for training with RACMA and has a federally funded Medical Management Registrar position.       
The successful candidate will have:

  • MBBS or equivalent

  • Registration to practice medicine in Australia

  • Fellowship with RACMA or substantial progress towards this or AFRACMA

Experience in Medical Administration would be essential and in the regional or rural setting desirable.
For further information regarding this position please contact Mr Peter Craighead, Chief Executive on (03) 5173 8810.
The successful applicant will be required to apply for and satisfactorily obtain a National Police Check and Working with Children Check.

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