Director - Medical Services

Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1284582
Closing Date: 28-Jul-2017
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Director of Medical Services June 2017.pdf (PDF, 275KB)


Position Details

An exciting opportunity exists for a suitably experienced and qualified specialist to join the South West Healthcare Executive team in the full time position of Director of Medical Services.

Warrnambool is a popular seaside city located 264 kilometres southwest of Melbourne, with a population of 34,000.  The city boasts excellent sporting, education, social and cultural facilities offering an attractive lifestyle opportunity.  There are several thriving industries within and surrounding Warrnambool.    

South West Healthcare, Warrnambool Hospital Campus, has 192 inpatient beds and is the major specialist referral centre for southwest Victoria, providing a comprehensive range of specialist services. The Warrnambool campus treats in excess of 15,000 inpatients and 25,000 Emergency Department patients per annum, is a designated Regional Trauma Service and has a 6 bed Critical Care Unit. South West Healthcare also hosts the Greater Green Triangle Rural Clinical School. 

The Director of Medical Services will work in close association with other regional Directors of Medical Services including those based at Western District Health Service, Portland District Health and Colac Area Health.

The Director of Medical Services is responsible for the professional leadership and management of South West Healthcare's medical workforce and associated clinical services.

Responsibilities include the further development of clinical governance systems across South West Healthcare and the enhancement of clinical services/ quality care as part of the Executive team (consistent with government policy and the South West Healthcare Strategic and Quality Plan).

A primary medical degree fully registrable with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), the qualification of FRACMA or equivalent, and appropriate experience are preferred for this position.

An attractive salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience.

A position description and further details can be found at our website under Careers.

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Craig Fraser (Interim Chief Executive Officer) on (03) 5564 4060 or email

The successful applicant will be required to consent to and undergo a Police Record Check and provide evidence of current Immunisation status in alignment with South West Healthcare's Immunisation Policy.

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and need to include: an application letter, full personal particulars, qualifications and experience; together with the names of three (3) referees by Friday 28 July 2017.  Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached: however this is limited to 5 documents and there is also a size limitation of no greater than 2 Mega Bytes.

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please send an email to: Please note this address is for enquiries only and application cannot be submitted via this email.

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