Director Medical Services

Job Description


Full time, fixed term 3 years Lead in the delivery of high-quality multidisciplinary health care across the RCH Collaborate with internal and external services to develop a more patient centred, standardised and sustainable model of care The Hospital: The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) provides secondary and tertiary care to children and young people across the northern and western suburbs; specialist paediatric healthcare to the children of Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and parts of South Australia; and is the designated state-wide provider of services including paediatric trauma, rehabilitation and forensic medicine. As a quaternary centre for complex cardiac surgery and organ transplantation, the RCH cares for the sickest children from around Australia. With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 6000, we provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people. The Royal Children’s Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on our Commitment to Child Safety: Further information about RCH is available at The Role: An exciting opportunity exists for a dynamic and experienced leader to join the Medical Services Division as a full time Director of Medical Services. This key medical leadership role supports the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) / Executive Director, Medical Services and Clinical Governance in delivering effective leadership across the medical services and clinical governance functions and portfolios of RCH, which include: Children's Bioethics Centre, Health Services Research, Medical Education, Medical Workforce Unit, Research, Ethics and Governance and Quality and Improvement. The role will support the CMO in managing a range of activities within these functions and portfolios, supporting delivery of high-quality multidisciplinary health care across the RCH and ensuring effective management of medical workforce, patient safety and quality improvement initiatives. You will be responsible for: Leadership in medical governance Working closely with the Manager of Medical Workforce Unit to provide leadership in the support and development of the Junior Medical Staff Workforce Collaborating with Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Education Leads, and the Director of Quality and Improvement to provide leadership and support for medical education Medical governance policies and procedures; and identification and implementation of improvements to medical governance processes to ensure RCH remains in line with best practice Providing leadership, advice and support and work closely with medicolegal services at the RCH to ensure legislative compliance in relevant portfolios Supporting the RCH clinical governance framework in consultation with the Medical & Clinical Quality Improvement Leads, to develop, implement and review quality & safety and service improvement initiatives, to ensure best practice and safe medical health care Working closely with People & Culture to support the CMO on a range of medical governance processes relating to the SMS workforce. You will have: Fellowship of The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (FRACMA), or equivalent postgraduate qualification Experience in a major health care institution, preferably a tertiary, research-oriented health service High level of skill in analysing medical policy and planning issues and applying knowledge to real world situations Knowledge of contemporary clinical and medical governance systems and processes Experience with or knowledge of quality and accreditation systems, for example Australian Council on Healthcare Standards’ (ACHS), PMCV and the learned Colleges Understanding of medico-legal issues associated with clinical care Demonstrated leadership skills with proven ability to exercise sound judgment in professional standards, ethics and a commitment to research and innovation Thorough knowledge of the Australian public health system and the Victorian system in particular; including the registration, management, industrial and training frameworks for the medical workforce Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate, consult and negotiate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders Specialist Medical Registration with AHPRA Other information and how to apply: This is a 3-year full time, fixed term position. Applicants must apply online attaching certified credentials and a completed “SMS Application for Appointment Form”. Please contact Robert Feiler, Medical Administration Fellow for further information. To view the Position Description please click here To learn more about our staff benefits please go to: The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability. Are you ready to join our team? Apply online by selecting “apply now” Applications close 28th May.

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