Divisional Co-Director (Midwifery)

By October 26, 2017
Ccentric Published: January 1, 2018

Description

Work in partnership with the Medical Co-Director Maternity & Women's Health to strategically lead the delivery of clinical services within the Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology across the District.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) is one of the region's largest employers with a workforce of 7,300 across nine hospital sites and has a budget of $800m.  It is headquartered in Wollongong, 80km south of Sydney, and there has been significant recent investment across the LHD including the opening of the Shoalhaven Cancer Centre in 2013 and the $100m Wollongong Hospital development.  Local decision making is at the forefront of how the organisation functions, led by a professional Health District Board, the Chief Executive and her Executive Team.

We are seeking an experienced and influential leader in midwifery who has successfully operated within a complex health service.   The person will be able to demonstrate significant achievements across a broad spectrum of areas including: leadership skills in motivating, organising and inspiring staff to achieve programme and professional outcomes; ability to identify clinical needs and to recommend plans and strategies in response to those needs and proven effective negotiation and communication skills with a wide range of stakeholders including patients, community, health and government stakeholders.

Key requirements are:

  • Current practising registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and a registration as a midwife.
  • Current Class C NSW Health driver’s licence.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification or working towards same and/or substantial relevant experience at a senior management level.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to motivate inspire and organise staff to achieve organisational, program and professional outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in the application of change management principles and achievement of measurable outcomes. Including but not limited to creating a culture which embraces high quality customer service, collaboration, facilitates information sharing, communication and learning across the division.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and analyse clinical needs and to recommend and evaluate innovative business plans and organisational strategies in response to those needs. This includes the implementation of innovative and effective models of clinical practice.
  • Proven effective negotiation and communication skills (written and verbal) with a wide range of stakeholders including patients, public, and Ministry of Health and government representatives.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of and commitment to health system safety, quality, risk management, improvement systems, research and professional development.

The position provides opportunity to foster a multidisciplinary approach to care with a focus on total patient experience while ensuring service delivery is based on best practice, adapted to local needs and a high standard

Enquiries and applications should be directed to Pam Lubrainschik +61 452 295 088; paml@ccentricgroup.com

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