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Director Clinical Services / DMS

13 April 2021
Perth, Australia


As part of the Women and Newborn Health Service’s (WNHS) Executive team, this position will be jointly responsible for the clinical and corporate governance of the Health Service. The position is based at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) in Subiaco.

The Director Clinical Services provides leadership and strategic advice to facilitate the delivery, by the medical workforce, of safe, high-quality and efficient patient care consistent with the Health Service’s vision, mission and goals. This position will be required to initiate, implement and support strategies for the Women and Newborn Health Service (WNHS) as part of North Metropolitan Health Service and the Department of Health WA. As the primary tertiary teaching hospital for women and newborns, the Director Clinical Services, in conjunction with the Director WNHS, has a leadership role in the delivery of state -wide services governed by WNHS.


The Director Clinical Services will be Eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia. Possession of a relevant Fellowship of a medical college is necessary that may include but is not limited to Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. A track record in professional leadership is essential.

The Director Clinical Services will be able to show business acumen with a strong track record in:

  • Shaping and managing strategy including the ability to focus strategically by aligning business imperatives with strategic priorities, the ability to harness information and opportunities in order to manage change, the capacity to champion organisational vision and goals and promote a shared commitment to the organisation’s strategic direction.
  • Achieving results including the ability to build organisational capability and responsiveness, and the capability to manage human, physical and financial resources in an environment of constraint.
  • Building productive relationships including the ability to broker cooperation and partnerships across an organisation and the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues and with diverse groups of people within the health sector.
  • Management of clinical services in a large complex acute health care including balancing of diverse and competing interests and the achievement of high quality patient outcomes, service satisfaction and operational efficiency.
  • Demonstrated high level competency in seeking and accepting opportunities to develop, implement and evaluate policies and programs that serve to improve health outcomes, with a commitment to clinical governance within healthcare, including safety and quality programs.
  • Current knowledge of legislative and regulatory requirements in the areas of Equal Opportunity, Disability Services and Occupational Safety & Health, and how these impact on employment, people management and service delivery.

If you are committed to leading people through change and fostering a culture that embraces the values of care, respect, innovation, teamwork and integrity you are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Pam Lubrainschik on +61 452 295 088 or for a confidential discussion and to receive a copy of the Candidate Information Pack, including the Position Description.

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