Clinical Director Medical Services | Clinical Leadership and Service Development Role | Generous Salary | Suitable for qualified UK and IE Doctors

Western VIC

9 Jan 2023 Permanent


Medical/Clinical Director
Medical Administration

Position Overview

This is an exciting career position for a senior clinician with management expertise to help lead and shape clinical services in Victoria's largest regional health service. A broad ranging senior clinical management role, it encompasses strategy, operations, medical workforce development and training and research. You will work closely with executive managers, clinical leaders and clinicians to help develop and deliver the best regional models of care.

Health Service

 Grampians Health 

The Location

Ballarat and Grampians Region, Western Victoria

The Package

  • Salary package circa $470,000 p.a. (£260,000) includes:
  • Superannuation 10.5%
  • Attractive benefits including study and conference leave
  • Sponsorship and costs provided
  • Travel Allowance
  • Accommodation Allowance (or temporary accomm can be provided)
  • Management Allowance

Position Purpose

The Clinical Director Medical Services is focussed on the clinical leadership of the Medical and Continuing Care Service division of Grampians Health.

The role encompasses leadership, clinical and strategic oversight and guidance on the operation of these services throughout Grampians Health. The role is responsible for coordinating medical staff, ensuring the provision of quality care and managing the clinical and financial performance of the medical and continuing care programs.

The Clinical Director in collaboration with the Program Director will be responsible for all medical and continuing care services, ensuring the division meets the needs of the community and service agreements are met.

The Medical and Continuing Care Services division covers a broad area of medicine including:

  • Sub-Acute services
  • General and Specialty Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Haematology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Intensive Care Medicine

A detailed Position Description available upon request.

Candidates with a specialist career in clinical medicine, and an involvement and interest at a leadership level in health strategy, planning, operations and service development are invited to apply.

Key Accountabilities

The key accountabilities of this role include:

  • Providing leadership and coordination of the division to improve care by being a role model, reviewing and developing care processes, monitoring emerging issues and leading change. 
  • Driving improvements to patient care systems, processes and outcomes for patients. Play a leading role in the coordination of services across the region. 
  • Promoting service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken to ensure high quality and safe service delivery, and workplace. 
  • Undertaking clinical oversight responsibilities including on-call provision, patient care delivery, liaison with other divisions and referring hospitals, and maintaining appropriate records and confidentiality. 
  • Playing a leading role in clinical governance and participate in relevant meetings and committees.

Qualifications and Qualities

Medical qualification and current specialist registration with AHPRA.

Post-graduate qualifications in a medical, health or management-related field is desirable.

You should have the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders and help create positive working relationships that lead to improved services and health care outcomes across Grampians Health.

About Grampians Health

Grampians Health was established on 1 November 2021, bringing together Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Stawell Regional Health, Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services as one united health service

Grampians Health provide high quality and accessible health care services in each of the communities they serve. They currently service the healthcare needs of more than 250,000 Victorians and employ more than 6,3000 people across 21 campuses and sites.

Grampians Health is recognised by universities and medical and nursing bodies as a training and teaching center for undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

Grampians Health promotes research culture, where research is embedded as a core component of delivery of the health service and has the largest clinical trials unit in Western Victoria.

Whether seeking a change or searching for an exciting avenue to advance your career in a regional setting, the Grampians region provides you with an attractive environment and rich sense of community. The region has excellent health, educational and hospitality facilities and a network of attractive and historic cities, towns and villages to explore.


About Skilled Medical

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To Apply

For further information, please contact Dr David Campbell or Recruitment Manager Kirsty MacIsaac at our Melbourne office on 1300 900 100 for a detailed conversation regarding this position or send an email to  

Our experienced International Recruitment team based in our London office are available to discuss this position including relocation package details. Please call William Macdonald on +44 (0) 333 444 2000

Working in Australia - UK and Irish Candidates

This permanent position is suitable for qualified UK and IE trained candidates subject to meeting professional registration and work visa requirements.

To work in Australia you will need to obtain registration as a Medical Professional with the Australian Medical Board/AHPRA.

The AHPRA registration requirements for this position are:

Candidates must hold UK Medical graduate (primary) qualifications or PLAB certification to obtain AHPRA Medical Board of Australia registration.

Should you know an interested colleague we pay a £1000 referral reward for the successful placement of your referred colleague into a permanent Australian position.

Experienced assistance will be provided with regard to registration and work visa processes.

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