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Director, Intensive Care Unit (Dandenong Hospital)

Job posted: 20/07/2021
Applications close: 27/09/2021 (Midnight)
60 days remaining

60 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 48382

Reference: 48382

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan


  • Director, Adult Intensive Care Services


Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We provide safe, high-quality care to one-quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan, from pre-birth to end-of-life.


We improve the health of our communities through:



  • Prevention and early intervention

  • Community and home-based treatment and rehabilitation

  • Specialised surgical; and medical diagnosis; treatment and monitoring services

  • Hospital and community-based mental health services

  • Comprehensive sub-acute and aged care and palliative care programs

  • Research and teaching the next generation of healthcare professionals


More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south-eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities.


Each year:



  • We provide more than 4.1 million episodes of care to our community

  • Close to 265,000 people are admitted to our hospitals

  • More than 231,000 people receive care at our three emergency departments

  • We respond to more than 63,000 ambulance arrival

  • We perform more than 46,000 surgical procedures

  • We deliver more than 10,000 babies.


As an equal opportunity employer, Monash Health is committed to a fair and non-discriminatory workplace that maximises the talent, potential and contribution of all employees. We are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.


About the Role:



  • Reporting to the Service Director, Monash Intensive Care Service, the position has responsibility for the effective management and leadership of the Intensive Care Unit and the provision of services consistent with our Strategic and Clinical Services plans.

  • In collaboration with the Service Director, the incumbent will establish the organisational structure of the Unit and appoint medical staff in consultation with the Director Clinical Operations, Critical Care Services and Neurosciences.

  • As a member of the Monash Health Senior Management Team the appointee will provide leadership in achieving and upholding Monash Health’s Vision, Purpose and Values.

  • Lead and work within a multidisciplinary team including consultants, junior medical, nursing, allied health and administrative support staff.

  • Provide multi-disciplinary management and clinical leadership through active involvement in patient care and promotion of adherence to Monash Health Policies and Procedures.

  • Be available to medical colleagues for consultation and liaison as appropriate regarding the management of critically ill or injured patients and broader patient care.

  • In consultation with the Service Director, set the direction of the Unit in clinical care, education, research and quality and safety consistent with broader Intensive Care Services and Monash Health strategic direction and priorities.

  • Provide leadership support, appraisal and sound judgement for Senior and Junior Medical Staff within the Unit.

  • Develop initiatives and support the delivery of outstanding care and patient experience.

  • Support and promote academic research, education, training and supervision (both undergraduate and postgraduate) roles in the Intensive Care Unit, Monash Health.

  • Support the Intensive Care Unit’s outreach service.

  • Contribute to the professional and corporate life of Monash Health by participation in appropriate committees and forums.

  • Build and foster effective and collaborative relationships with other specialty units within Monash Health.

  • Contribute to ongoing service improvement and clinical and workforce innovation to ensure Monash Health provides high quality accessible Intensive Care Unit Services within allocated resources and meets the needs of Monash Health patients.

  • Comprehensive financial management of the Intensive Care Unit including preparation of budgets, identification of cost savings and monitoring to ensure budgetary targets and forecasts are achieved;

  • Support and enhance Intensive Care Outreach Services within Monash Health.

  • This is a Full time 38 hour week plus on-call as rostered


About You


To be successful within this role, you will have strong leadership and change management skills to implement and support new models of care that ensure streamlined and effective access to services, service delivery and co-ordinated care.


Have accountability for the effective management and leadership of Monash Health’s Intensive Care Units and the provision of Intensive care services across Monash Health consistent with Monash Health’s Strategic and Clinical Service plans


You will establish the organisational structure of the Unit and appoint medical staff in consultation with key Site Operational stakeholders.


As a member of the Monash Health Senior Management Team you will provide leadership in achieving and upholding Monash Health’s Vision, Purpose and Values.


You can also demonstrate:



  • Your dedication to safe best practice and quality care

  • An unwavering commitment to delivering patient centred care

  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude to your work, compassion and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team

  • Motivated to be accountable for and manage specific portfolios in our relentless pursuit of excellence


What you need:



  • Medical Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  • Appropriate health professional tertiary qualifications

  • Fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine

  • Working with Children’s Certificate

  • Substantial relevant experience in intensive care services as a specialist in a major teaching hospital.


You much complete the Credentialing and Scope of Practice process prior to appointment and commencement.  This will be reviewed on a regular basis.


Other Requirements:



  • Current Drivers Licence

  • All candidates will require Australian working rights.

  • Satisfactory completion of a Police Check

  • Satisfactory completion of Working with Children Check


What we offer:



  • competitive salary

  • salary packaging

  • friendly and supportive culture

  • opportunity to experience various teams

  • on-going supervision and professional development

  • This as a great opportunity to further develop your skills and experience in a state of the art facility.   


How to Apply


Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.


Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.


Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries in regards to internal applicants please contact Recruitment Services on 92652776.


Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:



  • reference checks;

  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;

  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and

  • proof of immunisation.


As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Director, Intensive Care Unit (Dandenong Hospital)

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Contact:

Theologia Vavitis - 0395943974

Director, Intensive Care Unit (Dandenong Hospital)