General Manager, Public Health and Infectious Diseases

Job posted: 22/06/2022
Applications close: 06/07/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Communications, Marketing and Media, Finance, Health and Allied Health, Human Resources, Procurement

Reference: 53863

Reference: 53863

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Communications, Marketing and Media, Finance, Health and Allied Health, Human Resources, Procurement

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

This exciting newly created senior leadership position provides an outstanding opportunity to provide leadership in public health across the southeast of Melbourne.

  • Senior operations leadership role with development opportunities across the Health Service 

  • Integrate COVID Public Health activities with Population Health and Health Promotion 

  • Further develop and lead high performing teams

  • Implement state-wide public health priorities

  • Continue the further development of Public Health in Victoria

Join us in our relentless pursuit of excellence.?

About us

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 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.

The Public health and Infectious Disease Division is responsible for integrating the existing covid Public Health activities and the broader functions, including population health and health promotion across the South East catchment. Critical to this function is the integration and support from the infectious diseases' services and the Community programs of work. This provides an opportunity to pursue statewide public heath priorities at pace utilizing the considerable experience and expertise within the component services.

We are now looking to appoint to this newly created senior leadership role responsible for the operational performance of our Public Health and Infectious Disease functions. This role is well positioned for success in a team supported by  a Clinical Operation Director, senior nursing roles and a strong Health Promotion and Partnership arm.

About the role

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Public Health and Community, the General Manager, is a key member of the senior leadership team, jointly accountable for the clinical, professional and financial performance of the Program ensuring the consistent delivery of high quality, effective and efficient care.

The General Manager in partnership with the Deputy COO and Professor Director Public Health Unit will develop and implement a Future of Public Health strategy and an operational plan that aligns with the organization’s strategic plan and priorities. They will influence the direction of public health across the State and lead performance improvement in quality and safety, patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and employee engagement.

With operational support from a strong team they will oversee the delivery of Monash Health’s immunisation, infection prevention and vaccination services across our catchment.

Your experience and expertise

Your experience management roles has enabled you to build a track record of success. Your achievements include professional leadership of a significant clinical workforce within a large, complex healthcare organisation. In addition, you demonstrate:

  • knowledge of and experience of Public Health strategies and challenges and supporting governance and quality frameworks 

  • experience leading performance in quality, safety and patient outcomes 

  • an understanding of healthcare financial systems and budgets, including revenue and cost drivers 

  • understanding of relevant legislative, statutory, and industrial frameworks 

  • clear thinking and problem-solving capability, and proven ability to identify and implement creative solutions to complex problems 

  • strong project management and data analysis skills 

  • strategic thinking capability combined with a “can do” approach 

You are an excellent communicator, with highly developed written, verbal and interpersonal skills, enabling you to engage effectively across a wide range of stakeholders. The incumbent requires significant relevant nursing or allied health experience. 

You are likely to hold postgraduate qualifications in a relevant chosen field, or you are working towards attaining them and have extensive experience in a health service setting

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 regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email – recruitment@monashhealth.org. 

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.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

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

Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.  The current orders require evidence of three doses.
All applicants to positions with Monash Health will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 as part of their application.  Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement or your COVID-19 Digital Certificate, which can be accessed via MyGov.

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Andrew Block - 0418526443

General Manager, Public Health and Infectious Diseases