Head of Respiratory Medicine

Job posted: 21/04/2022
Applications close: 19/05/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Melbourne Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 63187

Reference: 63187

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Head of Unit: Respiratory – The Royal Melbourne Hospital

  • Contribute to the overall leadership and management of the Respiratory Department within the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

  • Responsible and accountable for the delivery of high quality Respiratory clinical services, education and research within the Respiratory department, and within allocated resources.

  • Provide strategic, operational and financial leadership and has ultimate responsibility for achieving agreed performance targets for the department.

The Royal Melbourne is one of Victoria’s largest hospitals providing a comprehensive range of health services including acute, sub-acute, general, and specialist medical services throughout inpatient and community based facilities. We are also a proud part of the world renowned Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, working in collaboration to advance research for continuous improvement of clinical care.

We are looking for passionate and dedicated individual to join our Respiratory team. This is a Part Time position, working 21 hours per fortnight. You will be based in Parkville which is recognised as the hub of Australia’s premier knowledge precinct. The University of Melbourne is the major academic partner of the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Australia’s overall leader in clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences and is ranked 11th globally in 2021 by the Times Higher Education World University rankings. The University of Melbourne equally recognises and celebrates the rich diversity across staff and student populations.

Your Opportunity:

  • As the Department Head of Unit, provide operational, strategic and financial leadership of Respiratory and support the Respiratory Leadership Team.

  • Foster research and education within Respiratory and within the overall Royal Melbourne Hospital framework for these two activities.

  • Act as a mentor and advocate for Senior Medical Staff regarding clinical matters and professional  issues, and for other staff within the Royal Melbourne Hospital in matters relevant to the Respiratory Service

About You:

  • Specialist Recognition as a Respiratory and Sleep Physician.

  • Experience in a large Respiratory unit as a Physician

  • Recognised as a leader in clinical services

  • Leadership experience

  • Demonstrated high level capability in financial and human resources management

Formal Qualifications:

  • MBBS

  • Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Physicians (or equivalent) and compliance with Continuing Professional Development requirements.


  • Commitment to live the Melbourne Way - putting people first, leading with kindness and achieving excellence together.

  • Registration with the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA)

  • Recognised as a professional leader in the field

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Strong organisational skills

  • Strategic thinking and planning abilities

  • Well-developed communication, negotiation and presentation skills

  • Proven track record in the pursuit of clinical excellence

  • Experience in the implementation of quality improvement, work practice reform and change within a large organisation.


  • Post-graduate research or health services management qualification.


  • A Values based organisation offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement, including training and research opportunities, and access to mentorship and leadership programs.

  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; On-site staff gym, Staff Medical Service, Employee Assistance Program, Peer Support Program - run by our dedicated employees.

  • Salary packaging options, monthly ADOs for full time staff (That’s an additional day off every month!), discounted onsite car parking, close to public transport.

The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us.

For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

Head of Respiratory Medicine

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Professor Kirsty Buising - 93422635

Head of Respiratory Medicine