Prof Director Eating Disorder, Mental Health

Job posted: 20/09/2023
Applications close: 16/10/2023 (Midnight)
25 days remaining

25 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Reference: 62915

Reference: 62915

Occupation: Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Prof Director Eating Disorders, Monash Health

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. More than 22,000 of us work at over 40 care locations across south-east Melbourne, including seven hospitals and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. Each year:

  • We provide more than 3.4 million episodes of care to our community,
  • More than 276,000 people are admitted to our hospitals,
  • Close to 220,000 people receive care at our three emergency departments,
  • We respond to more than 67,000 ambulance arrivals,
  • We perform more than 48,000 surgical procedures, and
  • We deliver more than 10,000 babies.

We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to a fair, non-discriminatory workplace that maximises the talent, potential and contribution of all. An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and highly experience Director of Eating Disorders to join our Mental Health Program. This is a joint appointment between Monash University and Monash Health

About Monash Doctors

There are more than 3,000 Junior Medical staff and Senior Medical Staff positions at Monash Health in over 200 medical specialties, to help grow your career. We offer unparalleled opportunities in Victoria's largest & most clinically diverse teaching health service.

About Mental Health at Monash Health

The Mental Health program aims to deliver high quality mental health care to people living in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. The Mental Health Program is organised into the following and each has a designated Operations Director and Unit Head working in partnership together and have Operational Managers and local Team Managers across all services within the program:

  • Casey Adult Mental Health Services (Casey AMHS)
  • Dandenong Adult Mental Health Services (Dandenong AMHS)
  • Clayton Adult Mental Health Services (Clayton AMHS)
  • Early in Life Mental Health Services (ELMHS)
  • Young Persons Mental Health Services (YPMHS)
  • Monash Health Drug and Alcohol Services (MHDAS)
  • Agile Psychological Medicine Clinics, including Agile Complex Mood Clinics and Cognitive Processing Therapy Clinics for PTSD
  • Wellness and Recovery Centre
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (MBCT)

About the Role

The Unit Director of Eating Disorders will be an integral part of the Program Leadership group, having a key role in leading eating disorders services within Monash Mental Health Program. In addition, they will be asked to facilitate and be involved in major clinical or redesign projects in eating disorders services as required to meet the Programs strategic objectives. Reporting to the Program Director and it is envisaged that the Unit Director will be able to contribute up to 0.5 FTE of their time towards leadership, administration, and research Clinical Support duties with the balance of their time at Monash Health being within their normal clinical duties.

About the role

Key Responsibilities:

  • Clinical and Administrative leadership eating disorders services
  • Supervision of junior and senior medical staff
  • Clinical duties in eating disorders
  • Support research within eating disorders service

This position will be a joint appointment with Monash University.

Please take the opportunity to find out more about Monash Health and its extraordinary journey to date, and challenges ahead. This opportunity is well suited to those who place a high value on planning and delivering health service transformation to meet the current and future health and wellbeing needs of the communities within the Monash Health catchment.

We invite you to pursue this exciting and important role with Monash Health.

Details of the Role

Hours: Full time (38 hours per week) plus on call

Employment: Fixed term full time

Period: Five years (renewable)

About You

To be successful within this role, you will already have a well-developed research profile, within eating disorders research, but with demonstrated experience across the healthcare setting. You will have a track record of successful supervision of postgraduate research students.

  • 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 Specialist/Consultant (Senior Medical staff):

  • A medical qualification from a registered tertiary institution and Registration with the Medical Board of Australia (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) with a current annual practicing certificate is essential.
  • Fellowship or membership of the appropriate College or Association within Australia as recognised by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) including maintenance of CPD and good standing as required by AHPRA for the maintenance of Specialist Registration.
  • All applicants must be awarded Scope of Clinical Practice by the Monash Health Credentialing committee.  Information presented for application will be presented to the committee during the selection process, and all appointments are subject to maintenance of SoP within the clinical services capability framework in the facilities in which clinical work is to be undertaken.  This process must be completed prior to offer of employment.
  • Appointment to these position requires proof of qualification and if applicable registration or membership with the appropriate registration authority or association. Certified copies of the required information must be provided to the appropriate supervisor/manager, prior to the commencement of clinical duties.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in eating disorders.
  • Desirable: PhD or higher degree in research

Other Requirements:

  • Current Drivers Licence
  • As we support a culture of safety through employee immunisation, there must be documentation provided confirming completed immunisation on employment at Monash Health
  • Current and satisfactory Police Check (must also comply with Aged Care Act 1997 Accountability Amendment Principles 2012 if working in Aged Care setting)
  • Current and satisfactory Employee Working with Children Check.
  • Applicants who are new to Monash Health will be required to enter into an Employment Agreement before commencement
  • All candidates will require Australian working rights.

What’s on offer:

  • An attractive remuneration package is on offer, comprising base salary, employer contribution to superannuation (11%), continuous medical education support allowance ($29,000.16 p.a.), leave loading (17.5%), conference leave (2 weeks p.a.), private practice arrangements, clinical support time, professional indemnity cover.
  • Other employment benefits offered by our health service (if applicable) shift allowances, flexible working arrangements, access to corporate discounts, discounted staff car parking, staff wellness programs, professional development program, employee assistance program and attractive salary sacrificing options.


Confidential enquiries are welcome, please contact Professor Megan Galbally.

Please note that unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Additional Information

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

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).
  • 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. To comply with Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.

To support your application, and to be compliant with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, your employment, you will be required to upload evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence is a copy of a Government Official Immunisation History Statement or Digital Certificate showing all vaccination dates. It is a requirement of Monash Health to collect, record and hold vaccination information. Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide acceptable evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Prof Director Eating Disorder, Mental Health

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Megan Galbally - 0402125097

Prof Director Eating Disorder, Mental Health