Program Director - Ambulatory Care

Job posted: 02/12/2022
Applications close: 29/03/2023 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Grampians

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Grampians Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Health and Allied Health, Projects, Nursing

Reference: 16147

Reference: 16147

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Health and Allied Health, Projects, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Grampians

Program Director – Ambulatory care
Permanent Full-time
80 hours per fortnight with monthly ADO

About Grampians Health

Grampians Health was established 1 November 2021, bringing together Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Stawell Regional Health, Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services to deliver safe, sustainable, healthcare tailored to changing workforce and community needs, for the long term.

This partnership follows years of strong collaboration and close partnerships between the four health services. Together, we will deliver better healthcare, enhance services and advance careers, closer to home, now and into the future.

A career with Grampians Health means you are connected and are part of a team providing quality healthcare to rural and regional communities.

Our communities are diverse – as is our workforce, with expert clinical staff from across the world choosing to live and work in our beautiful region. This means your career will be as diverse and rewarding as you strive to be.

About the role

The Program Director Ambulatory care is responsible for the operational leadership and strategic development of ambulatory care services across Grampians health. These include; Specialist outpatient clinics (Medical, Allied Health & Nursing), MBS funded services, General Practices and subacute ambulatory care services. Working closely with the Clinical leads, the role ensures that there are effective support services to ensure consumers across the region have access to high quality clinical care.

Key Responsibilities

  • The leadership, management and support to the ambulatory care managers and services across Grampians Health
  • Ensuring that ambulatory care services are aligned with the goals, values and activities of Grampians Health
  • Overall accountability for operational service delivery and administrative processes in relation to referral management, waiting list management, patient scheduling and communication, clinical support services and ensuring that services are compliant with relevant funding guidelines
  • Responsible for human resources management, financial management and delivery of key performance indicators
  • Lead improving care and service redesign initiatives in line with Grampians Health strategic and clinical services plans
  • The facilitation of a positive workplace culture and workforce engagement
  • Taking a lead role in strategy, including the leadership of specific projects, portfolios or service development, or representing Ambulatory care on committees as required
  • Working in close collaboration with program leaders to contribute to decision making in corporate and clinical governance, operational and financial management

You will have:

Qualifications and experience

  • Post-graduate Qualification in relevant field such as business/leadership/management, or a commitment to work towards the same
  • Experience as a senior leader in health, particularly in ambulatory care services

Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills

  • A high level of understanding of the applicable Department of Health and Commonwealth policies and funding guidelines
  • Demonstrated understanding of contemporary issues affecting ambulatory care
  • Knowledge of the interpretation and application of industrial matters pertaining to the ambulatory care workforce
  • Proven track record in leading high-performance teams and driving a positive workplace culture
  • Demonstrated ability to lead innovation and service development initiatives to a successful outcome
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management, delivery on key performance indicators and ability to meet agreed goals and timeframes in a rapidly changing environment

Grampians Health Culture & Benefits

At Grampians Health, we recognise our staff are our greatest asset.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, patients, residents, visitors, volunteers and contractors at all sites.

  • Flexible work arrangements and purchase leave opportunities
  • Salary packaging for living expenses such as rent/mortgage plus meals, entertainment & holidays
  • Access to discounted health club membership
  • Staff rewards and recognition programs

Ballarat Region

Ballarat is the largest centre in Western Victoria and the states fastest growing inland city.  Dubbed Australia’s most liveable city in 2020, Ballarat is home to first class education, fine dining and boutique shopping.  Uniquely located within easy access to Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and the Western district, Ballarat is blessed with some of Australia’s most significant heritage buildings and natural landscapes.

How to apply

Application letters must address key selection criteria within Position Description.

Click APPLY or Georgie Kemp, Director of Allied Health and Ambulatory care on 0402 156514 for a confidential discussion.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance and Working with Children check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check.

All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask.  Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.

Grampians Health is a child safe organisation, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual LGBTQIA+.

Program Director - Ambulatory Care

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Georgie Kemp - 0402156514

Program Director - Ambulatory Care