Program Director, Community

Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 04/07/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 53987

Reference: 53987

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Program Director, Community Care

Reports to

Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Public Health and Community Care (Operational)

Chief Medical Officer (Professional)


Public Health and Community Care Division

Site Base

Multiple Community Facilities/Sites

About the Division

The Public Health and Community Care Division is an exciting new service cluster that combines Monash Health Community, SEPHU (Southeast Public Health Unit), Dental Services and Infectious Diseases services.

The de-centralization of public health functions to the local public health units, necessitated by COVID, provides an opportunity for local responsiveness, embedding of core prevention and population health initiatives that is guided by local demographic priorities, and supported by health services.

This new Division brings the critical elements for this response together.

To optimize our ability to respond to the above challenges, strong clinical and strategic leadership is needed in the existing Monash Community services, to extend our reach.

About the Community Program

Details of the specialties, sites and services within the Program:

  • General Medicine

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Paediatrics

  • Mental health

  • Dental

  • General Practice

  • Partnership with a range of other clinical specialities exist in the Monash@Home portfolio, including Haematology, Surgery and Oncology.

About the Role

The Program Director for Monash Community is a pivotal clinical leadership role, tasked with growing our community presence, and providing innovative ways to address the deferred care chronic disease burden in our catchment, and respond to new challenges, in conjunction with our public health unit (SEPHU).

The successful candidate will have the ability to think and evaluate opportunities strategically, foster and build partnerships and collaborations across organizations in our region, and within Divisions of Monash.

An experienced and respected clinician, the Program Director will be the single point of medical oversight for all doctors in the varied array of Monash Community services and foster innovative and forwardthinking ways of delivering care.

The Program Director will be experienced at conducting quality and safety activities and reviews, and partner in incident management activities with other divisions within Monash.  They will possess a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges of delivering care in the community and home context, and support clinical teamwork across all disciplines.


  • Clinical governance and leadership across Monash Community and Dental Services, and serve as an escalation point for clinical issues, across a range of disciplines.

  • A leadership role in convening the quality and safety meetings and incident reviews, in conjunction with the service leads.

  • Given the dynamic nature of the change in this space, they will also exhibit high level strategic and clinical innovation skills.

What’s on offer?

  • A generous competitive remuneration package is on offer, comprising base salary, employer contribution to superannuation (10%), continuous medical education support allowance ($28,442 p.a.), conference leave (2 weeks p.a.), clinical support time, professional indemnity cover.

  • Other employment benefits offered by our health service (if applicable) shift allowances, flexible working arrangements, travel allowances, access to corporate discounts, discounted staff car parking, staff wellness programs, professional development program, employee assistance program and attractive salary sacrificing options.

About Monash Health

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 life-span 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. For more information, please visit www.monashhealth.org.


Enquiries are welcome, please contact A/Prof Andrew Block on 0418526443.

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);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.

Program Director, Community

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A/Prof Andrew Block - 0404864300

Program Director, Community