Service Director, Intensive Care Services

Job posted: 19/07/2021
Applications close: 02/08/2021 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 48384

Reference: 48384

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.

About Us

Monash Health provides a world of healthcare across south eastern Melbourne, uniquely integrating primary, secondary and tertiary health services as well as world-renowned research and teaching facilities. We employee more than 18,000 staff who work across 40 care locations. In Monash Health your own growth and development is important and with us you can really be your best. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

Our Adult Intensive Care Services team operates across three sites: a tertiary level service at Monash Medical Centre (MMC) Clayton, and services at Dandenong and Casey Hospitals.  Having recently commissioned the ICU service at Casey, we are now looking to consolidate the three ICU services to create a single Monash Health Adult Intensive Care Service.

As a consequence, we are excited to announce a new role, Service Director Adult Intensive Care Services, to lead the creation and development of an integrated service model to achieve consistent clinical service delivery and practice across the sites.

 This role will be appointed on a full time, permanent basis.

 About the Role

Reporting to the Program Director, Specialty Medicine, Cancer and Critical Care, this is a senior medical leadership role, accountable for the clinical and operational performance of Adult Intensive Care Services across the organisation.  The leadership team supporting the Service Director role includes a Director Intensive Care at each of MMC Clayton, Dandenong and Casey Hospitals.  An equivalent role will be created at the Victorian Heart Hospital, which is due for commissioning in early 2023.  This role will also report to the Service Director role. 

This is a key leadership role, providing the successful applicant with the opportunity to achieve consistency of clinical practice, clinical governance, education and quality and safety both within across the Service.  In addition, there is a real opportunity to further realise the research potential offered by the size and scope of our Intensive Care Services.

Your performance will be assessed in line several key result areas, including:

  • Demonstrated clinical leadership through active involvement in patient care;

  • Support for and involvement in research, academic education, training and supervision;

  • Effective leadership of and collaboration with a multidisciplinary team;

  • Support for and implementation of new models of care to deliver streamlined and enhanced access to services, and coordinated services delivery; and

  • Contribution to ongoing service improvement and clinical and workforce innovation.

In addition, the successful applicant will participate in our on-call roster.

About You

As a skilled Intensivist, you are passionate about the contribution you and your team can make to the health outcomes of our very unwell patients.  You have substantial experience as a specialist in a major teaching hospital and a sound knowledge of both current medical workforce and medico-legal issues associated with clinical care.

Your working style is consultative and highly collaborative and you can demonstrate a track record of effective people leadership and change management skills.  With a keen interest in research, you actively promote its value in furthering clinical practice.

On a personal level, you are highly ethical and uncompromising in your commitment to delivering excellent patient care.  Leading by example, you inspire your team to be the best they can be every day.  Above all, you are looking for a new challenge which offers you the chance to showcase your innovative approach and ability to identify and implement new models of care where they are warranted.

What we offer

Benefits of working with us include salary packaging options, discounted banking services, subsided car parking, access to a range of professional development activities to support your growth as a leader and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program.

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.

How to Apply

This is a rare opportunity to make a significant contribution to the further development of our Adult Intensive Care Services offering.  

Please apply online through Mercury e-recruit as email applications will not be considered.

Current Monash Health employees should apply through Mercury using their Monash Health employee account. Our Recruitment Services team can answer any queries on this matter and can be reached on Ph: 9265 2750 or via email to recruitment@monashhealth.org

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • 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.

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Lisa Vavitis - 0395943974

Service Director, Intensive Care Services