Transplant Manager

Job posted: 12/07/2021
Applications close: 25/07/2021 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: 38193

Reference: 38193

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Transplant Manager to join our Liver and Renal Transplant Units.

Austin Health is home to the Victorian Liver Transplant Unit, which is part of the Division of Surgery, Anaesthesia and Procedural Medicine and is an important component of the services provided by Austin Health.   The unit works extremely closely with the Gastroenterology unit.  It is the Statewide provider of liver transplant services for Victoria, Tasmania and parts of southern New South Wales.   The LTU performs approximately 70 adult and 15 paediatric transplants per year.  It has strong partnerships with the Royal Children’s Hospital and DonateLife. Austin Health is funded as a Nationally Funded Centre for the paediatric component.  We also are responsible for coordinating the Statewide abdominal organ retrieval service.

The intestinal transplant service is the only service in Australia, and to date there have been eight intestinal transplants performed at Austin Health and the Royal Children’s since 2010. These hospitals are currently collaborating on a submission for a Nationally Funded Centre.

The renal transplant and surgery unit performs approximately 65 transplants per year. There is a head of renal transplant surgery and many surgeons involved in contributing to the service from Vascular, Renal Transplant and Urology. The unit works closely with the renal physicians within the Division of Medical Services.  It is involved in the national paired kidney exchange program and is very active in the Victorian Kidney Transplant Collaborative. There is also a close relationship with the Royal Children’s Hospital, where paediatric renal transplants are undertaken.

Austin Health provides a referral, assessment and transplantation service for adult patients with end stage liver disease and liver cancer. A multidisciplinary team that includes surgeons, hepatologists, allied health and nursing staff manages each patient journey, with active pre and post-transplant clinics.  LTU nurses are heavily involved in each aspect of patient care.  The LTU provides lifelong care for patients following their liver transplant. The unit seeks to be renowned for excellence and leadership in healthcare and education.

Details of position/position requirements

To be successful in this role you must demonstrate/Key responsibilities will include:

Essential Knowledge and skills:

  • A commitment to Austin Health values: actions show we care, we bring our best, together we achieve and we shape the future

  • Current knowledge of acute health systems, funding and performance issues.

  • Demonstrated experience in financial management.

  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships and foster cooperation.

  • Knowledge and experience of business and service management.

  • Skilled in problem solving and decision making at the departmental and interpersonal level.

  • Ability to write comprehensive reports and correspondence for a wide audience.

  • A sound understanding of information technology including clinical systems, applications relevant to data analysis and risk management reporting.

  • Demonstrated leadership and the capacity to influence.

  • Ability to motivate and lead staff in a complex group of clinical services.

  • Demonstrated ability to use evidence and data to support a business case.

  • Demonstrated capacity to help senior personnel to think differently about problem solving.

  • An understanding and appreciation for quality management issues, especially systems and processes for achieving continuous quality improvement in support of safety and quality in healthcare. 

  •  Previous experience with tenders and with service / equipment contract negotiations 

  • Post graduate management qualification (or working towards)

Desirable but not essential:

  • Previous experience with tenders and with service / equipment contract negotiations 

  • Post graduate management qualification (or working towards)

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Transplant Manager

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Cam McIntyre - (03) 9496 3010
Cam.MCINTYRE@austin.org.au - (__) ____ ____

Transplant Manager