Unit Director, General Medicine

Job posted: 23/01/2024
Applications close: 26/02/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 64754

Reference: 64754

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

About 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 4.1 million episodes of care to our community, 
  • Close to 265,000 people are admitted to our hospitals, 
  • More than 231,000 people receive care at our three emergency departments, 
  • We respond to more than 63,000 ambulance arrivals, 
  • We perform more than 46,000 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. 

About the Department  

General Medicine is delivered at Casey, Dandenong and Clayton hospitals and together comprises one of the largest and busiest inpatient services at Monash Health, with approximately 22,000 separations/year. General Medicine at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton is supported by specialist surgical and medical inpatient teams and consults for those services who are based at any of the other sites (e.g. urology, maxillofacial). The catchment area is home to a large culturally and linguistically diverse population with complex acute and chronic disease presentations. The model of care is based on strong multidisciplinary collaboration with dedicated Allied Health, nursing and pharmacy staff. The unit is well resourced with a number of substantially employed and fractional senior medical staff, advanced and basic physician trainees and junior medical staff. 

About the Role - Unit Director, General Medicine 

General Medicine Physicians with more than 4 years’ experience are encouraged to express interest in this opportunity. Reporting to the Service Director, the Director General Medicine has accountability for the effective management and leadership of the portfolio and the provision of services in General Medicine, Monash Medical Centre Clayton, consistent with Monash Health’s Strategic and Clinical Service plans. The Director is responsible for leading the General Medicine unit to provide safe and timely evidence-based care while delivering on key performance indicators within budget and resources. and home-based services.  The service has a key role in providing long-term specialist follow-up clinics and ensuring transition to adult-based services where required. 

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 be able to demonstrate strong leadership and change management skills to implement and support new models of care that ensure streamlined and effective access to services, service delivery and coordinated care. The incumbent is a leader in the Senior Medical Team who acts as a role model for the core values of the organisation and provides outstanding and effective leadership, coordination and management of the portfolio’s employees.  The incumbent supports excellence in interdisciplinary clinical practice, facilitates clinical education and promotes and supports research to advance the portfolio and deliver excellence in patient-centred care. The incumbent will have: 

  • 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): 

  • Medical Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). 
  • Appropriate health professional tertiary qualifications. 
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians 
  • Research qualifications and an outstanding research track record. 
  • Working with Children’s Certificate. 
  • Substantial relevant experience in General Medicine in a major teaching hospital. 
  • Higher research degree (MD, PhD) and/or Postgraduate qualification in health service management desirable 

The incumbent must complete the Credentialing and Scope of Practice process prior to appointment and commencement. This will be reviewed on a regular basis. 

Other Requirements: 

  • Current Drivers License 
  • 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 we offer:  

  • Salary packaging
  • Onsite discounted staff parking 
  • Discounted banking (BankVic) 
  • Onsite Gym 
  • Access to professional development courses and seminars 

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 

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 
  • Clear Police Check conducted within the last three months 
  • Current Victorian Employee Working with Children's Check (or proof of payment for same) 
  • Proof of immunization 

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. 

For all confidential enquiries please contact:  

Service Director, Dr Stephanie Jones Stephanie.Jones@monashhealth.org  or 

Deputy Program Director, Dr Susan Brown Susan.Brown@monashhealth.org

Unit Director, General Medicine

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Susan Brown - 0402095233

Unit Director, General Medicine