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Deputy Chief Medical Officer

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Ballarat Health Services
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Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Ballarat Health Services

76 hours per fortnight

The Directorate of the Chief Medical Officer has a vacancy for the Deputy Chief Medical Officer due to the incumbent accepting another role within BHS.

The position will have a range of strategic, responsive and routine duties across a breadth of roles in medical administration, leadership and management. These duties include responsibility for portfolios including Junior Medical Workforce, medicolegal medical services, Pharmacy, Infection Prevention and Control, and General Practice liaison, as well as supporting organisational goals in quality improvement, innovation, patient safety and clinical governance. This positions of Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer are supported by a RACMA accredited position of Registrar - Medical Administration, leadership and management (funded until the end of 2020).

Please see Position Description for further detail about the role. Inquiries and applications are welcome from FRACMA candidates eligible for Fellowship upon passing their oral examination in December 2018.

It is an exciting time to come and join our team and work at Ballarat Health Services (BHS). We are currently undergoing an extensive master planning process to redevelop our two main campuses in Ballarat, for which significant first stage funding was announced in the Victorian Budget in May 2018.

BHS is working with other health services in the Grampians health region to support and strengthen the delivery of high quality and timely care to a regional and rural population of approximately 250,000 people, and this provides opportunities for involvement of the DCMO in regional governance and improvement in population health outcomes. In addition BHS is collaborating with St John of God Ballarat, and Ballarat's own Federation University, as well as with Deakin, Melbourne, Notre Dame and Latrobe Universities and the Australian Catholic University (all of which train health professionals in Ballarat), to establish the Ballarat Innovation and Research Collaboration for Health (BIRCH). With research programs across health services and integrated care research, aged care research, and primary, population and social determinants of health research, there is great scope for the DCMO to be involved in research.

You will need to demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills, along with a track record of training and experience in medical leadership and management.
Please include your Resume, Cover Letter and address the Key Selection Criteria.

Enquiries can be directed to Chief Medical Officer Associate Professor Rosemary Aldrich on

All applications must be submitted online.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory Police Records Check & Immunisation Clearance.

Appointment to this position will be as per the AMA Victoria - Victorian Public Health Sector Medical Specialists Enterprise Agreement 2018 - 2021.

BHS 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 and intersex (LGBTI) people.

This is a Permanent position.
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