VCID No. 855876
This is a fixed term appointment for 20 hours per week for up to 2 years.
This is a newly established role, within the Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO) Directorate, providing leadership across the WA health system regarding issues of relevance to the medical profession.
Your new role: This is an exciting opportunity to shape the medical profession and medical workforce in WA. You will provide strategic advice to executive leaders on matters concerning the medical profession including clinical, training and workforce issues. This will involve applying your knowledge and expertise to inform relevant policies, new procedures, technologies and improve models of care for the delivery of health care in Western Australia. You will also be relied on to work with stakeholders to assist the recruitment and employment of key clinicians. In this role, you will deputise for the Chief Medical Officer as required and act as second in charge.
Your capabilities to be successful: We are seeking a proven strategic leader, who will work alongside the Chief Medical Officer, to direct the provision of expert professional and clinical medical services in WA. You will have a contemporary understanding of the operational and strategic management issues impacting the medical workforce to drive initiatives that utilise technology, shape policy and embrace change. In this regard, you will have demonstrated skill in steering and implementing organisational change. This will be supported by your collaborative leadership skills to represent WA Health on state and national committees, and relevant user groups. If you are committed to progressing opportunities and providing high level advice to address systemwide clinical matters this may be the role for you.
Eligibility to Apply: Eligibility for registration by the Medical Board of Australia is an essential requirement for applicants, as well as Fellowship of a relevant Australian College or Specialist Society, or an approved equivalent.
Applicants are advised to:
- Provide a comprehensive curriculum vitae which summarises your experience and achievements relevant to this role, and how you are able to meet the work related requirements.
- Write a cover letter demonstrating how you meet the four (4) essential selection criteria listed below in the context of this role, in no more than three (3) pages:
- Demonstrated strong leadership and strategic management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to lead change and influence others in responding to change.
- Proven ability to negotiate at senior levels of government and health care organisations.
- Knowledge of medical workforce and training structures within Australia and WA.
Application Instructions: Applicants are requested to apply online (www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au).
These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.
WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.
WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.
WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.
Other Conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.
Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.
Our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):
- Professional Development Opportunities and Study leave/assistance
- Flexible working arrangements
- Flexible leave arrangements
- Other professional and location-based allowances
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Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form (available online at www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au).
For Further Job Related Information: We encourage you to contact Dr Simon Towler on (08) 6373 2304.
If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employee Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours.
Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm will not be accepted.
LATE OR EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.