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Reference Number 18022
Position Title Clinical Director Aged Operations
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Entity Aged Operations
Location Queen Elizabeth Centre – 102 Ascot Street South, Ballarat VIC 3350
Award Classification AMA Victoria- Victorian Public Health Sector Medical Specialists Enterprise Agreement 2013 - Exec Spec B (17.6+ HPW)
Hours 22.80
Position Summary

Clinical Director Aged Operations

Fixed Term – Part Time

45.6 hours per fortnight


Applications are sought from suitably qualified Specialist Geriatrician for the position of Clinical Director of Aged Operations at Ballarat Health Services. The successful candidate will lead specialist medical care and governance across subacute services and provide specialist advice and governance for residential care.


You will be a key senior leader within Ballarat Health Services, and have the opportunity to deliver strategic and operational leadership, whilst overseeing clinical management. You will be an energetic, innovative practitioner with demonstrated experience in leading change, excellent interpersonal skills and promote a positive workplace culture with an engaged workforce.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • In collaborative partnership with the Operations Directors, lead and manage the provision of clinical service, emphasising excellence in patient care, staff performance, efficiency, education and research
  • Ensure the services provide the highest quality world-class clinical care to patients.
  • Supervise the clinical care of patients, including overseeing clinical supervision arrangements for junior medical officers.
  • Actively enable and participate in the ongoing organisational and clinical development of the staff working at Ballarat Health Services. 
  • Ensure patient flow is managed, optimising the patient journey and the patient experience.
  • Actively monitors and manages the team to ensure the highest level of service delivery

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

 

Qualifications and Experience 

  • Medical qualification and current AHPRA Specialist (Geriatric Medicine) registration including clinical practice in a field relevant to the Services
  • Post-graduate qualifications in a health or management-related field and at least five years’ experience in a relevant management role desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in working with senior staff and teams to create and implement a service vision and strategic direction.

 Technical/Professional Knowledge and skills

  • Demonstrated values driven leadership skills with a commitment to working collaboratively to achieve agreed organisational vision and objectives utilising evidence based quality approach.
  • Continuous Improvement: Originating action to improve existing conditions and processes; identifying improvement opportunities, generating ideas, and implementing solutions.
  • Planning & Organising: Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Driving for Results: Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment; using measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals; tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from that achievement and continuous improvement. 

 Personal Attributes 

  • Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Leadership Disposition: Demonstrating the traits, inclinations, and dispositions that characterize successful leaders; exhibiting behaviour styles that meet the demands of a leader role.   
  • Work Standards: Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.   
  • Stress Tolerance: Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization. 
  • Innovation: Generating innovative solutions in work situations; trying different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities. 

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message. 
  • Building Strategic Working Relationships: Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Negotiation: Effectively exploring alternatives and positions to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
  • Developing Others: Planning and supporting the development of individuals’ skills and abilities so that they can fulfil current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively. 

The successful applicant must also clearly demonstrate our core values of Teamwork, Respect, Accountability and Compassion.


Ballarat Health Services is a leading regional health service that has a long and very proud history of delivering world class healthcare.  BHS has recently been through a significant period of growth and change and is committed to engage, empower, develop and lead our workforce, to ensure that we deliver healthcare services to the highest possible standards.


For further information on Ballarat you can visit the City of Ballarat website http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/.


All applications, including your response to the key selection criteria, must be submitted online.

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

 

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. 

Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a Medical qualification and current AHPRA Specialist (Geriatric Medicine) registration including clinical practice in a field relevant to the Services?
Desirable: Do you have a post-graduate qualifications in a health or management-related field?
Desirable: Do you have at least five years’ experience in a relevant management role?
Essential: Do you have experience in working with senior staff and teams to create and implement a service vision and strategic direction?
Essential: What personal traits give you an advantage in executing a leadership role? Describe when these traits or your behavior style helped you with an important leadership situation. (Looking for: the situation, what you did, why you did it and what the outcome was).
Essential: Setbacks and disappointments happen to all of us. Describe the biggest setback you’ve experienced in a leadership situation. How did you respond? (Looking for: the situation, what you did, why you did it and what the outcome was).
Essential: What leadership activities have you found to require the most energy? Tell me about what you’ve done to maintain your effectiveness. Give me an example. (Looking for: the situation, what you did, why you did it and what the outcome was).
Essential: What are some of the typical obstacles or barriers you encounter at work that make it difficult to achieve required goals? Can you provide an example that illustrates how you have handled these difficulties? (Looking for: the situation, what you did, why you did it and what the outcome was).
Essential: Describe a situation where you stayed with a strategy or plan of action until the desired goal or objective was achieved. (Looking for: the situation, what you did, why you did it and what the outcome was).
Essential: Sometimes, you have to take some risks to increase your chance of success. Tell me about a recent risk that you took in your job. (Looking for: the situation, what you did, why you did it and what the outcome was).
Essential: Tell me what each of the following values mean to you and provide a specific example of a time when you demonstrated each value in your current workplace. Teamwork, Respect, Accountability and Compassion.
Essential: What does person centered care mean to you? Can you provide us with a specific example of when you demonstrated person centered care?
Contact Person Megan Ralston
Contact Number 0353208709
Contact Email meganra@bhs.org.au
Closing Date 05/09/2019
Position Description
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