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Barwon Health
Geelong, VIC, Australia (on-site)
30+ days ago
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Barwon Health
Geelong, Victoria, Australia (on-site)
30+ days ago


Barwon Doctors

  • Permanent Part Time – 42 hours per fortnight
  • Significantly contribute to the achievement of Barwon Health’s strategic objectives within the Directorate
  • Lead the strategic and operational deliverables of the CCS Program

About the service

Our Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Service (MHDAS) service is internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that are client centred, accessible and family inclusive. The department supports a wide range of psychiatric services including general adult psychiatry, child & adolescent psychiatry, old age psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, rural psychiatry, eating disorders, substance misuse disorders, perinatal psychiatry and research psychiatry.

We are fortunate to enjoy terrific internal relationships and have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients. We have a strong commitment to excellence in clinical education and research activities (the IMPACT & CHIME units) and a dedicated focus on preparing senior trainees for consultant practice.

About the role

The Program Medical Director – Continuing Care Services (CCS) is accountable to the Clinical Director (MHDAS) for the provision of strategic quality, workforce, operational and clinical leadership of the CCS program.

In a shared leadership partnership with the Program Manager of CCS, the Program Medical Director will lead the strategic and operational deliverables of the CCS Program including;

  • Clinical quality and safety
  • Operational service delivery
  • Line management responsibility of staff
  • Budget
  • Oversight of facilities and equipment/assets
  • Risk management
  • Workforce health and safety

The Program Medical Director of CCS will support the Clinical Director to serve as a member of the Barwon Health Clinical Leadership Team and provide Barwon Health Executive high level clinical advice that contributes to service planning and implementation.

What we offer

  • Flexible working arrangements in an experienced and collaborative team
  • Career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits
  • Relocation packages & assistance available

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact Mental Health Recruitment via email at


  • Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or equivalent; and
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  • Specialist recognition by AHPRA
  • Current RANZCP CBFP supervisor accreditation
  • Proven leadership skills and an ability to inspire and motivate others to achieve best practice clinical outcomes
  • Highly developed analytical skills and a demonstrated ability to make sound management decisions
  • Demonstrated capacity to effectively lead in an environment of dynamic change and financial constraint
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve defined outcomes through a consultative and participatory management style
  • Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain productive working relationships with a diverse range of professional staff
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles and practices of Equal Employment Opportunity and Barwon Health and Victorian Public Service Commission Codes of Conduct
  • An Understanding of issues relevant to the planning and provision of health services
  • Demonstrated experience in working with consumers and carers
  • Demonstrated experience in leading workplace cultural change for the successful resolution of complex, sensitive and difficult issues
  • Demonstrated knowledge of public health system operations particularly as they relate to acute and primary health care services
  • An understanding of complexities associated with Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Services health issues
  • Knowledge of the political and socio-economic factors that impact on health services
  • Sound knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety principles and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of Quality Management principles and procedures
  • Understanding of the Health Complaints Act 2016 and the Health Records Act 2001.
  • Knowledge of National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Applications
  • Understanding of ATSI/vulnerable populations health issues and effective population health, primary health, secondary and tertiary services

Job Information

  • Job ID: 69046989
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • Position Title: Program Medical Director - Mental Health (Continuing Care Services)
  • Company Name For Job: Barwon Health
  • Application Deadline: 28 May 2023
  • Position Type: Medical Director
  • Work Setting: Public Hospital/Health System
  • Job Type: Part-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 25-50%

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