Clinical Director of Emergency Medicine

Category: Management
Monday 26 November 2018
Position Description
Applications close: Midnight, 9 December 2018


Clinical Director of Emergency Medicine – Permanent, Full-Time


Bass Coast Health is seeking a suitably qualified Emergency Physician to lead the expansion of the Emergency Department at Wonthaggi Hospital.


Services provided at Bass Coast Health include an 86 bed hospital providing specialist medical and surgical services; together with satellite sites providing outpatient consultation and community services. This is a growing service that has just received $115 million from government to build a vibrant and significantly expanded Emergency Department.


Wonthaggi is situated 120kms south east of Melbourne and is close to beaches, tourist attractions and offers various leisure activities.


This position will work closely with Executive to:

  • Provide high quality, person centred care
  • Ensure timely management of patients in line with NEAT targets
  • Provide clinical governance and oversight of the High Dependency Unit
  • Ensure SMS and JMS staffing that provides safe cover 24/7, 7 days per week
  • Achievement of revenue and expenditure targets
  • Maintain and strengthen the ED as a training facility, including appropriate JMS training models
  • Maintain accreditation with ACEM, PMCV and ACHS


The successful applicant will have:

  • Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), as a Medical Practitioner
  • Fellowship of Australasian College of Emergency Medicine or equivalent
  • Demonstrated high level consultative and collaborative leadership skills
  • Sound understanding of clinical risk management, maintenance of clinical standards and application of clinical governance processes
  • Recent experience in leading a process of change



The ideal applicant would be available to start between now and February 2019. Co-Director enquiries would also be considered.


Written applications marked ‘private and confidential’ including cover letter, selection criteria, resume and two professional references should be addressed to Human Resources and emailed to


Applications close midnight on Sunday 9 Deember 2018


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