A Locum – Regional Director of Medical Services is required for a role commencing 16th September 2019 for 3 months with the possibility of extension (start date negotiable)
Rate of pay: Day rate depending on experience
Inclusions: Vehicle provided for duration of stay including for limited private use
Travel expenses: paid as agreed in writing and upon receipt of tax invoices (Interstate - from nearest capital city and intrastate only)
Accommodation: provided for duration of locum
We are seeking a suitably experienced and qualified individual with a passion for rural and remote healthcare to the position of Regional Director Medical Services for the Great Southern region, based in beautiful Albany (Rated number 2 in Wotif Aussie Town of the Year 2019).
This dynamic position will oversee regional services including pharmacy, medical administration and the patient safety and quality unit. You will work closely with the Albany Hospital Director of Medical Services to provide medical leadership for the region, and ongoing development of medical services.
You will work closely with the Regional Director and other members of the Executive team in ensuring services continue to meet the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and implementing the WACHS Great Southern Strategic Directives.
Our current priorities include improving medical engagement, and growing the Patient Safety and Quality team.
The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) is the largest country health system in Australia and one of the biggest in the world, providing health services to approximately half a million people, including 45,000 Aboriginal people, over a vast two and a half million square kilometre area. The organisation comprises seven regions, with a strong network of public hospitals, health services and health centres located across rural and remote Western Australia. Our core business is the provision of quality, accessible health services to country WA residents and visitors.
Our values are integrity, quality, curiosity, equity, compassion and community.
The area served by WA Country Health Service (WACHS) – Great Southern is approximately 39,000 km2 in the southern-most part of WA. It is bounded by Woodanilling in the north, Ravensthorpe/Hopetoun in the east, Nornalup in the west, and Albany in the south. The area has a population of around 55,000, including 3% indigenous Australians. The majority of people live in the main towns: Albany, Denmark, Katanning, Kojonup and Mount Barker. Albany Health Campus is the main hospital within the region and the referral centre for the region.