Careers at The Friendlies
Director - Clinical Services

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Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
Executive Management

The Friendlies

This is your opportunity to join a dedicated team of professionals and be part of a world-class, dynamic and growing health service that embraces technology, provides excellence in health care, and empowers our people to be the best in serving our community.

The Friendly Society Private Hospital is a 142-bed acute care surgical and medical facility that provides the highest quality healthcare set in modern facilities with the latest technology. Established as a not-for-profit medical facility in 1946, we have grown to become the leading hospital of choice for the people of Bundaberg and the Wide Bay regions having proudly cared for our community for more than 65 years. Affectionately known as The Friendlies we are a leading employer of choice due to our friendly and values-based culture, and our ongoing commitment to staff development and training.

The Position

The Director - Clinical Services provides operational leadership, governance, strategic direction and effective management of the nursing and medical services of the Friendly Society Private Hospital and ensures optimum customer satisfaction is maintained through facilitating the provision of high quality services delivered by a competent and highly engaged workforce. While this position predominantly oversees the Nursing division it also works closely with the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Medical Services in the coordination of medical services within the organisation. As a member of the Executive Management team the DCS provides advice to the CEO and Board relating to strategic direction, policy development and professional clinical and quality standards, in addition to actively leading our team of professional clinical managers in providing excellence in health care.

The Person

To successfully perform in this role you will be a progressive, innovative and energetic leader with a strong background in end-to-end clinical and business management. In addition to technical knowledge, experience and ability, a strong emphasis will be placed on your ability to demonstrate the organisation’s values of Courage, Diligence, Compassion, Wisdom and Friendliness, as well as your ability to commit to and apply these values in our workplace.

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Tertiary qualifications in Nursing and post graduate qualifications in Nursing Management, Health Administration and/or Business
  2. Demonstrated experience in a senior mgmt. role involving the management of clinical services, clinical governance, finances, people, quality improvement, organisational change and projects
  3. Proven experience in successfully leading clinical teams and individuals to achieve required strategic and business outcomes
  4. Working knowledge of Australian private healthcare systems, hospital processes & protocols, and contemporary healthcare issues, including the competence in applying this knowledge in service delivery
  5. Working knowledge of computers and IT relevant to the position
  6. Broad knowledge & understanding of relevant professional standards and legislation
  7. High level interpersonal and communication skills including skills in stakeholder engagement, negotiation, conflict resolution and professionally presenting to small and large groups
  8. High level knowledge of HR/IR legislation relevant to the role

How to Apply

For a confidential discussion regarding this position please contact Kate McLean (Director – Human Resources and Engagement on 07 4331 1038.

To apply for this exciting and rewarding career opportunity please:

  1. Submit your application on our website and complete the Application for Employment form.
  2. Attach a cover letter that addresses the ‘Key Selection Criteria’
  3. Attach a detailed resume (including min. 2 professional referees)

Applications close:  Monday 5 November 2019.

The Benefits

As a part of The Friendlies team, you will enjoy:

  • Attractive salary package including motor vehicle
  • Challenging and rewarding role with a supportive and professional management team
  • Salary packaging options and a variety of additional discounts and benefits within our hospital and pharmacies
  • Commitment to ongoing training, education and professional development
  • Family friendly work environment close to professional child care services
  • Find out more about why The Friendlies is a great place to work at

Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) Requirements

It is a condition of employment for this role that you are vaccinated, and remain vaccinated during your employment, against the following vaccine preventable diseases; Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (Chicken Pox), Pertussis (Whooping cough), and Hepatitis.

Prior to being made an offer of employment, you will be required to provide evidence of immunity to Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs). Staff employed prior to 1 July 2017 are not subject to this condition of employment unless they apply for a role with VPD requirements.

Position Summary

  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Position classification: Director – Clinical Services
  • Remuneration: Yearly
  • Remuneration: Fortnightly
  • Hours per week: 38
  • Job vacancy ID: JV0425