Assistant Director Of Clinical Services

Assistant Director of Clinical Services MBWH Neonatology and MFM

About the role
A unique opportunity has arisen within the Mater Mothers Hospital Brisbane for an Assistant Director of Clinical Services (Neonatology and MFM) to join the team in a full-time, permanent position.  

Mater is currently looking for a Director of Clinical Services - Neonatology and MFM Services to join the team in a full-time, permanent position. Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services, you will be responsible for developing clinical policy, practice and governance whilst providing clinical and operational leadership for the Neonatology and MFM Services across Mater Mothers Hospital Brisbane.

What you’ll be doing
We are looking for a proactive and strategically minded leader who can focus both developing action plans to meet the services strategic goals, whilst also delivering on operational key performance measures.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the overall management and leadership of the Neonatology and MFM services, working collaboratively with other members of the leadership team to support the development of the service.
  • Effectively manage and lead teams within the Neonatology and MFM services, including the development and implementation of effective human resources, financial and performance improvement strategies.
  • Assuming financial management accountability for the performance of the Neonatology and MFM services against budget targets and imperatives.
  • Providing advice and support to the Director of Clinical Services on ways to enhance financial performance of the Neonatology and MFM services including (but not restricted to) staffing arrangements (labour hours), changes in clinical practice, staff agency usage, sick leave and general productivity measures.
  • Build successful teams by providing encouragement and support in the development of work teams and promoting effective communication within and across teams.

About you
You will be an experienced people leader who is passionate about driving change and innovation in your field. You will use practical and evidence-based research to suggest new ways of doing things and take a positive and adaptive approach to embedding change.

Other skills and responsibilities include:

  • Extensive experience in leading large and complex teams, coupled with clinical expertise with the ability to undertake complex nursing interventions
  • Ability to demonstrate strong capability in leading both the clinical and commercial aspects of a tertiary service
  • AHPRA nursing and/or midwifery registration and a current annual practicing certificate. Tertiary qualifications in health management, business or related disciplines
  • Previous experience in a Senior Nursing/Midwifery level role focused on patient outcomes and clinical safety
  • Previous experience managing clinical financial performance.
  • High level communication skills within a multidisciplinary environment
  • Demonstrated competence in cost centre management
  • Willingness to role model and promote the Mater values
  • Post-graduate qualifications in Neonatology and MFM services will be highly regarded.

Why join us?
In return for your skills, effort and enthusiastic commitment you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Health, Education and Research and work with a team who make a real difference to the lives of our patients, consumers and community.

Mater provides benefits not offered in other workplaces. In addition to being part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, you will have opportunities to increase your take-home pay with our salary packaging options.

Apply via the Mater Careers portal 

Closing date: Monday 31 Jan 2022.

Posted 8 January 2022.