Position Details
Reference Number 13015
Position Title Director of Medical Services (1MODMS)
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity The Wesley Hospital
Enterprise Agreement SAL - Salaried - Salaried
Position Summary

UnitingCare Health (UCH) is one of the largest not-for-profit private hospital groups in Queensland and is a service group of UnitingCare Queensland. The hospital group is a major provider of healthcare services in Queensland which operates almost 1000 licensed hospital beds and employs over 4200 people.


With 524 beds, The Wesley Hospital provides tertiary level medical and surgical services across 30 specialty areas including cardiology, urology, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, maternity and women’s health. These services are supported by an intensive care unit, coronary care unit, cardiac catheter theatres, 24-hour emergency centre, renal dialysis, radiology, radiation therapy, pathology, pharmacy services, IVF, haematology and oncology services.


Reporting to the General Manager- The Wesley Hospital, the Director of Medical Services (DMS) is responsible for the effective and efficient management of all medical services, including liaising with Visiting Medical Practitioners (VMPs), direct staff, budgetary management and achieving strategic objectives. Further, the DMS is responsible for the management of medical compliance issues, including clinical credentialing and adherence to UCH By-laws. 


Ideally, the successful applicant will demonstrate the following criteria:

  • Ability to provide leadership to the medical and other clinical areas within the hospital;
  • Ability to liaise and negotiate with Visiting Medical Practitioners and Medical Staff, balancing Hospital and clinical requirements;
  • Ability to manage a budget effectively;
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills (written and verbal) with particular ability to communicate and negotiate with Medical and Allied Health professionals and fellow Executive staff;
  • Ability to chair and facilitate meetings effectively;
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute towards a strategic action plan, including development and monitoring of key performance indicators and change process;
  • Ability to initiate and conduct public relations activities to support Hospital objectives;
  • High level of skill in researching, analysing and interpreting health related data and trends.

UnitingCare Health is committed to being a child safe, child friendly organisation for all children who come into contact with our services. It is our expectation that our employees will share in this commitment.  Therefore, employees and successful candidates in specified roles will be required to hold a valid ’Blue Card’ in line with the ’Working with Children Check’ requirements.


Criminal record checks will be conducted for all successful candidates.


Working as part of the UnitingCare Health at The Wesley Hospital, our staff enjoy a values based organisation with benefits including:

  • Friendly values based environment
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Exciting career paths in both clinical and leadership streams
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities including Post graduate leaderships programs
  • Flexible working arrangements  

To apply for this opportunity, please click on the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process.


We look forward to receiving your applications by Wednesday 31st May, 2017.

Contact Person Natasha Pugh
Contact Number 32327029
Contact Email natasha.pugh@uchealth.com.au
Alternate Contact Person Michael Krieg
Alternate Contact Number 32327271
Closing Date 31/05/2017
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