Executive Director Clinical Operations

REQ106876 Requisition #
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Executive Director, Clinical Operations
Executive Band 1
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
  • Provide strategic clinical and operational leadership to this innovative state-wide health network
  • Coveted opportunity to join a pioneering team at the forefront of complex health service delivery
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network (JHFMHN) is a vital component of NSW Health, delivering health care to over 30,000 adults and young people annually. It supports a diverse and vulnerable patient population who are in contact with the forensic mental health and criminal justice systems and whose health needs are often complex and challenging. Health services are delivered across community, inpatient and custodial settings, working closely with various stakeholders including the public health system, private sector partners and a range of government agencies. JHFMHN employs 1,400 staff at over 90 locations in metropolitan and regional NSW, providing medical, nursing, dental, allied health and corporate services. They are shaping a fresh era of healthcare characterised by visionary thinking, innovative models of care and contemporary research partnerships.

JHFMHN is now seeking an outstanding Executive Director Clinical Operations (EDCO) to lead state-wide strategic and operational activities during a time of significant change and transformation. Reporting to the Chief Executive and leading a direct team of 7 and a wider team of 1,250, the EDCO will:
  • Provide leadership across adult custodial, adolescent detention and forensic mental health services including Long Bay and Forensic Hospitals;
  • Lead and inspire an established team of nursing, medical, allied health and operations professionals, ensuring the workforce is aligned to the strategic direction of the health service;
  • Support the delivery of the Strategic Plan 2018-2022 and the People and Culture Strategy ‘Towards Success’, ensuring staff have the skills, knowledge and motivation to achieve their best, positively contribute to their teams, and fully engage in the success of the Network;
  • Collaboratively develop and implement evidence-based policies, procedures and guidelines across all clinical services which provide the highest levels of patient safety and patient care;
  • Foster a workplace culture which is inclusive, collaborative, accountable, engaged and ultimately supports staff to deliver excellence;
  • Work closely with various stakeholders including JHFMHN Board, Chief Executive, NSW Ministry of Health, private partners, NGOs, community groups and government agencies.
We are seeking an experienced hospital and / or health service leader with a track record of driving change across a portfolio of public or private health services. Experience within forensic or justice health, whilst useful, is not an essential requirement; more valuable will be the person’s ability to translate their own experience into the context of JHFMHN and shape the future direction of the organisation. The person will demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively across a complex organisational landscape and inspire their teams to set new standards in patient care. Natural communication, leadership and supervisory abilities are critical, as is a passion for sharing knowledge and skills.

NSW Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community it serves. It encourages applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Applying for this Role

For a confidential conversation, please contact Rob Macmillan on 02 9091 3266. To request an Executive Brief, please email Holly Porter, Research Coordinator, on hporter@derwentsearch.com.au quoting reference 25230.

You are required to submit a covering letter addressing the following 2 areas:
  • Describe a role in which you led significant cultural transformation across a large, complex clinical service setting, and outline your key achievements.
  • How did you manage the various stakeholders when leading this transformation?
Essential Requirements

The successful candidate will have:
  • Tertiary qualifications in Health Management and/or demonstrated equivalent knowledge, experience and training.
This is an ongoing, full time, Band 1, Health Service Senior Executive (HSSE) role. An attractive remuneration package within the range of $230,701 to $253,192 per annum, with annual performance reviews, will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Please note that you cannot apply for this role using iworkfornsw, please click here to access the advert through the Health Career Portal (search by job reference number REQ106876).

NSW Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

  • The selection methods for this role are in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 and employment arrangements for the NSW public sector.
  • Applicants must respond to the two targeted questions and submit an up to date resume. For further guidance, refer to Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service.
  • Applicants will need to demonstrate their proficiency in the capabilities outlined in the Role Description. These will be assessed through the recruitment process to determine their suitability for appointment. For further information, refer to the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework.
  • To be eligible for employment, you must be one of the following:
    • An Australian citizen;
    • A permanent resident of Australia;
    • A New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport; or
    • A citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia
    • You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia; and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia.
  • Relevant standard screening checks will be undertaken following interviews e.g. National Police Check, Service Checks, Proof of ID etc.
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Closing date: Sunday, 2nd June (11.59pm)

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