Chief Operating Officer, Acute Services

Albury / Wodonga region (travel required), All States |

Job Description:

Albury Wodonga Health (AWH) was established on 1 July 2009 and is Australia’s only cross border health service. While classified as a Victorian regional health service, it is co-funded under an intergovernmental agreement between the respective Governments of New South Wales and Victoria. 

Employing close to 2500 staff with an additional 300 volunteers, the combined team provides a broad range of hospital, primary and community based services from 17 sites to a growing population of 250,000 living in the north east of Victoria and southern parts of New South Wales. 

In response to the region’s growing population encouragingly AWH has recently received investment from Government that will enable it to further develop its emergency, mental health, maternity and obstetrics services. 

The organisation also has a compelling strategic plan, setting out its direction and priorities through to 2021.

As Chief Operating Officer you will report to an experienced Chief Executive and have significant responsibility for ensuring AWH provides best-practice healthcare that is high quality, cost-effective and responsive to community need. 

To be a strong candidate for this role you will have proven experience in:

  • Managing the delivery of complex care within an acute hospital environment, with an established team of nursing, medical, allied health and operations professionals.
  • Ensuring the workforce is aligned to the strategic direction of the health service and inspiring innovation
  • Clinical and corporate governance and strategic risk management
  • Working effectively with other executive team members, senior staff and clinicians to implement evidence-based policies, procedures and guidelines across all clinical services 

Skills and Experience:

The successful candidate will possess:

  1. Demonstrated ability to manage the delivery of complex care within an acute hospital environment, with an established team of nursing, medical, allied health and operations professionals.
  2. Demonstrated strategic and operational leadership skills which ensure the workforce is aligned to the strategic direction of the health service and inspires innovation.
  3. Proven experience with clinical and corporate governance and strategic risk management.
  4. Proven experience in working with other Executive members, senior staff and clinicians to implement evidence-based policies, procedures and guidelines across all clinical services which provide the highest levels of patient safety and patient care.
  5. Demonstrated high level verbal communication skills, proven interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise with staff and community at all levels.
  6. Demonstrated sound knowledge of contemporary human resource management issues at both the broad and the specific level.

How to Apply:

For a confidential discussion, please contact Lynette Boerth, Principal Search Consultant, HardyGroup via mobile +61 (0)431 293 861 or email lboerth@hardygroupintl.com 

Starting date: 
Monday, November 25, 2019
Closing date: 
Friday, December 6, 2019
Organisation: 
Albury Wodonga Health
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