Director, Clinical Governance, Northern NSW Local Health District

Northern Sydney, NSW |

Northern NSW Local Health District’s (NNSWLHD) vision is a healthy community through quality care.  The District (NNSWLHD) provides a diverse range of public healthcare to over 300,000 residents through eight (8) hospitals and four (4) multi-purpose services, 21 community health centres including HealthOnes. The District covers a large area in northeastern NSW extending from Tweed Heads in the north to Tabulam and Urbenville in the west and to Nymboida and Grafton in the south, an area of 20,732 square kilometres.

A Director, Clinical Governance is now sought to participate as an integral member of the local health district executive team and provide leadership of the clinical governance function, to promote and support patient safety, clinical excellence, research and innovation across the district.  The Director provides high-level expert advice to the Chief Executive and LHD Executive on all clinical governance issues and works collaboratively with managers, staff and key stakeholders to analyse, maintain and improve patient safety and clinical quality systems across the District.

The role will suit a health care professional with a passion for working in a high performing Local Health District with a connected and engaged clinical workforce that is progressive and innovative. With major capital development program underway across the District this is an opportunity to provide clinical governance oversight to clinical redesign and the development of innovative models of care to support the health and wellbeing of the communities of Northern NSW.

The successful applicant will have:

  • demonstrated senior management experience in a major health care institution
  • extensive practical knowledge of clinical systems and health services, including understanding of human and other factors impacting on patient safety
  • knowledge and understanding of public health policy issues including evidence-based practice, health care safety and quality, health service evaluation, health care funding and resource allocation.

We invite qualified candidates to contact Principal Consultant, Liz Hlipala on +61 (0)401 122 301 or via email for a confidential discussion. To access the Candidate Information Pack, please visit: 

Starting date: 
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Closing date: 
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Northern NSW Local Health District