Director of Clinical Services | Melbourne

Director of Clinical Services | Melbourne

Posted: 2024-06-25

Reference: 1534625

An outstanding opportunity awaits a highly motivated Clinical Leader to uphold clinical excellence at a private hospital in Melbourne. This is a permanent, full-time position.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will involve, but are not limited to:
  • Spearheading the management and supervision of care delivery's practical aspects, from bed management to patient flow strategies, showcasing adept leadership in operational efficiency. Ensuring systematic workforce planning and a commitment to the professional development of the clinical workforce;
  • Supporting growth, business development, and responding to business needs identified by the Executive team;
  • Establishing robust relationships with the visiting medical officer (VMO) community, fostering collaboration to uphold the highest standards of clinical care, exemplifying leadership in stakeholder engagement;
  • Planning and maintaining hospital and departmental budgets, ensuring budgetary requirements are met in consultation with other executive team members;
  • Assessing workplace culture and implementing actions to support findings, ensuring a positive workplace culture is maintained;
  • Strategically managing Human Resources to anticipate future workforce needs, devising and executing strategies to attract, retain, and develop talent, underscoring proactive leadership in talent management and succession planning.


  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
  • Post-graduate clinical qualifications;
  • Function as a proficient clinical operator with a solid understanding of the private hospital legislative landscape;
  • Demonstrate sound resource management skills to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of all clinical departments;
  • Possess an understanding of the performance levers driving quality business outcomes and have experience in applying quality improvement processes;
  • Demonstrate a passion for the success and development of people, coupled with expert communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills;
  • Bring senior management experience in the private health sector, leading organisational change and quality improvement processes;
  • Exhibit knowledge and understanding of clinical governance and patient safety.


  • Extensive Professional development programs, including Post-graduate and Formal Education Scholarships; 
  • Discounted gym membership;
  • Corporate discounts for leisure travel;
  • Discounts on personal care hire from Hertz;
  • National scholarship program available to support career progression;
  • Free access to LinkedIn Learning – over 18,000 courses to advance your professional education;
  • Access counseling, well-being services, legal and financial assistance;
  • Flexible Leave Program;
  • Discounts off selected hospitals and extra private health insurance;
  • Hospital, Allied Health & Pharmacy discounts;
  • Salary sacrifice opportunities, e.g., airport lounge membership, self-education expenses, novated leasing, and more.


The hospital, located in Melbourne, will be a 126-bed facility with operating theatres, a cardiac catheter lab, inpatient wards, and a day oncology centre. Future plans allow for the continuing development of the site to continue to grow and meet the health care requirements of the expanding community. This new state-of-the-art hospital is due to open in February 2024.

If this aligns with what you're looking for, click "APPLY" to send in your application – attaching your most up-to-date CV. It is that easy! Alternatively, you can send your CV directly to info@ihrgroup.com.au.
And if this particular role isn't quite right, be sure to explore the array of other openings on our website at www.ihrgroup.com.au.
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