Area Director Nursing and Midwifery
South Metropolitan Health Service
Murdoch, WA, AU
6d ago
source : Government of Western Australia

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Area Director Nursing and Midwifery Salary : HES Health Executive Grade B - Health Professional $, - $, (inclusive of .% superannuation) Location : Murdoch Unit / Division : South Metropolitan Area Office / Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Group Work Type : Fixed Term - Full Time Position No : Closing Date : : PM (YYYY-MM-DD) Attachments : -

This is a Fixed Term Full Time appointment years.

WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section of the Equal Opportunity Act applies to this position.

Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.

About the Position

A rare opportunity is available for an outstanding candidate to take on the role of Area Director Nursing and Midwifery for South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS).

SMHS is responsible for the delivery of public hospital services to a population of , citizens in Western Australia. This critical role will provide operational leadership for the Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG) as well as strategic nursing and midwifery leadership and advice across SMHS.

The role has dual reporting lines. Reporting to the Executive Director FSFHG you will be responsible for innovative and strategic operational leadership for nursing and midwifery services at Fiona Stanley Hospital WA’s largest tertiary hospital - and Fremantle Hospital.

Reporting to the Chief Executive SMHS you will play a vital role as a member of the SMHS executive team developing and implementing organisational-wide strategies which will ensure the delivery of exceptional nursing and midwifery services and patient care.

The role will develop, foster and support a nursing and midwifery culture aligned to SMHS' values that promotes and supports clinical excellence through education, professional development and research for the nursing and midwifery profession.

The successful candidate will possess a successful track record as a nursing and midwifery leader, preferably within a large and complex tertiary health care environment.

You will possess excellent stakeholder, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills and be someone noted for their collaborative style.

You will be an experienced leader with a strong focus on successful team development and possess an ability to steer teams through change.

Area Profile : The South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) delivers quality, safe and effective hospital and health services within a catchment area stretching more than square kilometres across the southern half of Perth.

We pride ourselves on meeting the health care needs of our expanding population.

Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) is a -bed tertiary hospital offering a range of health services including the State Rehabilitation Service, a comprehensive cancer centre, purpose-built mental health unit, maternity, paediatric and neonatal services, and the State Adult Burns Service.

FSH also delivers specialised services such as heart and lung transplantations and hyperbaric medicine.

Fremantle Hospital is a -bed specialist hospital focused on providing high-quality aged care, mental health, secondary rehabilitation, planned surgeries and medical services.

Other hospitals in SMHS are Rockingham General Hospital and Murray District Hospital. We also deliver a number of community-based services.

Employee Benefits : Our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements) :

  • Professional development opportunities and study leave / assistance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Flexible leave arrangements
  • Other professional and location based allowances
  • For further information .
  • Other Conditions : WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process.

    Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.

    Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies throughout the health service.

    In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process.

    Both of these options remain valid for a period of six () months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.

    Selection Criteria : Please see the attached Job Description Form (available online at ).

    For Further Job Related Information or Confidential Enquiries : We encourage you to contact Kate Wallwork, Principal Search Consultant, HardyGroup on or at .

    Application Instructions : Applicants are requested to apply online ().

    Applicants are advised to write a statement addressing the selection criteria and provide a detailed curriculum vitae which summarises your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements.

    The names and contact details of two () professional referees must also be provided. These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online.

    Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.

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