Director, Nursing and Midwifery (H22_4188)

  • Strategic professional leader and influencer
  • System-wide, collegial change management
  • Strong executive presence

Western Sydney Local Health District is now seeking to appoint an inspirational, resilient, outcomes-focused clinical leader as an active member in its strong and cohesive Executive Team as Director, Nursing and Midwifery. This role will provide strategic nursing and midwifery professional leadership and advice across the district.

As Director, Nursing and Midwifery, you will foster an organisational culture of excellence, innovation and collaboration and oversee workforce planning and effective people management strategies that attract, recruit, develop and retain quality staff committed to high standards and the provision of excellent patient care.

With a $1.9 billion budget, Western Sydney Local Health District employs more than 13,000 staff in more than 70 sites across a 780 square kilometre area. A network of hospitals, community and state-wide services delivers integrated public health care to more than 950,000 residents.

Currently undergoing a multimillion-dollar rebuilding program, Westmead Hospital with its partners will be one of the largest health, education, research and training precincts in Australia. With 975 beds, it provides acute medicine, aged care, neurology, rehabilitation, brain injury, cardiac, chronic care, radiology, pathology, emergency, surgery, intensive care, neonatal, mental health, renal and transplant surgery services.
Auburn Hospital with 155 beds, provides emergency medicine, general medicine, paediatric day surgery, obstetrics and newborn care services for low-risk births and satellite renal dialysis.

Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital with a combined 534 beds comprises Blacktown Hospital with emergency, intensive and high dependency care, acute medical and surgical care, obstetrics and newborn care, rehabilitation and acute and community mental health services whereas Mount Druitt Hospital provides emergency care and planned surgery especially general, orthopaedic and breast surgery. Cumberland Hospital is a 261-bed mental health facility for the local population, and tertiary acute, extended and forensic mental health services to greater western Sydney and NSW.

You will be an exceptional nursing and midwifery executive leader with a track record of successful operational achievement preferably within a large and complex tertiary health care environment. You will possess excellent stakeholder, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills and be recognised for your collaborative and empowering style. You will possess the capability to drive performance and build the capacity and resilience of nursing and midwifery teams to manage change while delivering outstanding patient care, services and results.

The role will foster clinical excellence and education and support local and international partnerships to consolidate Western Sydney LHD’s reputation for research and professional development.

The successful applicant will be eligible for registration as a Registered Nurse by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. A tertiary qualification in management or leadership is desirable.

Applying for this Role: You are required to submit a one page covering letter, including a short statement in response to the two targeted questions below:

  1. How have you created a positive culture of performance and patient and family centred care in a previous role and what were your learnings?
  2. Provide an example of a time when you have led the planning and development of high-performance nursing and midwifery teams across multiple sites. Explain the challenges this presented and how these were addressed.

For a confidential discussion about this role please contact
HG Consultant: Kate Wallwork
M: +61 (0)410 052 125

Applications close: Friday, 4th of November 2022