Executive Director, Mental Health, Clinical Support Chief Allied Health Officer (H23_4182)

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Lead & execute complex clinical change within the Allied Health setting
  • Expertise with Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Pivotal leadership role in a new portfolio
  • Provide strategic and operational stewardship of care that serves our most vulnerable populations
  • Connect clinical practice, research, and teaching to deliver advanced care and outcomes

HardyGroup are partnering with Eastern Health, which provides a comprehensive range of high quality acute, sub-acute palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population, and healthcare needs. Employing more than 11,000 staff, it has an operational budget exceeding $1.45B and comprises more than 60 facilities over 21 locations, with three emergency departments and 1,423 beds across the health service. It is a leader in the provision of mental health services in Victoria. During 2021/2022 period, Eastern Health provided 270,000 occasions of care via community mental health services and ~4,200 mental health inpatient admissions.

Eastern Health has a proud history of serving its diverse community. It is people led, for people and with people at its heart. While the hospitals hold a special place in the lives of the communities, it is the staff that make the difference. Together they make valuable contributions to the body of health care knowledge.

Eastern Health is committed to training and growing their healthcare workforce to meet needs now and for the future. The community is changing, and there are increasing health, social and economic pressures. Understanding these changes informs the way Eastern Health thinks about the future of their health service delivery.

Being part of a much larger Victorian health system, Eastern Health works closely with its partners and with the Department of Health to support the reform necessary to ensure an accessible, high quality and sustainable health care system that can serve the needs of all Victorians.

Eastern Health is now seeking a suitably qualified executive leader for the role of Executive Director- Mental Health, Clinical Support/Chief Allied Health Officer (Executive Director). The Executive Director will be accountable for providing strategic and operational stewardship to a portfolio encompassing mental health and wellbeing programs, specialist Statewide services, clinical support services and allied health. Approximately 300 FTE’s will report to the position, with an expense budget of approx. $400M, and an anticipate revenue of approx. $300M.

As a key member of the executive leadership team, you will work collaboratively with your colleagues to empower and deliver on the strategic plan. You will be entrusted to build the capacity of your team and portfolio connecting clinical practice, research, and teaching to ensure advanced care and outcomes through dedicated Centres of Excellence.

Applications Close: Sunday 26th Feb 2023