Medical Workforce Unit Manager, Northern Beaches Hospital H22_4288

The Northern Beaches Hospital is a young, dynamic and innovative health facility that has a performance in quality and safety that is one of the best in the state.  With a model of care based on partnerships with patients it is proud of its growing reputation that has seen from its early days it now being a hospital with strong internal governance, clinical excellence, and a focus on listening and responding to patients and their families/carers.

NSW Health entered into a long-term partnership with Healthscope to deliver public patient services for the northern beaches’ community over a 20-year period.  The Northern Beaches Hospital was opened in 2018 delivering hospital services through a public private partnership model in which the facility has been able to maximise the range and breadth of health services available to the community.  Located at Frenchs Forest approximately a 30-40 drive from the centre of Sydney and 20 minutes from some of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches the redevelopment also included the improvement of many roads and transports services in the area.

In 2022 after significant contributions to the management of COVID-19 and the international pandemic Northern Beaches Hospital continues to harness its expertise and strength to create positive health impacts in the community.  This is driven by a workforce of approx. 1800  staff and a medical workforce of approx. 200 JMOs and over 400 SMOs.  The workforce is dedicated to the Healthscope Values of We Care, We’re a Team, We Strive, We Do.

The medical workforce at Northern Beaches Hospital is encouraged and empowered to develop medical solutions to emerging health issues and are active collaborators with tertiary institutions and medical boards and standards agencies.  Achieving excellence can only be achieved by attracting and retaining the best medical workforce with diverse talent to reach the hospitals goals.  A better quality of life and the best care for patients is the purpose of all roles within the hospital.

The Medical Workforce Unit Manager (MWU Manager) role is one of professional service delivery and leadership for the medical workforce that is key in driving the hospital’s strategic direction, operational processes, budget, and business direction.  Working closely with and supporting the Chief Medical Officer the MWU Manager will have responsibility and accountability for the management of the junior medical staff. This includes responsibility for recruiting, rostering, training and support of the junior medical staff. The MWU Manager will also have oversight of the senior medical staff credentialing processes.

The MWU Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the medical staff are contracted or otherwise engaged with the hospital, in accordance with all legislative and Human Resources requirements, including policies from NSW Health and Local Health District as well as those from AHPRA and Healthscope.

The role also provides for being involved in various projects related to quality improvement, productivity and efficiency with the medical workforce.

The MWU Manager will assist in ensuring the hospital meets the accreditation requirements for the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards in addition to the HETI and College standards for accredited training programs.

The MWU Manager will work as part of the health care team, adhere to Healthscope and NBH policies and procedures and key performance indicators (KPIs). S/he will lead and participate in working parties or committees (as required), demonstrate a commitment to quality improvement through National Safety & Quality Healthcare Standards (NSQHS), Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) and achievement of NBH accreditation.

The manager is also responsible for contributing to and working collaboratively with the broader Healthscope business, the Northern Sydney Local Health District, the Australian Commission for Quality and Safety in Healthcare and the National Safety & Quality Healthcare Standards (NSQHS) agency.

As a significant leadership role, we are seeking a candidate that is:

  • An experienced manager with a proven track record in supporting improved healthcare and leading and guiding a medical workforce at different stages of their career from junior staff to the most senior specialists
  • A leader that will promote a values-based, culturally safe, and person-centred services while driving practical and strategic and innovation business solutions
  • An enabler of excellence in the provision of medical support services through fostering cohesive and collaborative ways of working with the teams and individuals with whom they partner

We look forward to receiving applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates looking to manage and collaborate with the medical workforce, and in particular the junior medical officers who are commencing their careers.  If you are a person that focusses on excellence of services, drives improvements and has a strong community mindset then we encourage you to consider this exciting opportunity in being part of the Northern Beaches Hospital dedicated workforce.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Principal Consultant, Craig Knappick:

M:         +61 (0)488 089 821

The closing date for applications is Friday 16 December 2022

The reference number to include in your application is H22_4288