Program Director Surgery (H22_4149)

  • Lead the planning, development and implementation of Surgery Program objectives
  • Monitor performance against all activity targets and other service objectives.
  • Lead and action change through influence

Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) is South Australia’s largest health network, covering almost 30% of the population. Central Adelaide LHN has an expenditure budget of around $2.2 billion and an employed workforce of over 9,100 FTE. CALHN delivers public health services to two major Adelaide Hospitals, the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and a range of rehabilitation and mental health facilities. CALHN also delivers specialised community and clinical health services across South Australia.

The organisation is now seeking to appoint a full time Program Director Surgery, accountable for strategic and operational delivery, and leadership of the program. This is an exciting executive level position of equivalence to Director roles. The Surgery program consists of three streams: (Stream 1) Oral Maxio Facial, Craniofacial, Plastic Surgery, ENT, Orthopaedics and Spinal, Dermatology (Stream 2) Ophthalmology, Vascular Surgery, Urology, Gynaecology, Gynaecology Oncology and Breast Endocrine (Stream 3) Upper GI, Colorectal, hepatobiliary, Surgical Trauma and Oncology, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director Operations (and Performance), the Program Director Surgery will work collaboratively and collegiately with colleagues to develop and deliver contemporary models of care that drive improvements in the patient flow systems of CAHLN.

To achieve this, they will work closely and collaboratively with the Programs Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Leads on the development and delivery of contemporary multidisciplinary models of care and drive improvements in the clinical governance of the program to promote safety and quality.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A relevant bachelor degree or at least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Strong leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire others to work together as a team to set and achieve program objectives and build networks.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse and conceptualise problems, formulate and execute appropriate solutions and negotiate successful outcomes in an innovative and resourceful manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead change and influence others in responding to change.
  • Ability to be innovative and enterprising in relation to influencing and earning the trust and respect of relevant parties who possess a diverse range of values.
  • High level experience in the effective management of human, financial and material resources and the planning of workforce requirements and aligning resources to business needs.

The role will be critical to effective delivery of CALHN’s KPI’s as part of the Department for Health and Wellbeing Service Level Agreement to reposition CALHN as a high-performing and accountable healthcare network.

The Application Process:

For a confidential discussion and to learn more about this exciting opportunity please contact:

Consultant Kate Wallwork

(M) +61 (0)410 052 125 (E)