Western NSW Local Health District

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Remuneration: $246,059 – $332,434 (inclusive of superannuation and allowances)
Hours Per Week: 38 hours per week
Location: Bathurst NSW

Applications Close:  25 Jan 2022 – 11.59pm


Western NSW Local Health District is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our advertised positions. If you require any assistance with your application or have any questions about this position, please get in touch with the contact person listed in this advertisement.

About the opportunity

We are seeking an experienced and knowledgeable Director of Medical Services who is strong team player and who will provide effective leadership and management of medical services provided by both senior and junior medical staff within a vibrant multidisciplinary setting.

The successful applicant will be a member of the Bathurst Health Service Executive team. With the Executive, the Director Medical Services is responsible for strategic leadership and management, for developing and implementing organisational goals, service planning and the setting the values of the Bathurst Health Service.

The Director Medical Services is responsible for the safe and effective delivery of all aspects of clinical care, ensuring resources are used efficiently and effectively to achieve the goals of the Bathurst Health Service Clinical Services Plan and ensuring appropriate standards of patient care, teaching and research are maintained.

We expect the successful applicant to be a strong advocate for Bathurst Health Service and contribute to LHD planning activities and service priorities.

What we can offer you

  • Salary consistent with the Staff specialists award  including superannuation, and access to salary packaging.
  • Relocation and accommodation assistance.
  • Contemporary, well equipped work environments.
  • Flexible work/life balance.
  • Attractive Salary Package , up to 5 weeks Annual Leave with 4 weeks leave including 17.5% leave loading; 5 weeks per year Training Education and Study Leave (TESL), and 10 days paid sick leave per year (dependent on classification).
  • Dynamic team environment.
  • Country living with a meaningful career path
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport

Where you’ll be working

You will be based at Bathurst Health Service, a part of the Western NSW Local Health District. For more information on living and working in our beautiful region, visit our website Western NSW Health Careers.


The Bathurst Hospital is an organisation dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our community. We are committed to providing the highest levels of healthcare and services.

Bathurst Hospital serves a population of over 60,000 people and the Emergency Department sees over 25,000 patients per year.  The hospital is a modern campus built approximately 12 years ago. Surgical services include day surgery, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, O&G, and ophthalmology.  A 7 bed combined ICU / HDU / CCU supports complex surgery and medicine. Paediatric, renal dialysis, hospital in the home and day only chemotherapy services are also provided

Bathurst is a prosperous and rapidly growing regional centre. The city offers a pleasant country lifestyle with affordable housing, excellent public and private school education and a university.  It is just three hours drive from Sydney.  The region is conveniently located with effective transport links to Sydney and Canberra. Visit www.bathurstregion.com.au for more information. There is a private hospital which can provide private endoscopy lists. Academic and research opportunities are available at the co-located Western Sydney University clinical school.

To apply, please address the following Selection Criteria

  1. Australian citizen or permanent resident, or eligible for sponsorship to work in Australia and registered as a Medical Practitioner with the Medical Board of Australia.
  2. Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators or other appropriate specialist recognition as provided for in the Staff Specialist (State) Award that is additionally supported by post graduate qualifications in management. Consideration may be given to an applicant in their final year of training with the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. Different Award conditions would apply.
  3. Demonstrated experience of clinical leadership and management at a senior level inclusive of medical administration, medical workforce, professional practice, clinical governance, medical ethics, clinical teaching, leadership, change management and resource management.
  4. Sound knowledge of contemporary health issues, rural healthcare priorities and reform agendas within the NSW Health system.
  5. Demonstrated high level communication skills (both verbal and written) and good negotiation skills.
  6. Knowledge, understanding and commitment to EEO, ethical practice, issues of health inequality, and other relevant priorities as they relate to the position.
  7. Hold a current Drivers Licence and the ability to travel regularly for work purposes.

How do I apply for this role?


Please apply for this position via our eCredential website. NSW Health does not require or accept the ‘fit2work’ badge offered as an option in eCredential.

Note:  Applications submitted by Recruitment Agencies will not be considered for this position.

Need more information?

Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases


If you are applying for a Category A position, please read and understand NSW Health Policy Directive PD2018_009. All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy. 

Australian citizen or permanent resident, or eligible for sponsorship to work in Australia and registered as a

Medical Practitioner with the Medical Board of Australia.

Stepping Up – Close the Gap
The Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) is working in partnership with the Western NSW Local Health District to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants wishing to apply for this role. For more information please contact the AES recruitment team on (02) 6882 8100 or email dubbo.recruitment@aes.org.au. Alternatively, applicants can visit our website for more information.

Working Visas
Applicants holding a visa with working rights may be considered for temporary appointment (up to the expiry date of their visa) where no suitable applicant for permanent appointment is identified.

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