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Director Of Obstetric Medicine

Royal Women's Hospital - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Medical Director of Obstetric Medicine

Contracted Hours – 38 hours per week
Negotiable salary in line with the EBA

The Women’s is a centre of excellence for perinatal care, research and education, with more than 7,000 births per year. The Maternity Service at the Women’s is structured to provide quality care to women by the most appropriately qualified clinician. Obstetricians in the multidisciplinary teams provide clinical care with midwives, trainees, other medical specialists and allied health practitioners to women from a geographical area and to higher risk women from outside the local area. In addition some women with complex clinical needs may receive clinical care in specialist clinics.

The Women’s is seeking to appoint to the newly created position of Director of Obstetric Medicine. This is an exceptional leadership opportunity involving the establishment and development of a Department of Obstetric Medicine to undertake clinical care, education, training and research in the discipline of Obstetric Medicine in Australia’s largest stand-alone maternity hospital.

In broad terms, the key accountabilities for the position are:

  • Take a senior leadership and mentorship role in the multidisciplinary management of complicated pregnancies

  • Participate in the teaching and curriculum development and review activities in conjunction with the Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the Division of Maternity Services

  • As the inaugural head of department, show commitment to, and set the direction and lead, original and innovative research programs that have demonstrable impact and clear benefit to women with pregnancies complicated by medical disorders

  • The Director will be expected to develop departmental directions including the possible reorganisation of the current physician services and attract new funding for new and innovative directions. Current services include, but are not limited to, endocrinology including diabetes and thyroid disease, haematology, infectious diseases, addiction medicine, nephrology, neurology, cardiac, respiratory and gastrointestinal services.

To be successful within this role you will need to have:

  • A medical qualification registrable with the AHPRA

  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians or equivalent international qualification. Obstetric medicine subspecialty training, experience and/or qualification is preferred

  • A research doctorate

  • Internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in clinical and research activities in the field of medicine/obstetric medicine, including proven skills in identifying and exploiting new opportunities in education, research and clinical service provision

  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership in research, scholarship, education and clinical care in medicine

  • A strong record in the advancement of medical and clinical education

  • An excellent record in medical (including obstetric medical) research, as evidenced by a superior publication record. 

  • A strong record of success in obtaining external peer reviewed research grants relevant to obstetric medicine

  • Ability to provide advocacy for women’s health

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with proven success in working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders including academic peers, clinicians, industry, community, policy makers and government

  • A proven track record of highly developed leadership, with a demonstrated ability to provide strategic focus and direction, fostering a culture of clinical innovation and collaborative academic achievement

  • A record of experience in senior clinical leadership and management at hospital and/or university level would be an advantage

The Classification and Salary scale will be dependent on experience and ours as appointed and in accordance to the AMA Victoria - Victoria Public Health Sector Medical Specialist Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021.

Our offering

When you join the Women’s you unite with talented people who share your purpose and unwavering determination to advance health outcomes for all women. You will find a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning and working together in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure you find the exceptional in your everyday.

Our staff benefits program includes salary packaging, on-site car parking and childcare (subject to availability), alongside a range of discounted financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits provided by our staff benefit partners. To learn more, please visit: www.thewomens.org.au/careers/why-work-at-the-womens/staff-benefits/

Melbourne is an exciting and ethnically diverse city. The RWH is in the middle of Australia’s foremost medical research area, the Parkville Precinct.

We are proudly White Ribbon and Breastfeeding Association accredited. The Women’s is committed to gender equity principles and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women/family violence matters.

The Women’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, people with lived experience of disability and people who identify as LGBTI

Ready to make the move?

For more information about the position, please see the Position Description attached or to apply for this position please select ‘Apply Now’ below. 

**All employment with the Women’s is subject to and conditional upon a satisfactory clearance of Working with Children Check and Police Check.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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