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Director of General & Acute Care Medicine & the Rapid Assessment Planning Unit (H21_3213)

  • Contemporary leadership opportunity
  • Strengthening clinical engagement and collaboration
  • Interesting, diverse and rewarding clinical challenges

The Royal Darwin and Palmerston Hospitals (RDPH) are now seeking to appoint an inspirational and resilient leader as their new Director, General and Acute Medicine and the Rapid Assessment and Planning Unit. They are seeking a clinician with a demonstrated track record of senior clinical leadership and the ability to lead and manage change and foster collaborative working relationships in a collegial environment. The successful applicant will strengthen clinician engagement and gain the support of all stakeholders for new models of care to improve health outcomes, especially for indigenous Australians. The successful candidate will be an active, outcomes-focused clinical leader of the Department of Medicine, with the ability to contribute to clinical governance as well as organisation-wide, effective and timely strategic change within agreed financial targets.

The Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) is co-located in the northern suburbs of Darwin with the 100 bed Darwin Private Hospital. It is a University teaching hospital affiliated with Flinders University (NT medical program), the Menzies School of Health Research and the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre. With 361 beds it provides a broad range of services in specialty areas to the Darwin urban population as well as serving as a referral centre to the whole Top End of the Northern Territory, a population of around 200,000, including rural and very remote Aboriginal communities. There is a strong clinical focus on Indigenous health and chronic diseases. Royal Darwin Hospital is the only tertiary level hospital, which supports other smaller hospitals including Palmerston Regional Hospital, Katherine Hospital and Gove District Hospital as major referral centre. RDH has almost all major medical and surgical specialties (except cardiac surgery) and level 3 ICU and Emergency departments.

Palmerston Hospital with 116 beds is a subacute service and opened in August 2018 as an extension of Royal Darwin Hospital, including an Emergency Department, Day and low acuity Surgery, Rehabilitation, a Medical ward, a GEM ward, Interim Care Unit, Renal Dialysis and Ambulatory care services.

The Northern Territory offers a great lifestyle, spectacular geography and unique medical opportunities not available elsewhere in Australia. The city of Darwin is one of the most vibrant and multi culturally diverse cities in Australia – it’s one of Australia’s best kept secrets! The city provides all the amenities to enjoy this tropical lifestyle including fishing, sailing, sport or just relaxing under a palm tree. National parks abound - a weekend in Kakadu, a trip to the Kimberley, camping out in Litchfield Park - it’s all on the doorstep. It is a vibrant growing community full of opportunities for both single people and families.

The successful applicant will be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority and hold a General Medicine Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians or equivalent overseas qualifications.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Principal Search Consultant, Catherine Poutasi on +61 (0)432 173 611 or via email cpoutasi@hardygroupintl.com.

Applications Close: 16/04/2021