13/09/2022

Director, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Logan Hospital (South East Queensland)

$355,914 - $436,279 yearly
  • Logan & Beaudesert Health Service, Metro South Health
  • Meadowbrook QLD 4131 AU
Full time Specialist Position

Job Description

About the role

Logan and Beaudesert Health Service are seeking a Director to lead the Obstetrics and Gynaecology medical staff in the provision of safe, high quality and continuously improving clinical services across Logan and Beaudesert Health Service.

The Successful candidate will also Co-lead the maternity service with the Nursing and Midwifery Director, Women’s and Children’s Division

The Successful candidate will collaborate with Women’s Health services and consumers across Metro South Health, for the planning and provision of services that best meet the needs of the community, in line the HHS’s strategic priorities

The Successful candidate will Co-lead the interdisciplinary, collaborative education, training and professional development requirements of staff within the service, in line with professional standards, College requirements and Metro South Health’s priorities

The Successful candidate will actively contribute to the achievement of the Logan and Beaudesert Health Service’s strategies, plans and key performance indicators.

Your key responsibilities

Fulfil the accountabilities and responsibilities of this role in accordance with Metro South’s purpose and objectives, as outlined below:

 Leadership responsibilities

  • Lead and collaborate for the delivery, development and redesign of clinical services to meet the specific needs of the communities served by the Logan and Beaudesert Health Service, in line with MSH strategic priorities.
  • Champion and role model a culture that delivers efficient, women and family centred services, professional excellence, collaborative interdisciplinary practice, personal commitment and physical and psychological safety and wellbeing.
  • Actively promote the organisational values.
  • Lead the ongoing development of the workforce with a focus on commitment to clinical excellence, effective interdisciplinary teamwork and continuous, rigorous improvement.
  • Develop and lead an effective, sustainable system of clinical governance that demonstrates the safety and quality of services and is sensitive to clinically relevant variance.
  • Lead for the successful delivery of strategic and operational initiatives that meet key priorities and performance indicator requirements, including timely patient access, activity, efficient resource utilisation and budget integrity.
  • Participate in own annual performance and professional development review and manage these reviews for medical staff in the department.

 Clinical Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in the provision of clinical services including the Consultant after-hours on call roster and weekend roster for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • Provide expert clinical services at Logan Hospital and support clinical services at the Beaudesert Hospital through the provision of authoritative advice and clinical guidance, in line with the CSCF for each hospital.
  • May be involved in a range of obstetrics and gynaecology services to the community, including outreach (e.g. community clinics, Beaudesert Hospital).
  • Provide clinical services in line with expected standards of the speciality, organisation and profession.
  • Provide clinical supervision for registrars and junior medical staff.
  • Communicate with other staff of the Hospital on matters of mutual interest relating to patient care.

Educational Responsibilities

  • Oversee the provision of high-quality Obstetrics and Gynaecology education and training for medical students and junior medical staff, including Interns, Resident Medical Officers and Registrars / Principal House Officers.
  • If nominated within the department as a RANZCOG Training Supervisor, fulfil the responsibilities of a training supervisor (includes ensuring that 10 hours of clinical support time (protected) annually is applied to the supervision of a trainee allocated to that supervisor).
  • Support the ongoing education for midwives, nurses and allied health staff.
  • Promote patient and staff safety, effective teamwork, collaboration and respectful professional relationships by maximising opportunities for interdisciplinary education and training.
  • Ensure that all senior medical staff, including themselves, maintain their professional competency and development through appropriate continuing educational activities. 

 Research

  • Initiate, encourage and participate in research, evaluation and evidence-based treatment aimed at achieving demonstrable improvements in clinical and service outcomes, whilst complying with local Ethics & Research Committee requirements.

 Maintenance of Professional Standards

  • Maintain professional standards within the Department as well as contribute to this within the wider hospital. 
  • Ensure patients and other staff are treated fairly and with mutual respect and understanding, regardless of cultural, religious, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Follow defined service quality standards, occupational health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.

 General Responsibilities

  • Perform duties as determined by the Service;
  • Perform any other duties directed by the Service which are within their scope of practice and for which they are registered in the State;
  • Perform other provisions related to the duties of the Medical Officer as agreed by the parties;
  • Implement and support clinical models of care and patient safety initiatives as required;
  • Support alternative revenue sources and maximise funding for the delivery of service (where appropriate);
  • Lead and manage staff by fostering and committing to patient safety and quality in the delivery of health care by maintaining and evaluating safety and quality practices and initiatives.
  • All relevant health professionals, who in the course of their duties formulate a reasonable suspicion that a child or youth has been abused or neglected in their home/community environment, have a legislative and a duty of care obligation to immediately report such concerns to Child Safety Services, Department of Communities.

Are you the right person for the job?

How we do things is as important as what we do, therefore within the context of the responsibilities described above under Key Responsibilities, the ideal applicant will be someone who can demonstrate the following key attributes:

  • Specialist knowledge and understanding of the clinical practice of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • Possession of a high degree of initiative and decision-making ability, along with sound clinical knowledge, in order to make important and ethically informed decisions on a day-to-day basis.  
  • Proven ability to foster safe, high-quality health care, derived from sound knowledge of the concepts of patient safety, human factors and improvement.
  • Demonstrated commitment to provide specialist leadership for clinical and service improvement activities and to initiate, encourage and participate in a culture of research, evaluation and evidence-based oversight aimed at creating a high-level performance culture within the service.
  • Effective time management skills and reliability in meeting deadlines and commitments.
  • Sound knowledge and demonstrated understanding of human resource management issues, including workplace health and safety, equal opportunity and anti-discrimination and demonstrated commitment to their implementation.  
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a positive and collaborative interdisciplinary work environment to achieve high quality person-centred care. 
  • High level communication skills with the ability to:
    • lead a team consisting of clinical staff of various ages, skills and knowledge,
    • mediate concerns and facilitate problem-solving between various stakeholders,
    • counsel patients, and
    • appropriately and sensitively manage complaints from both staff members and patients.

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