First listed on: 04 February 2017

Stream Clinical Director – Specialist Mental Health Services for Older People - ISLHD MHS

Position Ref Number: 372441 
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time 
Salary Rate: 
Salary from: 223253.00 
Salary to: 301622.00 
Location:Shellharbour; Shoalhaven; Wollongong 

Position Summary 

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

An eligibility list will be created for future Temporary and Permanent Full-Time and Part-Time positions.

Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

Criminal record checks will be undertaken on successful applicants. This position is designated as child-related employment and you will be required to obtain a Working With Children clearance from the Office of the Children’s Guardian. To apply, please go to

Successful applicants to the role must provide certified documentation of vaccination history and pathology as part of their recruitment documentation. The applicant must be certified as compliant with 
before employment can commence.

The Stream Clinical Director – Specialist Mental Health Services for Older People (SMHSOP)  is responsible for providing senior medical leadership, mentoring, advice and direction in relation to all community and inpatient Specialist Mental Health Services for Older People across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD), in addition to taking a role in developing and maintaining clinical governance of these services.  The position will work with and alongside the Mental Health Service Director, Service Clinical Director, Operations Manager and the Director of Nursing; in addition to the Service Manager and Nurse Unit Manager to provide, within available resources, services that deliver effective, efficient and high quality service that meets the needs of patients, their families and the community. The incumbent will be a Staff Specialist Psychiatrist and active clinician, who will contribute 2 days per week towards the medical leadership / clinical governance role and 3 days per week of clinical time. Assessment methods will include measuring consumer and carer satisfaction, creating value, and effective delivery of Key Performance Indicators (KPI). 

The Stream Clinical Director – Specialist Mental Health Services for Older People will be a member of the ISLHD Mental Health Executive and Governance structure.

The position will have line management responsibilities for all Medical Officers employed in the Mental Health Service for Older People community and inpatient services of the ISLHD Mental Health Service.

Enquiries: Rajiv Singh 
Phone: 42534315 
Closing Date: 18/02/2017 
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We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, Ethical Practices, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and promote a smoke-free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks conducted for all positions.

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