First listed on: 16 July 2017

Divisional Co-Director (Midwifery)/ Service Manager - Maternity & Women's Health

Position Ref Number: 404234 
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time 
Salary Rate: 
Salary from: 2579.80 
Salary to: 2930.60 

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 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

The role will work in partnership with the Medical Co-Director Maternity & Women’s Health to strategically lead the delivery of clinical services within the Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology across the District. The Co-Directors will provide strategic advice to the Board and Executive for all services provided by the Division and provide strategic direction for the clinical services within their division based on the level of activity and expertise delivered across the District. The Co-Directors will foster a multidisciplinary approach to care with a focus on the total patient experience while ensuring service delivery is based on best practice, adapted to local needs and of a high standard.

The positions may be filled by medical, nursing/midwifery or allied health leaders.

The positions will:

  • Provide clinical leadership, and are responsible for oversight of clinical policies and guidelines within the Division.
  • Develop strategies to minimise clinical risk and ensure quality and safety protocols are maintained across the District for divisional services.
  • Develop and monitor business plans, financial plans and a workforce plans for services within the Division.
  • Allocate funding and activity, in accordance to District operational plans.
  • Undertake workforce planning and development.
  • Develop and support research within the Division with a focus on developing and managing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure consultation occurs with other Divisions and Services when considering new services or strategies

The Co-Director will develop a memorandum of understanding with each Hub for the delivery of clinical services provided by all services within the Division.

The Co-Director will be responsible for providing professional leadership for the following services:

  • Maternity
  • Gynaecology
  • Neonatal Services

The position models the CORE values of ISLHD - Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.

Enquiries: Contact Sue Harris on 4221 6851 
Phone: 4221 6851 
Closing Date: 23/07/2017 
To view the position description or submit your applications please click the 'Apply' button below.

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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