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Deputy Director, Footscray Ed

Western Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Footscray Hospital Emergency Department is looking for a a dynamic Emergency Physician and excellent clinical leader to be its next Deputy Director. This leadership role involves navigating the continuum from individual patient care through to hospital administration, and the interfaces that support staff to provide Best Care. With New Footscray Hospital planned to open in 2025, this position will be important in guiding the department towards this exciting development.

To be Successful in this Role you

  • Hold a Fellowship of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

  • Support the Director and the Nurse Unit Manager in leadership, governance, and quality and safety activities

  • Model traits of a leader, supporter, manager, student and expert clinician

  • Have developed skills in effecting change in a complex system 

  • Successfully manage the clinician and administrator interface

About Us

Our workforce of over 7,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop. Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

The Footscray Hospital Emergency Department sees over 40,000 predominantly adult presentations per year, providing assessment, investigations, and treatment to patients who present for urgent and emergency care. A 12-bed Emergency Observation Unit provides extended emergency management for patients requiring short term observation and treatment. With a recent uplift in Emergency Physicians, there are soon to be 13 EFT of Emergency Physicians, with shared responsibility with Sunshine Emergency Department for the supervision and training of nearly 40 EFT of registrars, both training and non-training with ACEM, along with multiple interns and HMOs.

Our continued growth has seen the addition of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital, the ongoing expansion of the Emergency Department at Sunshine Hospital, and the planning of a New Footscray Hospital in 2025.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing

  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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