Clinical Director Women’s and Babies, Women’s and Children’s Health Network, Australia

Adelaide (LGA), Metropolitan Adelaide (AU)
07 Jun 2019
05 Jul 2019
Career Level
Director, Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

The Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN), Adelaide Australia is the state-wide provider of public health services for infants, children and women. It has an unprecedented opportunity to lead the design, delivery and ongoing reform of health services to meet the highest standards of safety and quality, and, improve the health outcomes of its diverse constituency.

WCHN’S mission is to continue to provide the highest quality of care and to be the national leader in the delivery of healthcare to babies, children and women.

SA Health and Wellbeing is currently in the process of establishing Governing Boards for each LHN which will formally commence governance from July 2019. This is part of the State health service reform that is currently underway.  The organisation will be shaping the strategic planning for Adelaide’s new Women and Children’s Hospital and developing a sustainment strategy for the existing Women and Children’s Hospital.

The Clinical Director Women’s and Babies will be a major contributor to these reforms through extensive consultation and excellent clinical and community engagement.  The importance of appropriate clinical services planning, design and staffing models cannot be underestimated in the future relocation of WCH, transformational reform process, change management and organisational culture development. The successful applicant will need to have the ability to liaise and negotiate with, and influence, clinicians and key stakeholders.

Therefore, the organisation is looking for an outstanding clinical leader who will be responsive, innovative, strategic, and foster collaborative working relationships within WCHN, executive teams, leadership teams, clinicians and key stakeholders in the Department of Health and Wellbeing and other external bodies.

This exceptional clinical leader will lead the strategic direction and implementation of strategies to achieve an integrated service, built around an enhanced service delivery model to deliver the contemporary, consistent and high-quality care and services expected by all stakeholders.

We invite qualified candidates to contact Liz Hlipala on +61 (0)401 122 301 or via email: for a confidential discussion.

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Applications close Friday the 5th of July 2019