Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.
Executive Director South East Metro Cluster
About the South East Metropolitan Cluster
Cluster arrangements across Metropolitan and Regional Victoria were established initially to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These arrangements are now evolving to become an important part of the Victorian health system recovery and reform program.
The South East Metro Cluster (SEMC) has a Governing Council of the Chief Executives of the three major Public Health Services – Alfred Health, Monash Health and Peninsula Health – and South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN). The Council is developing an agenda of strategic and major health system clinical and administrative reforms to improve access to high quality healthcare, and financial sustainability; this will include co-ordinating the health services’ response to COVID-19.
South east metropolitan Melbourne covers thirteen local municipalities stretching from Melbourne CBD to the tip of Mornington Peninsula and east to Bunyip. The estimated resident population is 1.8 million people with rapid growth in many areas and wide diversity in demography. Initial reform priorities for the SEMC include pandemic management, home based care, outpatient flow, access to elective surgery and shared service arrangements.
About the role
The Executive Director (ED) of the SEMC will report to the SEMC Chair (currently Monash Health CEO), and be employed through Alfred Health, whilst working closely with all the CEOs, supporting them to lead and manage an agreed set of major system reform initiatives.
Managing the overall Cluster design, scope, budget, schedule, quality and relationships with internal and external partners is a key element of the role. The ED is also responsible for guiding the relevant health services teams through all Cluster establishment and implementation activities, ensuring the Cluster has organizational visibility.
The ED will build productive working relationships with the CEOs and executive teams of the partner organisations and with the leaders of other health and community services in south east Melbourne. They will be supported by the health services’ operational teams and a small Cluster PMO (including Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service) to facilitate and contribute to the completion of specific project activities in an effective and timely manner.
The ED will manage cluster associated risks, issues and scope within the SEMC governance structure and terms of reference ensuring appropriate reporting, escalation and approvals. They will have accountability for the Cluster budget, co-ordination of procurement and management of all Cluster employees and contracts throughout the life of the Cluster.
Your experience and expertise
You are tertiary qualified in a management or health related discipline and are a senior leader in the Victorian health system. You can demonstrate proven experience successfully leading at a senior level an integrated program across Health Services or like public sector organisations. In addition, you have demonstrated success in leading major health transformation projects and you possess:
- high level people management, financial, program and project management skills and experience including program design, implementation, reporting and evaluation;
- a track record of delivering large, complex transformational based change programs;
- ability to lead a multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality, customer focused outcomes;
- advanced knowledge of PMO processes;
- highly developed oral and written communication skills, particularly in reporting, public presentation and consultation, and the ability to negotiate and communicate effectively with relevant internal and external stakeholders;
- a proactive management style and the ability to take initiative and responsibility; and
- experience and understanding of health care systems and processes.
What you need to know
Initial enquiries about the role should be directed to Sarah Hirschi (Monash Health) on 0419226616. Applications should be made via the Monash Health Recruitment site at www.monashhealth.org/careers/ with reference number 45190. A position description is available on the site. Applications close on Tuesday 2 March 2021.
Please note all applications should be made via the Monash Heath careers site
Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.