Alfred Health is the main provider of health services to people in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne and is also a major provider of specialist services to people across Victoria. The Health Service operates three outstanding facilities: The Alfred, Caulfield and Sandringham. Monash University is an energetic and dynamic university committed to quality education, outstanding research and international engagement. A member of Australia’s Group of Eight research intensive universities, Monash seeks to improve the human condition and is committed to a sustainable future. Monash has six campuses in Victoria, a campus in Malaysia, a campus in South Africa, a centre in Prato, Italy, and numerous international partnerships and cooperative ventures.
Diabetes and Endocrinology is a long-established specialty at The Alfred providing a comprehensive range of assessment and treatments of all aspects of endocrinology including pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, calcium metabolism and bone disease, diabetes and endocrine pancreatic disease, and gonadal disease.
The Department of Diabetes, The Central Clinical School, Monash University, is the first university department in Australia solely dedicated to diabetes research and its complications including kidney disease, heart disease and blindness. With a team of more than 50 scientists focused on turning our discoveries into innovative treatments, early diagnosis and improved patient outcomes, the Department has a strong educational and training mission, to prepare the next generation of researchers and scientists to tackle Australia's fastest growing chronic disease.
The Monash University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM), Australia’s largest school of Public Health, also has a strong research interest in Diabetes. Our research drives improvements in healthcare planning, policy and practice around the world, and our world-class educators pass on their methodological expertise and clinical experience to students. We’re home to a broad range of methodological expertise, including clinical trial management, clinical registries, health economics, evidence synthesis, qualitative and mixed methods research, epidemiology and biostatistics.
The new Professor and Director of Diabetes and Endocrinology will be responsible for leadership and ongoing strategic development of Diabetes and Endocrinology Services across Alfred Health. The successful candidate will undertake clinical sessions as part of their appointment and will be jointly accountable to the Program Director, Alfred Specialty Medicine for the provision of clinical and consultative services in Diabetes and Endocrinology, development of the service, patient safety, quality and professional medical leadership, but also to either the Head of the Central Clinical School or the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine for research, teaching and administrative duties relevant to Monash University, depending on research fit.
Our preferred candidate must be a legally qualified medical practitioner, registered or registrable with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) without conditions, undertakings or reprimands that could impact on their clinical practice.
Selection criteria to be addressed in the application as follows;
- Fellowship of the relevant college(s).
- Ability to meet Alfred Health credentialing and scope of practice requirements for Diabetes and Endocrinology.
- Demonstrable extensive knowledge and experience in Diabetes and Endocrinology.
- Demonstrated experience in teaching.
- A higher research degree, or equivalent research achievement as demonstrated by published work and research grant success.
- Relevant experience in a major teaching hospital with substantial clinical experience in a specific area of Diabetes and Endocrinology with demonstrated innovative capabilities and outcomes in that discipline.
- National and international recognition for academic excellence as evidenced by publications and other scholarly achievements.
- Demonstrated leadership in the delivery of clinical services and/or experience in successful health service management in a tertiary referral teaching hospital.
- Outstanding communication skills, including well-developed conflict resolution skills and ability to liaise well with other staff at all levels.
- Demonstrated flexibility in problem solving and the capability to develop and sustain highly collaborative relationships with others/ other teams.
- Commitment to the development and promotion of a multidisciplinary approach to Endocrinology.
- Strong team player with an ability to build, develop and motivate clinical, management and research teams and to introduce change.
- Experience in strategic planning for research and teaching over the broad range of disciplines relevant to Diabetes and Endocrinology.
- Ability to manage financial, capital and human resources effectively and efficiently.
- Ability to optimise quality and service delivery within prevailing financial and work practice conditions.
This appointment will be made by a joint Alfred Health/Monash University selection committee. The appointment will be for a period of up to three years.
For more information on this position or for a confidential discussion on the brief, please contact our advising consultants Alumni Harvey Nash:
- Chris Davies, Regional MD - +61477010023
- Laurence Sims, Head of Research - +61456789856
Applications close: Sunday 20th June 2021.
Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.