SA Health

Job no: 869674
Work type: Full time
Location: Yorke and Mid North
Categories: Medical

  • Yorke and Northern Local Health Network, Port Pirie 
  • Total Indicative Remuneration Package – $560,766 – $755,300 p.a. *
  • Classification – MD2
  • Ongoing Full Time Contract


*TIRP includes award salary, various allowances (remote, on-call, PD etc), super and private practice arrangements (if applicable)



Are you passionate about ensuring the highest standards of medical care? Yorke and Northern Local Health Network is seeking a Director Medical Services to lead our medical teams in delivering safe, effective, and efficient services across our network.

The Director Medical Services is responsible for:

  • Support the Executive Director Medical Services in ensuring the safe and effective delivery of medical services
  • Assist in maintaining service provision across the network’s clinical services
  • Provide leadership to medical staff, serving as a role model for professional standards
  • Contribute to the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of medical services, including Clinical Governance, Clinical Risk
  • Management, and Morbidity & Mortality Review
  • Support the establishment and maintenance of a positive health and safety culture, consulting with stakeholders on decisions impacting workplace health and safety

Essential Criteria

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) or equivalent
  • Appropriate Specialist Qualifications and registerable with the Medical Board of Australia as a Medical Practitioner with Specialist registration; or another qualification as defined in the SA Medical Officers Award
  • Proven leadership in a complex multi-disciplinary environment, enhancing organizational effectiveness and accountability amidst ongoing change
  • Management expertise in healthcare, particularly in change management and risk management strategies
  • Proficiency in continuous improvement practices and resource management, including human, financial, and physical resources
  • Experience collaborating with Aboriginal communities to deliver culturally appropriate health services, alongside managing contracts and implementing strategic plans and policies

About You

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Established academic and service delivery expertise
  • Strong leadership, strategic thinking, and change management skills
  • Exceptional communication, negotiation, and problem-solving abilities
  • Commitment to ethical conduct, teamwork, and improving Aboriginal Health services

About the Region

A career in the Yorke and Northern Local Health Network offers many great lifestyle benefits, including diverse job prospects and the opportunity to fast track your skills and career, not to mention your choice of scenery from farm, ocean, vineyards and the Southern Flinders ranges. View the below videos for more information about working for Yorke and Northern Local Health Network

Work with us – Yorke and Northern LHN

Yorke and Northern Local Health Network – We care for you

Important Information

We also offer salary sacrifice benefits, watch a short clip about what salary packaging is. For information about the eligibility for the Relocation Support working for SA Health can be found here.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time.  Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.


  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • DHS National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Worker Check
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients)

Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category C

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job ref869674.


Sam Burt
Medical Workforce Coordinator
Phone: 8638 4407

Application Closing Date

20 June 2024 – 11.55PM


Download File 869674 Director Medical Services Job Pack.pdf

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Advertised: 05 Jun 2024 Cen. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: 20 Jun 2024 Cen. Australia Standard Time

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