Director of General Medicine

Mercy Health
Werribee, Australia
Job Type
Reference No.
Pay Rate
$200 - $230
Application Close Date
Contact Title
Associate Professor
Contact Name
Thomas Chan
Contact Email
Contact Phone
61 3 8754 3206



The Department of General Medicine is the largest inpatient unit at Werribee Mercy Hospital and receives all acute medical admissions.  The Department comprises of 4 medical teams supervised by general medical physicians across 7 days of the week. We are a friendly, dynamic, professional team dedicated to providing care to the community. As the inaugural Director of General Medicine, you will have a unique opportunity to make your mark and build on our vision of delivering exceptional patient experience, clinical care and service delivery. You will make an impact by:

  • Providing strong leadership and clinical governance of the department
  • Cultivating an environment that nurtures mentoring, learning and development of clinical staff through education and research
  • Developing strong collaboration with other clinical teams, external partners and the health executive to provide a seamless patient centred model of care
  • Being able to work independently and continually strive to improve patient care and experience

This is a permanent position, 0.7 FTE.

There will be dedicated medical administrative support

The successful candidate will be required to have an appropriate clinical load

There are opportunities to arrange a suitable honorary academic position with the co-located University of Notre Dame Medical School.


  • Appointees must be legally qualified practitioners, registered or registrable with AHPRA without conditions, undertakings or reprimands.
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) with Specialist recognition in General Medicine, Acute Geriatrics or relevant adult subspecialty
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience as a senior clinical leader with operational experience
  • Ability to provide strategic focus and direction and foster a culture of quality and service improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team


Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ At Mercy Health, we pride ourselves on our values-based culture, and offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable people across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and vulnerable people and have a zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

Mercy Health has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases in healthcare settings. You may therefore be required to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

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