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Clinical Director - Mental Health Services

Ballarat Health Services

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Clinical Director Mental Health Services

Permanent Full Time

76 hours per fortnight or as negotiated

Applications are sought from suitably qualified Psychiatrists for the position of Clinical Director of Mental Health Services at Ballarat Health Services. The successful candidate will lead specialist medical care and governance across acute and subacute Mental Health services and provide specialist advice and governance for residential care.

You will be a key senior leader within Ballarat Health Services, and have the opportunity to deliver strategic and operational leadership, whilst overseeing clinical management. You will be an energetic, innovative practitioner with demonstrated experience in leading change, excellent interpersonal skills and promote a positive workplace culture with an engaged workforce.


  • In collaborative partnership with the Operations Directors, lead and manage the provision of clinical service, emphasising excellence in patient care, staff performance, efficiency, education and research
  • Ensure the services provide the highest quality world-class clinical care to patients.
  • Supervise the clinical care of patients, including overseeing clinical supervision arrangements for junior medical officers.
  • Actively enable and participate in the ongoing organisational and clinical development of the staff working at Ballarat Health Services. 
  • Ensure patient flow is managed, optimising the patient journey and the patient experience.
  • Actively monitors and manages the team to ensure the highest level of service delivery


Qualifications and Experience 

  • Medical qualification and current AHPRA Specialist (Psychiatry) registration including clinical practice in a field relevant to the Services
  • Post-graduate qualifications in a health or management-related field and at least five years’ experience in a relevant management role desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in working with senior staff and teams to create and implement a service vision and strategic direction.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple health professions within a large, complex healthcare organisation and a commitment to excellence in the provision of health services.

Technical/Professional Knowledge and skills

  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge in healthcare financing and budgetary management.
  • Demonstrated values driven leadership skills with a commitment to working collaboratively to achieve agreed organisational vision and objectives utilising evidence based quality approach.
  • Continuous Improvement: Originating action to improve existing conditions and processes; identifying improvement opportunities, generating ideas, and implementing solutions.
  • Planning & Organising: Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Developing Others: Planning and supporting the development of individuals’ skills and abilities so that they can fulfil current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively.
  • Reliable transport and the ability to work between various worksites.

Personal Attributes 

  • Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  • Leadership Disposition: Demonstrating the traits, inclinations, and dispositions that characterize successful leaders; exhibiting behaviour styles that meet the demands of a leader role. 
  • Work Standards: Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed. 
  • Stress Tolerance: Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.
  • Innovation: Generating innovative solutions in work situations; trying different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.
  • Driving for Results: Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment; using measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals; tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from that achievement and continuous improvement.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  • Building Strategic Working Relationships: Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Negotiation: Effectively exploring alternatives and positions to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
  • Developing Others: Planning and supporting the development of individuals’ skills and abilities so that they can fulfil current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively.

The successful applicant must also clearly demonstrate our core values of Teamwork, Respect, Accountability and Compassion.

Ballarat Health Services is a leading regional health service that has a long and very proud history of delivering world class healthcare.  BHS has recently been through a significant period of growth and change and is committed to engage, empower, develop and lead our workforce, to ensure that we deliver healthcare services to the highest possible standards.

For further information on Ballarat you can visit the City of Ballarat website http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/.

All applications, including your response to the key selection criteria, must be submitted online.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory Police Records Check & Immunisation Clearance.

BHS is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. 

Job details
Date posted
8 Dec 2019
13 Dec 2019
Healthcare & Medical
Management & Senior Leadership
$142,000 - $250,000+
Contract type
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Full Time
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Standard/Business Hours
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Australian Citizen/Permanent Resident