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Ballarat Health

Clinical Director Mental Health Services

Ballarat Health

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 01/11/2017

Job Category:

Executive / Medical, Nursing & Healthcare

Job description:

Clinical Director Mental Health Services

Fixed Term - Full Time/Part time

76 hours per fortnight or as negotiated

4 year contract




Ballarat Health Services seeks a Clinical Director of Mental Health Services to lead our mental health services.


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 Director, lead and manage the provision of clinical services in Mental Health, 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 monitor and manage the team to ensure the highest level of service delivery


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.


To be considered for this position, you must have proven leadership capabilities, including:


•high level communication and influencing skills,


•Advanced report writing and computer skills


•systems thinker who is a highly curious and an innovative problem solver,


•being results driven


•Fostering productive and professional working relationships.


•Ability to interrogate data and find practical solutions to problems.



Exceptional stakeholder engagement skills combined with resilience, tenacity and drive are crucial to the success of this position. Our core values of Teamwork, Respect, Accountability and Compassion must also be clearly demonstrated by the successful applicant.



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


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