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Director, Medical Services

Melbourne Metro, VIC

Permanent

$

Executive and Management

  • Lead GEO Healthcare to provide Primary Healthcare Services to public prisons across Victoria.
  • Manage a transition of staff and services with a supportive & experienced General Manager & active GEO Healthcare Board.
  • Join the Senior Leadership Team & lead a unique healthcare service with a wide geographical footprint.

About the role

Joining GEO Healthcare, the Director, Medical Services is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team and will play an integral role in GEO Healthcare’s delivery of Primary Healthcare Services to public prisons in Victoria.

Based at GEO Healthcare’s Head Office, located in Melbourne’s CBD, you will be responsible for and lead the provision of medical and dental services as well as oversight of contracted allied health and diagnostic services. You will provide effective clinical leadership and support to Medical Practitioners, Dentists, Allied Health Professionals and diagnostic services in the provision of healthcare at GEO Healthcare locations and will coordinate the clinical supervision of Nurse Practitioner candidates.  You will report to the General Manager lead the provision of healthcare with a focus on safety and quality to meet or exceed the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards

While being supported by the General Manager and the Senior Leadership Team, you will build a positive and productive workplace culture and carry out all duties in accordance with the GEO Healthcare Values – Understanding, Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Excellence. The role requires strong stakeholder engagement to ensure relationships are established and maintained with relevant staff and internal and external stakeholders to support the provision of high-quality services and professional practice.

You will also be required to, at times, attend any of the 13 GEO Healthcare locations and The GEO Group Head Office in Sydney, NSW.

By successfully leading a transition of provider and continuing to deliver and exceed Key Performance Measures the role will actively contribute to a service that will achieve positive healthcare outcomes for people in prison which is a key element in reducing recidivism across the prison system.

Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a medical practitioner.
  • Post-graduate qualifications and/or experience in medical administration.
  • Demonstrated experience with the appointment and credentialing of Medical, Dental and Allied health staff.
  • Experience in coordinating and providing medico-legal responses to Coroners Court, complaints and professional practice matters.
  • Extensive clinical governance and clinical risk management experience.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills that build positive relationships with staff, the client and stakeholders.
  • Extensive experience in the development, implementation and monitoring of clinical policy, procedures and practice relating to medical, dental and allied health services.

Other Requirements of the role:

  • Ability to work within a correctional setting, which will involve direct contact with prisoners associated with the delivery of healthcare.
  • Valid and current full Australian driver’s licence.
  • Satisfactory completion of a National Criminal History Check.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Working outside of ordinary hours may be required.

For more information on this role, including more details regarding the key accountabilities, please click this link for the position description.

About GEO Healthcare

GEO Healthcare is a subsidiary of The GEO Group Australia Pty Ltd – a private operator of correctional centres and healthcare services in Australia for 30 years.

GEO Healthcare employs a highly skilled, professional multidisciplinary teams of healthcare practitioners to ensure people in prison can access and receive the equivalent standard and range of healthcare services available in the broader community.

GEO Healthcare’s team will adopt a person-centred and trauma-informed approach with the understanding that many people in prison have complex mental and physical health conditions that require a ‘tailored approach’ to best manage their specific healthcare needs.

GEO Healthcare will work in close partnership with public, private and not-for-profit providers to deliver the best possible healthcare outcomes for people in prison, with plans for ongoing post-release care and support in the community.

GEO Healthcare embraces  the GEO Continuum of Care® model  in the delivery of health services to people in prison. This approach begins from initial screening and assessment of an individual on their reception into prison, through their in-custody healthcare management and post-release planning and support measures.

GEO Healthcare will deliver safe, high-quality healthcare services that are patient-centred, holistic and proactive. Healthcare will be delivered in a manner that is sensitive to a person’s culture – particularly when supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in prison, religion, gender identity and age.

As a member of GEO Healthcare’s team, you will be part of a highly professional, competent and skilled workforce dedicated to providing safe, high-quality healthcare services in the unique correctional environment.

Working within a correctional centre provides you with an opportunity to utilise and further develop your healthcare competencies with a patient cohort often presenting with complex physical and mental health issues.

We are always looking for qualified people to join our company who share the company Values: Understanding, Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Excellence.

You will benefit from:

  • A Safe working environment
  • An opportunity to work in a progressive service delivery environment
  • Internal career opportunities, professional development and progression
  • Access to our free and confidential Employee Assistance Program
  • Many other employee (and family) benefits.

For further information on our organisation please visit geogroup.com.au/geohealthcare 

How to Apply:

To apply, we ask that you complete short questionnaire below and attach a cover letter and current resume.

Please Note: it is mandatory for all GEO Healthcare staff to have had three COVID-19 vaccinations. You will be required to attach immunisation evidence to your application.

To obtain further information about the application and recruitment process, please contact David Grace, GEO Healthcare General Manager on 0409 254 571.

Make a real difference – Apply Now!

People with diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing date for applications – 30 January 2023 at 12.30pm

We are always looking for people to join or company who share the values that we stand for:  

UNDERSTANDING          RESPECT         ACCOUNTABLE       TEAMWORK         EXCELLENCE

Job Ad Reference GH0004
Date Listed 11 January 2023
ContactGeneral Manager David Grace
0409 254 571
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