Clinical Director of Paediatrics - Werribee Mercy Hospital

Mercy HealthMelbourne

Job Type:Part Time
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Werribee Mercy is a fast growing general Hospital serving the needs of the western growth corridor of suburban and outer suburban Melbourne. It provides emergency services, acute medical and surgical services, psychiatric and maternity services to the adults, children and families of the region. As part of our expansion to meet the needs of the local community a general paediatric ward is to be established, along with an expanded outpatient paediatric service, a growth and development review service, and an expanded adolescent health service. The Clinical Director of Paediatrics will be instrumental in the development and implementation of these services. The Clinical Director will help establish the new paediatric ward, working closely with surgical and medical specialities, the special care nursery unit, and the emergency department.


  • Located at Werribee Mercy Hospital
  • Provide leadership for the current paediatric services
  • Lead the expansion of outpatient and inpatient paediatric services
  • 0.5 EFT. Opportunities for private practice or additional clinical appointments subject to negotiation.
  • Staff management. In conjunction with the Clinical Director of Women's and Children's services Mercy Health, is responsible for the management of consultant paediatric staff and supporting the Clinical Director of the SCN in managing the existing SCN VMO and junior medical staff.
  • For the appropriate clinician this role could be combined with the Clinical Director of Special Care Nursery role (see WMH 221).


  • Registered with the Australian Health Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with specialist qualifications in Paediatrics which are recognised by the National Qualification Advisory Committee of Australia.
  • A strong background in specialist paediatric and/or neonatology practice as relevant to the role.
  • Experience in service and program development is desirable.
  • Experience in paediatric emergency department management and coordination of paediatric emergency services is preferred.
  • Demonstrated Leadership abilities and an involvement in teaching at an undergraduate and postgraduate level is required.


  • Values driven culture
  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Leadership Capability Framework to support your career progression and development
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Thrive @ Mercy – our health & wellbeing hub supporting you to be the best you can be
  • Stepping Stones – our flexibility framework supporting your growth and work life balance
  • Fully funded childcare referral service

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Werribee Mercy Hospital is a General Public Hospital located in the rapidly growing western suburbs of Melbourne. Our services include surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, aged and palliative care. The hospital is currently undergoing significant expansion with a number of exciting capital projects currently underway, including an $85 million State Government funded redevelopment that has delivered a new critical care unit and will take total number of beds to 298. Join us now and be part of our team as we expand to serve our community.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation employing over 8500 people who provide compassionate and holistic care through our acute hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health programs, palliative and respite services, maternity and women’s health services, early parenting services and home care services.

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.

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.

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Enquiries to: Dr Michael J Rasmussen, Clinical Director of Women’s and Children’s Services; Mercy Hospitals Victoria,

Quote Ref No: WMH 220

Applications Close: Sunday, 28 October 2018