Chief Operating Officer - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 18/02/2022
REF: RCHcoo0122
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Chief Operating Officer

Close Date: 18/02/2022
REF: RCHcoo0122
  • Outstanding opportunity in this iconic health service
  • Collaborate for high performance operations
  • Lead a range of functions and services

The Position
The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne (RCH) seeks to appoint a collaborative and continuous improvement-oriented individual to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO).  Reporting to the CEO the position will be primarily responsible for managing the effective high-performing operations of the hospital along with the response to sector operational imperatives and programs.
The COO is a key member of the Executive Team, who work together to support hospital wide planning and change management initiatives, driving service improvement and the overall performance of the hospital.  The position will lead the operating system of the RCH, managing the access and flow of patients, in addition to providing leadership for key hospital incidents and campaigns such as the COVID-19 pandemic.  The incoming COO will have a clear strategic focus, working collaboratively with the CEO to engage with RCH partners and coordinate campus, precinct and Health Service partnership initiatives,
The COO also has functional responsibility for a significant Ambulatory Services department as well as Ancillary services such as Pharmacy and, Laboratory Services.
The successful candidate will demonstrate extensive executive level operational experience in complex public sector environments, preferably hospitals, with a track record of service delivery and results.  Knowledge and understanding of customer/patient flow and safety will be essential, with a clinical background highly regarded.  The appointee will provide strong and effective leadership to staff, while enhancing a culture that supports quality patient care, financial responsibility and continuous improvement .  The appointee will possess well developed conceptual and analytical skills, coupled with a proven ability to exercise sound judgement.  Presenting with highly effective interpersonal and influencing skills, the ability to develop credibility and solid relationships with multiple stakeholders will be key to success in this position.
The Organisation
The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria. Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. RCH is located within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, with more than 45 world-class biomedical organisations and more than 50,000 of the brightest minds working together to make the Precinct number one in the Asia Pacific region for health, education, research, and training.
The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.
All applicants please be aware that in line with Pandemic Orders, all hospital employees must be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government COVID -19 vaccination Certificate and to comply with any updates to Pandemic Directions as applicable to Healthcare Workers.
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To apply – please click on ‘APPLY NOW’ and using reference RCHcoo0122, address your cover letter and resume to Liz Jones of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

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