Executive Director Mental Health
- Develop innovative models of care
- Drive continuous improvement in systems and programs
- Contribute to the health and wellbeing of a vibrant community
Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH) seeks to appoint an Executive Director Mental Health (EDMH) to provide leadership and direction for the delivery of the organisation’s core clinical mental health services in addition to supporting LRH’s role as the Area Mental Health Service for Gippsland. With a remit to drive significant culture and practice change across the workforce, the EDMH will play a critical role in transforming LRH’s mental health service to meet the recommendations arising from the Royal Commission into Mental Health Services.
Reporting to the CEO, and working collaboratively with the executive team, the EDMH will lead the delivery of high-quality and safe person-centred care to the Gippsland community. With responsibility for operational management of all acute bed based and community mental health programs, public sector residential aged care facility and the mental health workforce, the EDMH will liaise with a broad group of external stakeholders including consumers, carers, government and other health services. A key outcome sought from this appointment will be the development of new models of care, especially those that are community based.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a collaborative style, with the drive and energy to lead the workforce to deliver outstanding service and care within mental health. Described as an outstanding communicator, the appointee will have a natural propensity towards mentoring and developing people. While the appointee is not required to be a practitioner, they will need a strong understanding of the current mental health landscape and associated reforms and will demonstrate the necessary skills to manage complex organisational and cultural change. It is essential that the appointee demonstrate a commitment to the principles of recovery and the involvement of lived experience experts at all levels of governance.
Latrobe Regional Hospital is Gippsland’s specialist referral and trauma centre located 150km east of Melbourne and is one of the region’s largest employers. LRH is a purpose built teaching hospital with 315 beds providing care for more than 260,000 people across the region.
The health service offers medical services including elective surgery, emergency care, aged care, obstetrics, mental health, pharmacy, rehabilitation and medical and radiation oncology. The LRH mental health service is the Area Mental Health Service for Gippsland.
For more information on the organisation visit: lrh.com.au
To apply – please click on ‘APPLY NOW’ using reference LRHemh0821, addressing your cover letter and resume to Liz Jones or Kirsten Henderson, of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.