Medical Director - AOD - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 22/02/2021
REF: NRImed0221
Applications for this listing are closed

Medical Director – AOD

Close Date: 22/02/2021
REF: NRImed0221
  • Exceptional medical leadership role
  • Be part of a dynamic and impactful executive team
  • Positively impact health, safety and wellbeing in a vibrant community

The Position
North Richmond Community Health (NRCH) seeks to appoint an exceptionally talented Medical Director to lead its Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) program as well Victoria’s first Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR). The Medical Director will provide executive oversight of the organisation’s AOD services, including clinical leadership of the MSIR, ensuring the delivery of best-practice, high quality integrated AOD services.
Reporting to the CEO, the Medical Director – AOD will be part of the organisation’s Executive Leadership Team and will work alongside a talented and dynamic group of Executives. Providing high level medical advice and support, key responsibilities of the role will be driving professional culture change, driving continual service improvement and embedding harm reduction principles into practice across all AOD programs.
As a registered Medical Practitioner with medical qualifications, the successful candidate will be a highly credible contemporary leader who is philosophically aligned to the NRCH service model. Equipped with an engaging and involved leadership style, the appointee will have the proven ability to transform an organisation by creating a high performance work culture, and initiating and evaluating quality improvement and best practice projects in a clinical environment. The appointee will also demonstrate advanced skills in strategic and business planning processes, clinical governance and planning, decision making and meeting service targets. Knowledge of relevant health and community policies, practices and services for people who use drugs is advantageous as is experience in providing services for people who inject drugs, including pharmacotherapy prescribing.
A Master in Public Health and/or a research based higher degree is highly desirable.
The Organisation
Since 1974, North Richmond Community Health (NRCH) has been committed to making healthcare for local area residents more accessible and culturally relevant. The organisation works with community members to support social justice principles which afford all people the right to dignity, respect, and the highest quality of care.
With the recent addition of Victoria’s first Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR), NRCH is dedicated to combatting the stigma and discrimination experienced by people who use drugs and improving their quality of life.
NRCH provides an increasing number of co-located health and social support services in the MSIR, including primary care, oral health, hepatitis testing and treatment, AOD treatment and legal services.
After its second year in operation, the Victorian Government approved that the MSIR be extended for a further 3 years, until 30 June 2023.
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To apply – please  click on ‘APPLY NOW’ using reference NRImed0221, addressing your cover letter and resume to Deborah Komesaroff of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 3 9016 6000 for further information.

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