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Health Service Manager

Western NSW Local Health District - The Slopes, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Contribute to world-class rural health care through innovation, safety, quality care and improved outcomes for communities of Western NSW.

To be considered for interview, candidates must address the Selection Criteria in the Position Description.

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Nurse Manager Grade 5
Remuneration: $138,434.96 - $140,777.78 pa plus super
Hours Per Week: 38
Location: Lightning Ridge, NSW

Health Service Manager
Lightning Ridge Multi Purpose Service & Goodooga Health Service

About the role:

In Western NSW LHD we understand how integral our senior team is to achieving our goal of healthier rural people and thriving communities. We value autonomy & responsibility, will develop you to reach your potential and will always support you in an inclusive, collaborative and caring team environment.

Leadership, collaboration and innovation are at the heart of the Health Service Manager's role. You will coordinate the daily operations of a rural hospital, manage multidisciplinary care teams and maintain a visible role in the community. Promoting efficient and effective day to day operations of facility services, you will be responsible for the delivery of safe, high standards of care and services for patients and their families.

You will develop, monitor and evaluate allocation and utilisation of the facility workforce and resource utilisation, providing leadership to direct and support staff. Ongoing evaluation and management (including change management) of service needs in consultation with a multidisciplinary team, and the development of policies related to clinical services are also required.

Innovation and continuous improvement underpins this role, and through your leadership, you’ll be part of shaping the future of rural health. It’s not always easy, but it will always be extremely rewarding.

Challenge yourself. Make an impact. Shape the future. Join Western NSW Local Health District.

Where you’ll be working:
Lightning Ridge is a beautiful opal mining town located in northern New South Wales, 50 kilometres south of the Queensland border. Lightning Ridge is one of the only places in the world where the beautiful black opal is found and is also home of artesian bore spa baths, a permanent supply of warm mineralised waters bubbling from almost a kilometre below the surface.

The Lightning Ridge Multipurpose Service (MPS) is a 24-bed facility including residential aged care, a 24-hour emergency department, outpatient services, respite and palliative care and a range of integrated primary and community health services.

About us:
WNSWLHD is the largest employer in the region, with over 7,700 dedicated staff working across 3 major rural referral hospitals, 50 community health centres, numerous corporate and executive offices and 38 inpatient facilities – which include 25 multipurpose services and 4 district health services. Some of the benefits of working with us include:

  • Genuine support in an inclusive, compassionate and caring team environment.
  • Interesting and challenging work that will bring your purpose to life, broaden your scope and fast track your career.
  • Greater autonomy and responsibility to reach your full potential.
  • Opportunities to make an impact and shape the future of rural health through involvement in projects, innovations and research.
  • Opportunities for learning and development, including access to a mentoring program and in-house training with our Organisational Development Unit and eLearning system.
  • Access to Fitness Passport and free and confidential counselling services.

How to apply:
Candidates must read the Position Description and address the Selection Criteria for the role, providing examples where required. You must also upload a copy of your current CV as part of your application. For assistance, see our Guide to Employment with WNSWLHD. For further information on the remuneration and conditions, visit NSW Public Health System Awards.

Applications will close 6 Apr 2021 – 11:59pm.

Candidates should note we are unable to sponsor working visas for this position.

For role related enquiries, please reach out to Julie Kirk on 0427 203 002 and [email protected]


Three bedroom house with all utilities paid for and rent will be at award rate.

Talent Pool
If we identify a surplus of suitable candidates for this role, you may also be invited to an eligibility list where you could be offered an alternative position per the relevant Award.

Our commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
We are committed to building a workplace that values diversity, inclusion and belonging, by recognising and valuing the skills and strengths each person can bring to our organisation. As a vibrant and diverse region, rich in community and culture, we welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

The Slopes, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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