Western Health has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join the Division of Aged Care and Subacute Services in the role of Head of Unit - Geriatric Medicine.
The Division of Aged Care and Subacute Services provide quality health care for patients across acute, subacute aged care and rehabilitation services. We play an integral role within the health care continuum, supporting patients to maximise their independence and functioning and, in doing so, we minimise long-term health and community care needs. Our diverse group of services is fundamental in promoting effective and seamless services across the care continuum.
Aged Care and Subacute Services include the inpatient Acute Aged Care, Ortho-Geriatric, Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM), Rehabilitation, Palliative Care and Transition Care services. To ensure that patients have appropriate and timely access to these services, the Division also provides a Subacute and Nonacute Assessment and Pathways (SNAP) service to facilitate pathways to the right care setting.
The Head of Unit role is integral to the leadership team within the Division and is responsible and accountable for the delivery of Best Care and effective clinical governance, operational, and financial leadership across the geriatric medical workforce. In addition to the leadership component of the role, the Head of Unit will hold a clinical caseload across acute and subacute aged care services.
It is desirable that the successful candidate will have a proven track record of effective leadership in a health service and has a commitment for the delivery of high quality, safe, patient centred care.