Director Intensive Care, Victorian Heart Hospital

$190,000 - $270,000 yearly
  • Monash Health
  • Clayton VIC, Australia
Full time Health Care Management

Job Description

  • Become a Senior Leader in a state of the art Cardiac Hospital
  • Innovative models of care and research facilities
  • Joint initiative between Monash Health and Monash University

Director of Intensive Care, Victorian Heart Hospital

The Victorian Heart Hospital

The Victorian Heart hospital is a joint initiative between Monash Health and Monash University. The hospital will be located at Monash University and will be completed in October/November 2022 with occupancy in 2023. This hospital will be Australia’s first dedicated cardiac centre and will provide best practice high volume clinical cardiac patient care in a framework of innovative and efficient models of care. It will also house the Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre, the research arm of Monash Heart and a research centre of Monash University. The VHH will incorporate the full range of ambulatory and in-patient cardiac care, including cardiac operating theatres, cardiac catheterisation laboratories, cardiac intensive care, emergency department, non-invasive cardiac imaging services and cardiac specialist clinics. More information available at: https://monashhealth.org/about/major-capital-projects/the-victorian-heart-hospital/ 

About Intensive Care at Monash Health

Monash Health Intensive Care provides the full range of adult including obstetric, and paediatric intensive care services. With the launch of the VHH there will be 4 Adult Intensive Care Units within the Monash Network:

  • Intensive Care unit: Victorian Heart Hospital – 20 beds
  • Intensive Care Unit: Monash Medical Centre – 26 beds
  • Intensive Care Unit: Dandenong Hospital – 14 beds
  • Intensive Care Unit: Casey Hospital – 12 beds

About the role

As the Director of Intensive Care, Victorian Heart Hospital you have accountability for the clinical and operational performance of the Victorian Heart Hospital (VHH) Intensive Care; you are a leader in the Senior Medical Team who acts as a role model for the core values of the organisation and provides outstanding and effective leadership, coordination, and management of the VHH Intensive Care Services employees. As part of the Monash ICU leadership team, you will:

  • Assist the Monash Service Director Intensive Care in co-ordinating and providing intensive care services to the Monash Health intensive care network
  • Support excellence in interdisciplinary clinical practice
  • Facilitate clinical education and support research to advance VHH Intensive Care services and deliver excellence in patient-centred care.
  • Have extensive clinical experience in managing complex, critically ill cardiology, and post-cardiac surgery patients
  • Have formal echocardiography qualifications and significant recent echocardiography experience
  • Have significant recent experience in instituting and managing VV/VA ECMO
  • Have significant ICU leadership experience
  • Manage the organisational medical staff structure of the VHH in consultation with the Service Director, Intensive Care and the Program Director

What’s on offer?

  • A generous competitive remuneration package is on offer, comprising base salary, employer contribution to superannuation (10%), continuous medical education support allowance ($28,224 p.a.), conference leave (2 weeks p.a.), private practice arrangements, on-call and after hours payment, clinical support time, professional indemnity cover.
  • Other employment benefits offered by our health service (if applicable) shift allowances, flexible working arrangements, travel allowances, access to corporate discounts, discounted staff car parking, staff wellness programs, professional development program, employee assistance program and attractive salary sacrificing options.

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria's largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne's population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children's Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information, please visit www.monashhealth.org.


Informal enquiries are welcome, please contact Assoc Prof Tim Leong on 0419 770 104.

Please note that unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Additional Information

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

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