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  • Extraordinary Leadership Opportunity
  • High Performance Platform
  • Complex Societal Change
  • Ambitious Strategic Future

The Division of Surgery and Anaesthetics at Westmead and Auburn Hospitals is undergoing such a transformation through a leadership model that sees the Operations Director, Clinical Director and Nursing Operations Manager working in partnership to ensure that contemporary, multi-disciplinary models of care are provided across the hospitals. The Division will be a major contributor to the Westmead Development in the enhancement of models of service delivery and in transforming patient flow processes across the whole hospital.

With an operational budget of $145million and a staff of around 980FTE plus senior medical contractors, the division is the second largest within the LHD and is a major contributor to the District’s elective and emergency surgery performance. Westmead and Auburn Hospitals conduct around 65% of the District’s elective surgeries and around 75% of the District’s category 1 elective surgeries.

Reporting to the General Manager, Westmead & Auburn, the role of Operations Director, Division of Surgery and Anaesthetics will continue to develop services within the Division, across Divisions and across the District to deliver on budget, revenue and activity targets. They will provide leadership of service management and corporate governance of the Division and, in partnership with the Clinical Director and Nursing Operations Manager, ensure integration of clinical decision making.

A highly accomplished leader in their own right, with broad experience of public health service provision and management experience and qualifications, the successful candidate will significantly contribute to the transformation of the Division of Surgery and Anaesthetics at Westmead and Auburn Hospitals and to the Western Sydney LHD as a whole.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Senior Search Consultant, Pete Carter on:

T. +61 (0)488 720 077 or via email

Closing date: Tuesday 21st November 2017  

Reference Number: H17_2654

To obtain selection documentation, please visit: