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SCHN - Network Director of Cardiac Services (eCredential)

Westmead, The Childrens Hospital at Westmead, Western Sydney, Australia

Reference: REQ354207

Closing Date: Wednesday 23rd November 2022

Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

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Employment Type: Full Time Temporary - 3 Year appointment
Position Classification: Staff Specialist
Hours Per Week: 40
Requisition ID: REQ354207

Applications are via eCredential

The Network Director - Cardiac Services is a Full Time Staff Specialist position comprising of 0.6FTE Clinical and 0.4FTE Managerial duties. This appointment is for a period of 3 years, commencing in mid January 2023. The successul applicant will report directly to the Executive Director of Clinical Operations. 

The cardiac service at The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) is one of the leading centres in Australasia providing cardiac care to children and their families. It operates as a single service across two sites, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW) and the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick (SCH). The cardiac service provides inpatient care including cardiac surgery, diagnostic and interventional catheterisation, electrophysiology, advanced imaging and heart failure. Children and their families are seen in outpatients at both SCHN sites.  There is also an extensive network of cardiac outreach care provided across NSW and the ACT. The statewide cardiac service encompasses The Heart Centre for Children (HCFC - medical, surgical, nursing, perfusion, scientific and allied health), Kids Heart Research and The Edgar Stephen Ward (CHW). The Network Director of Cardiac Services will have principle oversight of all these entities.
The Network Director’s primary purpose will be to enable ongoing development of the cardiac service. Utilising their national and international experience in leading paediatric cardiac units, the Network Director will lead the cardiac service towards our vision of being “World leaders in cardiac care, with children and families at the heart of all that we do”. The Network Director will strengthen relationships with local, regional, national and international partners to enhance the reach of the cardiac service.
The Network Director will lead an executive leadership group (consisting of Heads of Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Nursing, Business, Allied Health and Research), who represent all members of the HCFC, in order to develop and implement strategies for the future development of the service. The Network Director will support the leadership group carrying out the day-to-day operational aspects of the cardiac service. The Network Director will report directly to the Executive Director of Clinical Operations.
The Network Director will foster the academic productivity of the service, contributing to teaching, mentoring and research. The successful candidate may be appointable to a conjoint university appointment at The University of Sydney or The University of NSW at an academic rank commensurate with experience and performance.
The Network Director will contribute to the clinical cardiac service and the clinical skill set of the successful candidate should align with the clinical needs of the cardiac service.  It is expected that the Network Director will manage their time between clinical and leadership commitments including administrative duties.

  1. Eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia as a Specialist, and/or overseas trained specialist pathways
  2. Demonstrated recent leadership experience at a high level in a nationally or internationally recognised paediatric cardiac service
  3. Demonstrated ability in service planning and development
  4. Demonstrated commitment to excellence, innovation and discovery
  5. Demonstrated commitment to mentoring, training and research
  6. Demonstrated skills in management, including budgetary management
  7. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team
  8. Recent recent clinical experience at a consultant or senior level in a world-class paediatric cardiac service

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.                     

As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the NSW Policy Directive PD2022_030 Occupational Assessment Screening and Vaccination for vaccination requirements.

Applicants must have completed the COVID-19 vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.

ASARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) 3 doses are required for Category A positions (refer to NSW Policy Directive PD2022_030 Occupational Assessment Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases).

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian Website

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.

The successful candidate may be appointable to a conjoint university appointment at The University of Sydney or The University of NSW at an academic rank commensurate with experience and performance.

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Applications Close: Wednesday 23rd November 2022

Note: NSW Health does not require or accept the 'fit2work badge' offered as an option in eCredential. Please do not apply or pay for a fit2work badge when applying for this position.

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