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Challis Recruitment is currently looking for a Radiologist interested in taking up a Campus Clinical Head role. Join Adelaide’s largest growing health service when it comes to medical specialties and associated specialist staff. Making this the perfect time to step into an executive role.


• Conjoint Clinical and Executive Management Position
• Permanent Position
• Remuneration value up to $500,000 PLUS
• Relocation and Retention remuneration offered
• Live and work in Australia’s wine capital Adelaide – enjoy a high standard of living in this vibrant and affordable capital city
• This flourishing health service has undergone a $336 million dollar redevelopment – bringing this cutting edge and state of the art Hospital to the forefront

The Role

The Campus Clinical Head (CCH) is responsible to the Executive Director, SA Medical Imaging (SAMI) for all aspects of service delivery of Medical Imaging at our client’s growing service including:

• Efficient and effective management of SAMI resources (human, financial and capital).
• Direct line management of SAMI medical staff at the hospital.
• Liaison with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and site based leadership teams regarding service provision.
• Representing SAMI at campus meetings (e.g. hospital clinical governance, management team).
• Liaison with clinicians and referrers regarding service provision issues and ensuring that SAMI service delivery and systems are in accordance with SAMI’s business objectives, policies and directives.
• Attendance at the SAMI Executive Management Team, contribution to the governance, integration and efficiency of SAMI.
• Decision making and action in congruent fashion with SAMI financial and other objectives.
Oversight of quality and safety of SAMI services, of training and development and of imaging research at the hospital campus.

The Clinical Head will carry a significant clinical workload. The respective FTE fraction devoted to Clinical or Executive duties will be determined by the ED SAMI in consultation with the incumbent as required from time to time.

The Campus Clinical Head is also responsible for provision of an effective and efficient Radiologist service at our client’s regional sister facility.

The Department – Current & Future Vision

• Current department staffing: 60-70 FTE
• Currently staffed by 5 FTE Radiologists (will become 6 FTE once the Campus Clinical Head position is filled)
• The Hospital intends to introduce Interventional Radiology services in 2016 and a second CT scanner shortly thereafter
• Following successful Clinical Head recruitment, this Department expects to attain accreditation for training in conjunction with the SA Radiology training network.  Research opportunities are possible, initially in association with referring clinical teams

This health service is rapidly expanding and there will be substantial increases in the number of hospital beds over the next two years. Accordingly, there will need to be commensurate growth in Medical Imaging activity and the range of imaging studies and procedures. This setting offers challenges, and also the opportunity for the successful applicant to shape and develop the Medical Imaging service in a rapidly developing Local Health Network whilst maintaining integration of services with SAMI objectives.

The Employer – Current & Future Vision

Our client, a 257-bed acute care teaching hospital located in Adelaide, provides a full range of medical, surgical, diagnostic, emergency and support services to a population of more than 300,000 people. It is affiliated with the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.

The Hospital is also actively involved in cutting edge research, making this facility a centre for both medical and research excellence.

In recent years, this facility has undergone rapid and extensive expansion including the funding of a $336 million, three-part redevelopment program of its services and facilities to meet the increasing healthcare needs of the growing suburbs and surrounding areas.

The facility encompasses state-of-the-art maternity, obstetrics and gynaecology sections, as well as a new women’s and children’s area. Much of the hospital’s core clinical and support infrastructure has been replaced at a cost of $91.2 million. 2005 saw the opening of six new operating theatres, a new Emergency Department, new medical imaging facilities and women’s health consulting and treatment facilities.

Stage B of the redevelopment costing $43.5million, included a 50-bed, acute and aged care mental health facility, a $7million Radiation Oncology unit, enhanced medical and palliative services, the establishment of an extended emergency care unit, day surgery and ambulatory services and the expansion of support services. In August 2008 three new areas of the Hospital were opened including new pathology, oncology and gastroenterology units.

The State Government committed a further $202million towards Stage C of the hospital’s redevelopment, which included a $25million, multi-level staff and visitor car park (completed in 2010), as well as adding an additional 100-150 inpatient beds over the next seven years. The hospital’s future service profile is anticipated to include enhancements to the volume and complexity of interventional cardiology, urology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, cancer services, neurology and general medicine.

Continuing on from this hospitals recent and ongoing major redevelopments, the SA Health initiative, Transforming Health, will also see the development and expansion of medical services at this Hospital and throughout the region.

The Location

Adelaide, the capital of South Australia and the fifth largest city in Australia has an estimated population of 1.3 million with some amazing beaches and a pretty laid back lifestyle.

Adelaide is a sophisticated, modern and affordable place to live and work, with all the hallmarks of a major urban centre with modern and classical architecture, a bustling retail hub and a multi-cultural population.

New Yorker magazine once called Adelaide “the last well planned metropolis on earth” – and newcomers will soon realise this.

The city has wide streets and central squares ringed by 900 hectares of lush parklands. In every sense this layout sets the scene for modern-day life in Adelaide.

Traffic is rarely congested, people are relaxed and friendly, the air is clean and the public transport system can take you to the city’s white, sandy beaches or the Adelaide Hills within half an hour.

In the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual World Wide Cost of Living Survey, Adelaide regularly achieves an excellent ranking as one of the most affordable cities in Australia. Statistics show that Adelaide is 19% cheaper to live in compared to Melbourne and Sydney and 7% cheaper to live in compared to Perth and Brisbane.

South Australia is home to long summers, stunning beaches and award-winning wine, events and festivals. It’s the gateway to the Barossa, Flinders Ranges and Outback and Kangaroo Island. South Australia is the fourth largest state in Australia. It is bordered with every other Australian state and territory except the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania.

Known as the state of festivals and fine wine, Adelaide is a city where there is always something on. Take in a movie under the stars at the Moonlight Cinema; enjoy Sunday afternoon entertainment with free live music at Henley Square or explore the bargains and fresh produce at several of the city’s markets.

If wine is your passion then take a short drive north of Adelaide to the beautiful Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s most well-known wine growing regions. Other popular and picturesque regions include Clare, Coonawarra and McLaren Valley.

Something for the nature lovers, from the botanic gardens to National Parks and lush forests – learn from the friendly park rangers about the native wildlife and Australian flora. Visit limestone cliffs, volcanic craters, and majestic caves.

For those with families Adelaide offers a wide range of education options from government (public) schools to private schools. There are 785 schools in South Australia, with about 440 schools in Adelaide. The majority of Adelaide schools are government schools, however there are also 96 private schools through South Australia.

This amazing location is also surprisingly affordable. As of June 2015 the median house price in metropolitan Adelaide was $428,250 and $253,750 for non-metro locations.

This opportunity has it all – professional satisfaction, career development, desirable metropolitan location and the ultimate Australian lifestyle.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this opportunity you will ideally be currently practicing as a Specialist Radiologist in either Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, the USA or Canada (or any other comparable healthcare system). You will have your fellowship from the RANZCR or equivalent qualifications (for e.g. CCT, CCST, FRCR). Applications are currently being accepted from both Australasian and overseas trained specialists with qualifications that make them eligible for specialist registration with AHPRA.  Please note Challis Recruitment have a dedicated Medical Registration Team that can assist with qualifications, training and clinical practice preliminary Specialist evaluation.

Should you be interested in this fantastic opportunity, please contact me directly on +61 (0)2 9509 3000 or via email for further information and/or a confidential discussion.

Alternatively, if you have any colleagues who may be interested in this exciting opportunity please feel free to forward this information on to them.

Contact us today for a confidential discussion or further information on this exciting management opportunity.



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