Deputy Elective Surgery Manager

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
Fixed Term Part Time

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia’s leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About Department
The Elective Surgery Team coordinates the care of those patients that are on the St Vincent’s Hospital Elective Surgery and Endoscopy waiting lists in accordance with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Elective Surgery Access Policy. The team is responsible for the case management of all patients across all surgical specialties and providing timely access to elective surgery and Endoscopy here at St Vincent’s.

About the Role
You will work closely with both the Elective Surgery Manager and the Elective Surgery Team to manage the daily operations and management of the Elective Surgery and Endoscopy waitlist teams.
Classifications for this position will range from ZJ4- ZJ7 ($104,000 – $104,000 per annum pro rata).


  • Demonstrate leadership skills to deliver and achieve the ultimate vision within the team to treat our patients safely, in time, every time.

  • Ensure 100% of category 1 elective surgery patients are admitted within 30 days

  • Facilitate our Tier 1 Daily Management System meeting, identifying problems and barriers to scheduling all patients

  • Clearly identify and mange problems that are either urgent, chronic or require escalation to senior management

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • At least 5 years clinical, surgical nursing experience

  • Post Graduate Nursing Qualification

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

  • Awareness of the Elective Surgery Access Policy

  • Leadership qualities with proven ability to direct, negotiate, enthuse and encourage in a multidisciplinary setting.

• Salary packaging
• Employee Assistance Program
• Staff Car Park

• Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.
Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist:

Review the following documents:

JR114521_Position Description – Deputy Manager October 2020.pdf

Contact Details:

Laura Steadman, Elective Surgery Manager. 0467 012 155

Alternate Contact:

Closing Date:

17 December 2020 11:59pm

Reconciliation Action Plan:

View Reconciliation Action Plan

Code of Conduct:

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