Associate Medical Director

Full Time Position

Location: Ashfield (Note: regular travel to other clinic sites in greater Sydney metropolitan area is required.  Some travel to other clinic sites in regional NSW may be required)

Applications close: 14 December 2018

Position summary

The Associate Medical Director will assist the Medical Director in advising the pillar Directors on all clinical matters in relation to the activities of Family Planning NSW and to implement new initiatives across pillars.

This includes advising on the clinical content in relation to:

  • Clinical standards, practice and policy
  • Professional education programs and content
  • Research projects

The Associate Medical Director will have permanent hours working across the Integrated Health Services, Education and Research pillars. The Associate Medical Director is required to develop a media profile in order to represent Family Planning NSW in print and electronic media.

The position calls for an experienced medical professional with highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, who can demonstrate strong leadership, with the capacity to lead innovation and change.


The Associate Medical Director will have permanent hours working across the Integrated Health Services, Education and Research pillars. The Associate Medical Director is required to develop a media profile in order to represent Family Planning NSW in print and electronic media.


Integrated Health Services

  • Provide expert knowledge on reproductive and sexual health issues to clients, health professionals and community groups
  • Deliver a high quality reproductive and sexual health clinical service including service delivery, clinical management, clinical training, quality and administration processes
  • Participate in development and review of clinical guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Initiate and undertake research, audits and /or project work
  • Participate in organisational medical, clinical and other relevant committees
  • Initiate and participate in on-going monitoring  and evaluation of clinical standards
  • Participate in professional development and demonstrate professional accountability
  • Maintain appropriate medical records and statistics and write reports as required
  • Maintain effective communication and interpersonal skills with clients, peers and managers
  • Provide clinical supervision to doctors and nurses undertaking training at Family Planning NSW clinics
  • Undertake special projects as requested by the Director of Clinical Operations.



  • Be involved in the planning, development, implementation, monitoring, publication and dissemination of Family Planning NSW research projects in line with FPNSW research priorities including development of research proposals, ethics applications, survey questionnaires and monitoring and reporting of projects 
  • Facilitate formal and informal affiliations and partnerships with established research institutions
  • Investigate grant opportunities and participate in the development of grant proposals to support sustainability of a research team.
  • Collaborate with other strategy and program areas, attending relevant meetings, and participating in organisation-wide strategic activities
  • Consult with key stakeholders in the development and delivery of the research function of FPNSW
  • Participate in the development of research policies and protocols for Family Planning NSW
  • Coordinate and/or supervise enrolment and follow up of research participants involved in specific studies
  • Coordinate and/or supervise data collection to meet research protocols and requirements
  • Assist staff in the development or review of papers to be presented at scientific and health conferences relating to Family Planning NSW research and evaluation activities
  • Establish collaboration links with pharmaceutical and/or other research institutions
  • Maintain a high standard of education delivery in courses, workshops and seminars delivered  by Family Planning NSW
  • Coordinate and/or liaise with the Clinical Education Coordinator to manage course enquiries, support course participants throughout the course, including online space, face to face and clinical components
  • Liaise with Clinical Education Coordinator regarding educational, quality and administrative processes
  • Support  the marketing effort to promote Family Planning NSW courses, workshops and seminars
  • Contribute to the Continuous Course Improvement Process
  • Ensure that Family Planning NSW courses meet the appropriate accreditation requirements with RACGP, ACRRM and other accreditation bodies, as applicable, including applications, submissions and reporting

Essential criteria

  • Primary medical degree with broad based clinical experience
  • Current registration as a medical practitioner with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
  • Unrestricted Medicare provider number
  • Post graduate certificate in sexual and reproductive health
  • Possess a broad based knowledge and clinical experience in reproductive and sexual health and a commitment to regularly update skills and knowledge in this field
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • High level interpersonal, negotiation, written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage competing demands and demonstrate flexibility in leading and adapting effectively to change
  • Sound computer skills, including MS Office applications
  • Willingness to undertake clinical training in any aspect of Family Planning NSW Scope of Practice as required
  • Current unrestricted NSW Driver’s License and ability to travel and work at various locations throughout greater Sydney and NSW.

Desirable criteria

  • Vocational Registration
  • Clinical instruction skills
  • Research experience
  • Skills in contraceptive implant and IUD insertion and removal
  • Experience in providing clinical services to relevant population groups, particularly people from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, Culturally And Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background, people with disability or young people
  • Experience in the planning, development and delivery  of education programs, including online courses
  • Awareness of adult learning principles, teaching methodologies, curriculum development and evaluation processes

Other requirements

  • A Criminal Record Check and a Working with Children Check are required for this role.
  • Vaccination/immunisation requirements apply to this role.
  • Willingness to complete RACGP accredited provider training

Contact details

Enquiries should be directed to Jodie Duggan, Director of Clinical Operations on 8752 4364

All applications should include an up to date resume with a cover letter addressing the Essential and Desireable criteria.

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