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General Manager Operations, Royal Darwin Hospital

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Job Ref:  026597
Employer:  Department of Health (NT)
Job Type:  Full Time
Darwin NT, Australia (Show on map)



Department of Health

Work Unit

Top End Health Service – Royal Darwin Hospital

Job Title

General Manager Operations, Royal Darwin Hospital


Executive Officer 2

Job Type

Full Time


Fixed for 6 months





Position Number







Michael Kalimnios, Chief Operating Officer, Top End Health Service on 08 8922 8102 or

Agency Information

Information for Applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached detailed

resume/cv.  For further information for applicants and example applications: click here

Information about Selected Applicant’s Merit

If you accept this position, a detailed summary of your merit (including work history, experience, qualifications, skills, information from referees, etc.) will be provided to other applicants, to ensure transparency and better understanding of the reasons for the decision. For further information: click here

Special Measures

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce which is representative of the community we serve. Therefore under an approved Special Measures recruitment plan, ATSI applicants will be given priority consideration and preference in selection for this vacancy if they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the position level. For further information: click here

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Primary Objective: The General Manager Operations, Royal Darwin Hospital is accountable for the effective and efficient day-to-day management of Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH), in addition to operational responsibility for a substantial budget, high-level contract management, and operational leadership of a significant workforce.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1.     Responsible for business continuity, oversight of hospital-wide services, emergency responses, and bed management to ensure RDH functions optimally.

2.     Responsible for the operational management and leadership of services at RDH, in collaboration with the relevant clinical and non-clinical leaders and managers in TEHS.

3.     Partner with key stakeholders to implement effective operational activities to deliver on strategic plans, including but not limited to plans supporting business delivery, financial management, people management, risk management, health and safety, and clinical service delivery.

4.     Follow defined service quality standards, workplace health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe, services and workplaces.

5.     Foster a positive workplace culture through exemplary leadership practices and role-modelling behaviour.


Selection Criteria Essential:

1.      Extensive experience and success in managing hospitals and health services in a comparable context, with a history of delivering on performance-based outcomes.

2.      Demonstrated experience in coordinating multidisciplinary teams to deliver high quality health care within defined budgetary constraints.

3.      Demonstrated understanding of monitoring and managing performance outcomes, and identifying opportunities for efficiencies in the acute healthcare environment.

4.      Successful senior management experience, demonstrating strategic management skills and the ability to achieve significant outcomes, lead diverse teams, and influence others to work effectively to develop new ideas and ways of operating in a changing environment.

5.      Comprehensive knowledge of and commitment to governance of the health system including safety, quality, risk management, change management, innovation, and best practice.



1.      Registration and current Annual Practising Certificate as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.


Further Information: Department of Health has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on Departmental premises, facilities or vehicles, nor whilst working off-site. Positions may be subject to pre-employment checks such as immunisation requirements, working with children clearance notice and criminal history checks. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history. More information on pre-employment checks specific to this role can be sourced through the vacancy contact.

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