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Job no: 0039281

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: School of Health Sciences

Salary: $155,209 - $170,993 (Level D)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

Melbourne Eyecare Clinic, part of the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences at the University of Melbourne, is seeking to appoint a Clinical Director. The primary purposes of the clinic are to meet the teaching requirements of the Doctor of Optometry program, to provide high-quality primary eyecare, and to facilitate the clinical research of the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences. As clinic director, you will be responsible for day to day management of the clinic, clinical and general staff recruitment and development, networking and stakeholder management, in particular with other health related organisations. A core component of the position is the ability to lead by providing expert eyecare and to foster a team committed to the development of optometric care. The successful candidate for this role will have a high level of administrative and management skill and a proven capacity to deliver effective strategic direction and leadership.

The clinic director will have a lead role and direct responsibility for teaching activities within the clinic, and so contribute to the development of Optometric practice to meet future professional demands in Australia. Involvement in the broader teaching activities of the department, where they interface with clinical optometry, is also required. The role will also be the key facilitator of the department’s growing clinical research endeavours that intersect with the Melbourne Eyecare Clinic.

About you:

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Tertiary degree with qualifications in optometry.

Skills and Experience required to fulfill the position:

  • Extensive experience in leading a health/optometry related business.
  • Significant senior-level experience in developing and leading high performing, clinical and administrative teams

Experience establishing and managing policy and procedures to clinical orientated services.

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