Western District Health Service

Director of Anaesthetics- Western District Health Service

Job Description

Employment Type – Flexible Permanent Full Time or Part Time Position


Classification – Medical Specialist/Senior staff specialist


Salary negotiable upon application


Location – Western District Health Service, Hamilton, Victoria 3300


Section – Medical Services


Closing Date – Upon receipt of suitable appointee


Proposed Interview Date: Upon receipt of suitable application



What can we offer you: 

  • Country Lifestyle – click here to see why you should live in Hamilton
  • Competitive pay rates and excellent working conditions.  
  • Salary Packaging with many options that provide full fringe benefits tax concessions.
  • Flexible working conditions.
  • Relocation and Accommodation assistance (subject to review and approval).


About us

At Western District Health Service (WDHS) we pride ourselves on our strong teamwork and our shared commitment to providing person-centred high-quality healthcare to the Southern Grampians community.


Please take our virtual tour to see our great working environment Home (youtour.com.au) 


The Greater Hamilton region is rich with lifestyle opportunities and facilities. Working for WDHS will enable you to pursue your profession, build your career and enjoy a great work/life balance. 

Living in the Southern Grampians you can enjoy the nearby Grampians National Park, beaches & wineries.


You will be working alongside experienced, passionate leaders who are true to our values of Integrity, Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Empathy.



About the role

You will be a member of the senior medical team and will be leading/contributing to the anaesthetic team to provide a coordinated, high quality anaesthetic service for WDHS and surrounding hospitals.

You will provide leadership and management to the Preadmission Clinic at WDHS, airway management and ventilator management support to the WDHS ICU and teaching and development to all professional groups regarding anaesthetic care in the subregion.

For more details take a look at our Position Description.


What are we looking for?

We are seeking candidates with the following:

  • Registration with the Medical Board of Australia;
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists or equivalent;
  • Broad senior level experience and training in the field of Anaesthetics;
  • The ability to operate effectively at a senior clinical level and to lead a multidisciplinary team;
  • Ability to communicate openly at all levels with other agencies and clinicians;
  • Knowledge of and commitment to quality improvement and clinical risk management;
  • Experience in undergraduate medical education and /or post graduate medical teaching would be desirable
  • Experience in research in Anaesthetics would be desirable.


Proposed Interview Date:       Upon receipt of suitable applicant 



If you would like further information regarding this opportunity, please contact Tracy Chapman [email protected]



The successful candidate must have or obtain a National Criminal Police Check. Depending on the role, a Working with Children Check Clearance, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme check, and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check may also be required. All employees must comply with WDHS vaccination requirements, including COVID and Booster shots. WDHS is a smoke-free workplace.


Western District Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer that has a commitment to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Indigenous, Torres Strait Islander, their families and communities and encourages them to apply. This organisation promotes the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally, linguistically diverse and aboriginal backgrounds and those with a disability.

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Job Summary

Hamilton Location
Full Time Job Type


Western District Health Service