Medical Operations Director – National Cancer Screening Register (80 views)

Melbourne VIC 3000
February 5, 2019

Medical Operations Director

Telstra Health

The Telstra Health vision is to be the leading provider of digital health solutions that shape a connected future for healthcare in Australia.

The Role

The Medical Operations Director (MOD) is responsible for the medical oversight of the operations of the cervical screening activities of the Register. The MOD must be able to provide appropriate medical oversight whilst taking on executive responsibilities that support the mission, strategy, values and goals of Telstra Health and of the National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR).

The key outcomes that the MOD will be measured on will be on the establishment of the NCSR as a credible and reliable e-health partner. With the ability to operate with sound and effective clinical governance practices.

The following are key responsibilities of the role:

The position will provide leadership for the medical functions within the NCSR, working closely with the NCSR Medical Director. This includes responsibility for the clinical safety function and risk register (Cervical), and overseeing responses to medical queries from stakeholders or participants.

A significant part of the role also includes providing input to the NCSR’s long term strategy and governance in conjunction with the Medical Director. Responsibilities also include the medical oversight of continuous improvement and project-driven changes as the solution develops. As a member of the NCSR Leadership Team, contribute to planning and leadership by ensuring that appropriate structures, systems, competencies and values are developed.

For a detailed list of operational, clinical and management responsibilities click here.


  • A medical qualification registrable as a Medical Practitioner with Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority (AHPRA).
  • Significant (3-5 years) clinical experience in relevant fields
  • A strong and current record of success within an organisational management environment
  • Experience in the management of a team of health professionals
  • Significant experience in the establishment and development of standard telemedicine operating procedures, training and clinical management for medical and allied health professionals
  • Demonstrated ability to assess business needs, design and implement programs and evaluate results
  • Maintenance of registration as a Medical Practitioner & maintains appropriate level of Medical Indemnity Insurance
  • Australian citizenship
  • Commonwealth Baseline Security Clearance or willingness to undertake one
  • Full disclosure of any previous claims, undertakings, investigations, suspensions, cancellations, complaints, disciplinary actions or conditions imposed or made against you relating to medical practice/registration now or in the past within Australia or overseas


  • Hold a relevant specialist qualification registrable by AHPRA such as Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP); Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (FRACMA); Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP or FAFPHM); or other appropriate specialist qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification within Public Health e.g. MPH , Medical Administration and/or business management
  • Experience in financial and human resources management
  • Experience in the establishment and development of standard telemedicine operating procedures, training and clinical management for medical and allied health professionals

The Team

The National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR) is the first major demonstration of Telstra Health’s capabilities, as well as a significant Australian Government investment in digital health transformation.

Telstra Health has partnered with the Australian Government to deliver and operate the Australian National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR); the register represents a unique industry approach based on the principle of ‘one person, one health record’. To deliver this vision, Telstra Health is using the latest technology to integrate and extend the existing national bowel cancer register, and the eight separate state and territory-based cervical cancer registries, into one register. This means that not only will Australians have a single, digital health record for cancer screening that they can access anytime, medical providers will be able to access patient records from their desktop to provide responsive and personalised care.