Position Details
Reference Number 53209
Position Title Director Intensive Care, Victorian Heart Hospital
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Intensive Care Unit VHH
Location Various Facilities
Position Summary
  • Become a Senior Leader in a state of the art Cardiac Hospital
  • Innovative models of care and research facilities
  • Joint initiative between Monash Health and Monash University

Director of Intensive Care, Victorian Heart Hospital

The Victorian Heart Hospital

The Victorian Heart hospital is a joint initiative between Monash Health and Monash University. The hospital will be located at Monash University and will be completed in October/November 2022 with occupancy in 2023. This hospital will be Australia’s first dedicated cardiac centre and will provide best practice high volume clinical cardiac patient care in a framework of innovative and efficient models of care. It will also house the Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre, the research arm of Monash Heart and a research centre of Monash University. The VHH will incorporate the full range of ambulatory and in-patient cardiac care, including cardiac operating theatres, cardiac catheterisation laboratories, cardiac intensive care, emergency department, non-invasive cardiac imaging services and cardiac specialist clinics. More information available at: https://monashhealth.org/about/major-capital-projects/the-victorian-heart-hospital/ 

About Intensive Care at Monash Health

Monash Health Intensive Care provides the full range of adult including obstetric, and paediatric intensive care services. With the launch of the VHH there will be 4 Adult Intensive Care Units within the Monash Network:

  • Intensive Care unit: Victorian Heart Hospital – 20 beds
  • Intensive Care Unit: Monash Medical Centre – 26 beds
  • Intensive Care Unit: Dandenong Hospital – 14 beds
  • Intensive Care Unit: Casey Hospital – 12 beds

About the role

As the Director of Intensive Care, Victorian Heart Hospital you have accountability for the clinical and operational performance of the Victorian Heart Hospital (VHH) Intensive Care; you are a leader in the Senior Medical Team who acts as a role model for the core values of the organisation and provides outstanding and effective leadership, coordination, and management of the VHH Intensive Care Services employees. As part of the Monash ICU leadership team, you will:

  • Assist the Monash Service Director Intensive Care in co-ordinating and providing intensive care services to the Monash Health intensive care network
  • Support excellence in interdisciplinary clinical practice,
  • Facilitate clinical education and promote and support research to advance VHH Intensive Care services and deliver excellence in patient-centred care.
  • Will establish the organisational structure of the Unit and appoint medical staff in consultation with the Service Director, Intensive Care and the Program Director
  • Have extensive clinical experience in managing complex, critically ill cardiology, and post-cardiac surgery patients
  • Have proficiency in initiating and managing VA- and VV-ECMO and in managing other forms of mechanical circulatory support
  • Have advanced echocardiography skills and qualifications (DDU equivalent) including trans-oesophageal echocardiography
  • A background of dual training in Intensive Care and Cardiology will be an advantage to any potential candidate

What’s on offer?

  • A generous competitive remuneration package is on offer, comprising base salary, employer contribution to superannuation (10%), continuous medical education support allowance ($28,224 p.a.), conference leave (2 weeks p.a.), private practice arrangements, on-call and after hours payment, clinical support time, professional indemnity cover.
  • Other employment benefits offered by our health service (if applicable) shift allowances, flexible working arrangements, travel allowances, access to corporate discounts, discounted staff car parking, staff wellness programs, professional development program, employee assistance program and attractive salary sacrificing options.

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria's largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne's population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children's Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information, please visit www.monashhealth.org.


Informal enquiries are welcome, please contact Assoc Prof Tim Leong on 0419 770 104.

Please note that unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Additional Information

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and
  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Under the Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working within the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.  The current orders require evidence of three doses.

All applicants to positions with Monash Health will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 as part of their application.  Acceptable evidence is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement or your COVID-19 Digital Certificate, which can be accessed via MyGov.

Selection Criteria External applicants must complete a Credentialing and Scope of Clinical Practice application via the C.Gov online system. Please access the online link to c.Gov via the document in the attachments section. Please declare that you have completed this application by selecting YES to confirm

External applicants must complete Statutory Declaration, and attach it to the C.Gov credentialing application. Please access the form via the document in the attachments section. Please declare that you have completed this application by selecting YES to confirm.
Contact Person
Assoc Prof Tim Leong Service Director Intensive Care 0419770104
Advertising Closing 25/05/2022
Position Documents
CGov Application Link C.Gov Application form link.pdf
Statutory Declaration Stat Dec.pdf
Position Description VHH ICU Director PD_20220429.pdf
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