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Director Health Research & Translation

  • Waratah, NSW, Australia, 2298
  • Fixed Term
  • Closing on: Feb 12 2023

#507361 Director Health Research and Translation

Medical Administration

Calvary Mater Newcastle

  • Make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment
  • Classification: Staff Specialist Level 1, Year 1 to Level 1 Snr Staff Specialist or Health Manager Level 4
  • Remuneration: Dependent on skills and qualifications according to the Staff Specialist enterprise agreement (pro-rata for part time) or Health Manager Level 4 between $67.65 - $80.94 per hour depending on skills and qualifications
  • Temporary Part Time role - 0.5 FTE - 2 year contract (funding dependent)

About the role

In this newly created position, as the Director Health Research and Translation you will lead the development, implementation and monitoring of the Calvary Mater Newcastle (CMN) Research Plan. You will facilitate strong and vital collaborations with key partners inside Hunter New England Local Health District, Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, Regional Health Partners. As the Director Health Research and Translation you will provide outstanding leadership in the interface between research policy and practice; and implementation for CMN to external organisations at state, national and international level.

You will foster excellence in research and related professional activities, policy and planning development with CMN, as well as foster research education and mentoring throughout Calvary Health Care. You will oversee the inclusion of researchers in research policy and planning, as well as establish mechanisms to evaluate and report on research translation. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the development, implementation and monitoring of Research Plan, ensuring input from all clinical disciplines and senior management.
  • Build capacity regarding implementation science.
  • Facilitate advances in medical, interdisciplinary, nursing, allied health, public health, health services research and its translation into widespread practice
  • Improve the efficiency of and participation in clinical research and its translation and scaling across the District.
  • Manage the operations and performance of the Research Governance Office.

What you bring 

  • You are either a qualified Staff Specialist, with post-doctoral research related qualifications or equivalent experience; or you hold post-doctoral research related qualifications and equivalent medical research experience.
  • Experience in translating research into practice in the public health system.
  • Outstanding professional leadership qualities and capacity for senior executive management responsibilities
  • Evidence of outstanding scholarly activity of an international standard in research and a demonstrated ongoing commitment to one or more programs of research.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and motivational skills which demonstrate a capacity to build and maintain positive relationships with diverse stakeholder groups.
  • A desire to join a team committed to the care of others in a mission based organisation

The Calvary Mater Newcastle is an Affiliated Health Organisation providing services to both public and private patients primarily from the Hunter New England area. Current employees of NSW Health can request to have various leave entitlement balances transferred to Calvary Mater Newcastle on commencement. Leave types may include but not limited to Long Service Leave, Annual Leave and Sick Leave. Applicants are encouraged to discuss this with the Convenor for further information.

For further information please contact Dr Ralph Gourlay, Director of Medical Services on (02) 4014 4710 or email 

About Calvary

We are a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts our patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

Why work for Calvary?

Joining us is your opportunity to learn with purpose and drive positive impact to our community in a stimulating work environment. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here:

If you are looking for a rewarding career in an organisation that supports the community, apply now!

Please note the following:

  • Only applicants with a valid right to work in Australia will be considered.
  • As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. You will also be required to provide evidence of other immunisation as required for your role.
  • Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.
  • As part of this recruitment activity, an eligibility list will be created for future vacancies. In addition, should you wish to be considered for our casual pool, please advise the convenor during your interview process

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