Position: Director of Cardiology


The Director of Cardiology- Head of Unit ( in collaboration with the MSAPC Leadership team) leads and provides overall responsibility for strategic, clinical and operational facets of the service including clinical services, teaching and research to ensure the effective and efficient provision of patient-centred services within a growing and dynamic health service.

  • Based at Werribee Mercy Hospital which is located in the fastest growing municipality in Melbourne
  • Role to optimize the health outcomes for those patients with a cardiac condition who are referred to, or are admitted to Werribee Mercy Hospital for management and/ or intervention
  • Leads the recruitment/ supervision/ coordination/ workforce planning and development of senior and junior medical staff within the discipline
  • Works in strong partnership with other Clinical and Operational Directors, members of the Senior Medical Staff , Nurse unit managers, members of the Mercy Health Leadership Team, in the provision of integrated and coordinated health services and the delivery of key result areas


  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Eligible for registration with AHPRA.
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and relevant higher qualifications and training in cardiology
  • Demonstrated knowledge, leadership and experience in patient centred delivery and leadership


Werribee Mercy Hospital is a General Public Hospital located in the rapidly growing Western suburbs of Melbourne. Our services include surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, aged and palliative care. The hospital has recently undergone significant expansion with the opening or our new intensive care unit, additional operating theatres and the opening of two new wards, taking the total number of beds to 298. Join us now and be part of our team as we expand to serve our community.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women’s health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ With a values based culture, Mercy Health offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include:

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health – our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children and vulnerable people across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and vulnerable people and have a zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

Mercy Health is committed to public health and safety measures that protect the health and lives of our people and the individuals and communities we serve. As a Catholic organisation we believe in the principle of the common good and as such we expect our staff to participate in immunisations/vaccinations to safeguard the most vulnerable.

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.



To view the position description or submit your application follow the link https://mercyhealth.mercury.com.au/  and enter Job ID 16051