Promoting Excellence in Diabetes Care

Job Opportunities

Director, Allied Health Services

  • Attractive salary plus superannuation + generous salary packaging options
  • Based in Melbourne
  • Full-time, 3-Year contract with provision to extend further


About the Baker Institute

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility. Our work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

About the Role 

The Director, Allied Health services will lead, develop and manage a highest quality and fully integrated Diabetes Education Service to patients attending the Baker Institute in Melbourne. Keep abreast of the latest trends and developments in both diabetes education and the general management of diabetes, and make recommendations as to how the Diabetes Education Service should be developed to maintain the highest quality. You will be responsible for establishing a centre of excellence and you will report directly to the Head, Clinical Services.

Key Duties

In this role you will be expected to:

  • To develop strategy and direction for education including the development of a national centre of excellence, development of financial opportunities, and maximizing clinical output of the service to provide for the growing needs of patient care in the community.
  • Manage health professionals working in the Diabetes Education Service.To provide clinical services for a minimum of 20% of employment time
  • To provide expertise in promotion of services to key stakeholders including allied health and primary care
  • Optimise clinical care and clinician availability.
  • To maintain and manage current funding sources and ensure that Diabetes Education Services are delivered according to relevant and agreed contract commitments.
  • Lead and coordinate the DHHS audit.
  • To lead strategy and development of new services.
  • Administrative duties include accurate record keeping, review of policies and procedures, ensure staff professional registrations are maintained, preparation of funding reports to the Department of Health, undertaking staff performance appraisals, attendance at research and committee meetings.
  • Develop research strategies and opportunities including involvement in Baker clinical research and development of new ideas, peer reviewed publications and grant opportunities including:
           ◦ Promotion to Diabetes Education Service team members to engage and participate in and recruit for Baker Clinical Research Projects.
           ◦ Identification of possible clinical research projects arising out of the Diabetes services.
           ◦ Lead and implement clinical research projects including preparing manuscripts and abstracts and presenting research outcomes at conferences.
           ◦ Presentation and analysis of current research literature to clinicians and researchers at The Baker
  • Fully responsible for the achievement of significant organizational objectives and programs.
  • Broad direction from Director of Clinical Services


Skills and Experience

You will have:

  • Allied Health Degree or credentialed in diabetes education (by a relevant certifying body).
  • At least five years (post degree) experience working in a multi-disciplinary Diabetes Education Service and preferably experience managing such a service.
  • Experience in clinical research projects including GCP training, preparing peer-reviewed manuscripts and/or abstracts for presentation at conferences.


How to Apply

Applications should include a current resume and cover letter, quoting reference (NC01) and state why you are interested in this role. For a position description or further information, please visit our website at:

To be eligible to apply for this position you must be immunised with the COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Directions (No 4) in accordance with Mandatory vaccination of health care workers (influenza vaccine) directions – Health services establishments.

We will close this job ad as soon as we have enough applicants so, please apply without delay.


Contact Details

Neale Cohen, Head, Clinical Services
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

The Baker Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders for roles within the Institute. We value diversity, inclusivity, gender equity and we promote family friendly practices. We are a proud recipient of an inaugural Athena SWAN Bronze Award from Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE).

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