Recruitment underway for Queensland health boards

The Queensland Government is calling on people with a passion for their communitys healthcare to apply for positions on 15 of its 16 hospital and health boards.

Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said he encouraged eligible candidates to apply for board chair and member positions.

?Were looking for people who can tackle challenges head on and really make a difference to how we deliver health care in Queensland,? he said.

?Board chairs and board members shoulder the important responsibility of delivering healthcare services in their community.

Under the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011, the Board is accountable for their Hospital and Health Services performance. This includes strategic direction and planning, client-focused delivery of services, financial accountability, legal and statutory compliance and efficient delivery of operations.

Mr Dick said each community was different which meant inevitably, each board would be different.

?But one thing all boards must have in common is a chair and members with a passion for improving the health outcomes of our fellow Queenslanders, Mr Dick said.

Were looking for people with leadership, management, and skills who are connected to their local communities.?

Candidates will require skills, knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:

Health sector management
Business, financial or human resource management
Clinical expertise
Health professional currently providing care or treatment to persons
Legal expertise
Primary healthcare
Health research or academia relevant to the operations of the hospital and health service
Health consumer and community issues relevant to the operations of the hospital and health service.

Roles are remunerated in accordance with Queensland Government guidelines. Applications will close at midnight on Sunday, 29 November 2015.

For more information or to apply visit DavidsonWP website