Metro North HHS is the largest public health service in Australia, operating the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, The Prince Charles Hospital, Redcliffe Hospital, Caboolture Hospital, Kilcoy Hospital, as well as the North Lakes Health Precinct and Brighton Health Campus and a range of subacute, mental health, community health and oral health facilities. In February 2021, Metro North HHS opened a new 182 bed public health facility at Herston, Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS). The HHS also provides offender health services to the Woodford Correctional Centre and a range of regional and state-wide services to the broader Queensland population as well as people from northern New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
Metro North is recognised by its world class research capability and partnerships with universities and industry sectors. From the renowned Herston Health Precinct and the work of our institutes including Jamieson Trauma Institute, Herston Biofabrication Institute, and Comprehensive Breast Cancer Institute, Metro North continues to strengthen its research footprint. This is supported by a thriving research community with thousands of staff engaged in research and quality improvement activities.
Metro North Health is committed to providing equity of access to high quality health care services and building relationships based on inclusion with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities and remains committed to achieve life expectancy parity for Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples by 2031.
Required skills, knowledge and experience
The Metro North Hospital and Health Board considers skills and expertise in the areas listed below as highly desirable for a member or Chair:
- Chartered Accountant/CPA
- Strategic ICT
Other skills, knowledge or experience that may be required as set out in the legislation include (but are not limited to):
- Expertise in Health Management
- Expertise in Business management
- Expertise in Financial management
- Expertise in Industrial management
- Clinical expertise and Clinician
- Legal expertise
- Primary healthcare skills, knowledge and experience
- Consumer and community health knowledge
- Academia in HHS operations
- Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person/s and associated Community Health knowledge
We strongly encourage First Nations people, women, people with expertise in multiculturalism, young people and people with disabilities to apply.
Board Members are key leaders in their local communities. They fulfil important internal governance obligations in relation to the oversight of HHS operations and will often represent the HHS at meetings, events and community activities. These additional activities may occur outside standard business hours.
The geographical areas of Hospital and Health Services are large and additional time commitment may be required by Board Members to accommodate travel to local communities and facilities. This is particularly the case for HHSs located in regional areas.
The approximate time commitment for these positions is five days per fortnight for Chairs and three days per fortnight for Members.
Further information regarding Metro North HHS is available at: https://metronorth.health.qld.gov.au/
For more information on how to apply please download the Applicant Information Pack.
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