About Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (HHS)

In five main hospitals including Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Nambour General Hospital, Gympie Hospital, Caloundra Health Service and Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital we have almost 9,000 staff providing care to almost 500,000 people in our communities.

Our health service stretches over 10,000 square kilometres across Gympie to the north, south to Caloundra, and out to Kilkivan in the west. Our facilities are set amongst eucalypts, mangroves, pandanus, fringed by waterways and coastal areas, with some of the best beaches and hinterland retreats in Queensland.

An operating budget of $1.5 billion, almost 500,000 people, almost 9,000 staff, across 10,000 square kilometres – but we’re more than just the numbers. We’re focussed on safety, quality, innovation, and putting the people using our services at the heart of what we do. Each day we live our strong vision of Health and wellbeing through person-centred care and our values-based culture of integrity, compassion, accountability, and innovation.

In addition to our five main hospital facilities, we look after a number of community and other health centres located across our region, as well as the Glenbrook Residential Aged Care Facility.

Required skills, knowledge and experience

The Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Board considers skills and expertise in the areaslisted below as highly desirable for a member or Chair:

  • Public sector experience
  • Executive leadership experience in health
  • Professional leadership experience in health (especially in public sector)

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 Industrial management
  • Expertise in Human Resource management
  • Primary healthcare skills, knowledge and experience
  • Consumer and community health knowledge
  • Academia in HHS operations

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 about the Sunshine Coast HHS is available at: sunshinecoast.health.qld.gov.au

For more information on how to apply please download the Applicant Information Pack.

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SCHHS acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land across Queensland, and pays respect to First Nations Elders past, present and future and actively encourages applications from First Nations peoples.

If you require any assistance or adjustments to this application process to enable you to apply for the advertised role, please contact an Executive Quarter team member on 0497 499 749 or email [email protected] for a confidential discussion.