The health services delivered to communities include emergency, primary health and acute care, medical imaging, oral health, maternity, aged care, allied health, palliative and respite services, and visiting specialist services. TCHHS provides a number of services through a mixed model of locally located services and visiting teams including mental health, oral health and BreastScreen. We support a wide range of healthcare providers including outreach teams and visiting specialist services from other health services and non-government providers.
Required skills, knowledge and experience
The Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Board considers skills and expertise in the areas listed below as highly desirable for a member or Chair:
- Chartered Accountant/CPA
- Rural and Remote health
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
- Expertise in Human Resources 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 Torres and Cape HHS is available at: www.health.qld.gov.au/torres-cape/
For more information on how to apply please download the Applicant Information Pack.
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