The Wide Bay HHS population is projected to grow at 0.9% per cent per annum over the 20 years to 2041, which is below the state wide growth rate, however certain pockets within the region are expected to exceed this. The region is also ageing, with more than 25 per cent of the population aged over 65 (compared to a Queensland average of 15.4 per cent), and almost one third of residents projected to be aged over 65 by 2041. Wide Bay is socio-economically disadvantaged compared to the remainder of the state, with 54.5 per cent of the population falling into the bottom socio-economic quintile, and just 7.7 per cent falling into the top two quintiles.
Required skills, knowledge and experience
The Wide Bay Hospital and Health Board considers skills and expertise in the areas listed below as highly desirable for a member or Chair:
- Chartered Accountant/CPA
- Allied Health/Nursing strong health background
- Quality and Safety
- Media relations and Marketing
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 Resource 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 persons and associated Community Health issues
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 Wide Bay HHS is available at: www.health.qld.gov.au/widebay
For more information on how to apply please download the Applicant Information Pack.
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