Chief Executive – Ambulance Tasmania (H23_4386)

Ambulance Tasmania is an operational unit of the Department of Health Tasmania and is responsible for providing integrated out-of-hospital emergency and medical services, health transport, aero-medical and medical retrieval services to the Tasmanian community.

Tasmania has a land mass of 68,401 km2 and a population of 515,000.  The population is dispersed across the island resulting in the greatest proportion of people living in rural areas of all states.  This, along with an ageing population and an increase in chronic conditions cared for in the home, poses a challenge for the provision of Ambulance services across Tasmania.

The Department of Health are seeking a Chief Executive Ambulance Tasmania who can lead and develop the Ambulance Service into one of world class standard.  In doing so the Chief Executive will work with the wider Department of Health Executive team to ensure that Ambulance Services support the strategic objective of a sustainable people focused health system. 

The Chief Executive – Ambulance Tasmania will be responsible and accountable for the coordination and ongoing development of sustainable medical and other transport arrangements to maximise patient safety, access to services and health outcomes, to minimise areas of risk to government and to ensure the sustainability of health service delivery.

The position will report to the Deputy Secretary Community Mental Health and Wellbeing to ensure strategic reforms and business improvements are delivered and key health outcomes for the

community are achieved within approved budget, and resourcing parameters.

A key priority will be to focus on an extensive program of cultural transformation, including leading reform within ambulance services in the state and represent the interests of Tasmania at both a national and

international level through the Council of Ambulance Authorities and other entities as required.

If you have exceptional qualities in leadership, collaboration, communication, and stakeholder engagement and can evidence a strong track record of success in leading a significant and geographically dispersed healthcare organisation then this is a career defining opportunity not to be missed.

A Child Safety and Wellbeing Framework is now in place across the Department of Health, safeguarding children and young people accessing our services and facilities. Your commitment is essential to improving the way we work with vulnerable people, in particular, implementing strategies and actions to promote child safety and wellbeing, and prevent harm to children and young people.

For a confidential discussion and to learn more about this exciting opportunity please contact:

Liz Hlipala – Principal Search Consultant at HardyGroup

(M) +61 (0)401 122 301 (E)

Applications close: Monday 24th April 2023