Chief Nursing, Midwifery & Clinical Excellence Officer (H22_4099)

The Mackay Hospital and Health Service (Mackay HHS) is a high-performing Hospital and Health Service (HHS) focused on future sustainability and building the best regional hospital and health service in Queensland. The HHS services approximately 182,000 people in an area of around 90,000km2 through its six hospitals, two Multi-Purpose Health Services and four community health services and employs more than 3500 staff. The Mackay Base Hospital is the referral hospital for smaller facilities at Bowen, Dysart, Clermont, Collinsville, Moranbah and Sarina.

The organisation is now seeking to appoint a Chief Nursing, Midwifery & Clinical Excellence Officer, reporting directly to the Mackay Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive, providing professional leadership for the Nursing and Midwifery Workforce across MHHS. This will include the interpretation of government policy into nursing and midwifery practice consistently across the organisation and provide professional leadership for Nursing and Midwifery staff across MHHS.

The position holder is the lead Executive for Clinical Governance, Quality and Safety across the organisation. Importantly, it also includes developing and implementing quality and safety systems and processes through a dispersed clinical leadership model across the HHS, specialty services and clinical networks.

As an Executive, the position holder contributes effectively to the broad strategic agenda for the organisation. That agenda will encompass the delivery of safe and equitable health services and be a partner in delivering a wide range of services to the population of Mackay and its surrounding areas with the intrinsic intention of improving the health of the people it serves.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate:
• Leadership experience in health service delivery in a diverse and complex environment
• works collaboratively with leadership groups and healthcare team
• The ability to lead innovation and contemporary models of practice
• Appropriate tertiary qualifications

Working for the Mackay Hospital and Health Service offers all the benefits of coast and country living and the convenience of a growing regional city where you can pursue a wide range of interests and lifestyles in a secure, family-friendly and culturally diverse environment. On offer, there are eclectic cafes, restaurants and bars, quirky festivals and an arty and exciting community to make this a great place for those looking to escape the craziness of the city and try life at a different pace.

So, if this location and role sounds like you, please get in touch to find out more about the opportunity.


Your application must include:

  1. Completed HG Application Form
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Principal Consultant;
  3. A written response addressing the key selection criteria found on page 6; and
  4. An up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 27th July 2022
The reference number to include in your application is H22_4099

For a confidential discussion, please contact Principal Consultant, Rhodie Miller:
M: +61 (0)422 816 557 E:

Please submit application documentation to Senior Executive Search Coordinator, Anna Brownjohn:
T: +61 (0)409 977 847