Deputy Secretary Hospitals and Primary Care H23_4328 

  • Senior Public Healthcare Leadership Role
  • Responsible and accountable to ensure key health outcomes are delivered for the Tasmanian community
  • Lead Positive Organisational Transformation and Cultural Change

The Department of Health is seeking an experienced public health leader to support the significant governance, reform and cultural change program underway and provide a strategic statewide focus to deliver health services and activities to Tasmanians.

The Deputy Secretary Hospitals and Primary Care (Deputy Secretary) will be responsible and accountable for the cohesive and coordinated delivery of hospitals and primary care within the health system, as directed by the Secretary.

Tasmanian health services cover approximately 68,401 sq km and serve a diverse population of over 545,000 people living in rural, regional and urban centres.  The position will lead and work closely with the Chief Executives (Hospitals South, North and North West), managing approximately 8,905 staff and a $1.66 billion annual operating budget, ensuring strategic reforms and business improvements are delivered and providing a comprehensive range of services through four major hospitals and various regional, rural and community-based centres and services.

A key priority will be to focus on the seamless integration and accessibility of healthcare delivered in the hospitals, including across, subacute, community, residential and home-based services. Experience in the development and implementation of digital transformation measures to optimise service delivery and performance will be valued.

The position will be required to lead key strategic priorities including Outpatient Transformation, Statewide Access and Flow, Health Information Management Service, Virtual Care, Aged Care and NDIS sub-acute interface initiatives.

Collaborating with key stakeholders in the Tasmanian health system (Public, Private, Not-for-Profit, State and Commonwealth) to deliver coordinated services and improvements to health care delivery in accordance with government policy and agreed strategy.

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.

For further information and a confidential discussion please contact:

Ms Sarah Buckler PSM, Executive Talent Solutions HardyGroup
M: +61 (0) 429 486 740

The closing date for applications: Sunday 30 April 2023