General Manager Gladstone & Banana H22_4206

  • Lead strategic direction and operational delivery of clinical services across Gladstone and Banana health service area
  • Support improved, innovative and transformational change in healthcare services and models of care
  • Promote Values Based, Culturally Safe, Patient Centred Healthcare that meet the highest standards of clinical governance and workplace health and safety
  • Enable Excellence through fostering cohesive, collaborative, and contemporary practices and thinking and workforce culture

Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CQHHS) offers a diverse and challenging regional role, rich with opportunities and located in the beautiful heart of Queensland. The region boasts stunning rural and coastal landscapes and is an economic centre for agriculture, tourism and mining sectors as well as having access to first class tertiary education and research facilities.

CQHHS is an independent statutory body that provides public health services to a population of about 250,000 people, with a budget of almost $800 million. It provides the continuum of services, from community-based health services to range of specialist regional hospital services and across multiple sites. CQHHS employs a highly committed team of more than 3,700 staff across the regional cities, coastal communities, and rural towns in the region.

CQHHS operates with a vision to provide Great Care for Central Queenslanders, the General Manager Gladstone and Banana will be responsible for leading the planning and development of initiatives and workforce capability to support the operational services of the CQHHS while providing strategic leadership and innovation in the business models that support them.

Rockhampton is the region’s major referral hospital but Gladstone Hospital provides a 24 hour Emergency Department, Outpatients, General medicine and surgery, (including day surgery), Basic orthopaedic, Hospital in the Home, Clinical measurements, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, High Dependency Unit and Coronary Care, Anaesthetic clinic, Palliative care, Medical imaging, including on-site CT Scanner, Pharmacy, Pathology, Paediatrics, Satellite renal dialysis, Chemotherapy, Diabetes service, including diabetes in pregnancy support in combination with various other health services and hospitals across the Region.

Just on hour north of Brisbane by air, Gladstone is a coastal city that includes the heights of Kroombit Tops in the west through to the deep coral lagoons of the Southern Great Barrier Reef and offers an enviable lifestyle with a strong and dynamic economy.  Abundant natural resources and significant natural areas support tourism, diverse rural industries, a range of appealing housing options and communities which make the Gladstone and Banana communities exciting places to work and live.

The Opportunity

The General Manager Gladstone and Banana Hospitals will be expected to bring their own unique perspective to strategic and operational issues, but at the same time have the leadership maturity to work in a collegiate way so that a consistent approach can be developed and delivered by the Directorate leadership team.

As a member of the Chief Operating Officer’s management team the position holder will contribute effectively to the broad strategic agenda for the organisation, while leading and managing to deliver superior health outcomes through an engaged and committed workforce. That broad agenda will encompass the delivery of safe and equitable health services and be a partner in the delivery of a wider range of services to the population of Central Queensland.

The General Manager will develop their Directorate as a fully functioning clinical service, delivering a wide range of services so that Central Queenslanders can access appropriate services from within the Health Service. The General Manager will engage patients, staff and clinicians in the development of innovative service delivery and staffing models that maximise service efficiency and effectiveness while delivering high quality patient care and health outcomes.

As a Senior Executive within CQHHS, the role provides significant input into the development and oversight of strategic and operational plans, policy, business and clinical services strategies and relationship management of key stakeholders.  The role will be directly responsible for a budget of $ 130m and almost 600 staff across the various operations and other support services.

For a confidential discussion, please contact:

Ms Sarah Buckler PSM
Principal Consultant, Queensland State Manager
M:  +61 (0)429 486 740

Applications close: Wednesday 16 November 2022