Nursing Director / Program Manager (H22_4020)

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service (THHS) is responsible for the delivery of healthcare services, education and research to a population of approximately 250,000 people. The Townsville HHS comprises 20 health facilities, including The Townsville University Hospital, which serves as the tertiary referral hospital for North Queensland. It is the largest tertiary health service in northern Australia. The Townsville University Hospital provides complex, high level services across a wide range of specialities including cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, adult and paediatric ICU, general surgery, medicine, radiation and medical oncology, transplant haematology, paediatrics, obstetrics and neonatology to the North Queensland region.

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service – Mental Health Services Group (MHSG) delivers comprehensive mental health, rehabilitation and addiction assessment and treatment to the North Queensland community. It is responsible for the provision of comprehensive, specialised mental health assessment and treatment services across the age-spectrum. The MHSG services aim to be consumer focused and recovery oriented and are provided in a variety of settings including community, acute inpatient units, hospitals, emergency departments, and residential rehabilitation and supported accommodation.

The organisation is now seeking to appoint a Nursing Director/Program Manager as part of the MHSG, who will be responsible for nursing leadership, innovation and excellence across the continuum of care. The ideal applicant will need to demonstrate key capabilities, knowledge and experience outlined in the attached role description along with:

  • A genuine desire to drive service delivery design and outputs
  • Significant experience in managing the operational elements of the role
  • Extensive nursing leadership experience in acute specialist mental health services
  • A track record of working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders across frontline and community services and partners

Reporting to Service Group Director of the MHSG the Nursing Director/Program Manager will work in collaboration with the Medical Director of the MHSG, their Clinical Director partner and the other Nursing Director within the Service Group to assist and provide service direction, service coordination and maintain clinical standards and patient safety.

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

Consultant: Rhodie Miller

(M) +61 (0)422 816 557 (E)

Applications Close: 03/10/2022