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Health Service Chief Executive

Queensland Government
Brisbane QLD


Brisbane QLD

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About the role:
West Moreton Hospital and Health Service finds itself at a critical juncture in its evolution, and seeks to appoint a dynamic Chief Executive Officer to respond to the unprecedented opportunities and challenges that are emerging as a result of the tremendous growth of the vibrant community that it serves. Reporting to the Board, the CEO will have the talent, energy and commitment to lead and operate a large health services organisation through a period of substantial change.

Equipped with experience gained from the health sector, the successful candidate will have the strategic and operational capacity to identify and leverage future opportunities such as new specialist services, innovative care models and growing capacity as a research and education provider. The appointee will be a contemporary leader who has demonstrated sound commercial acumen, strong financial management and strategic business planning capabilities, and will have a track record of effectively engaging stakeholders and fostering a highly collaborative culture. Strong community based advocacy and negotiation skills are essential.

This is an extremely exciting opportunity to transform the delivery of health and wellbeing services in a highly evolving and fast growing region. It will suit a values based leader who genuinely cares for the community in which they operate and who is dedicated to providing services that are high quality, cost effective and responsive to government policy directions and community needs.

Appropriate tertiary qualifications are required.

About West Moreton:
With a local population of approximately 245,000 people with a forecast increase of 90% by 2026 West Moreton Hospital and Health Service is the largest growing health service in Queensland, this also makes the health service catchment the third fastest growing area in Australia. These projected increases are seeing an increase in staff and hospital upgrades on a grand scale which makes it an ideal employer for those seeking to develop their career.

West Moreton Hospital and Health Service has a long and proud history of caring for the communities of Ipswich, Boonah, Esk, Laidley and Gatton. The hospital and health service is one of the largest employers in the region, employing more than 2500 staff out of the eight health care facilities as well as correctional facilities.

What separates us from other health services:
  • Queensland's only high-security forensic mental health centre which is the state's hub for research and best practice development.
  • One of the state's busiest and best performing emergency departments.
  • Seven active and well equipped surgery suites.
  • 510 hospital beds and a number of contemporary new wards.
  • Expanding intensive and coronary care facilities.
  • A full range of allied health services, dental services and a public health unit.
  • Screening and prevention services.
How to Apply:
Please go to and click on 'APPLY ONLINE' using reference WMHceo0317, addressing your cover letter and resume to

Liz Jones or Deborah Komesaroff, of Jo Fisher Executive, or call +61 3 9016 6000 for further information. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.