Chief Executive Officer - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 20/08/2021
REF: CHSceo0721
Applications for this listing are closed

Chief Executive Officer

Close Date: 20/08/2021
REF: CHSceo0721
  • Support the growth of this progressive health service
  • Deliver excellence and innovation through contemporary leadership
  • Lead a culture of client focussed health services

The Position
The Head of Service seeks to appoint an outstanding leader to the position of Chief Executive Officer to deliver on the ACT Government’s commitments to providing quality healthcare services. Reporting to the Minister for Health and Minister for Mental Health, the CEO will lead and champion the transformational agenda that is currently underway within the health service to deliver exceptional and innovative health outcomes to the community, setting new standards and models of healthcare in Australia. This critical position is a unique opportunity for a senior health services leader to work closely with all levels of government including Ministers, senior ACT Government and Commonwealth officials and the broader Canberra community.
The CEO is responsible for operational leadership and management of the tertiary hospital service and community-based health services and will work collaboratively with the ACT Health Directorate to synchronise with its strategic direction, policy and planning of the ACT’s health system. The CEO will develop and maintain strong working relationships in relation to the delivery of public health services with stakeholders including the Calvary Public Hospital Bruce. Primary areas of responsibility will include leading delivery of key strategic health priorities, motivating teams to achieve exceptional patient outcomes, advising the Government and Ministers on key service delivery issues and working with stakeholders to advance a progressive health agenda. As a member of the ACT Public Service Strategic Board, the CEO will work with the Head of Service and other Directors-General to deliver whole of government outcomes and the stewardship of the ACT Public Service.
The successful candidate will be regarded as a highly ethical and visionary leader within the health sector who can effectively partner with communities and leverage a positive organisational culture to improve patient experience, clinical quality and patient safety, while also ensuring financial sustainability. Through exemplary strategic and operational leadership, the appointee will evidence successful implementation of change in a complex and dynamic environment. With proven senior executive experience in a tertiary hospital environment, the appointee will demonstrate the gravitas and political nous necessary to drive and achieve positive change and innovative outcomes. Key to success will be high levels of personal drive, energy, resilience and commitment.
This role is an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of almost 620,000 across the region.
The Organisation
Canberra Health Services provides acute, sub- acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding Southern NSW region, a combined catchment of around 620,000. The service has a clear focus and plan on operational effectiveness and efficiency and improving accountability for health service delivery.
With a workforce of 7,500, the organisation works in partnership with the ACT Health Directorate, which provides a system steward role for the ACT health system. On the interaction of policy advice and operation of the publicly owned clinical service system, both the ACT Health Directorate and CHS work together to provide sound advice to Ministers.
The Health Service finds itself at an exciting juncture with an ambitious program of growth and development now underway.
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Remuneration: The position attracts a remuneration package ranging from $424,028 to $441,529 depending on current superannuation arrangements of the successful applicant. This includes a cash component of $350,025.
Contract: The successful applicant will be engaged under a performance-based contract for a period of up to five years. Prospective applicants should be aware that details of long-term engagements are tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly.
To apply – please click on ‘APPLY NOW’ using reference CHSceo0721, addressing your cover letter and resume to Liz Jones or Deborah Komesaroff, of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

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