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Health Board member application deadline extended to 6 December

Regional Queenslanders are being encouraged to put their names forward for positions becoming vacant on the State’s local hospital and health service boards.

The deadline for applications is 6 December 2015.

Department of Health Office of Health Statutory Agencies Director Mark Strong said board chair positions were up for renewal in 11 of the State’s 16 hospital and health boards.

Board members also are being sought for 15 of the health boards, which set the strategic direction for their region’s government health service.

“We have extended the deadline for applications by a week – they are now closing at midnight on 6 December,” Mr Strong said.

“We’ve had more than 8000 hits on the website where people could find out about the roles.

“So we know there’s interest – but people also have a lot on at this time of year, so we’ve extended the application deadline by a week.

“The company co-ordinating the recruitment process said on Monday (30 November) they’d already had calls from people who’d wanted to apply but were running out of time.

“Clearly, the extra time will make the applicant pool bigger. The bigger the pool, the greater chance we have of getting the best people for the boards.”

Candidates are being sought with skills, knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Health sector management
  • Business, financial or human resource management
  • Clinical expertise
  • Health professional currently providing care or treatment to persons
  • Legal expertise
  • Primary healthcare
  • Health research or academia relevant to the operations of the Hospital and Health Service
  • Health consumer and community issues relevant to the operations of the Hospital and Health Service.

“We want candidates with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and interests to apply,” Mr Strong said.

“The boards need people with passion and a desire to make a difference to their communities and I would particularly like to encourage more women to apply.

“This is a great opportunity for people who feel they have the skills and dedication to make a contribution.’’

For more information or to apply, visit http://www.davidsonwp.com/executive/board-opportunities/

Applications close at midnight on 6 December.

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Last updated: 1 December 2015