Chief Allied Health Officer

Brisbane, QLD |

As part of the Clinical Excellence Division, the Allied Health Professions' Office of Queensland plays a key role in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies to ensure an appropriately skilled allied health workforce to meet the current and future health service needs of Queensland. Over 9000 allied health professional and technical staff work alongside doctors and nurses to provide optimum health care to Queenslanders and visitors to the state.

This Executive leadership role provides strategic advice and direction on the development of a sustainable, flexible and appropriately governed allied health workforce to the 16 HHSs, the Deputy Director-General, Clinical Excellence Division (CED), the Director-General, Queensland Health and the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services regarding issues that affect allied health professionals across Queensland, nationally and internationally.

Current strategic priorities include:

  • expanding allied health scope of practice to improve patient access to value-based health care
  • developing and promoting research to demonstrate quality and value
  • developing sustainable workforce training models and pathways to support expanded scope roles
  • continuing to maximise opportunities for and address persistent challenges to allied health expanded scope of practice

A health care leader with a proven track record, you will have exceptional interpersonal and negotiation skills, and a demonstrated ability to form strong relationships and work collaboratively with other Health related agencies and stakeholders at local, national and international levels.

Based in Brisbane, friendly capital of Australia's sunshine state, you will enjoy a relaxed lifestyle and inclusive and culturally rich community and benefit from unique and diverse personal and professional experience as we strive for world leadership in allied health delivery.

Skills and Experience:

A mandatory requirement is a formal qualification in an allied health profession and registration with the relevant professional registration board, or eligibility for membership/accreditation with the relevant professional association. In addition, you will possess:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic and effective leadership to the allied health workforce, and engage them in the development, implementation, monitoring and review of policy and workforce reform strategies to meet current and future health service delivery needs
  • Demonstrated ability to provide authoritative, expert, strategic and timely advice on allied health issues at the Ministerial, Director-General, senior Government and senior executive levels (or equivalent), including advice on emerging issues at the local, state, national and international levels
  • Demonstrated capacity to contribute to the executive management of a large, complex, decentralised organisation and align performance to the organisations strategic intents
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff in accordance with contemporary human resource management principles, promote efficient resource usage and cultivate productive working relationships, partnerships and teamwork
  • Proven ability in facilitating effective change management processes and creating an environment that embraces change to enhance strategic performance and service to clients

To Apply:

We would love to hear from Health professionals who can make an impact in this role.

Applications close 26th September 2018.

To apply, please email and submit your resume and cover letter (maximum 1 page) outlining how your demonstrated capability and drive would enable you to be successful in this role.

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, contact Peter Gwizdalla from Chandler Macleod on +61 7 3003 7731 or 0416021554.

Starting date: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Closing date: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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