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Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery

Employment Office

About the Tasmanian Health Service

Tasmanian Health Service (THS) is Tasmania's public health service, directly accountable to the Secretary, Department of Health for streamlining governance and supporting local decision making.

The THS has a clear responsibility and accountability for governing and delivering high quality, efficient and integrated healthcare services in their area, through the public hospital system and primary and community health services (including mental health and oral health services).

The nurses and midwives at THS provide the highest quality patient care through a person-first approach. They provide care across a wide range of facilities and services from acute hospitals to primary health: community and mental health.

About the Opportunity

Tasmanian Health Service (THS), now has an exciting leadership opportunity for an Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery (EDNM) to join their team. This is a full-time position based in Hobart.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer of the Tasmanian Health Service and working collegially with the Chief Nurse of the Department of Health, this position is responsible for providing high level specialist advice on nursing and midwifery policy and clinical workforce planning with the THS, in order to support the delivery of safe, effective and high-quality integrated patient and client care.

The EDNM is also responsible for driving consistency of nursing and midwifery practice across the THS with a focus on driving cultural change towards 'Magnet' principles.

Some other key accountabilities for this position include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing high-level advice to the COO and operational units in relation to legislation that affects profession practice and regulates nursing and midwifery health professionals;
  • Establishing and maintaining an effective framework that supports strategic health workforce planning across the Tasmanian Health Service;
  • Ensuring an effective and high-quality relationship across the THS and with external groups intrastate and interstate and other key stakeholders, in relation to key nursing and midwifery issues, with the objective of improving efficiency and effectiveness; and
  • Developing and implementing strategies, policies, principles and practices supporting nursing, midwifery, clinical education and training for service delivery and ensuring service level agreements and obligations are met.

To read the full position description and selection criteria, please click 'apply now'.

Why you should choose a healthcare role in Tasmania

Healthcare in Tasmania is characterised by strong team work and close professional relationships with peers, other health professionals and communities. Tasmanian Health Service recruit from all over Australia and the world which brings together the best training and professional experience, and a diverse range of unique perspectives. There are many advantages to working in the Tasmanian public health system.

Tasmania offers an enviable lifestyle, as well as a good economy, very affordable housing and a great lifestyle in one of the world's most beautiful environments. It is the smallest Australian state, but it has all of the services and facilities needed to make it a safe and relaxing home. Many Tasmanians enjoy the benefits of a city lifestyle, combined with easy access to beaches, rivers, lakes and national parks, others live with these right on their doorstep.

A highly competitive remuneration package is on offer for this position, circa $161,361 + super based on the skills and experience you are bringing to the role. You will also have access to salary packaging options and a vehicle for work and private use, to further increase your take home pay.

THS welcomes interstate recruits and can provide assistance with registration and relocation.

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead nursing and midwifery into an enviable position that will inform the direction for many other health services across Australia.

This opportunity won't last long so don't wait - apply now!

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Registered NurseEmployment Office
Location Hobart
Job Reference Number 114231
Classification Registered Nurse
Job Type Permanent/Full-Time
Estimated Salary Package Not Applicable
Closing Date 06-09-2019

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