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Part Time Board Director Applications Open

Part Time Board Director Applications Open

Friday, 27 October 2023

About the board

Yarrawonga Health is a small rural public health service providing low complexity acute inpatient services, residential aged care, primary and community health services.  The health service comprises acute, medical and surgical beds, a dedicated day-stay unit, urgent care and a renal dialysis service.  There are three residential aged care facilities onsite and aged care services includes hostel, and nursing home.  The community health service provides an extensive range of community services. Further information is available on our website https://www.yh.org.au/

Public hospitals deliver health, aged care, and community services in rural and regional Victoria that best meet local community needs. They are an integral part of the Victorian health system which promotes and protects Victorians’ health and wellbeing.

Public hospitals are independent entities operating under the Health Service Act (Vic) 1988 and are integral to the Victorian health system. The board is accountable to the Minister of the day for the delivery of health care to a high quality, safe and in a cost effective way.

About the role

The Minister for Health is pleased to invite applications for part time board director positions. The positions start on 1 July 2024 and appointments are for a period of up to three years. 

These positions provide an exciting opportunity for Victorians to contribute to the health and wellbeing of our communities. Applicants are selected for their capabilities, including personal and professional attributes, experience, knowledge, and skills that contribute to the strategic leadership and oversight of health care for the Victorian community.

Directors are required to attend a monthly board meeting of approximately 2 hours duration. Yarrawonga Health board meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 4.30 pm.  Directors are also required to participate in board subcommittees and be available for other events requiring board representation.

The role of the board includes:

  • setting the vision and strategy, in line with government priorities
  • having ultimate accountability for the delivery of safe and quality care, including cultural safety and freedom from discrimination, harassment and bullying
  • oversight of the performance and delivery of key policy priorities
  • ensuring the ongoing financial viability of the organisation
  • recruitment, support and monitoring of the Chief Executive Officer

Who we're looking for:

While Victorian public health boards are based on capabilities, boards are more effective when these capabilities also represent the richness of the diverse voices of Victorian communities.

People of all ages, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people of all abilities, people from multicultural diverse backgrounds, people who identify with LGBTIQ+ communities are encouraged to apply.

All applications will be considered. However the board would particularly welcome applications from people with experience in Audit and Risk Management.

Please refer to the Position Description and Board Director Capability Framework for more details at www.health.vic.gov.au/board-applications.

What you need to apply:

Applicants should read the How to apply document before starting your application which is attached to this job.

The department welcomes the opportunity to discuss reasonable adjustments or support that can be provided throughout the recruitment process and/or post appointment. A discussion can be arranged by contacting healthservicegovernance@health.vic.gov.au.

Applicants applying for a board position for the first time will be required to create an account on the Join a Public Board website prior to applying online. Applicants who have previously applied through the Join a Public Board website will already have an account. If you have forgotten your password, the Join a Public Board website allows you to request this information.

Applications close at Midnight Sunday 19 November 2023.

For all enquiries regarding the appointment process, please contact healthservicegovernance@health.vic.gov.au.\

For all enquiries regarding the board, please contact Nedean Clarke on telephone (03) 5743 8130.

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