It is a time of unprecedented population growth and change in the western suburbs of Sydney resulting in the development and implementation of a long-term infrastructure plan, funded primarily by both the Australian and New South Wales Governments, that establishes amongst other things a new airport, schools, roading and transport hubs as well as industrial, commercial, residential and civic centres.
Mirroring that rate of growth, Western Sydney Local Health District already one of the State’s largest health systems with an operating budget of $1.8bn, over 9000 FTE and providing services to nearly one million people, is also rapidly transforming itself to meet future demand.
That transformation is exampled by: vast e-health advancements, capital upgrades and extensions of the district’s major hospitals, the $1bn health, education and research precinct being built at Westmead, the implementation of researched, world’s best practice in care and treatment, the establishment of strong partnerships with key care and health agencies to ensure seamless and integrated pathways across the system as well as the on-boarding, growth and further development of a highly skilled workforce.
Tremendous progress has been made however with the retirement of the District's CEO, it is time for the next leader to take up the baton with this once in a generation health system redesign.
Pressing priorities are to:
That will require an incoming leader with considerable healthcare leadership experience at the highest levels within their overall career profile. Someone who can confidently think, act and lead at a systems level. Uniquely however, it will also require for a period, a leader confident in detail, who can roll up their sleeves and be hands on if required at key moments. They must also be energised by the challenge of leading change at scale, dynamic and with strong commercial and political acumen.
To explore the role further contact either Paul Ingle or Kevin Hardy on the following details:
Applications Close: 21/11/2018