About the board
The Yarram and District Health Service operates as a small rural health service located 220 kilometres south-east of Melbourne on the South Gippsland Highway in rural Victoria. The township of Yarram, which is the principal service centre of the area, is located in the Shire of Wellington and services an area of approximately 1,840 square kilometres and a catchment population of 5,580.
Yarram and District Health Service's Integrated Healthcare Centre delivers a range of health services including Allied Health, Community Support, General practice, Mental Health and Pathology Services under one roof. Yarram and District Health Service offers acute care services including a 24-hour urgent care facility, and acute care beds that cover post-surgical rehabilitation, respite care, palliative care services and support in transitioning from hospital to home. Further information is available on our website
Yarram and District Health Service delivers 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.
Yarram and District Health Service is multi purpose service which is an independent entity 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 1-2 hours duration. The board meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 4 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 Clinical Governance, local individuals with Community Services experience and applicants who have qualifications in Information and Communication Technology.
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 .
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.
We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.