Appointments to the Board of Beaumont Hospital

The Minister for Health invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill 5 vacancies on the board of Beaumont Hospital.

Candidates must demonstrate in their application evidence of extensive experience in one of the following areas:

Role 1: Accounting and Audit
Candidates must have a career history at an appropriately senior level in a large complex organisation which demonstrates experience in accounting, audit and financial planning and the presentation and interpretation of financial performance.  They must have the technical competence to take a strong role on both the Audit and Finance Committees, and will be required to serve on both committees.  They will demonstrate a capacity to learn and to understand the economics of health care and the budgets required to achieve the hospital’s mission.

Role 2: Clinical Governance, Quality Assurance and Patient Safety
Candidates must demonstrate evidence of an understanding of the complexity of providing evidence-based, high quality and safe care, including risk management, and the Board's specific governance role in assuring itself of quality and patient safety.  Candidates must also demonstrate an understanding of the role of the Board in providing strategic guidance and oversight, in regularly reviewing and responding to information relating to quality and safety outcomes for service users, supporting the associated learning and its dissemination, including learning from national and local investigations.

Role 3: Strategy and Business Change
Candidates must demonstrate evidence of experience of driving organisational change and transformation and have a strong passion, interest and background in influencing strategy towards modernizing practices.  Strong project management background including Business Continuity Management, ICT and Capital Projects would be an advantage.  Past experience operating in a regulated environment would be desirable but is not essential.

Role 4: Corporate Governance (commencing June 2021)
Candidates must demonstrate evidence of a strong understanding of corporate governance, compliance and codes of practice.  Specific experience operating within the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies would be an advantage.  Experience in the health sector is not an essential requirement.

Role 5: Finance & Business Management (commencing June 2021)
Candidates must have experience operating as business leader in a complex environment.  Strong service industry background including process and operations would be an advantage.  Experience of commercial decisions and financial oversight, purchasing and procurement would be an ideal asset but is not essential.

• Previous experience on a board, ideally a hospital or state board would be an advantage.
• Relevant qualification and/or membership of a relevant professional body.
• Highly developed oral, written, presentation and leadership skills, with the ability to develop, communicate and gain ownership for a clear vision and direction.
• The ability to take an objective approach to decision-making and the confidence and resilience required to operate in a complex and high-profile organisation.

Closing Date:  15:00 on Tuesday 2nd of February 2021


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