Why not jump on board?

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS - Terry Old has been a board di­rec­tor at Sey­mour Health for more than two decades, and en­cour­ages oth­ers to con­sider ap­ply­ing for a po­si­tion.

Sey­mour Health is cur­rently ad­ver­tis­ing for com­mu­nity mem­bers to ap­ply to be­come a board di­rec­tor at the health ser­vice, which was re­cently named the 2018 Premier’s Small Health Ser­vice of the Year.

Board of di­rec­tor po­si­tions pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for suit­ably qual­i­fied and ex­pe­ri­enced peo­ple to con­trib­ute and pro­vide high­level ad­vice on the de­liv­ery of pub­lic health care to the Vic­to­rian com­mu­nity.

The Depart­ment of Health and Hu­man Ser­vices is seek­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for part-time board po­si­tions of pub­lic health ser­vices and pub­lic hos­pi­tals, with terms of of­fice be­gin­ning from July 1 next year.

The depart­ment is com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing ev­ery Vic­to­rian re­ceives safe and high qual­ity health­care, and ap­pli­cants must be able to demon­strate and pro­vide ev­i­dence in sup­port of the skills they iden­tify in their ap­pli­ca­tions.

Terry Old, who has been a board di­rec­tor at Sey­mour Health for more than two decades, said it is a great op­por­tu­nity to con­trib­ute to the health ser­vice.

‘‘Over 25 years, I have seen the hospi­tal grow into a high qual­ity health ser­vice, cul­mi­nat­ing in the Small Health Ser­vice of the Year Award for 2018,’’ he said.

‘‘It is a re­ward­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and I en­cour­age com­mu­nity mem­bers who meet the cri­te­ria to sub­mit an ap­pli­ca­tion.’’

Mr Old’s term will end in June 2019 and be­cause he will not be stand­ing again, this pro­vides a good open­ing for some­one new to step into the role.

The depart­ment is com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing boards and com­mit­tees broadly re­flect the di­ver­sity of Vic­to­rian com­mu­ni­ties. They wel­come ap­pli­ca­tions from women, Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der peo­ple, peo­ple of all ages, peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties, peo­ple from cul­tur­ally and lin­guis­ti­cally di­verse back­grounds and les­bian, gay, bi­sex­ual, trans­gen­der, gen­der di­verse and in­ter­sex peo­ple.

Ap­pli­ca­tions close at 5 pm on Novem­ber 5.

For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.health.vic.gov.au/ gov­er­nance or phone Sey­mour Health chief ex­ec­u­tive Chris McDon­nell on 5793 6100.


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