The Office of the Health Ombudsman (OHO) is an independent statutory body established under the Health Ombudsman Act 2013 and is the single-entry point for all health service complaints in Queensland.
The OHO has broad powers to deal with complaints and other matters relating to the health, conduct or performance of both registered and unregistered health practitioners and the services provided by health service organisations.
Queensland has a unique co-regulatory system in relation to the management of complaints regarding registered health practitioners with responsibility shared between the OHO, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and the 15 National Boards.
We are seeking exceptional candidates for the impartial and independent role of Health Ombudsman.
Applications close Midnight, Sunday 1 August
To apply you must:
Confidential enquiries can be made to Natasha Olsson-Seeto or Courtney Chambers via OHO@ontalent.com.au or
To be successful you will have held significant positions where you have led administrative decisions in a regulatory environment, preferably (but not essentially) as they relate to health practices. You will have a demonstrated ability to make fair and balanced administrative decisions in the public interest within a regulatory environment, an understanding of complaints management processes and have deep experience practicing sound corporate governance, political impartiality, and independence.
As a leader you will have developed high performing teams and will have fostered exceptional relationships with a broad range of stakeholders. You will be experienced in providing advice to Ministerial and Senior Executive levels and will have had direct dealings with media, particularly with adverse reactions.
People from diverse backgrounds including culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, women, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.