The Health Service Executive (HSE)
The Health Service Executive (HSE) has statutory responsibility for the management and delivery of health and personal social services in the Republic of Ireland. The HSE has a budget of €20.7bn in 2022. The public health service has over 135,294 staff in whole time equivalent terms, equating to 155,595 personnel, and is the largest employer in the country.
Within the total resources made available the HSE has demonstrated and continues to achieve significant operational improvements and improved outcomes in important health care areas. Reduction on mortality rates and gains in life expectancy are important markers of improvement in population health. The life expectancy of the Irish population has increased by nearly six years since 2000 and is now above the EU average, demonstrating the success achieved in supporting people to maintain good health as well as providing access to effective healthcare services during illness. At the beginning of 2020, Ireland was reporting the fastest improving life expectancy in the European Union (EU), and our population were self-reporting the best health in the EU. The most recent estimate of life expectancy in Ireland is 80.8 years for males and 84.7 years for females. The most significant increase in life expectancy is driven by reduced mortality rates from major diseases which has been achieved through investment in the implementation of strategic plans to improve health care in Ireland.
Reporting to and working with the HSE Board, the CEO will lead and shape the future of health and social care services in Ireland. A critical objective for the new CEO is to lead and inspire a team to address current challenges within the system, some of which have been further impacted due to COVID-19 and it is recognised that tackling these challenges will require strong leadership and commitment. Delivering improvements in waiting lists and the performance of the ED will be key performance indicators for the new CEO. A major programme of transformation is underway to take forward a range of programmes and initiatives central to Sláintecare.
The successful applicant will be a person with extensive transformational leadership skills, competencies and experience and a career history demonstrating experience that is relevant to the leadership of a large, complex, widely dispersed organisation with a range of diverse statutory functions in the health and social care sector.
The ideal candidate will have a track record of being an effective communicator and expertise in building and maintaining wide ranging relationships with diverse stakeholders.
The successful applicant will be a committed individual who is focused on the delivery of quality person centred health and social care services. They will have extensive experience at a senior leadership level in either health or social care delivery or other comparable and relevant business environment of equivalent complexity, as relevant to this role.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 3pm on Thursday 13 October 2022.
PAS has engaged the services of a Search Partner to support this recruitment process.
If you feel you would benefit from a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Michelle Noone on email@example.com or on 087 929 4208.
We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.
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