||Health Executive Policy
||Mandatory Policy MP 0075/17
|Date of issue:
||Wednesday, 13 December 2017
The Health Services Act 2016 establishes the Health Executive Service (HES). The HES comprises persons holding offices that are the subject of a written determination by the Director General (health executives) and the Chief Executives of health service providers (CEs).
The purposes of the HES are to provide for a group of executive officers who are able
to work in HES offices across the WA health system and are capable of:
- fumishing high level strategic and operational advice and undertaking managerial responsibilities in hospitals and health services; and
- promoting efficiency and effectiveness of hospital and health services.
This Health Executive Policy (Policy) sets out the minimum mandatory requirements to provide a consistent, flexible, transparent and robust govemance approach for the selection, appointment and management of health executives. This Policy details mandatory requirements in relation to:
- appointment and remuneration;
- performance assessment;
- termination; and
- monitoring and reporting.
Amendments have been drafted to the Health Executive Policy document to address the following issues:
- to expressly provide that Chief Executives (CEs) have the power to direct an employee to act in a health executive role for a period not exceeding 12 months, through a letter outlining the acting opportunity;
- to expressly provide for the circumstances in which a CE may determine that a health executive may receive an on-call allowance. This is permissible where the health executive is in a Health Professional role, is rostered on an emergency control roster and the on-call duties are in addition to the duties prescribed for employee in their health executive role;
- to expressly provide that health executives are entitled to receive district allowances in accordance with the District Allowance (Government Officers) General Agreement 2010. This is consistent with district allowances that can be received by employees employed under the WA Health- HSUWA - PACTS -Industrial Agreement 2016 and the WA Health SystemMedical Practitioners - AMA Industrial Agreement 2016;
- to expressly provide that a HSP must arrange for a new HES office to be created through usual HSS processes, prior to the DG making a determination to incorporate that office into the HES under section 10S of the Act.
- Amendments have also been drafted to the Health Executive Policy related documents as follows:
- Appointment form updated to identify acting health executives, on-call allowances and Gold State superannuation membership
- A new on-call allowance form has been created to outline the circumstances in which a CE can approve a health executive receiving an on-call allowance
- The Health Executive Classification and Remuneration Structure has been updated to add in new HSS, NMHS and SMHS positions and to specify that Gold State superannuation members are entitled to accrue superannuation in accordance with their membership of that scheme.
||All Health Service Providers.
||Employment Policy Framework
|Period of effect:
||from 11 December 2017 to 11 December 2020
||11 December 2018
||Dr D.J. Russell-Weisz, Director General, Department of Health WA, 11-Dec-2017
This circular last updated: Wednesday, 11 April 2018 at 12:23pm