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Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery and Patient Experience

Professional leadership opportunity combined with a great lifestyle.

Reporting to the Health Service Chief Executive and a key member of the Executive Leadership team, the Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery is the single point of accountability for the effective strategic and professional leadership and management of the nursing and midwifery profession across Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, working in partnership with relevant Executive colleagues and Clinical leaders to support the delivery of safe, effective and sustainable care.

This is a role for a strong and collaborative leader with a successful track record delivering on high-level business needs within a complex landscape. The successful candidate will demonstrate extensive experience leading and managing a large, diverse workforce and possess a Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent qualification. Significant experience working at an Executive level together with highly developed interpersonal, negotiation and consultative skills with the ability to maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders, Executive and Board level management, and multi-disciplinary staff will be key to success in the role.

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About Gold Coast Health

Gold Coast Health delivers world-class healthcare to over 560,000 people in the Gold Coast and northern New South Wales region. 

We provide acute and sub-acute care in hospital and community settings, including state-of-the-art Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Hospital, Varsity Lakes Day Hospital and Robina and Southport Health Precincts. Our major facilities are strongly aligned and co-located with local and internationally recognised universities. Staff have the opportunity to contribute to an innovative environment where research and teaching is embedded within our workplace. To provide the best patient care and to reflect the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and  culturally and linguistically diverse people to apply. Seize your opportunity to join our team of over 10,000 staff and 300 volunteers working across 40 facilities on the Gold Coast.

Our Values

Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service is committed to its six guiding principles. These principles are at the core of all positions and articulate the behaviours that are required when working within the Health Service.

Gold Coast Health Values

Worlds' Best HospitalsGold Coast University Hospital has been ranked in the top 250 hospitals in the world as part of the annual Newsweek World’s Best Hospitals survey.

In the national rankings, Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) ranked seventh in Australia and Robina Hospital ranked 42nd.


Living on the Gold Coast

Living on the Gold Coast

Located in south-east Queensland, just one hour south of Brisbane, the Gold Coast region has 70 kilometres of world-famous uninterrupted coastline. Our city offers the opportunity to combine professional advancement, job satisfaction and relaxation into one fulfilling lifestyle.

Enjoy an ideal year-round climate, endless golden surfing beaches and 100,000 hectares of relaxing rainforest hinterland; it truly offers something for everyone.

The Gold Coast provides all the conveniences of living in a modern city including great restaurants, fantastic shopping and sophisticated style and attractions such as theme parks, wildlife adventures, arts, culture and much more.

Helpful Resources

Our Capacity Building Program

From Coomera in the north to Tugun in the south, the Gold Coast HHS capital works program is part of the largest health infrastructure investment in the nation.  

Funded by the Queensland State Government, Gold Coast Health’s infrastructure program represents a planned response to a growing population and need for additional services within our community.   

Supporting the Queensland Health and Hospitals Plan, these programs effectively forecast, plan and act to make the best use of existing infrastructure, while securing resources for the future.  


Tugun Satellite Hospital (2023) Now Open


Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit (2025)


New Coomera Hospital (2027)

Accelerated Infrastructure Delivery Program


GCUH Sub-Acute Expansion (2024)


Robina Hospital Expansion (2024) Now Open

Our Demand

by 2021
by 2026
by 2032
Continuing and Fast 
Growing Population
Population Demographics Non Resident Demand
and Self Sufficiency
Private Public Drift


Last updated 03 May 2024