Working at CHQ

Children’s Health Queensland is a specialist hospital and health service dedicated to caring for children and young people from across Queensland and northern New South Wales.

A recognised leader in paediatric healthcare, education and research, our team of almost 4000 people deliver a full range of clinical services, tertiary-level care and health promotion programs through the state-of-the-art Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in South Brisbane, the Child and Youth Community Health Service, and the Child and Youth Mental Health Service.

As a member of our team, you will contribute to the development of Australia’s best paediatric health services, as well as benefit from a competitive remuneration package and a working environment which embraces professional development, builds leadership capability and fosters optimal staff health and wellbeing.

The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in South Brisbane is the major specialist paediatric hospital for Queensland families and a centre for teaching and research.

The largest and most advanced paediatric facility in Australia, the hospital provides general paediatric health services to children and young people in the greater Brisbane metropolitan area, as well as tertiary-level care for the state’s sickest and most seriously injured children.

As part of our model of service delivery, the LCCH works in partnership with the network of other hospitals throughout Queensland to coordinate, when safe and appropriate to do so, the provision of care as close to home as possible for a child and their family.

The hospital is also actively improving access to quality care for all children and young people regardless of where they live in the state through outreach clinics and, increasingly, through the use of telemedicine.

The hospital employs more than 2,500 people, who together care for more than 40,000 inpatients, provide about 190,000 outpatient appointments and perform more than 9000 surgeries every year.

The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital is also co-located with the Centre for Children’s Health Research, an integration of paediatric research expertise focused on turning research findings into better treatments and health outcomes for children.

The Child and Youth Community Health Service (CYCHS) brings together a variety of specialist community services to help children and their families lead healthier lives.

While predominantly providing front-line healthcare to communities throughout the Greater Brisbane metropolitan area, CYCHS also delivers specialist statewide services including the Ellen Barron Family Centre and Deadly Ears programs.

With a focus on health promotion and education, illness prevention, early intervention and community development, multi-disciplinary teams deliver a range of services across the continuum of care. This includes post-natal and early childhood support programs, child development, advocacy, immunisation, school-based youth health and parenting programs.

The Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) offers specialised, high-level mental health services for families with children and young people (birth to 18 years) who are, or are at risk of, experiencing severe and complex mental health problems.

The comprehensive service aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people and their carer networks by using a recovery-focused model.

The Child and Youth Mental Health Service provides local services across the greater Brisbane metropolitan area, as well as support for families statewide.

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