Health Executive Policy

Applicable to: All Health Service Providers.

Description: 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:

  • furnishing 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 governance approach for the selection, appointment and management of health executives. This Policy details mandatory requirements in relation to: 

  • classification; 
  • appointment and remuneration; 
  • performance assessment; 
  • termination; and 
  • monitoring and reporting. 
Type of Amendment Date of Effect Description of Amendment
Major Amendment  11 April 2018  The following amendments have been made to clarify CEs have the power to direct an employee to act in a health executive role for a period not exceeding 12 months; Circumstance a CE may determine health executive to receive on call allowance; Health executives entitled to received district allowances; HSPs must arrange new HES office through HSS processes; Amendments to Related documents Appointment form, HES on-call allowance form and Health Executive Classification and Remuneration Structure; Related documents Health Executive Classification and Remuneration Structure amended to incorporate the Director General's determination on 8 August 2018 to increase the annual salary component for each health executive office specified in the Health Executive Classification and Remuneration Structure by $1,000 effective from 1 July 2018. 
Major Amendment  19 November 2018  Major amendments made to Related documents Medical practitioner only HES offices; Consolidation of determined executive offices in the health executive service and Health Executive Classification and Remuneration Structure to reflect changes to the composition of the HES. 
Major Amendment 9 May 2019 Major amendments made to Related documents Medical practitioner only HES offices; Consolidation of determined executive offices in the health executive serviceHealth  Executive Classification and Remuneration Structure, HES appointment (remuneration up to midpoint), to become HES appointment/acting form (remuneration up to midpoint); HES office creation and classification form; HES rationale for remuneration above midpoint form; and HES remuneration increase form (midpoint and below) to reflect changes to the composition of the HES, and to clarify some matters in the related forms.
Major Amendment 1 July 2019 Major amendments made to Related document Health Executive Classification and Remuneration Structure to incorporate the A/Director General's determination on 7 June 2019 to increase the annual salary component for each health executive office specified in the Health Executive Classification and Remuneration Structure by $1,000 effective from 1 July 2019. 
Major Amendment 31 July 2019 Major amendments made to Related documents Consolidation of determined executive offices in the health executive service and Health Executive Classification and Remuneration Structure to reflect changes to the composition of the HES.
Major Amendment 22 August 2019 Major amendments made to Related document HES rationale for remuneration above midpoint form to remove reference to supporting attachments and clarify the effective date for the new health executive appointments.
Major Amendment  18 and 19 November 2019  Major amendments made to Related documents Consolidation of determined executive offices in the health executive service and Health Executive Classification and Remuneration Structure to reflect changes to the composition of the HES.
Major Amendment  12 December 2019  Major amendment made to Related document Health Executive Classification and Remuneration Structure to reflect one change to the composition of the HES.
Hyperlink amended to correct version for Related document HES remuneration increase form midpoint and below.
Major Amendment 14 January 2020 Major amendments made to Related documents Consolidation of determined executive offices in the health executive service and Health Executive Classification and Remuneration Structure to reflect changes to the composition of the HES. 
Minor amendment made to the Policy document to transition to the current Policy template.
Major Amendment 2 April 2020  Major amendments made to Related documents Consolidation of determined executive offices in the health executive service and Health Executive Classification and Remuneration Structure to reflect changes to the composition of the HES.
Minor amendment made to Section 6.0 to list new Supporting information HES intranet and HES cessation of employment process and Section 9.0 and Policy webpage to update details related to previous amendments. 
Major Amendment 23 December 2020 Major amendments made to Related documents Consolidation of determined executive offices in the health executive service and Health Executive Classification and Remuneration Structure to reflect changes to the composition of the HES.
Major Amendment 4 May 2021 Major amendments made to Related documents Health Executive Classification and Remuneration Structure to reflect changes to the composition of the HES.
Major Amendment 3 June 2021 Major amendments to Related documents Consolidation of determined executive offices in the health executive service and Health Executive Classification and Remuneration Structure to reflect changes to the composition of the HES.
Major Amendment 20 July 2021 Major amendments to Related documents: Health Executive Classification and Remuneration Structure, HES appointment acting form (remuneration up to midpoint), HES remuneration increase form (midpoint and below) to incorporate the Director General's determination of 2 July 2021 to increase the total remuneration values outlined in the Health Executive Classification and Remuneration Structure effective from 1 July 2021.
Major Amendment 25 October 2021 Major amendments made to Related    documents: Consolidation of determined executive offices in the health executive service, Health Executive Classification and   Remuneration Structure to reflect changes to the composition of   the HES.

 

Date of effect: 11 December 2017

Policy Framework

Related documents

Supporting information