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Public Health & Hospital


Our Practice

More than 11 million people in Australia will be admitted to hospital each year – 6.6 million in public hospitals and 4.4 million in private hospitals. With over 693 public hospitals and 657 private hospitals in Australia, our nation possesses one of the most advanced and accessible health systems in the world. The health care and social assistance sector is Australia’s largest and fastest growing industry, with one of the most committed and passionate workforces delivering care services when our population needs it most.

Across our public and private health system there are a number of challenges being faced by providers including an ageing population; increasing rate of chronic disease; how to leverage emerging technologies and utilising health data in a secure and efficient way. Underpinning all of this, is a need for robust financial practices and management to ensure the continuation of strong clinical services.

At Orchard we support organisations to navigate the complexities of the sector, by assisting in the attraction and retention of high-calibre talent. We appoint the right people at the right time, in the right place, with the right skills, allowing our clients to implement a contemporary and best-practice approach and enhance patient outcomes.

Our services incorporate single search, interim appointment or holistic workforce volume campaigns. As a preferred supplier of search services to the NSW Government, our processes align with GSE requirements.    

Orchard brings particular functional expertise across middle-senior nurse leadership positions in both public and private acute providers, in addition to associated corporate roles across Finance, HR and IT.

Our Services

  • Executive Search: CEO and leadership appointments, including CFO, Head of Operations, Head of Human Resources, Director of Clinical Services and Director of Nursing.
  • Managerial Appointments: Clinical, corporate and operational managerial roles including Operational Nurse Manager, Service Coordinators, Nurse Manager.
  • Project Placements: Volume-based recruitment solutions across one or multiple job families, including frontline workforce.

Our People

Alex Palamara, Senior Recruitment Consultant

Alex is a Senior Recruiment Consultant working across key Public Health & Hospital mandates within Orchard's broader Government practice. 

Originally joining Orchard as a Recruitment Consultant in our Aged Care pracitce, Alex has a depth of experience working across key senior clinical and middle management appointments that are fundamental to our clients success. In his role as Senior Recruitment Consultnat Alex has continued to refine his skillset and deepen his sector and functional knowledge.

Alex brings a wealth of industry knowledge from his background in the Human Services sector. Prior to joining Orchard in 2018, Alex worked in the ICT space at one of Australia's largest disability service providers, Northcott, assisting drive major organisational and technological change as they doubled in size. Alex is passionate about delivering excellent candidate and client outcomes.

Alex holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University.