Deputy Director Patient Safety

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 07/04/2023 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Community Services

Reference: 177825

Reference: 177825

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Community Services

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

  • Exciting opportunity to join the leadership team in the Safety, Quality and Improvement Unit
  • Permanent full time position with Salary Packaging
  • Responsible for the oversight of Patient Safety Systems for Barwon Health

About the facility

Barwon health is the major regional health provider for the Barwon South West region. It is one of Victoria’s largest regional health service with one of the busiest hospitals in the state, University Hospital. We serve over 500,000 people through the efforts of over 8,000 staff and more than 1200 volunteers. We provide care at all stages or life and circumstance through a wide range of services from emergency and acute to mental health, primary care, community services, aged care, and subacute/rehabilitation. Care is provided to the community through over 28 key locations throughout the region.

Our Safety and Quality unit provides support to the organisation in the areas of accreditation, incident and complaint management, medico-legal services, and consumer-centred care.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the leadership team of the Safety Quality and Improvement Unit. As the Deputy Director Safety, Quality and Improvement – Patient Safety, you are responsible for the oversight and leadership of Patient Safety Systems for Barwon Health, including high level support of critical incidents management and review, including the support of Statutory Duty of Candour, identification of clinical risks and oversight of medico-legal functions.

Duties of your role include, but not limited to:

  • Act as primary organisational liaison for Sentinel Events with Safer Care Victoria,  the Coroner and other regulatory bodies
  • Oversee adverse clinical events, identify, analyse and report on themes and lead the facilitation of Serious Adverse Patient Safety Event reviews, Sentinel Event Reviews and other in-depth case reviews
  • Maintain policies and procedures in relation to Clinical Risk and Medico Legal Processes
  • Manage and support the team of Safety Quality and Improvement Co-ordinators that support the clinical directorates

About the culture

Everything we do centres all our services on the patient and is guided by our driving values: Respect, Compassion, Commitment, Accountability and Innovation. We are all dedicated to supporting the organisation in achieving our vision of - By 2050, everyone in our community enjoys the best health and wellbeing in Victoria.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

About the Geelong Region, AUSTRALIA

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! Derived from the local Wadawurrung name for the region; Djillong, (Geelong) is means “Tongue of Land”.

  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.
  • High standard of schooling options throughout the area
  • A stone throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road
  • Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries
  • To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, Please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid -19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation policy.

Deputy Director Patient Safety

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Keren Day - 0403 214 726
Lee Scott - 0431 818 834

Deputy Director Patient Safety