Project Officer ICOPE & Family Violence

Job posted: 01/08/2022
Applications close: 11/08/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Royal Women's Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Communications, Marketing and Media, Finance, Health and Allied Health, Human Resources, IT and Telecommunications, Medical

Reference: 24253

Reference: 24253

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Communications, Marketing and Media, Finance, Health and Allied Health, Human Resources, IT and Telecommunications, Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Project Officer

iCOPE and Family Violence

Social Model of Health

Fixed Term, Full Time until June 2023 (part time considered)


The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of newborns and women of all ages. To join the Women’s is to be instrumental in forging progress towards health equity for women from ground-breaking research through to the bedside delivery of multi-disciplinary clinical care.

Creating exceptional experiences is at the heart of everything we do for our patients, their families, and our people across our specialised services within maternity, neonatal and women’s health.

The Social Model of Health Division was established in July 2021 and has responsibility for ensuring the hospital’s clinical and social support services are coordinated, aligned and leveraged to provide wrap around care for the women who need it most. In particular, the division has a focus on ensuring a woman’s social, economic, cultural, environmental, geographic, and other factors are taken into account in her care plan with the overall aim of reducing health inequalities and addressing systemic inadequacies that affect health access and outcomes.  Informed by a strong evidence base, the Social Model of Health Division works to ensure the Women’s can offer a continuum of care approach depending on the complexity of each woman’s clinical presentation and social circumstance.  The divisions plays a key role in guiding and supporting a number of specialist servces as well as providing state-wide leadership and advocacy on a number of issues in this space.

Your contribution

The objective of the Project Officer, iCOPE and Family Violence position is to perform a range of high level project duties to ensure the successful delivery of the iCOPE Project at the Women’s. The iCOPE Project will enable the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), Antenatal Risk Questionnaire (ARQ), Post Natal Risk Questionnaire (PNRQ), Alcohol and Other Drug and Family Violence Screening to be conducted in the Women’s antenatal clinics in up to 10 languages. The iCOPE application is a digital platform with capacity to allow patients to access identification and screening on their own devices from home; on their own devices on site at the hospital; on iPads on site at the hospital applying existing infection prevention control guidelines. The iCOPE application will be integrated with the Electronic Medical Record (EMR). The position will report to the Senior Program Manager, Family Violence, while working very closely with staff in antenatal clinics, the Women’s Informatics/EMR team and with the external provider responsible for the integration of iCOPE with the EMR. The iCOPE Project is the primary focus for this position however this role will also support implementation of the Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence (SHRFV) initiative. Additional project tasks will be delegated to support SHRFV, as required.

Your duties will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Act as the primary point of contact for both internal and external stakeholder project queries and information requests related to the iCOPE Project

  • Coordinate internal and external stakeholders working on the iCOPE Project including the external vendor

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff in antenatal clinics to support the change management process related to transitioning to the digital screening platform

  • Participate in all testing of the iCOPE platform and integration with EMR

  • Coordinate and deliver training and education materials to staff in the antenatal clinics

  • Contribute clinical experience and expertise in the implementation of iCOPE

  • Provide meeting support including scheduling meetings, preparing agendas and minute taking

About you

To be successful within this role you will need to have:

  • Degree in a health related discipline (social work, medical, psychology, nursing, science)

  • Knowledge and understanding of sensitive and complex issues affecting women’s health policy and service delivery in the Victorian context

  • Experience working clinically in a hospital system, preferably in antenatal clinic

Our offering

When you join the Women’s you unite with talented people who share your purpose and unwavering determination to advance health outcomes for all women. You will find a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning and working together in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure you find the exceptional in your everyday.

Our staff benefits program includes salary packaging, on-site car parking and childcare (subject to availability), alongside a range of discounted financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits provided by our staff benefit partners. To learn more, please visit: www.thewomens.org.au/careers/why-work-at-the-womens/staff-benefits/

We are proudly Breastfeeding Association accredited. The Women’s is committed to gender equity principles and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women/family violence matters. 

The Women’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, people with lived experience of disability and people who identify as LGBTI.

It is a policy of the Women's to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process, please contact the hiring manager listed under 'Contact Person'

Ready to make the move?

For more information about the position, please see the Position Description attached and apply online by selecting “apply now” below.

All appointments to the Women’s are subject to a satisfactory clearance of Working with Children Check and Police Check.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Please be aware that in line with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all workers at the Women's regardless of role, will be required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption.

Influenza Vaccination Requirement

In line with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, some health care workers are now required to have their flu vaccination to work in health care. Evidence of vaccination is required.

As this role fits into category C of the departments risk ratings, applicants are strongly encouraged (although not required) to be vaccinated against influenza.)

All applicants will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.

If you would like to receive this information/publication in an accessible format (such as large print or audio) please call our HR Enquiries line on: 03 8345 2080, or email HR.Enquiries@thewomens.org.au

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Clare Manning-Hall - (04) 0715 2352

Project Officer ICOPE & Family Violence