Project Officer- Safety and Quality and Open Disclosure

Job posted: 01/08/2022
Applications close: 15/08/2022 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Education and Training, Health and Allied Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Projects, Research, Medical, Nursing

Reference: 27508

Reference: 27508

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Education and Training, Health and Allied Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Projects, Research, Medical, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Project Officer - Safety and Quality and Open Disclosure

  • Temporary Part Time

  • $83,657.60 pa (paid pro rata)

  • Generous Salary Packaging and Employee benefits

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

Eastern Health has an exciting temporary (6 month) position available for someone who is motivated to lead a program of improvement work to establish systems and processes to meet the requirements of legislative changes to the Health Service Act amendments, in particular, Open Disclosure and Duty of Candour.

The Project Officer Duty of Candour is responsible to the Director Clinical Governance, Quality and Safety for leadership in developing organisational capability to comply with the Duty of Candour and associated changes to the Safety and Quality bill 2021 and will work with. The Project officer, in partnership with the Medical Lead- Duty of Candour and Safety and Quality, Patient Safety Manager and the centre for Patient Experience, will develop and coordinate key project deliverables.

About you

The successful applicant will work closely with clinical leaders (medical, nursing, allied health, clinical support) throughout the program of work to deliver agreed outcomes within agreed timeframes.

Along with project and change management duties and responsibilities, the Project Officer will:

Manage the gap analysis and reporting requirements for the Clinical Governance Project on implementing Health Services Act (1988) amendments including Duty of Candour and Safety and Quality Bill 2021 including:

  • Confirm and meet all reporting requirements

  • Assess delivery timelines to minimise potential resource and budget impacts

  • Engage key internal and external stakeholders

  • Facilitate review and update of relevant policies, procedures and training to support implementation of key changes to the ACT in consultation with the key stakeholders

  • Develop, implement and manage appropriate project controls

To be successful in this role you should have:

  • A demonstrated track record in leading projects ideally in the health care sector (project management)

  • Proven experience in successfully leading and embedding change within and across teams

  • Experience in training and coaching senior staff in improvement, project and change management

  • An understanding of measurement and monitoring for safety and quality including proven ability to analyse and use data and information for improvement

  • Superior communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Proven ability to:

    • Consult and collaborate with others and work as an effective team member to deliver organisational outcomes

    • Work at both strategic and operational levels within a complex organisation

    • Demonstrated capacity to ‘live’ the Eastern Health Values

Additional skills (Desirable):

  • Understanding of incident management and open disclosure in health service setting is desirable

  • Experience in implementing legislative and regulatory changes   

What we offer

Eastern Health

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

The benefits of working for Eastern Health include:

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you have the ability and drive to make a difference take hold of this opportunity and apply today!

  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory police records check.

  • You must have the right to permanently live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.
Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manger listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First: Agility: Humility: Respect: Kindness: Excellence

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Project Officer- Safety and Quality and Open Disclosure

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JIGI LUCAS - (04) 5895 5073
Deanna O'Donnell

Project Officer- Safety and Quality and Open Disclosure