Quality and Safety Lead

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Department: West Gippsland Health Group
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Gippsland - Baw Baw
Reference: VG/1320919
Closing Date: 04-Mar-2018
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD Quality and Safety Lead PIU.pdf (PDF, 464KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Di More, Performance Improvement Unit Manager
03 5623 0860

Position Details

Performance Improvement Unit

Quality and Safety Lead

Part Time, Fixed Term Maternity Leave Relief – (56 hours/7 days per fortnight)


An exciting opportunity is now available for a dedicated professional to work in the Performance Improvement Unit. This role will:

  • Have overall responsibility for the organisation's quality and risk activities. 
  • Be responsible for the organisational risk register including the examination of responses to serious incidents.
  • Support national standard processes including auditing.
  • Support acute, aged care, community and corporate services.


This opportunity will allow our ideal candidate to combine their strong analytical and report writing skills with effective liaison skills.  The provision of reporting, advice and support to managers is a key facet of this role.


Our ideal candidate will hold:

  • Experience in the provision of support, advice and guidance to managerial staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of, or willingness to learn risk management principles and experience in managing systems and processes to monitor and prevent risks in the healthcare setting.


Required qualifications and experience include:


  • Clinical background.
  • Demonstrated skills in report writing and computer data analysis and high level computer skills.



  • Experience or knowledge in managing and supporting continuous improvement and risk management.
  • Knowledge of Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare National Standards and accreditation processes.
  • Willingness to obtain knowledge in Clinical Governance and Risk Management.
  • Knowledge of legislative requirements in the healthcare industry.


About the West Gippsland Healthcare Group

The West Gippsland Healthcare Group is a customer focused health organisation providing acute medical and surgical, obstetric, emergency, residential care and community health services to 45,000 people in the rural, urban residential, agricultural and industrial areas located within the Baw Baw Shire and beyond. The administrative headquarters are located at West Gippsland Hospital in Warragul, approximately 100kms east of Melbourne. We are committed to the provision of high quality, integrated health care that meets the changing needs of individuals and our community, and have full accreditation status from the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards.


Working with us

All appointments with the West Gippsland Healthcare Group are subject to the satisfactory return of professional reference checks and a National Police History check. A six month probationary period applies to all new appointments. The West Gippsland Healthcare Group is an equal opportunity employer.


Further details and how to apply

For further information please contact Di More, Performance Improvement Unit Manager on 5623 0860. Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below, and include a covering letter responding to the selection criteria as detailed in the position description, resume and contact details for 3 professional referees.


Applications close 4 March 2018.

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