Senior Project Officer, System Improvement, Innovation and Leadership Branch, Safer Care Victoria

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

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Department: Safer Care Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/479536
Closing Date: 27-Sep-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2017.09.13 - SCV - Approved Final PD SCV - 479536.doc (Word, 830KB)
Job Specification

2017.09.13 - SCV - Approved Final PD SCV - 479536.doc.pdf (PDF, 398KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Natalie Bemrose
9096 0034

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

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Position Summary:

An exciting opportunity exists to contribute to the strategic priorities of Safer Care Victoria. The Senior Project Officer will work within the System Improvement, Innovation and Leadership branch, a dynamic team focused on providing improvement, project management and change management subject matter expertise to a wide range of project and programs across four key work streams. In addition to technical project management expertise, the role requires the development of strong and productive relationships across the agency, the Department of Health and Human Services and with other sector stakeholders to ensure that all our activities are successfully delivered.

Safer Care Victoria  is the peak state authority for leading quality and safety improvement in healthcare and was established in January 2017 to oversee and support health services to provide safe, high-quality care to patients every time, everywhere. As well as monitoring the standards of care provided, SCV is partnering with consumers and their families, clinicians and health services to support the continuous improvement of healthcare. The agency was created in response to the recommendations within the report, Targeting Zero: supporting the Victorian hospital system to eliminate avoidable harm and strengthen quality of care.

Are you:

  • able to demonstrate a strong track record in project delivery?
  • able to demonstrate a working knowledge of improvement methodologies?
  • able to work through complex issues and provide clear structured, evidence based and simple solutions?
  • able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and able to build productive relationships


How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

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