Senior Project Officer, Safety and Surveillance

The Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI)

The Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI) is a new agency within the Victorian Government's health portfolio, which will analyse and share information across our health system to ensure everyone has an accurate picture of where the concerns are and where we are getting it right. Its responsibilities will flow across measurement of patient care and outcomes for three key purposes: public reporting, oversight and clinical improvement.

VAHI will:

  • Collect, analyse and share data so that the community is better informed about health services and health services receive better information about their performance
  • Ensure that boards, health executives and clinicians get the information they need to best serve their communities and provide better, safer care
  • Ensure that patients and carers get meaningful and useful information about care in their local community
  • Improve researcher's access to data to create evidence that informs the provision of better, safer care.

To achieve this, it will be vital that the Agency receive the best quality data from public and private providers of health services. Accordingly, VAHI will play a role in data management, standards and integrity.

Job Details
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Department: Victorian Agency for Health Information
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/540350
Closing Date: 21-Aug-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 540350 & 540351 PD VPS5 Senior Project Officer.docx (Word, 132KB)
Job Specification

540350 & 540351 PD VPS5 Senior Project Officer.pdf (PDF, 87KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Brooke Treacher
(03) 9096 7938

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1 x full-time (76 hours per fortnight), 12 months fixed term

Office Location: 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000  

Position Summary:

The Senior Project Officer, Safety and Surveillance, will play a pivotal role in the successful implementation of the new approach to local and state-wide collection of incident and feedback information across Victorian health services.

The successful applicant will have experiencing delivering projects designed to improve the quality, safety and experience of health care, have excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills and a demonstrated ability to develop creative and innovative solutions.

Are you:

  • A health sector professional with experience in system implementation?
  • Committed to driving and supporting improved safety and quality in Victorian health services?
  • Experienced in engaging effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders on significant and complex projects?


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 review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.  

For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

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