Principal Improvement Adviser, Ambulance, Emergency Care and Access

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

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Department: Department of Health
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/CSI/685982
Closing Date: 01-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: until 30 June 2024
Attachments: 2023-01-18 685982 PD VPS 6 Principal Improvement Advisor.docx (Word, 164KB)
Job Specification

2023-01-18 685982 PD VPS 6 Principal Improvement Advisor.pdf (PDF, 123KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Eleanor Sawyer, 03 9096 8178

Position Details


The department is working in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to support hospital-wide patient flow and launching a targeted 24-month Timely Emergency Care Collaborative. This Collaborative would provide support for leadership and improvement teams from at least eight health services within Victoria.

As an Improvement Advisor you will bring technical expertise in improvement science to the work of the Collaborative. This role will contribute to the development of the Collaborative measurement strategy and advise on sound construction of the theory of change. Responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the development of foundational Collaborative materials including project aims, measurement strategy, content theory, execution strategy and dissemination plans.
  • Teach, coach, and support participating teams
  • Facilitate shared learning among participating teams throughout the Collaborative and harvest successes for broader dissemination and spread.
  • Utilise improvement measurement principles to monitor and report Collaborative progress utilising a platform that supports data sharing, reporting on progress, dissemination of learning and
  • Assess Collaborative progress and identify necessary changes in key technical content, measurement, and use of improvement science tools and methods. 
  • Facilitate regular reflection on progress and support the development of strategies for addressing challenges as they arise
  • Contribute to preparation and participation in meetings to ensure intentional reflection on progress and learning

Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be up-to-date with their vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment. This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19. Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made. If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances.


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

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through rather than via external advertisement.

For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including national police check and misconduct screening.

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.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <>

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