Principal Quality & Safety Coordinator

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/ND/544926
Closing Date: 25-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $116,863 - $156,387
Job Duration: Up to 1/11/2019
Attachments: VPS-6 Principal Quality & Safety Coordinator NEMA (Oct 2018).docx (Word, 175KB)
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Contact: Angela Papoutsoglou
9479 0650

Position Details

Located in the North East Melbourne Area, North Division, the Principal Quality & Safety Coordinator will lead a strategic quality project to develop and embed a clinical governance framework in the North East Melbourne Area. The role will ensure alignment of the project objectives to departmental, divisional and area priorities and plans, and establish and maintain communication processes across internal and external stakeholders to ensure broader project priorities are achieved.

The work will support new systems of systematic learning within service provider organisations and local services networks, put standards and regulation, policy and program design in touch with local learning for whole-system improvement and establish clear accountabilities across a range of system actors (including regulators and oversight authorities) for service and system performance.  

As a senior staff member, you will be responsible for this complex project and stakeholder interactions, under the direction of the Manager, Population Health and Community Wellbeing and in close partnership with the North East Melbourne Executive team.

Are you

  • Able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and able to build productive relationships?
  • A strategic thinker, able to work through complex issues and provide clear, structured, evidence based responses?
  • Experienced in high level information provision, including advanced written communication?

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.
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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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