Senior Project Officer, Incident Response

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Job Details
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Department: Safer Care Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/SCV/545778
Closing Date: 20-Nov-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: for 1 year
Attachments: 2018-10-30 PD VPS5 Senior Project Officer_Policy VPS5 Fixed Term, Full Time.docx (Word, 36KB)
Job Specification

2018-10-30 PD VPS5 Senior Project Officer_Policy VPS5 Fixed Term, Full Time.pdf (PDF, 169KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Nathan Farrow

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1 X Fixed Term, Full Time

Office Location(s):
 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 

Position Summary:

The Senior Project Officer will work with the Manager, Incident Response Team to develop, consult and implement an incident management policy, framework and supporting guidelines. The Senior Project Officer will also work with the SCV Incident Response Team to develop and implement the incident response program within Safer Care Victoria. This will include supporting incident investigation, response and training processes to ensure learnings translate into safer health care for all Victorians.

Are you:

  • Experienced in evidence-based policy research and writing?
  • Experienced in developing user-friendly frameworks and guidelines that support policy implementation?
  • Skilled in facilitating and co-ordinating consultation processes that inform and strengthen policy and framework development?
  • An excellent communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills?
  • Outcome oriented and capable of meeting tight deadlines?
  • A team player who likes to contribute to work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders to build and deliver shared commitment?
  • Passionate about improving quality and safety of healthcare in Victoria?


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.

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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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