Improvement and Innovation Advisor

Echuca Regional Health is located just 200 kilometres north from Melbourne, in the beautiful riverside location of Echuca-Moama. Echuca-Moama offers a wide range of sporting and leisure activities for people of all ages and is a preferred holiday destination, with the population undergoing significant expansion at peak times (especially over summer). Whether you are into fishing, water skiing, golf, camping or enjoy fine food and wine, the Echuca-Moama region has plenty to offer.

Echuca Regional Health is the winner of the 2018 Premier’s Medium Health Services of the Year, and is an innovative health service.

After a $65 million redevelopment completed in August 2015, Echuca Regional Health comprises 113 beds providing a comprehensive range of services to the 45,000 people living in the catchment areas of the Shire of Campaspe and Murray River Council. The services include emergency, medical, surgical, maternity, paediatric, urology, orthopaedic, ophthalmology, dental, chemotherapy and haemodialysis services. Echuca Regional Health encompasses an aged care service, Glanville Village, which accommodates 60 residential beds.

Echuca Regional Health is the largest employer in the Campaspe Shire, employing over 800 staff. With a strong focus on increasing our capacity as an outer regional teaching health service, Echuca Regional Health employees are dedicated professionals who strive to deliver the best possible care to their community.

Employee and family benefits include:

* Comprehensive learning and development program

* Flexible employment practices

* Salary packaging

* Extended employee assistance program (including support for family members)

* Employee health and wellbeing initiatives

* Employee recognition program

* Free onsite parking.

Echuca Regional Health is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Echuca Regional Health says NO to Family Violence.

Job Details
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Department: Echuca Regional Health
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Medical and Nursing
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North West - Campaspe
Reference: VG/IIA150819
Closing Date: 15-Sep-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Applying for Work at ERH 2019.pdf (PDF, 124KB)

Improvement and Innovation Lead Position Description.pdf (PDF, 297KB)

Contact: Michelle Shingles / June Dyson
(03) 5485 5037

Position Details

Improvement and Innovation Advisor

  • A rare opportunity for an experienced Nurse or Allied Health Professional to take the next step in their career and join an innovative health service
  • Echuca Regional Health is the winner of the 2018 Premier's Medium Health Service of the Year, a dynamic and growing health service
  • Excellent salary and employee benefits 

Applications are sought from suitably qualified Improvement & Innovation Advisor with previous qualifications and experience in nursing or an allied health specialty to work in the Quality Unit at Echuca Regional Health. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Engage with health service staff to identify opportunities for improvement/ innovation
  • Monitor and report on progress towards strategic plan outcomes quarterly
  • Assist health service staff to successfully implement improvement projects highlighted in the strategic plan
  • Keep abreast of new and emerging trends to ensure ERH's improvement program is at the forefront of modern methodology
    • Facilitate collaborative relationships between ERH staff so that they can share ideas, innovations and skill sets in order to deliver better workplace outcomes
    • Actively participate in the broader activities of strategic planning, quality and service redesign including working in a multi-disciplinary capacity with services across the organisation
    • Support the implementation of state-wide improvement priorities as identified by Safer Care Victoria in your health service
    • Collaborate with other Victorian health services through coaching and sharing knowledge, learning's, experience and expertise for the benefit of the broader health system 

Our team requires someone who has:

  • Qualifications in Nursing or an Allied Health specialty
  • Proven experience as a leader and/or Project manager.
  • High-level awareness of  best practice and person centred care
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Improvement Science including Lean principles
  • Strong skills in leadership and change management
  • Good organizational skill with the ability to work alone and within a team to drive and maintain improvement 

This position requires completion of a satisfactory National Police Check and (where relevant) provision of a Working With Children Check and check on the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme prior to appointment. 

How to Apply: 

Please take the time to read the position description attached to this advertisement.  

Your application must outline how your skills, knowledge and personal attributes relate to the key selection criteria. 

All applicants are encouraged to apply online.  If you experience technical difficulty please contact: 1300 366 356 for assistance.  

If you require access to a computer to complete your online application please contact our Education Department: 03 54855286. 

Applications must include:

  1. A covering letter;
  2. Resume;
  3. Completed online questionnaire; and
  4. Three professional referees. 

Enquiries about this position should be directed to June Dyson or Michelle Shingles, on: (03) 5485 5037 

We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. 

Applications close midnight on Sunday, 15 September 2019.

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