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Senior Project Officer - Patent Safety, Experience And Response (Vpsg5)

Safer Care Victoria - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination.

Number of vacancies available: 1

Position Summary:

Senior Project Officer - Patient Safety, Experience and Response

The Senior Project Officer will provide leadership and project support to the Patient Safety, Experience and Response Team in the Centre for Patient Safety and Experience. The role will support the development program initiatives such as the Sentinel Event Program. The Sentinel Event Program enables Safer Care Victoria (SCV) to maintain oversight of the response to, review of and improvements resulting from serious adverse patient safety events in Victorian health services. This includes providing feedback and advice to Victorian health services on incident response and developing more effective, systems-based approaches to improving patient safety. The role entails liaison with other relevant areas within SCV, the Department of Health and with Victorian health services.

Are you:

  • Skilled in mentoring, coaching and building effective working relationships with stakeholders?
  • An excellent communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills?
  • Experienced in solving complex problems and/or incident investigation?
  • A systems thinker with a background or interest in human factors?
  • A team player who likes to contribute to working collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders to build and deliver shared commitment?
  • Passionate about improving patient experiences and driving quality and safety in health care across 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 pre-employment screening processes. Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.Click

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For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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