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Senior Project Officer, Medicines Improvement Program (Vpsg5)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


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.


The Senior Project Officer, Medicines Improvement program, works within the team to deliver on the strategic priorities of the unit. Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the Senior Project Officer will lead nominated key elements of the six month program to address the highest priority needs in medicines safety in both the health and aged care systems, with the program including but not limited to, the establishment of a Medicines Reference Group to advise on the program and the implementation of a medicines improvement initiative. This time-limited program will introduce essential system-level mechanisms which aim to support all Victorians to receive the same high-quality care wherever they live.

The team is seeking an individual to support and lead projects that are fast paced, requiring capacity to exercise sound judgement, liaise effectively, and build relationships with key people. You will work with a range of internal and external stakeholders and operate with a high level of professionalism, initiative and collaboration.

Are you?

  • A person with good project management skills, who enjoys project planning and analysing information?
  • A strong communicator who can effectively lead projects and manage expert stakeholder groups?
  • Experienced in working in highly sensitive and dynamic environments and able to adapt to changing and often challenging priorities? 
  • A strategic thinker with strong analytical skills who can provide high level advice on complex and sensitive issues?


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

Please note: 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 a 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

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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