senior project officer - medication safety in Sydney CBD

Sydney CBD, New South Wales
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AU$ 90,000 per year
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job description

As a member of the program team, the Senior Project Officer will support the work of a number of projects in the Program. The Senior Project Officer will be responsible for undertaking a range of analytical writing, planning and consulting activities to advance the Commission’s work in medication safety.

Position duties and responsibilities

  • Supporting the stewardship of the national standard medication charts. This includes the national inpatient medication chart (NIMC), PBS Hospital Medication Chart.
  • Research complex issues and disseminate findings to Program team members.
  • Undertake project management activities to pilot, support, review and manage projects and programs pertaining to medication safety.
  • Advise the Program Director, and relevant committees on the progress, key issues, strategic implications and mitigation strategies concerning a range of medication safety projects.
  • Prepare written reports, briefs and other documents for the Commission Executive, Board and committees, and for national medication safety fora, to a high standard.
  • Investigate and maintain knowledge of strategic and safety issues relating to medication safety, and consider how these issues can be addressed by the Commission.
  • Consult and foster working relationships with medication safety experts and stakeholders.
  • Provide secretariat support to the work of medication safety committees and expert groups.
  • Respond to questions on notice, and prepare papers for the Board, and national peak bodies and committees.

Skills and knowledge required

  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues regarding safety and quality in health care with a focus on medication safety
  • Demonstrated understanding of medication safety in acute or primary health care
  • Experience or exposure to National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards: Medication Safety implementation and understanding of accreditation processes
  • Project management skills in health care
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to cultivate productive working relationships with clinical experts, community and consumer groups
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and exercise professional judgement
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and autonomously when required without close supervision
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to write to a range of audiences. Published work would be highly regarded.
  • Ability to concurrently manage a set of projects and programs
  • Clinical or clinical safety experience
  • Experience in delivering medication safety projects in acute or primary care settings
  • Experience in writing for different audiences and in different formats
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications

Selection criteria

  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues regarding medication safety and quality in health care, including the role the suite of National Standard Medication Charts play in medication safety.
  • Program or project management experience in health care.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of policy and training material development in the area of medication safety or other areas of clinical safety.
  • Demonstrated high level writing skills.
  • Demonstrated well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with clinicians and healthcare managers in the public and private hospital sectors, jurisdictional health departments and research communities.

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