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
- 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.