Part-Time Patient Safety Consultant
Central Coast Local Health District require a “Patient Safety Consultant” in Gosford NSW:
The position of Quality and Patient Safety Consultant exists within the Clinical Governance Unit and the Directorate of Clinical Governance at Central Coast Local Health District. The CGU facilitates the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based change strategies to improve the quality and safety of services and care. It takes a lead role in building and maintaining the capacity of managers, clinicians and support staff to improve systems and practices within healthcare delivery and to manage clinical risk. This is achieved through the provision of educational, technical and operational expertise, and support and guidance to all staff within the organisation .
The Quality and Patient Safety Consultant (QPSC) will work under the direction of the Manager, Clinical Governance to facilitate and promote the principles of clinical governance. The role will support and facilitate specific programs including quality/clinical practice improvement, patient safety, complaints handling, and accreditation. The position will provide educational, technical and operational expertise, and actively support and maintain practice and standards compliance programs across all hospital facilities and community services within CCLHD.
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Appropriate qualifications in a clinical health service discipline.
An understanding of quality principles, the ability to implement change and to improve customer service, quality and patient safety in a complex health organisation.
An understanding of the ACHS National Standards Accreditation program and the supporting assessment process.
Able to demonstrate an understanding of the NSW Patient Safety Improvement Program and the NSW Incident Information Monitoring System (IIMS), and experience in monitoring, analysing reporting and evaluating processes for clinical adverse events including undertaking clinical reviews/audits and managing patient safety issues and related complaints.
Able to demonstrate an understanding of clinical risk management and cultural change processes.
Able to demonstrate high level written and verbal communication skills with experience in report writing and effective communication at all levels of an organization and across professional boundaries and subcultures and an ability to work independently as well as within a team environment and to manage and meet competing deadlines.
Demonstrated information system and computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications and an understanding of data collection methods, analysis, interpretation and presentation.
Demonstrated commitment to Caring for the Coast vision, goals and strategies, with demonstrated behaviours which align with the NSW Health CORE values and CCLHD Values and behaviours charter.
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