13 Aug 2019

Full-Time Patient Safety and Quality Consultant in Central Coast

Central Coast Local Health District – Central Coast

Job Description

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Health Manager Level 2
Remuneration: $97,812 – $116,013 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ123207

Where you’ll be working
With a rapidly growing population we offer a comprehensive range of services from acute care at Gosford and Wyong hospitals to sub-acute and community based services. We encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to acquire knowledge and enhance skills and compassionate in caring for our community. As part of our team we will support you and help you develop your career with us.

We invite you to come and be a part of our community. The Central Coast is renowned for its natural beauty. From the bush to the beach there is plenty to do – swimming, surfing, diving, golf, restaurants, cafes, bush walks, sporting clubs and activities for the kids and great shopping – and all in a friendly and relaxed environment.

To hear from our team what it’s like to work with us, you can read their stories on our Instagram account. http://instagram.com/careersatcclhd

Also please connect with us on LinkedIn to stay up to date with career opportunities.

What you’ll be doing
The Quality, Strategy and Improvement Directorate leads, coordinates and manages the clinical governance, improvement and strategic development functions of the District providing advice to the Chief Executive, Board, Executive Leadership and Clinical Leadership teams. It will drive and enable the delivery of key initiatives concerning strategic and operational planning by developing and supporting improvement, research and innovative service provision to deliver high quality, safe patient integrated care, for the best possible value.
The Clinical Safety, Quality and Governance Directorate manages, monitors and evaluates patient quality and safety by creating an environment that promotes the use of best practice, evidence-based patient care. The Directorate encourages data-based, decision-making by: having robust systems to identify incidents and risks; monitoring, evaluating and reporting on health, quality and safety outcomes. The Directorate monitors and manages infection and clinical risk and encourages patients, carers, consumers and staff to provide feedback on the safety and quality of the healthcare services that CCLHD deliver.
The Patient Safety & Quality Consultant (PSQC) will work under the direction of the Manager, Patient Safety and Accreditation and is responsible for the day to day management of the business relationship between the Patient Safety and Accreditation Directorate and the facility / service to ensure effective, efficient and safe health care delivery.
The PSQC will:
Provide advice and guidance on all aspects of contemporary clinical governance and act as the liaison point for specialist advice from within the Patient Safety and Accreditation Directorate.
Coordinate and support the planning, implementation, delivery and evaluation of all aspects of patient safety and quality for the facility / service including National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and accreditation.
Review data to identify quality improvement opportunities; work with staff to implement quality initiatives and streamline processes to improve efficiency and ensure the delivery of services consistent with District and State strategic direction, policy and best practice.
Develop, support and establish an organisational culture in which quality improvement, clinical risk management and reduction in patient harm becomes an integral part of core business.
Provide education, support and coaching to managers and staff within the facility / service to develop competence in patient safety and clinical quality activities and assist in the achievement of CCLHD’s strategic objectives.

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For role related queries or questions contact Kylie Downs on PH: 0434 566 010 or email Kylie.Downs@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: Sunday 25 August 2019

Job Categories: Administrative and Support Services and Healthcare. Job Types: Full-Time. Occupation: Clerical and Administrative. Job expires in 4 days.

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