Quality Partner: Specialty Medicine, Cancer And Critical Care Program

Monash Health

Australia Plains, SA

Posted 9/17/2020

Position Title Quality Partner: Specialty Medicine, Cancer and Critical Care Program

Employment Type Part Time Ongoing

Entity Monash Health

Department Quality & Safety Unit

Location Monash Medical Centre Clayton

Position Summary

  • Quality Partner, Specialty Medicine, Cancer and Critical Care Program
  • Monash Medical Centre, Clayton
  • Impact patient safety and quality improvement organisation-wide
  • Apply your clinical knowledge to embed strong clinical governance processes
  • Part Time, Ongoing
About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities.

Quality & Safety Unit at Monash Health
Led by the Executive Director Quality, Safety and Patient Experience and working closely with key stakeholders, the Quality & Safety Unit supports our Program leaders to embed strong clinical governance processes. This is critical to underpin the delivery of safe and effective care to every patient, every time.

We now have a great opportunity for an outstanding clinical professional to join our well regarded Quality & Safety team in a part time capacity, ongoing.

About The Role

In this important role, you will work closely with Specialty Medicine, Cancer and Critical Care Program leaders to ensure a consistent, organisation-wide approach to patient safety and quality improvement across specialty medicine and cancer services.

Your Key Responsibilities Will Comprise
  • ensuring clinical outcomes are monitored and improved when needed;
  • working with the Clinical Outcomes team and programs to facilitate or lead reviews into clinical incidents and outcomes;
  • supporting Program clinical governance meetings;
  • adopting a consultative approach to the review of clinical procedures and guidelines in a timely fashion;
  • overseeing the implementation and evaluation of relevant standards including the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards;
  • working with the Risk team to facilitate review of the Program Risk Register; and
  • Ensuring promotion of and compliance with best practice standards, professional standards and legislative requirements and policies and procedures.
About You

Your skills and experience to date include:
  • a clinical background, with a demonstrated strong understanding of clinical governance;
  • experience in quality and risk management within a healthcare setting;
  • proven experience in implementing continuous clinical quality improvement;
  • experience in implementing the National Safety and Quality Healthcare Standards; and
  • excellent report writing skills.
On a Personal Level, You Can Demonstrate
  • exceptional interpersonal and engagement skills;
  • a consultative approach enabling you to readily build and develop relationships;
  • proven change management capabilities;
  • an understanding of, and positive contribution to a just culture; and
  • a positive attitude in facilitating change and adopting new concepts.
Experience in incident reviews (particularly using root cause analysis methodology) is considered advantageous but is not mandatory.

What you need

Current AHPRA registration is not required but proven clinical experience is a mandatory requirement for this role.

In Return We Offer
  • a friendly work environment
  • a genuine opportunity to make a difference to the health of Victorians
  • unique opportunities for education and support
  • mentorship from a highly experienced and respected team
  • salary packaging options that increase your take home pay
  • cost effective staff car parking and gym membership
How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Preferred candidates will require a clear Police Check and a current Employee Working with Children’s Check prior to any offers of employment being made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

Please note, applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System – e-mail applications will not be considered.

Current Monash Health employees should apply through Mercury using their Monash Health employee account. Our Recruitment Services team can answer any queries on this matter and can be reached on 9265 2776 or via email to **********.

If you are an Employee of Monash Health, then you need to sign in with your Monash Health account using either your Monash Health Employee Number or Monash Health Email Address.

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