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April

Principal Policy Advisor (Vpsg6)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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JOB DESCRIPTION

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

Application Closes: 26 April 2021

Role: Principal Policy Advisor (1 April 2021 - 31 March 2022)

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary:

The Principal Policy Advisor is a key member of the Healthcare Worker Protections and Safety team.

The Healthcare Worker Protections and Safety team supports the health, safety and wellbeing of the global Victorian healthcare workforce, through the provision of expert advice on worker health, safety and wellbeing issues, emerging trends and future directions and performance improvement strategies. Key functions include:

  • Providing timely advice on key issues related to worker health and wellbeing,
  • Partnering with healthcare workers and key internal/external stakeholders to design, develop, monitor and evaluate performance improvement strategies to optimise worker health, safety and wellbeing,
  • Enhancing the visibility and understanding of health, safety and wellbeing needs of Victorian healthcare workers,
  • Facilitating a sector-wide health, safety and wellbeing culture across Victorian health services and care agencies, and
  • Delivering on key Government initiatives related to worker health, safety and wellbeing.

Responsibilities:

  • Strategically design and develop the delivery of departmental objectives that impact significant localised service delivery and meet statewide departmental and government objectives and community expectations.
  • Maintain an understanding of issues impacting the health sector and investigate and lead critical projects that develop and review policies, professional standards and operating practices that enhance service delivery, budget effectiveness, efficiency and improved outcomes.
  • Forge strong connections across the department and with external stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach.
  • Identify and actively manage emerging issues and areas of risk for government, department and the community.
  • Work with senior management to set and achieve deliverables, key performance indicators and standards.
  • Provide strategic thinking and future planning and oversee change management initiatives and integrated approaches to enhance compliance with department-wide policies.
  • Provide timely expert advice and develop open and effective communication strategies including collection of highly complex, contentious or sensitive information on matters of staff or business.
  • Represent the department on key government and non-government committees and bodies concerned with achieving government and departmental objectives.
  • Drive policy development, planning and strategic reform across the branch, producing relevant plans, strategies and advice on worker health and wellbeing.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact clients and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency




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