VCID No. 855857
This is a fixed term appointment at 20 hours per week for up to 5 years.
This is a newly established role, within the Patient Safety and Clinical Quality (PSCQ) directorate, providing leadership across the WA health system to meet key objectives with regards to safety and quality, staff experience and patient outcomes.
Your new role: This is an exciting opportunity for a senior medical practitioner to contribute to the delivery of safety and quality care initiatives to improve patient outcomes and staff experience. You will support the development of strategies and project plans aimed at promoting robust governance, systems and assurance. In this role, you will also provide high level strategic, expert and risk management advice on safety and quality issues to executive leaders and relevant committees, at both a state and national level. You will deputise for the Executive Director as required and act as second in charge. The part-time role also offers flexibility to continue clinical practice or other interests including other similar roles within the Department of Health or research.
Your capabilities to be successful: We are seeking a proven strategic leader who is committed to the delivery of high-quality services underpinned by a positive safety culture, that is focussed on the staff and patient experience. You will have demonstrated skill in steering and implementing change, with a persistence to achieve results. This is supported by your collaborative leadership skills and ability to motivate others in the pursuit of excellence. You will understand the operational challenges of managing a clinical workforce and think differently about how to respond to opportunities that arise to meet future needs.
Eligibility to Apply: Eligibility for registration by the Medical Board of Australia is an essential requirement for applicants, as well as Fellowship of a relevant Australian College or Specialist Society, or an approved equivalent.
Applicants are advised to:
- Provide a comprehensive curriculum vitae which summarises your experience and achievements relevant to this role, and how you are able to meet the work related requirements.
- Write a cover letter demonstrating how you meet the four (4) essential selection criteria listed below in the context of this role, in no more than three (3) pages:
- Demonstrated strong leadership and strategic management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to lead change and influence others in responding to change.
- Understanding of operational priorities and levers within clinical settings.
- Knowledge of safety and quality issues at the national and state health levels.
Application Instructions: Applicants are requested to apply online (www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au).
These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.
WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.
WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.
WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.
Other Conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.
Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of twelve (12) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.
Our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):
- Professional Development Opportunities and Study leave/assistance
- Flexible working arrangements
- Flexible leave arrangements
- Other professional and location-based allowances
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Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form (available online at www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au).
For Further Job Related Information: We encourage you to contact Audrey Koay on (08) 6373 2228.
If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employee Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours.
Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm will not be accepted.
LATE OR EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.