Standards & Quality Improvement Coordinator

Join one of Australias leading health, community and aged care providers, Supportive Team Environment, Excellent salary packaging benefits available.Calvary
Permanent Full Time

Standards & Quality Improvement Coordinator

Permanent full time

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce ACT

Senior Officer Grade C - $108,926 - $117,249 per annum plus superannuation and generous salary packaging options.


The Clinical Governance and Quality Unit at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce is seeking a highly motivated, experienced and skilled individual to help lead our quality improvement agenda. This role is a full time, permanent position.

About Calvary and Calvary Public Hospital Bruce


Calvary is a national Catholic provider of health, community and aged care services operating in six states and territories. Our services include public and private hospital care, acute and sub-acute care, home care services and retirement and aged care services, in both rural and metropolitan areas.  Calvary employs over 11,000 people and has over 1,500 volunteers. Calvary continues the mission of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, a mission focused on caring for those who are sick, dying and in need.  We express our values of hospitality, healing, stewardship and respect through “being for others” exemplified by the Spirit of Calvary and the example of Venerable Mary Potter.

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce is a modern healthcare service comprising a 250 bed general hospital located in a beautiful bush land setting in the northern suburbs of Canberra. We are a teaching hospital of the Australian National University, The University of Canberra, and the Australian Catholic University.  The hospital also has a 19 bed hospice – Clare Holland House – located a short distance away. 

The Public Hospital is funded by ACT Health Directorate and managed by the Little Company of Mary Health Care.

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce provides an extensive range of inpatient, ambulatory care and outreach facilities and services. Our inpatient services include:

  • Cardiology
  • Emergency
  • General Medicine
  • Hospital in the Home
  • Intensive Care
  • Maternity
  • Mental Health
  • Oncology
  • Palliative Care

Surgery and Day Surgery Services including:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Urology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Endoscopy
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Oral & Maxillary Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Stroke Service
  • Women’s Health


About the role 


The primary duties of the Standards and Quality Improvement Coordinator are to:

  • Develop and lead a robust Quality Improvement Program based on improvement science methodology across the organisation
  • Coordinate and monitor organisational alignment to the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards, ensuring requirements for accreditation are understood and processes in place to support meeting the necessary actions
  • Represent the Clinical Governance and Quality Unit on nominated working groups, internal/external committees and at organisational forums
  • Provide high-level secretariat support for the Clinical Governance Committee and other committees/working groups as required
  • Work flexibly and collaboratively in a small team, with limited direction, in a busy healthcare environment to meet required outcomes
  • Promote an environment which creates a positive and safe work place culture which aligns with the Calvary values of Hospitality, Healing, Stewardship and Respect
  • Actively participate in and promote initiatives to meet quality and safety standards and designated organisational key performance measures
  • Undertake additional activities as delegated by the Clinical Governance and Quality Manager or Director of Clinical Governance
  • Actively pursue own continuing education and professional development to maintain currency of skills to meet this role requirements.


Please refer to the Position Description for more information.


What you bring 


The successful candidate will bring the following to this position:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of safety and quality issues relevant to healthcare delivery, including the requirements of the NSQHS standards and the principles of patient-centred care
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to quality improvement in an acute health care setting, including experience in implementing quality improvement activities based on science improvement methodology
  • Ability to coordinate and drive the activities necessary to support attainment of accreditation against the NSQHS Standards, including providing relevant education and managing promotional forums
  • Proven high level secretariat,  data analysis and problem solving skills within a clinical environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision, set priorities, monitor and manage workflows to meet deadlines in a busy health environment
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication skills including the ability to liaise, negotiate, influence and problem solve with a range of internal and external stakeholders and write reports/communications of a high order appropriate for the intended audience
  • Demonstrated ability to work cohesively in a small team and display the Calvary values of hospitality, healing, stewardship and respect.



How to apply


Applicants are expected to apply in writing and include the following:

  • A cover letter (max 2 page) stating your suitability (using the position description as a guide) for the role; a response to selection criteria is NOT required and will not be considered as part of your application
  • Current Resume with contact details of 2 professional referees


Applications close: 11:45pm Sunday 12th July 2020


For further information about the role please contact:

Belinda Yates

Clinical Governance and Quality Manager

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

Applications Close: 12/07/2020

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