EL2 Manager, Acute, Diagnostic and Aged Care Standards

The Commission is seeking a Manager to lead a small team to manage the delivery of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards, and will have a role in the management of the other accreditation schemes and projects to support implementation.  

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EL2 Manager, Acute, Diagnostic and Aged Care Standards

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The duties of the Manager will include but not be limited to:

  1. Manage, and be accountable for, the NSQHS Standards work program, including the development of program and project plans, budgets and timelines.
  2. Support the Director, National Standards to coordinate the Commission’s development of a multi-strategy safety and quality program for national standards.
  3. Establish and maintain networks of key stakeholders to facilitate the work of the Commission in NSQHS Standards development and maintenance.
  4. Manage a small team to achieve the deliverables for this program.
  5. Work collaboratively with healthcare organisations and providers, national agencies, expert groups, associations and professional bodies in the development of safety and quality standards and strategies.
  6. Establish and manage project reference groups, and undertake project management activities.
  7. Work through relevant Health Chief Executives principal and sub-committees in the preparation and presentation of Commission papers.
  8. Work effectively with the National Standards teams, other Commission program areas and national expert groups and agencies on projects relating to primary, acute and community sectors. 
  9. Support the Commission’s National Standards Program work streams, managing risks, and identifying and resolving issues.
  10. Provide secretariat support and participate in the work of expert working groups or workshops convened for the development of national arrangements for primary healthcare initiatives and national standards projects.
  11. Manage, as required, the commissioning of literature reviews, research and consultancies in support of these programs.
  12. Prepare briefings and background papers on specific issues and project progress.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Extensive experience in policy development or complex project management at a national or state/territory level.
  • In-depth understanding of the Australian healthcare system, including understanding of development and implementation of standards, accreditation schemes and other regulatory frameworks.
  • Highly developed analytical skills and conceptual ability, with the demonstrated capacity for strategic judgement.
  • Superior writing skills and secretariat skills including the preparation of policy papers, agenda and minutes.
  • Well-developed ability to communicate with influence and cultivate productive working relationships with stakeholders
  • Demonstrated skills in leading a team.
  • Tertiary qualification in relevant area 

To apply for this position, please submit:

  • A CV summarising your relevant experience and qualifications
  • A statement addressing your suitability against each of the selection criteria (no more than 300 words per selection criteria).

Candidates must be Australian citizens to be eligible to apply, and may be required to undergo a baseline security clearance for this position.

PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with Commission policy, subject to any valid exemption, it is a condition of engagement that staff have an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination status and are able to provide evidence of their vaccination status prior to commencing their engagement.

The Commission is an inclusive workplace and we welcome and encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We encourage everyone to be themselves without fear of discrimination or judgement about their ancestry, age, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, cultural background and/or disability status.

Applications should be emailed to ACSQHCHR@safetyandquality.gov.au. Questions about the role can be directed to Margaret Banks on (02) 9126 3684. 

Closing date for applications is midnight, Sunday 29 January 2023

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