External EOI, EL1 Senior Project Officer Antimicrobial Stewardship (AURA, HAI/IPC and Emerging Issues)
The Commission is seeking a Senior Project Officer who will be responsible for leading the work on AURA, IPC/HAI programs in regard to the Commission’s antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) program. The position is responsible for the development of resources to support AMS, as well as contributing to broader activities to support AURA and IPC/HAI programs.
This will include undertaking research and analysis of data and information, project management, policy development and guidance, stakeholder management, facilitation of meetings, preparation of project documentation and collaborating with other relevant programs within the Commission.
The Senior Project Officer – Antimicrobial Stewardship will:
- In collaboration with the Stream and Program Directors, lead the conceptualisation and planning of strategies and national guidance to support AURA and IPC/HAI programs, particularly in relation to AMS
- Support implementation of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standard – Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infection with regard to appropriate use of antimicrobials, the operation of AMS programs in various contexts and resources for health service organisations and assessors
- Review, analyse and summarise published literature, data, policy papers and other published material related to AMS to inform policy and program direction. Prepare high-quality written reports, briefs and other documents for a range of audiences on antimicrobial use, antimicrobial appropriateness and AMS
- Undertake project management activities related to AMS, including project planning documentation and, implementation; monitoring and reporting on progress (for example Antibiotic Awareness Week (AAW); providing recommendations about managing risk; and, identifying and resolving issues arising across this portfolio
- Consult with stakeholders on the development of consultation strategies and coordination of formal consultation processes to achieve the objectives of the Commission related to AMS. Provide secretariat support to the work of the AMS Advisory Committee and expert groups managed by the program
- Participate in, and present to, committee meetings, forums and workshops on AMS
- Other duties as required.
The successful candidate will have:
- A high level of knowledge, skills, experience and comprehensive understanding of key safety and quality issues relevant to IPC/HAI and antimicrobial resistance with a particular focus on AMS including how they are implemented and evaluated
- Excellent policy development and project management experience and achievements relevant to safety and quality, IPC, HAI, and antimicrobial resistance including utilising evidence and surveillance data to inform AMS strategies
- Demonstrated high-level research, analytical and problem solving skills
- Demonstrated high level writing skills, including the ability to write high quality documents for a variety of audiences and in different formats, including the communication of complex issues in a clear concise manner
- Demonstrated highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, in particular, an excellent ability to consult and negotiate with a wide variety of stakeholders, work within a multidisciplinary team and present to large audiences.
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.
Questions about the role can be directed to Kim Stewart on (02) 9126 3660 or email ACSQHCHR@safetyandquality.gov.au.
Closing date for applications is midnight, Wednesday 5 October 2022. Only complete applications will be considered. Auto-generated applications will not be considered.
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