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2008
Publication, report or update
2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, “second victims” of adverse events, wrong site surgery, diagnostic safety and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of Pediatric Quality & Safety, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and the USA’s AHRQ.

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, sentinel events, collective leadership for safety culture, peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs), complaints, diagnosis, early warning systems, clinical deterioration, opioids, digital health and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of BMJ Quality & Safety and Nursing Leadership, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE.

2008
Publication, report or update

This project investigates the current use and potential benefits of technological solutions to patient misidentification in the Australian healthcare setting and its application to safety and quality to the Commission.

2021
Publication, report or update
2021
Job advertisement

The Commission is seeking a non-ongoing Project Officer (for a period of up to 12 months) to support the development and implementation of the National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards project. The Project Officer will be a member of the eHealth and Medication Safety team and will work collaboratively with other relevant programs.

Under the direction of the Project Manager, the Project Officer will be expected to work with limited supervision, within a team context and with internal and external stakeholders. The position requires excellent skills in communication, problem solving, time management and research and would suit a high performing candidate.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent project management, time management and organisational skills
  • Effective and well-developed interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to present, negotiate, influence and consult
  • Knowledge of the Australian healthcare system and an understanding of issues regarding safety and quality in health care
  • Experience facilitating the work of committees, and engaging and communicating with stakeholders
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications desirable.

Candidates must be Australian citizens to be eligible to apply.

Questions about the role can be directed to Ben Prest (02) 9126 3571 or email ACSQHCHR@safetyandquality.gov.au.

Closing date for applications is midnight 20 May 2021. Only complete applications will be considered.

2021
Publication, report or update

January 2018 V1.2.

2021
Spreadsheet or data set

Pursuant to the Senate Order for entity contracts, the following table sets out contracts entered into by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) that are at, or above, the value of $100,000 (GST inclusive) which are, or have been, active within the relevant reporting period.

2021
Job advertisement

The Chief Medical Officer will provide expert clinical advice to the wide range of programs managed by the Commission, its Board and standing committees, and to Australian Health Ministers.

Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate

  1. An extensive understanding of Australia’s health care system, including the development and application of national approaches to safety and quality in health care, and government processes.
  2. Demonstrated high level experience in managing programs and projects in safety and quality in health care, or a similar field, and delivering key results.
  3. Proven capacity to develop strategy and provide expert clinical advice to senior stakeholders on the design, implementation and evaluation of policies and programs related to safety and quality in health care.
  4. Excellent interpersonal and management skills including the proven ability to liaise and negotiate effectively with stakeholders in the safety and quality health arena combined with the ability to work effectively with internal staff.
  5. Highly developed oral and written communication skills including demonstrated ability to prepare high level briefing documents and submissions, present publicly to large audiences, and explain complex clinical issues simply.
  6. Registration as a Medical Practitioner – essential requirement.
  7. Extensive executive level management experience in the healthcare and government sectors including a proven record of achievement as a leading senior medical practitioner.

Full-time and/or part-time applications will be considered. Candidates must be Australian citizens to be eligible to apply.

Questions about the role can be directed to Mike Wallace (02) 9126 3518 or email ACSQHCHR@safetyandquality.gov.au.

Closing date for applications is midnight 7 April 2021. Only complete applications will be considered. Auto-generated applications will not be considered.

2021
Publication, report or update

The Commission maintains a commitment to strengthening and actively promoting a positive and inclusive workplace culture which is reflected in the 2020 census results.

The Commission had a strong response rate of 74% and the results were positive, with significant improvements in areas including:

  • Job satisfaction
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Wellbeing.

There was also recognition of how well the Commission adapted its work practices and was able to respond to changing priorities due to COVID-19.

Opportunities and initiatives have been identified in the areas of internal communication, wellbeing and workplace bullying, harassment and discrimination.