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2021
Advisory

The intent of this advisory is to standardise processes across accrediting agencies for liaising with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) regarding applications for an extension of a general practice’s accreditation expiry.

2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to standardise requirements for assessment of general practices that physically relocate premises during an accreditation cycle.

2018
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify responsibilities and processes for accrediting agencies and general practices when a practice transfers between accrediting agencies.

2020
Advisory

To describe the requirements for accrediting agencies to notify the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) and relevant state and territory health care complaints bodies of significant risks of patient harm that pose an ongoing risk to public health and safety that are identified during the assessment of general practices.

2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify the requirements for hand hygiene audits during the response phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020
Job advertisement

The APS6 Project Officer, AURA, IPC / HAI, will be responsible for undertaking end-to-end procurement, project planning and management, contract management, budget planning, writing briefings and other documents for internal and/or external audiences, support of the help desk and other system support roles of the team. Support for committees, working groups, meetings, forums and workshops are key functions of this role.

The period of employment will be for up to 12 months and via contract arrangement.

Information on this vacancy and how to apply can be found in the link below. Applications for this role will close midnight Monday 17 August 2020. Questions about the role can be directed to Kathy Meleady (02) 9126 3640 or acsqhchr@safetyandquality.gov.au.  

2021
Job advertisement

The Senior Project Officer, General Practice and Primary Care will be responsible for leading the work on coordinating the implementation of the NGPA Scheme as well as contributing to broader activities to support the National Standards Program to:

  • Provide ongoing support and resource development for health services implementing the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
  • Develop the National Safety and Quality Primary Health Care Standards and resources to support implementation of the standards.

Successful candidates will need to be able to demonstrate:

  1. Excellent policy development and project management experience relevant to safety and quality in health care, particularly in general practice and the primary care sector
  2. Demonstrated high level research and analytical skills
  3. Demonstrated excellent writing skills, including the ability to write high quality documents for a variety of audiences and in different formats
  4. Demonstrated highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, in particular, an excellent ability to consult and negotiate with a wide variety of stakeholders
  5. A high level of knowledge and comprehensive understanding of key safety and quality issues relevant to health care in particular the primary care sector
  6. Relevant tertiary qualifications.

Candidates must be Australian citizens to be eligible to apply. Questions about the role can be directed to Margaret Banks (02) 9126 3684 or email ACSQHCHR@safetyandquality.gov.au.

Closing date for applications is midnight Wednesday, 10 March 2021. Only complete applications will be considered.