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2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), integrated care, nursing, genomic medicine, deteriorating patients, shared decision making, hip and knee surgery, and more.

Also covered are new issues of the Journal for Healthcare Quality, the Journal of Patient Experience and the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and latest from the UK’s NICE.

2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on healthcare quality, an Aboriginal Cultural Safety and Security Framework, innovation, major health care challenges, accreditation and more.

Also covered are new issues of Public Health Research & Practice and Healthcare Quarterly, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and latest from the UK’s NICE.

2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on mental and physical health, accreditation, implementation, transitions or handovers, diagnosis, and more.

Also covered are new issues of the Public Health Research & Practice, Australian Health Review  and Health Affairs, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and latest from the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, including resources from the Commission, Cochrane Collaboration and others, medication management in cancer care, diagnostic safety, teamwork, PPE and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of Clinical Communiqué, Healthcare Paper and the Journal of Patient Safety & Risk Management along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, aged care, clinical variation, safe selection and storage of medications, telehealth for cancer care, telediagnosis, electronic medication systems, double-checking and medication administration errors, accreditation, paediatric hospice and palliative care, Staphylococcus aureus (SAB) and more

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

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, health literacy in children and youth, patient safety improvement, specialist referrals, Baby Friendly Health Initiative, supporting nurses and midwives, maternity care, accreditation and rights, rapid response teams, digital health and more

Also covered are latest issues of the International Journal for Quality in Health, Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management, and Australian Health Review, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health and the latest from the UK’s NIHR.

2021
Job advertisement

The Commission is seeking a NSQHS Advice Centre Manager who will be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Advice Centre and will deliver exceptional and professional service to health service organisations, assessors, clinicians and others contacting the Advice Centre, as well as contributing to broader activities to support the National Standards Program.

This will include undertaking research and analysis of information, project management, policy development, stakeholder management, facilitation of meetings, preparation of project documentation and collaborating with other relevant programs within the Commission

Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to cultivate positive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • A professional, positive, strategic and solutions-focused approach to work including sound decision making and problem solving skills, incorporating initiative and professional judgement
  • Highly developed and excellent project management skills and experience, including resource and time management skills and a sound ability to manage multiple priorities, recognise common links, identify and manage risks and align key objectives
  • Knowledge and understanding of the NSQHS Standards and accreditation processes
  • Qualification as a Registered Nurse, and tertiary qualifications in a relevant area of health
  • Experience working in a health service, as well as experience in health care safety and quality, research, and analysis of information

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 3 May 2021. Only complete applications will be considered.

2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on leadership, culture, imaging, communication, mental health, Aboriginal people’s experience of health care, BRCA-related cancer, electronic health records, bundled payments, progressive neurological conditions, falls, asthma, clinical decision support systems and more

Also covered are new issues of BMJ Quality & Safety and Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and latest from the UK’s NICE.

2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on ENT surgery, shared decision making, data linkage, hospital associated complications of older people, sepsis, Choosing Wisely and children and young people’s mental health and more.

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

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on women’s health, human rights, general practice, mental health, culture, medication safety, clinical quality registries  and more.

Also covered are new issues of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Healthcare Quarterly, Healthcare Papers, Health Affairs, and BMJ Leader, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from NICE and the National Institute for Health Research in the UK.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on technology and mental health, value based health care, medication safety and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué and the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care along with the latest guidance from NICE in the UK.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on de-implementation of low value care, value-based care, complaints, mental health and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of International Journal for Quality in Health Care and Pediatric Quality & Safety along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care along with the latest guidance from NICE in the UK.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on draft National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards, infection prevention and control, falls and more.

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

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, mental health and substance use, inpatient harm, health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, nursing care, communication and resolution, open disclosure, and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of BMJ Quality & Safety along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and the USA’s AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality).

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, the new national Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards, extended consultation on the draft Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard, antimicrobial resistance, improvement in care and health systems, patient-reported medical errors in ambulatory care, readmissions, diagnostic excellence and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of Australian Health Review, Journal of Patient Experience, and Health Expectations, 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 NIHR.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, the new Patient Placement Guide – Infection Prevention and Control, the new Escalation Mapping Template (to assist health service organisations to assess the efficacy of their systems for recognising and responding to deterioration in a person’s mental state), a UK report into the lapses of care for a very young child, medication safety and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of Public Health Research & Practice, Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management, Health Affairs, Healthcare Papers, and Health Services Research, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the USA’s AHRQ.

2021
Job advertisement

The Commission is seeking high-performing research assistants, with experience conducting qualitative health research, to join a small team working on a project that supports the work of the new National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention. The project aims to identify personal, psychosocial, and systemic factors that have contributed to deaths by suicide amongst Australian Defence Force personnel and Veterans between 2001 and 2018.

The successful candidates will have:

  • Clinical and/or health experience; mental health experience is desirable
  • Demonstrated skills and experience conducting qualitative analysis
  • Familiarity with root cause analysis, particularly in mental health, is desirable
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate complex concepts in plain English
  • Effective and well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work within a small team
  • Exceptional organisational skills and ability to work to challenging timeframes
  • Familiarity with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, the Privacy Act 1988, organisational privacy management practice, and demonstrated ability to work within these frameworks
  • A professional, positive, and solutions-focused approach to work
  • Understanding of the issues and challenges associated with the collection, use and analysis of healthcare data.

The piece of work is expected to be for a 10-month period with a possibility of extension and is open to labour hire candidates or candidates in the university or government sector seeking a secondment.

Candidates must have a right to work legally in Australia for a continuous period of at least 12 months to be eligible.

Questions about the role can be directed to Lyndal Halliday (02) 9126 3690 or email acsqhchr@safetyandquality.gov.au.

Closing date for applications is midnight, Sunday 11 April 2021. Only complete applications will be considered. Auto-generated applications will not be considered.

2021
Job advertisement

The Commission is seeking a non-ongoing Project Officer for a period of 9 months to support the Program Manager and work within a small team to assist in project and administrative activities of the Review.

This work will involve setting up and providing secretariat support for the Review’s committees, undertaking procurement activities and management of contracts, organising and assisting with public consultation processes, analysing information and drafting papers and providing project support.

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 negotiate, influence, and consult
  • Demonstrated project management experience to manage a range of competing projects and timeframes
  • Demonstrated experience in contract management and procurement, experience in SAP Concur is desirable
  • Experience in setting up expert committees, facilitating the work of committees through Secretariat activities, and engaging and communicating with stakeholders
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications desirable.

Candidates must be Australian citizens to be eligible to apply.

The successful candidate must be engaged through an external recruitment agency.

For further information, please refer to the position description and applicant pack available from the Commission’s website at: https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/careers.  

Questions about the role can be directed to Naomi Poole (02) 9126 3536 or email ACSQHCHR@safetyandquality.gov.au.

Closing date for applications is midnight, 9 May 2021. Only complete applications will be considered.