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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.

2021
Publication, report or update

The Commission has developed a consultation paper for National Safety and Quality Mental Health (NSQMH) Standards for Community Managed Organisations (CMOs).

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, chronic health conditions, checklists, medical emergency teams (MET), nursing work schedules, and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of Journal of Patient Safety, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality and Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and 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
Fact sheet or brochure

This fact sheet provides guidance on the use of new and emerging environmental cleaning technologies in Australian healthcare settings.

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, the forthcoming Fourth Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation, the National Safety and Quality Mental Health Standards for Community Managed Organisations – consultation paper, sepsis survival, environmental cleaning and infection prevention and control, immunisation, aged care, guidelines, falls and non-slip socks, and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of Australian Health Review, Nursing Leadership, BMJ Leader, the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy and Health Affairs, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality and Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and NIHR and the USA’s AHRQ.

2021
Poster or graphic

The Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard will help to ensure that women receive appropriate treatment and support throughout their childbirth experience.

This infographic outlines key data highlights, as well as commentary from experts in maternity care participating in the Commission's launch event on 21 April 2021.

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, the forthcoming Fourth Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation, operating theatre distractions, interruptions and disruptions, and more.

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

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.

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

If you have a third or fourth degree perineal tear during childbirth, this information sheet will help you understand the treatment and follow-up care you should receive to support your recovery.

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

This information sheet for women is about perineal tearing during childbirth. It explains what can be done to reduce the risk of a third or fourth degree perineal tear.

2021
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

The Multi-Purpose Services Aged Care Module is a monitoring tool that is part of a suite of resources to assist multi-purpose services (MPS) to implement the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards Multi-Purpose Services Aged Care Module.

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

This document describes each of the seven quality statements in this clinical care standard and what they mean for women.

2021
Publication, report or update

This document lists the evidence sources supporting the Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard, by quality statement.

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

This document describes each of the quality statements and indicators included in the Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard and their relevance to health service organisations.

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

This document describes each of the quality statements and indicators included in the Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard for clinicians involved in the care of women during pregnancy, labour and birth, and after a tear.

2021
Publication, report or update

This complete version of the clinical care standard includes information about using clinical care standards and the background to the development of the Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard. It provides descriptions of what each quality statement means for women, clinicians, and health service organisations, as well as indicators for local monitoring and supporting evidence.

2021
Job advertisement

The Commission is seeking a Senior Project Officer who will lead the development of clinical care standards and associated resources, and identify implementation strategies within a quality improvement framework.  This will include managing the day to day work of a clinical care standards project which includes: project management, research and analysis of clinical information, resource development and writing, preparation of briefing papers and project correspondence policy development, stakeholder management, and facilitation of meetings.  The officer will be a member of the Clinical Care Standards Program team and will work collaboratively with other relevant programs within the Commission.

The successful candidate will have:

  • High level research, analytical and interpretation skills, and the ability to synthesise evidence and interpret complex information preferably in a health and medical context
  • Clinical knowledge/experience will be highly regarded
  • A high level of knowledge of the Australian healthcare system, government policy context and processes including a comprehensive understanding of the issues regarding healthcare variation and safety and quality in health care
  • Knowledge of evidence-based medicine and health care improvement
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant area, preferably a health-related discipline.

Candidates must be Australian citizens to be eligible to apply.

Questions about the role can be directed to Alice Bhasale (02) 9126 3515 or email ACSQHCHR@safetyandquality.gov.au.

Closing date for applications is midnight 5 May 2021. Only complete applications will be considered.

2018
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool