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2021
Publication, report or update

The CARAlert Annual Report for 2020 is now available.

2021
Other resource

This discussion paper has been drafted to support public consultation on the use of opioid analgesics in emergency departments, perioperative and surgical services. The Commission is also interested in learning more about education and training for prescribers of opioid analgesics. Feedback from this consultation will be used to inform the development of a National Opioid Analgesic Stewardship Program. 

You can provide your feedback in writing to steve.waller@safetyandquality.gov.au or complete a short online survey.

Consultation is open until midnight (AEST) on Friday 28 May 2021.

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.

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, the Fourth Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation, World Hand Hygiene Day, quality improvement, digital technologies, nursing care, patient and clinician notes, diagnosis, METs and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of Patient Experience Journal and Healthcare Papers, 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

An infographic promoting World Hand Hygiene Day 2021 and achievements of the National Hand Hygiene Initiative.

2021
Poster or graphic

An infographic promoting World Hand Hygiene Day 2021 and overall national improvement.

2021
Poster or graphic

An infographic promoting World Hand Hygiene Day 2021 and nurses’ compliance at Audit 3 2020.

2021
Poster or graphic

An infographic promoting World Hand Hygiene Day 2021 and organisation participation at Audit 3 2020.

2021
Poster or graphic

An infographic promoting World Hand Hygiene Day 2021 and national compliance benchmark.

2021
Poster or graphic

An infographic promoting the WHO theme of World Hand Hygiene Day 2021.

2021
Poster or graphic

An infographic promoting World Hand Hygiene Day 2021 with a large hand graphic.

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.