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2019
Job advertisement

An ongoing EL1 Senior Project Officer vacancy in the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) team, was advertised in the APS gazette on 30 August 2019. 

As a member of the IPC and HAI team, the Senior Project Officer will be responsible for:

  • Project planning and management for national programs and initiatives to promote the implementation of the NSQHS Standard: Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infection
  • Research and analysis of data, evidence and contemporary practice in regard to IPC and HAIs
  • Stakeholder engagement, clinical consultation, and facilitation of working groups to develop policy, programs and guidance in regard to IPC and HAIs
  • Preparation of analyses and reports for a range of audiences.

Applications for this role will close at midnight AEST on Friday 13 September 2019. Instructions on how to apply are available in the Applicant Pack in the links below.

2019
Job advertisement

An ongoing EL2 Program Manager, Indicator Development in the Safety & Quality Improvement Systems & Intergovernmental Relation team, was advertised in the APS gazette on 30 August 2019. 

As a member of the SQIS and IGR team, the Program Manager will be responsible for leading a small team to manage and delivery team programs of work to facilitate the maintenance and development of health care measurement and indicators to support local safety and quality improvement.

This position will also manage and supervise content work relating to:

  • Healthcare associated infection data set specifications and development of benchmarks;
  • Implementation of the Australian Hospital Patient Experience Question Set used to evaluate patient experience;
  • Development of a national strategy to assist severe incident monitoring;
  • Development and implementation of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs);
  • Identification and implementation of a survey to measure patient safety from the staff perspective;
  • Development, maintenance and implementation of clinical care standard indicators;
  • Maintenance and implementation support of the Australian Sentinel events list (version 2);
  • Development and review of maternal, neonatal, paediatrics safety and quality indicators.

Applications for this role will close at midnight AEST on Friday 13 September 2019. Instructions on how to apply are available in the Applicant Pack in the links below.

2019
Job advertisement

An ongoing EL2 Manager, Intergovernment Relations and Projects the Safety & Quality Improvement Systems & Intergovernmental Relations (SQIS and IGR) team was advertised in the APS gazette on the 30 August 2019.

This position will lead a small team to manage the delivery of the SQIS & IGR team’s program of work with a focus on clinical trials and clinical quality registries. The position will manage a diverse range of high-level SQIS projects including:

  • Clinical quality registries governance and standards
  • Clinical trial governance framework and standards
  • Developing options for aligning standards of public reporting of safety and quality data across public and private hospitals
  • Implementation of the Australian national sentinel events list (version 2).

Applications for this role will close at midnight AEST on Friday 6 September 2019. Instructions on how to apply are available in the Applicant Pack in the links below.

2019
Fact sheet or brochure

This fact sheet is designed to assist members of a governing body to fulfil their role in meeting the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS).

2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on surgical volume and quality, antimicrobial stewardship, pressure injuries, patient experience, patient-centred care quality indicators, just culture, Vitamin D and more

Also covered are new issues of the Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and latest from the UK’s NICE.

2019
Guide, user guide or guidelines

Reviewing the delivery of comprehensive care is important for ensuring patients are receiving care that meets their clinical and personal needs; that risks are efficiently and effectively identified and mitigated; that the agreed comprehensive care plan is achieving what it aimed to do; and that patients goals and expectations are being met.

2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on sepsis, implementing health in all policies, prescribing errors, machine learning, breast cancer risk, diagnosis, and more

Also covered are new issues of the American Journal of Medical Quality and Health Affairs, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and latest from the UK’s NICE.

2019
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The technical specifications will provide guidance and assist health services and facilities to implement the AHPEQS in a consistent manner.

2019
Job advertisement

An non-ongoing EL1 Senior Project Officer in the AURA and Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) team, was advertised in the APS gazette on 11 September 2019.

As a member of the AURA and HAI team, the Senior Project Officer will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the operation and enhancement of the AURA Surveillance System and surveillance of HAI’s
  • Supporting and contributing to ongoing analyses and reporting of AURA Surveillance System and HAI data to promote use of these data in improving health service delivery
  • Preparing of reports, briefing notes, and other resources to support the utilisation of epidemiological and other data analyses
  • Contributing to support for expert panels and advisory committees, and participate as required on these groups, for the development of appropriate responses to AMR and HAIs.

Applications for this role will close at midnight AEST on Wednesday 25 September 2019. Instructions on how to apply are available in the Applicant Pack in the links below.

2019
Guide, user guide or guidelines

To outline the principles and process for recognising exemplar practice in health service organisations that have been assessed to the NSQHS Standards (second edition).

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
Guide, user guide or guidelines
2019
Fact sheet or brochure

These seven tips about setting goals help to make sure that everyone in the healthcare team knows what is important to you, and what your goals are.

2019
Guide, user guide or guidelines
2019
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

Example of a skin care questionnaire for healthcare workers - hand hygiene.

2019
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

National Hand Hygiene Initiative.

2019
Guide, user guide or guidelines

Hand Care Issues - Hand Hygiene.