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Risk, Safety and Quality Officer

  • Adelaide, SA, Australia
  • North Adelaide, SA, Australia, 5006
  • Permanent
  • Closing on: Aug 18 2022
  • Make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment
  • An opportunity to have a positive impact on patient safety and further support a culture of continuous improvement and learning
  • 2 x 0.5 FTE positions available at a Clinical Nurse Level 2 pay Rate

About the role

Working alongside staff, consumers and managers, the Risk Safety and Quality Officer is responsible for providing day to day support of the Clinical Governance systems to ensure they complement the strategic direction, daily operational processes, budget, business direction and delivery of clinical care of the hospital, whilst supporting compliance with the National Safety and Quality in Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in and support a hospital wide quality improvement program that promotes an integrated system of patient safety, quality improvement and risk management in line with the strategic direction of the hospital;
  • Actively participate in identification and management of risks within the hospital;
  • Deliver education and engage with staff to provide a common understanding of the NSQHS Standards within the hospital;
  • Actively participate in quality improvement and risk management activities to support the organisations ongoing preparedness for unannounced assessment by accrediting agencies;
  • Participate and lead internal investigations and audits relating to incidents, complaints and development of processes;
  • Provide administration and coordination support in the management and maintenance of controlled documents across the organisation.

 

What you bring

  • Registration with the Australian Heath Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Nurse and or Midwife
  • A thorough understanding of the NSQHS Standards
  • An understanding of principles of quality improvement and risk management
  • Skills in investigation and report writing with a keen eye for detail
  • High level communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • A desire to join a team committed to the care of others in a mission based organisation

For further information please contact Nadja Hartzenberg on 0481914452 / nadja.hartzenberg@calvarycare.org.au

About Calvary

We are a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts our patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

Why work for Calvary?

Joining us is your opportunity to learn with purpose and drive positive impact to our community in a stimulating work environment. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here: https://www.calvarycare.org.au/careers/benefits/

If you are looking for a rewarding career in an organisation that supports the community, apply now!

Please note the following:

  • Only applicants with a valid right to work in Australia will be considered.
  • As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. You will also be required to provide evidence of other immunisation as required for your role including Category A1- HCW Immunisation and Screening requirements
  • Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

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