APS6 Policy Officer - Quality and Safety (Health Program)

Location Acton
Discipline: Government/Local Governmnet
Job type: Contract
Contact name: Shannon Rooney
Contact email: shannon@elliottgray.com.au
Job ref: 1014584
Published: 14 days ago
Elliott Gray are seeking suitability experienced APS6 Policy Officers to fill 2 positions to support the quality and safety of a Health Program with our large Federal Government client.
The successful applicant will be required to work as part of a team to support performance reporting, liaising with individual experts and clinical advisory committees and assisting with the implementation of the Quality Framework for the Program.
Contract Duration:
  • Position One - available for 4 months
  • Position Two - available for 10 months
with extension options of up to 12months at the discretion of the Agency for each role.  
The Role:  
  • Investigate, analyse and report on Program performance issues from a quality, safety and assurance perspective;
  • Support three major Health Programs with data collection and analysis for the Quality and Safety Monitoring Committee (QSMC), Horizon Scanning and Quality Framework Working Groups, and the Department’s Expert Panel for the Clinical Guidelines;
  • Develop complex and technical agenda papers to support the QSMC Workplan;
  • Assist in quality assurance (QA) reporting to the Programs delivery partners through the Register, including colposcopy QA reports and compliance monitoring and pathology performance reports;
  • Provide advice and support for expert/technical presentations and briefings;
  • Provide technical and administrative support to team member activities and provide business continuity regarding the safety and quality issues of the Program;
  • Leverage organisation capability and undertake procurement to support program data analytics and research to support Program outcomes; and
  • High level stakeholder engagement with the NCSP’s clinical experts and professional bodies.
Key Capabilities:  
  • Ability to undertake analysis and interpretation of data and research to support program initiatives in a complex environment involving public health/clinical issues;
  • Experience in providing technical and administrative support for the development of guidelines, protocols and communication activities;
  • Ability to progress policy work through committees;
  • Ability to pick up and apply new information quickly;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet agreed deadlines, work under pressure and operate effectively in times of uncertainty;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to liaise effectively with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Strong skills in negotiation and stakeholder management, particularly in state-Commonwealth relations and working with clinical/technical experts;
  • Highly collaborative approach and ‘can do’ work ethic, including willingness to work across teams to support new staff.
Desirable Qualifications/Experience:  
  • Previous experience providing technical support, liaising with clinical experts and in progressing policy work through committees;
  • Sound understanding of Government processes, the Australian health care system and population health program delivery; and
  • Tertiary qualifications in biological/health sciences, or equivalent skills are highly desirable (in particular, public health and epidemiology qualifications and experience).
Application Process:
  • One page cover letter in addition to a resume per candidate as part of the application processes. Note Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Note : candidates who do not meet these mandatory requirements will not be considered
Do not hesitate to apply now, this position closes at 4pm Sunday 6th September 2020
Contact Shannon at Elliott Gray on 02 6176 3430.