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Health Vacancy N.N. 10750368
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) Closing date: Monday, 20 May 2019
Job Title: Senior Policy Officer
Division: Partnering with Consumers
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $102,502 - $116,906
Location: Sydney - NSW
Classification: Executive Level 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 20026190
Agency Website:

Job Description


Applications are being sought to fill a Senior Policy Officer position within the Partnering with Consumers team. This position works closely with the Director, Partnering with Consumers and will work closely with the Senior Nursing Advisor, Comprehensive Care by taking a clinical and policy lead on aspects of the Commission’s work on the Comprehensive care, Recognising and responding to acute deterioration and End-of-life care programs.

This Senior Policy Officer role requires a combination of strong and relevant clinical experience, and policy and program management expertise.

Position duties and responsibilities
1. Reviewing and analysing key safety and quality issues through literature, websites and other published material.
2. Consulting with a broad range of experts and stakeholders including coordination of formal and informal consultation processes, to achieve the objectives of the program.
3. Preparing complex written documents including briefs, discussion papers and guidance for a range of audiences to a high standard.
4. Investigating and keeping current knowledge of strategic and clinical issues relating to the program areas and considering how they can be addressed by the Commission.
5. Participating in and presenting to committee meetings, forums and workshops on relevant topics.
6. Undertaking project management activities including project planning and documentation, implementation, monitoring and reporting on progress of the project; providing recommendations about managing risk, identifying problems and proposing possible solutions.
7. Providing clinical advice and perspectives on key policy issues for the program, and work closely with clinicians to integrate their views into strategic direction.
8. Keeping the Director informed about progress on projects, and strategic implications.



Clinical qualifications and relevant experience essential.
Experience in multidisciplinary teamwork, person-centred care, end-of-life care, clinical communications, quality improvement in acute health care, and/or recognising and responding to acute deterioration.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Sheryl Robbins, 02 9126 3681,
Position Contact: Naomi Poole, 02 9126 3536
Apply Address: The applicant kit is available on the ACSQHC website at Applications should be emailed to
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS20-Mon - 13 May 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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