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Health Vacancy N.N. 10758569
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) Closing date: Friday, 13 September 2019
Job Title: Program Manager
Branch: SQIS & IGR
Section: Indicator Development
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: $122,294 - $144,791
Location: Sydney - NSW
Classification: Executive Level 2
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 20022077
Agency Website:

Job Description


Overview of the position
The Commission’s Safety & Quality Improvement Systems & Intergovernmental Relations (SQIS & IGR) team are seeking to appoint a qualified and experienced person to contribute to its work program. The Commission’s Safety and Quality Improvement Systems unit is responsible for facilitating the meaningful use of health data nationally. The Commission undertakes a range of projects to support the meaningful use of data to improve care for patients and the efficiency for the health system. These projects aim to support the feedback of safety and quality data to multiple levels of the health system including consumers, clinicians, administrators and funders.

This position will lead a small team to manage the delivery of the SQIS & IGR team’s program of work to facilitate the maintenance and development of health care measurement and indicators to support local safety and quality improvement.

The successful applicant will 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 (version2);
• Development and review of maternal, neonatal, paediatrics safety and quality indicators.



• Tertiary qualification in relevant area with an understanding of and experience in the Australian health system
• Experience in management of healthcare programs, health services research, and data-driven quality improvement projects
• Demonstrated ability and experience in providing strategic leadership to an effective policy-focused team
• Advanced specialist knowledge of healthcare stakeholders and relevant interest groups
• Extensive knowledge of the Australian health care system, including jurisdictional and national policy and arrangements, with a focus on health data and information.



Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Non-ongoing employment for period of 12 months, with possibility of becoming ongoing during this period.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Courtney Walpole, 02 9126 3657,
Position Contact: Chris Leahy, 02 9126 3648
Apply Address: The applicant pack 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 PS36-Fri - 30 Aug 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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