Careers at Primary Health Tasmania
Lead - Clinical Safety and Quality

Employment Type:
Full-Time Maximum Term Contract  
Health Sector Improvement and Innovation
Closing Date:

  • Competitive salary + NFP salary packaging option 
  • Full time, maximum term contract to 30 June 2023 
  • Location: Hobart, Launceston or Ulverstone - you choose!

About the opportunity

We are searching for a ‘Lead – Clinical Safety and Quality’, to lead the implementation of clinical governance and quality standards to achieve effective delivery of Primary Health Tasmania’s Health System Improvement and Health Services Commissioning outcomes. 

What would you be doing…

The focus of your role will be to help with the implementation of the Safety and Quality Framework and Implementation Plan

You would be responsible for leading key activities outlined in the Safety and Quality Implementation plan, including a focus on the implementation of clinical governance arrangements to improve the safety and quality of services designed and commissioned by Primary Health Tasmania. You will work collaboratively with other business areas on quality improvement activities and help to build a culture of continuous quality improvement within our organisation and our external stakeholders in delivering care to Tasmanians. 

Here's what you’ll look like… 

  • You’ll have a high level of applied understanding of clinical governance, safety and quality in the primary care sector and demonstrated experience in leading safety and quality sector improvement in a range of settings.
  • You’ll have experience with organisational quality governance systems and practices such as Quality and Accreditation, Clinical Governance Systems and Reporting or Operational Risk Management frameworks and reporting.
  • You can translate conceptual frameworks into practical improvement and innovation initiatives 
  • You’ll have an understanding of the role Primary Health Networks have in primary health care
  • You’ll have capacity to work effectively and flexibly as part of a cohesive team to support organisational achievement.
  • You’re adaptable, flexible and able to think creatively
  • You have strong project management, organisational, planning and time management skills
  • You’re happy to travel if required
  • You’ll work collaboratively and consultatively with peer and external stakeholders
  • You’ll be a culture champion – understanding that every day, you play an important part of what makes Primary Health Tasmania a great place to work

Benefits of working with us… 

  • Competitive salary package
  • Generous NFP salary packaging option – tax saving benefits
  • Discounted private health insurance
  • Additional leave and family care benefits, such as; additional 5 days of paid Carer’s Leave per year, paid Parental Leave, 3 days of paid leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Friendly and inclusive culture which embraces the diversity of its people

Here’s some information about us… 

We are a not-for-profit organisation working to connect care and keep Tasmanians well and out of hospital. We are one of 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in Australia and operate statewide with offices in Hobart, Launceston and Ulverstone. Our people and our values are an important part of what makes Primary Health Tasmania a great place to work. Everything we do is underpinned by our core values – respect, collaboration, results and professionalism. 

How to apply 

If you demonstrate an incredible work ethic and have a strong desire to make your mark in a dynamic workplace environment, we want to hear from you. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and current resume on our website  Do not apply via Seek.

To learn more about this opportunity please contact Martina Wyss, Manager – Sector Improvement and Innovation phone 03 6341 8700.

Applications close 10:00am, Monday 29 November 2021

Diversity Statement

We welcome and encourage applications from people across our diverse community, especially from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.  We recognise the richness that diversity brings to our workplace and believe everyone has the right to feel safe, respected, valued and heard regardless of their ages, nationalities, abilities, religions, genders, sexualities and cultural identities.

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