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Position Details
Reference Number 15379
Position Title Patient Safety Officer (1PS635)
Internal Only This position is open to employees of UnitingCare Health only
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity The Wesley Hospital
Enterprise Agreement NURSE - Nurses Enterprise Agreement - Registered Nurse - Level 3
Position Summary

The Wesley Hospital provides tertiary level medical and surgical services across 30 specialty areas including cardiology, urology, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, maternity and women’s health. These services are supported by an intensive care unit, coronary care unit, cardiac catheter theatres, 24-hour emergency centre, renal dialysis, radiology, radiation therapy, pathology, pharmacy services, IVF, haematology and oncology services.

The Wesley are currently seeking internal applications for 2x Permanent Full Time Patient Safety Officer opportunities that have arisen.

A key role in supporting Quality and Safety, you will provide expertise in clinical incident management and drive the hospital wide patient safety program.

You will be responsible for:

  • Management and coordination of hospital policies, procedures and work instructions.
  • Manage and evaluate the monthly clinical audits to identify patient safety issues and assist in monitoring interventions and providing recommendations.
  • Participate in clinical investigations including HEAPS investigations
  • Communicate with staff on patient safety issues and work towards delivering actions arising from HEAPS and other incident reviews at a local level.
  • Participate in committees and working parties to address clinical issues such as pressure injuries and medication safety.
  • Coach and assist staff in completing risk assessments within the clinical environment.

You will present with:

  • Tertiary qualifications in nursing with appropriate clinical knowledge, experience and skills. An advanced degree in a health care related field is desirable. 
  • Experience in the ISO or ACHS Certification process is desirable.
  • Knowledge of risk management principles and issues regarding patient safety
  • Superior interpersonal skills both oral and written with proven experience in communicating effectively across disciplines
  • Strong leadership qualities (initiative ,enthusiastic, motivation) and be an effective change agent
  • Sound knowledge of clinical audit systems.
  • Strong commitment to ensure that quality services are delivered to stakeholders through continuous improvement.


Internal Applicants:

UnitingCare Health is committed to providing opportunities for personal and professional development to their employees. As such, we are only accepting internal applications for this opportunity.


Applications Close Sunday, 17th December 2017


To apply for this opportunity, please click on the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process.


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Contact Person Natasha Moon
Contact Number 3232 6512
Contact Email
Closing Date 17/12/2017
Position Description
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