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Position Details
Reference Number 16792
Position Title Patient Safety Officer
Internal Only This position is open to employees of UnitingCare Health only
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Entity St Stephens Hospital, Hervey Bay
Enterprise Agreement NURSE - Nurses Enterprise Agreement - Registered Nurse - Level 2
Position Summary

Employment Status: Permanent Part Time, 24 hours per week

Location: St Stephens Hospital

Classification: Registered Nurse – Level 2

Remuneration Value: $46.37 - $49.68 p/h (FTE $91, 627 - $98,167), 9.5% employee contribution to super, 17.5% annual leave loading + not for profit salary packaging benefit + cumulative study leave.


St Stephens Hospital are inviting internal applications for a permanent part-time Patient Safety Officer role!


About the Role:

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:

  • Provide expertise and leadership to support the quality and clinical incident management system and related patient activities.
  • Review, follow up and posting of incidents in Riskman.
  • Review of hospital policies, procedures and work instructions as required.
  • Coordinate mortality reviews to assist in identifying process or service issues and assist with implementation of service improvement.


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
  • Minimum 5 years experience as a Registered Nurse 
  • Completion of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care - Infection Prevention and Control Modules
  • Experience with reviewing incidents and errors
  • Experience in the ISO or ACHS Certification process is desirable
  • An understanding of the National Safety and Quality Health Care Standards

We’ll look after you too:

Our people mean the world to us. We do everything we can to ensure they enjoy opportunities and benefits that are as inspiring and rewarding as the fantastic work they do. Flexibility, development, and a values-led culture are just some of the experiences you’ll have here at UnitingCare.


We offer access to health and wellbeing, financial, retail and lifestyle benefits designed to make life more enjoyable. As a registered not-for-profit, we also offer competitive salary-packaging designed to increase your take home pay. We celebrate a highly-diverse and inclusive workforce and are invested in your professional and personal development.


Let’s talk:

To apply for this opportunity, please click on the 'Apply' button below to be taken to our online application process. We look forward to receiving your application by 18th August 2020.


Mandatory Clause:

Through our values UnitingCare are proud of our teams diversity, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community. We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.  

Selection Criteria Essential: 5 Years experience as a registered nurse
Essential: Completion of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care - Infection Prevention and Control Modules
Essential: An understanding of the National Safety and Quality Health Care Standards
Essential: Experience in reviewing incidents and errors
Contact Person Madonna Bowers
Contact Number 41201321
Contact Email
Alternate Contact Person Madonna Bowers
Alternate Contact Number 41201321
Closing Date 18/08/2020
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