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Quality Improvement Facilitator (PCOC)

Job no: 500718
Work type: part-time
Location: Fiona Stanley Hospital, QEII Medical Centre / SCGH
Categories: Research support

Quality Improvement Facilitator (PCOC) | REF: 500718
Health and Medical Sciences
Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Evaluation

  • Two year fixed term contract
  • Part Time (4 days per week)
  • Level 8: $95,737 to $104,746 (plus 17% superannuation)

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the work area

Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC) is a national, voluntary quality initiative that assists palliative care service providers to improve practice. PCOC is project funded by the Australian Government Department of Health (DoH) to June 2020 under the National Palliative Care Program. PCOC is a national collaboration delivered by a partnership of four universities including the University of Wollongong (UOW), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), University of Western Australia (UWA) and the University of Technology (UTS) Sydney and the University of Wollongong as the lead agency.

PCOC conducts research based on national data collections and related activities and reports findings including patient outcomes, benchmarks palliative care services. PCOC works with services to improve clinical palliative care outcomes in both the public and private sectors. This position will be located with the Palliative Care Research and Evaluation Unit (PCREU- Medical School) and will be based at the Perkins South building in the Fiona Stanley Hospital Precinct.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the UWA Chief Investigator and a representative within the Medical School National Director, Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration; the Quality Improvement Facilitator is a key member of a team who together deliver the national PCOC program.

Key functions of this position will be to lead and manage PCOC activities, contributing to clinical and professional practice changes within PCOC services based on the outcomes of PCOC research activity as well as to disseminate PCOC research outputs through conference presentations and publications.
You will also provide ongoing support for participating services, enable development of consistent practices in the collection of PCOC patient outcome measure items and facilitate opportunities for services to use their PCOC information as the basis for quality and outcome improvement initiatives

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Recognised degree in a relevant discipline
  • Recent experience working in palliative care and an understanding of health service delivery in primary, sub-acute and acute settings
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects including planning and delivering outcomes within agreed timeframes
  • Demonstrated high level of written communication skills with the capacity to contribute to scholarly research outputs including conference presentations, reports and academic publications
  • An understanding of the use of data, databases, and IT systems to capture clinical information.
  • Demonstrated experience in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data to measure and improve clinical practice;
  • Knowledge and understanding of change management and quality improvement principles as they apply to health care settings
  • High-level oral communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to liaise and engage at all levels with the palliative care sector of the health system, and to facilitate education sessions, workshops and quality improvement activities within the zone
  • Highly motivated, able to take initiative and work unsupervised to achieve work-plan milestones and reporting requirements
  • Ability to contribute as an effective team member to PCOC

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: Friday, 27 April 2018

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Please see the position description prior to applying: 317084.pdf

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.

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