Position Details
Reference Number 51503
Position Title Quality Partner - Mental Health
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Quality and Safety Unit
Location Dandenong Hospital
Position Summary
  • Full time, permanent
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Comprehensive orientation and training provided
  • Impact patient safety and quality improvement organisation-wide
  • Apply your clinical knowledge to embed strong clinical governance processes

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

Quality & Safety Unit at Monash Health

Led by the Executive Director Quality and Safety and working closely with key stakeholders, the Quality & Safety Unit supports our Program leaders to embed strong clinical governance processes.  This is critical to underpin the delivery of safe and effective care to every patient, every time. 

We now have a great opportunity for an outstanding clinical professional to join our well regarded Quality & Safety team in a full time, permanent position.

About the Role

In this important role, you will work closely with Mental Health Program leaders to ensure a consistent, organisation-wide approach to patient safety and quality improvement across our acute, aged persons, children’s and community based mental health services. 

Your key responsibilities will comprise:

  • ensuring clinical outcomes are monitored and improved when needed;
  • working with the Clinical Outcomes team and programs to facilitate or lead reviews into clinical incidents and outcomes;
  • supporting Program clinical governance meetings;
  • adopting a consultative approach to the review of clinical procedures and guidelines in a timely fashion;
  • overseeing the implementation and evaluation of relevant standards including the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards;
  • working with the Risk team to facilitate review of the Program Risk Register; and
  • Ensuring promotion of and compliance with best practice standards, professional standards and legislative requirements and policies and procedures.

About You

Your skills and experience to date include:

  • a clinical background, with a demonstrated strong understanding of clinical governance;
  • experience in quality and risk management within a healthcare setting;
  • proven experience in implementing continuous clinical quality improvement;
  • experience in implementing the National Safety and Quality Healthcare Standards; and
  • excellent report writing skills.

On a personal level, you can demonstrate:

  • exceptional interpersonal and engagement skills;
  • a consultative approach enabling you to readily build and develop relationships;
  • proven change management capabilities;
  • an understanding of, and positive contribution to a just culture; and
  • a positive attitude in facilitating change and adopting new concepts.

Experience in incident reviews (particularly using root cause analysis methodology) is considered advantageous but is not mandatory. 

What you need

Current AHPRA registration is not required but proven clinical experience is a mandatory requirement for this role. 

In return we offer:

  • a friendly work environment
  • a genuine opportunity to make a difference to the health of Victorians
  • unique opportunities for education and support
  • mentorship from a highly experienced and respected team
  • salary packaging options that increase your take home pay
  • cost effective staff car parking and gym membership

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email – recruitment@monashhealth.org.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and
  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

In accordance with Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.   

All applicants to positions with Monash Health will need to upload acceptable evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19 as part of their application. The only evidence which is acceptable is a copy of your Immunisation History Statement, which can be accessed via myGov. Please note that a copy of your Digital Certificate is not acceptable evidence.

Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide acceptable evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Contact Person
Belinda Powell Quality Manager 0438999984 Belinda.Powell@monashhealth.org
Advertising Closing 28/01/2022
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