The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) is seeking expressions of interest for a project officer or project manager to undertake a secondment to its Digital Patient Safety Program (the Program). Expressions of interest are sought from healthcare and health IT professionals with exposure to clinical information systems to work at the Commission for 12 to 24 months.

The Program develops national guidance to optimise the safe use of elements of digital health. The Commission is appointed by the Australian Digital Health Agency to conduct clinical safety reviews of the My Health Record system and national digital health infrastructure.

Program responsibilities also include conducting health IT-related clinical safety incident reviews, establishing and overseeing processes to support clinical governance, sharing lessons and conducting analyses in relation to the My Health Record system and national digital infrastructure.

The secondee will work with Commission staff, the Australian Digital Health Agency, senior clinicians, jurisdictions, health IT experts, consumers and researchers to:

1.    Convene clinical and consumer groups to scope reviews and develop specifications and guidance documents for a range of digital health areas;
2.    Lead and manage clinical safety reviews, incident analyses and develop guidelines, standards and protocols;
3.    Undertake project management activities;
4.    Consult with clinical, academic and informatics experts, consumers and industry stakeholders; and
5.    Prepare written reports, briefs and consultation documents for a wide range of audiences to a high standard.

Clinical experience and/or experience in the implementation or support of clinical information systems is essential. Interested parties are asked to make contact with Mr Damen Pearce on (02) 9126 3547 or by email, providing a resumé and contact details to damen.pearce@safetyandquality.gov.au by 17 September, 2016.

About the Commission

The Commission’s mission is to lead and coordinate national improvements in the safety and quality of health care. The Commission works closely with all Australian governments and the private hospital and primary care sectors.

The Commission commenced as a corporate Commonwealth entity on 1 July 2011. The Australian, state and territory governments initially established the Commission in 2006 to lead and coordinate national improvements in healthcare safety and quality. The Commission’s permanent status was confirmed with the assent of the National Health and Hospitals Network Act 2011. The Commission was subsequently included within the National Health Reform Act 2011.