Co-Director Quality & Safety - Queanbeyan - Southern NSW Local Health District - GovernmentCareer - State

First listed on: 15 February 2021

Co-Director Quality & Safety - Queanbeyan

Employment Type
Permanent Full Time
Location: Queanbeyan
Position Classification: Health Mgr Lvl 5
Remuneration: $150581.39 - $155102 per annum
Hours Per Week: 40
Requisition ID: REQ214283
Applications Close: 24 February 2021
Interview DatesInterviews to be held between 3 March 2021 - 5 March 2021

Please note SNSW Local Health District is currently undertaking an organisational restructure,  internal employees who have been affected by the restructure will be granted priority interviews

Where you'll be working

At Southern NSW Local Health District we are working to help our communities lead healthy lives.  Our mission is that all people across our diverse societies are able to have timely access to the right healthcare in the right setting to maximise their health, wellbeing and independence.

There is an abundance of lifestyle benefits available to you in country NSW and you will be amazed at what you will have access to - and it all comes without the queues and crowds of a big city. For more information visit our website

Queanbeyan – enviable lifestyle and affordable property, surrounded by an eclectic mix of small towns and villages. With Canberra just a 5 minute drive away, you can enjoy all the attractions of the nation’s capital along with fabulous restaurants. Connect easily and quickly with world through the Canberra International Airport, with the beach and ski fields just 2 hours away.

What you'll be doing

Provides Co leadership (with the Medical Codirector) in planning, establishing, directing, managing and continually improving systems for clinical governance, patient safety, patient experience, clinical improvement and safety culture across all healthcare settings in the Local Health District (LHD).  
Provides high level support and advice to the Chief Executive, Board and works collaboratively with the LHD Executive and managers to design, analyse, maintain and improve patient experience, safety and clinical quality systems. 

Selection Criteria:

  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications, or equivalent work experience, or a combination of study and work experience in a health setting relevant to the role and functions.
  2. Demonstrated highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication, consultation and negotiation skills necessary to build and maintain collaborative relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, with capacity to produce high level written documents for the LHD and proven ability to influence others to support patient safety and quality outcomes.
  3. Demonstrated excellent leadership and management experience and knowledge at a senior level with a proven record of achievement in a large organisation.
  4. Demonstrated experience in, and understanding of, frameworks, programs and policies for managing patient experience, safety and quality, clinical governance and clinical improvement.
  5. Proven high level of self-direction, planning, organisational and time management skills as well ability to exercise initiative and judgement to respond effectively and meet agreed timeframes.
  6. Proven ability to work effectively with complex concepts and matters, provide quality advice, communicate and represent SNSWLHD well to internal and external parties.
  7. Proven capability to contribute to and implement strategic initiatives including the capacity to plan, assist in managing change and improving performance in the health setting.
  8. Evidence of a current unrestricted drivers’ licence and the ability to maintain. Ability and willingness to drive/travel as the role requires. This may involve driving long distances and overnight stays.
  9. Please indicate if you are a recipient of an affected letter due to the recent 2020 SNSWLHD Restructure

Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia by way of your own Temporary Visa.  We do not offer sponsorship in this position for applicants requiring a temporary visa.  For more information, please see

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For role related queries or questions contact Jill Adams on 02 6150 7333 or