44574 - 01P0H

Senior Project Officer, Office of Research and Education
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 30 March 2020

Classification: Senior Officer Grade B
Salary: $126,577 - $142,494 plus superannuation
Position No: 44574 - 01P0H
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 16 March 2020
Contact Officer: Nicole Stevenson on nicole.stevenson@act.gov.au or 0251244702

Details: Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‚Äźbased health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.
CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Seven community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community-based health services including early childhood services, youth and women’s health, dental health, mental health and alcohol and drug services.
Overview of the Work Area and Position
Canberra Health Services has a strong commitment to research, education and teaching as advances in medical, nursing and other research contribute directly to improved patient outcomes. The Office of Research and Education (ORE) will be established to provide governance and oversight of research, education and teaching within CHS.
The Project Officer will support the coordination to establish the ORE, the appropriate governance structures and processes, support the development of a research strategy and the development of an education and training strategy in line with the CHS Strategic Plan.  The strategies will set the foundation for CHS’ future approach to research and education, the structure and function of research functions and education resources in CHS, and the structure and function of the ORE.
The main focus of the Project Officer – Research and Education will be:
  • support in establishment of the ORE;
  • development of governance structures and processes;
  • support the development of both the research and education strategies for Canberra Health Services that contributes to the organisation’s strategic priorities and places Canberra Health Services in an internationally competitive position as a research and education centre, and
  • identifying systems, governance and structures to support the implementation for each of the research and education strategies.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Canberra Health Services this position will support the planning and design of Canberra Health Services as a centre of research and education which will harness the potential of research and education to reform clinical services delivery and health outcomes.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Related Tertiary qualification,
  • Previous experience in managing projects in a health setting.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
Note: This is a temporary position available for a period of 12 months

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This is a temporary position available for a period of 12 months

Career interest categories:

Administration and Governance
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services
Leaders and Senior Management