Project Officer

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The role  
Reporting to the Manager, Statutory Clinical Support and Integration, you will actively contribute to various aspects of patients' rights and quality improvement projects stemming from the Better Care Together initiative. This includes research, analysis, development, implementation and evaluation of projects aimed at enhancing the state-funded mental health, alcohol, and other drug service system. Notably you will play a key role in initiatives such as improving access to legal advocacy and supports in Tribunal and court matters.

Your duties will encompass supporting project delivery within the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist, aligning with Queensland Health project management methodologies to achieve timely and quality outcomes. This involves assisting in correspondence preparation on behalf of the Chief Psychiatrist and senior departmental officers. Moreover, you will actively contribute to the development of educational resources essential for the effective administration of the Mental Health Act 2016. Administrative support for stakeholder liaison, quality improvement activities, and the Legislation Unit teams' functions, including providing support for complex care meetings. will also be part of your responsibilities, as you promote restorative harm minimisation strategies and ethical decision-making to advance the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist's effectiveness.

The successful person
To excel in this position, you should possess proven organisational and administrative competencies, including the aptitude to prioritise tasks, manage conflicting demands, coordinate various activities, and evaluate the efficacy of implemented strategies and projects, with the capability to furnish comprehensive reports to management. Additionally, you should either possess knowledge or rapidly acquire an understanding of the interpretation and requirements of relevant legislation and policies, such as the Mental Health Act 2016, the Forensic Disability Act 2011, and the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000, along with their intricate connections across government, non-government, and private sectors.

Furthermore, you should demonstrate the ability to research complex policy matters and offer precise and prompt counsel to management regarding these concerns. Your proficiency should extend to adept oral and written communication, interpersonal skills, and negotiation abilities, enabling effective interaction with diverse stakeholders and ensuring proficient handling of intricate policy issues.

About us
The Department of Health is responsible for the overall management of the public health system in Queensland. We are an organisation that strongly believes in the need to work with people who value the goals of our organisation and who will thrive in our workplace. Working at the Department of Health is about making a difference.

The role of the Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) is to drive the patient safety, quality improvement and clinical improvement agendas for the Queensland health system. It will achieve this by identifying, monitoring and promoting improvements in the quality of health services delivered by service providers (both Hospital and Health Services and private health facilities, globally and within Queensland), and support and facilitate the dissemination of best-practice clinical standards and processes that achieve better outcomes for patients. The quality improvement agenda is actively supported by a significant research agenda. The Division is also accountable for setting and supporting the direction for mental health, alcohol and other drug services in Queensland, as well monitoring and reporting on performance.
•    A fast-paced, challenging and supportive environment 
•    Competitive salary + generous superannuation and leave loading.
•    Flexible working arrangements
•    Diverse work culture
•    Career training and development

How to apply
To apply for this opportunity:
•    Please submit your resume (including the details of two referees), and
•    A cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your skills and experience relevant for this role.

15 June 2024
Location: Australia Queensland Brisbane - North
Salary: As per State Award AUD per year
Work type:
Locum Tenens
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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