Position Details


Reference Number 182425
Position Title Patient Safety Co-ordinator
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Program Chief Medical Officer
Location Kitchener House
Salary $115,227.00 to $119,714.00
Hours Per Fortnight 76
Position Summary
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams across the largest regional health service in Victoria
  • Support the development of the Safety, Quality and Improvement Co-ordinators
  • Take on a senior role with career development opportunities in Safety, Quality and Improvement

About the facility

Barwon Health is the major regional health provider for the Barwon South West Region.  It is Victoria’s largest regional health services with one of the busiest Hospital’s in the State, University Hospital Geelong.  We serve over 500,000 people through the efforts of over 7,500 staff and more than 1,200 volunteers.  We provide care at all stages of life and circumstance through a wide range of services from emergency and acute to mental health, primary care, community services, aged care and subacute/rehabilitation.  Care is provide to the community through over 28 key locations throughout the region.

Barwon Health's Safety and Quality unit provides support to the organisation in the areas of accreditation, incident and complaint management, clinical audit, risk management, policy and procedure management, medico-legal services and consumer-centred care. 

About the role 

The Patient Safety Co-ordinator is responsible for co-ordination and facilitation of the review of serious adverse patient safety events across Barwon Health in collaboration with the Deputy Director SQI Patient Safety.

The Patient Safety Co-ordinator has a pivotal role in the development of a strong patient safety culture at Barwon Health through the implementation and sustainability of the Serious Adverse Patient Safety Event Guideline. The role includes support for the legislative requirements associated with the Statutory Duty of Candour.

 This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about system improvement in order to enhance patient safety.

About the culture

You will have the opportunity to be part of a highly skilled, professional, friendly and dedicated workforce who take pride in providing high quality service. You will have support and guidance from fellow team members and management who exhibit our Barwon Health values, respect, compassion, commitment, accountability and innovation. We are all dedicated to supporting the organisation in achieving our vision of - By 2050 everyone in our community enjoys the best health and wellbeing in Victoria.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness program
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

About the Geelong Region, AUSTRALIA

Sitting within one of Victoria’s six regional health centres, Barwon Health serves the community of Greater Geelong and beyond. Victoria’s second largest city after Melbourne! Derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region Djilang, Geelong is thought to mean ‘land’ or ‘cliffs’.

  • Enjoy a range of lifestyle choices including inner city, coastal, suburban and rural homes at affordable prices.
  • High standard of schooling options throughout the area
  • A stone throw from the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road
  • Appreciate beautiful parks, rivers, walks and wineries

To find out more about the Geelong region, visit our Moving to the Region page on the Barwon Health website. 

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

We are strongly committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards: About Child Safe Standards | Victorian Government (www.vic.gov.au)

We are also proud to be Totally Smoke Free.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, Please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

This role must be fully vaccinated for Covid -19 and influenza and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health immunisation policy.

Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: I agree, to commence employment, I am required to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full Covid-19 and Influenza vaccination) set out in the Staff Immunisation Policy. I acknowledge that meeting this requirement is mandatory and a condition of employment subsequently offered.
Essential: At least 3 years’ experience in clinical incident processes in a health service
Essential: Expertise in planning, co-ordinating and conducting education and training activities within a health industry context
Essential: Excellent interpersonal and written skills, with the capacity to work closely with executive and senior clinicians
Contact Person Katherine Frick 
Contact Person Job Title Deputy Director Patient Safety 
Contact Number 0410 759 158 
Contact Email katherine.frick@barwonhealth.org.au 
Alternate Contact Person Keren Day 
Alternate Contact Number 0403 214 726 
Alternate Contact Email keren.day@barwonhealth.org.au
Closing Date 15/01/2024
Position Description
File name 
Patient Safety Coordinator PD_November 2023v1.pdf Open
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.