Position Details


Reference Number 172234
Position Title Patient Safety Coordinator
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Program Chief Medical Officer
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 80
Position Summary
  • Gain invaluable experience in an exciting role
  • Enhance your lifestyle with a career located only minutes from our vibrant waterfront and renowned ocean coastline
  • Ongoing training and professional development in a supported work environment

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 

As the Patient Safety Coordinator you are primarily responsible for the operational management of clinical incidents and patient safety events across Barwon Health.

Duties of your role include, but not limited to:

  • Provide day to day management of clinical incidents through monitoring clinical incidents in Riskman and through direct referral to ensure appropriate documentation and escalation
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the mortality and case review modules in the Riskman system
  • Participate in education and training for clinical staff

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 facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Centrally located at University Hospital, only minutes from the vibrant waterfront
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

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.

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.

We Barwon Health are proud to be Totally Smoke Free

This role must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 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: Tertiary degree qualification ( or equivalent) in a relevant health discipline
Essential: At least 3 years experience clinical incident processes in a health service
Essential: Significant knowledge of incident management principles
Essential: Experience is using clinical incident systems e.g Riskman
Essential: I agree to meet Barwon Health’s immunisation requirements (including full COVID vaccination) as set out in Barwon Health’s Staff Immunisation Policy as amended from time to time. I acknowledge that meeting this ongoing requirement is mandatory and a condition of any employment subsequently offered.
Contact Person Lee Scott 
Contact Person Job Title Deputy Director SQI-Quality Systems 
Contact Number 0431 818 834 
Contact Email lscott@barwonhealth.org.au 
Alternate Contact Person Dr Marg Way 
Alternate Contact Number  
Closing Date 09/12/2021
Position Description
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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.