Policy Officer

Job Location: 
Randwick, Westmead NSW
Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing date: 
04 Aug 2017

This position is to provide support services for the development, implementation and evaluation of SCHN policies, procedures and practice guidelines (collectively known as ‘policies’)

This position is expected to take a leadership role in:

  • Ensuring a consistent approach is applied for SCHN policy processes and assist policy working groups where appropriate.
  • Encouraging integration with quality improvement activities where appropriate.
  • Providing administrative support where appropriate.
  • Providing relevant education.
  • Providing support for ACHS National Standard Accreditation

The position will work collaboratively with the Network Manager Policy & Procedure and other SCHN Clinical Governance Unit staff. 

This position is Permanent Full Time and is classified as a Health Manager Level 2

 Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

**You may be required to work in any facility within The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network. Should this occur, reasonable notice will be provided.**

As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide for vaccination requirements.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.

 This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Commission for Children and Young People.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Commission and Young People Website https://check.kids.nsw.gov.au/

Selection Criteria:
1.Tertiary qualifications in a health related field and/or extensive experience in a health care environment

2.High level organisational skills with attention to detail and the ability to work autonomously and within a team.

3. Proven high level written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively and collaboratively with staff and managers of all levels

4. Demonstrated high level computer skills in Microsoft Office

5. Demonstrated capacity in policy development and review processes

6. A sound understanding of document control principles.

7. Demonstrated understanding of integrity, responsibility, personal accountability and confidentiality.

8. Demonstrated ability to participate and manage projects.