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Health Professional Level 6 - Chief Allied Health Officer

35 days ago: ACT Government Health

Job Description

Description

 

Job Title: Chief Allied Health Officer

Classification: Health Professional Level 6             

Position Number: 42740

Annual Salary: $55,221 - $57,595                                                                

Section: Office of Professional Leadership and Education                              
Vacancy Type: Permanent Full-time

Closing Date: 04 April 2019                           

Contact Officer: Geraldine Grayland (02) 5124 9710 geraldine.grayland@act.gov.au

About us

The ACT Health Directorate is responsible for the stewardship of the health system in the ACT and building a strong research and population health capability. ACT Health develops strategies and sets the direction to ensure services meet community needs and expectations and that the health system is innovative, effective and sustainable now and in the future. It is responsible for (among other things):

·       Strategic policy and planning stewardship of the health system

·       Managing demand for and supply of health services across the territory

·       Improving the health and wellbeing of the ACT population by promoting healthy behaviours and lifestyles and through ongoing monitoring and evaluation of health programs and policy

·        Prevention of, and timely response to, potential public health incidents

·        Leading the health workforce and clinical training strategy including establishing and maintaining relationships with key academic institutions and training providers

·       The prevention of and response to public health incidents

·       Monitoring and enforcement of public health regulations

·       Providing public health advice

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply. 

Overview of the work area and position

The Office of Professional Leadership and Education has a critical role in fostering a high performance culture through the Canberra Health Service by creating an environment for consistent, high clinical standards and multi-disciplinary collaboration. 

The Office plays a key role in:

·       Identifying trends in the delivery of health services and workforce across the ACT

·       Encouraging leadership and strategic direction for the [clinical] workforce

·       Collaborating with other areas that lead whole of ACT health strategy and planning functions, both within the Health Directorate, Canberra Health Services

·        Leading and maintaining high professional standards, recruitment and education required under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS)

Providing expert, strategic, timely advice on emerging issues at the local, state, national and international levels; and develops policies and initiatives which support the delivery of health priorities and achievement of government health objectives

·        Guiding and promoting research and continuous improvement of professional practice

·        Representing the Territory on relevant national forums

The Chief Allied Health Officer (CAHO) is responsible for the provision of professional and strategic leadership for the allied health professions within ACT Health and Canberra Health Services, and for collaborating and providing advice to the ACT Government regarding allied health matters.  The position is responsible for assisting in the delivery of workforce reforms, workforce planning and for strengthening and developing allied health services through innovative models of care and service delivery.

As Chief Allied Health Officer for the ACT, you will provide advice and support to Ministers, the Director-General, ACT Health and key stakeholders across the full range of health issues confronting the communities in the ACT and surrounding regions.

The CAHO will play a key role in developing a collaborative and strategic approach to allied health for the ACT and at a national level. The role is responsible for setting the strategic, professional and workforce oriented agenda for allied health in the ACT health system.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

Mandatory:

·       Tertiary qualifications in an Allied Health discipline and eligibility for membership of the appropriate professional body, or unconditional Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Desirable:

·       A postgraduate qualification in a related field

·       Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary clinical practice and governance; proven ability in developing and monitoring clinical standards and guidelines, a sound understanding of government processes, system-wide policy and change management

·       Detailed understanding of leadership, financial risk management, strategic direction-setting and the challenges facing modern healthcare service delivery

·        Knowledge and demonstrated successful application of contemporary reform and innovation within the allied health professions at various levels.

·       Experience delivering effective outcomes in a complex, cross-cultural and politically sensitive environment regarding the relevant legislative obligations

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

·       Undergo a pre-employment Police check

Duties

·        Providing professional leadership and strategic direction for the allied health workforce in the ACT in consultation with relevant stakeholders and informed by an expert awareness of emerging trends, clinical reform issues and strategic workforce development at local and national levels.

·        Providing strategic evidence-based policy advice to key stakeholders in relation to allied health.

·        Contributing to the creation and maintenance of effective clinical governance policy in relation to allied health in accordance with professional standards and codes of conduct, legislative requirements and cultural security principles.

·        Leading and participating in strategic continuous improvement of allied health practice to improve clinical and health system outcomes and drive system wide improvement.

·        Working in partnership with the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer to ensure all clinical disciplines provide the best care and reduce harm.

·        Provide advice to inform government policy including the developing, implementing and evaluating Allied Health policy within the ACT health system; and coordinating policy development in collaboration with key stakeholders within the ACT including ACT Health staff, allied health professional associations, unions, regulatory agencies and educational bodies.

·        Develop and maintain strong partnerships with the national and state Chief Allied Health Officers and Allied Health leaders to ensure ACT Health is contemporary with national and international evidence based and best practice trends.

·        Provide strategic evidence-based policy advice to key stakeholders in relation to allied health.

·        Proactively engage with the Centre for Health and Medical Research to support inter-disciplinary research and translate outcomes into new practices and improved patient outcomes.

·        Contribute to the creation and maintenance of clinical governance policy in relation to allied health in accordance with professional standards and codes of conduct, legislative requirements and cultural security principles.

·        Lead and participate in strategic continuous improvement of allied health practice to improve clinical outcomes and drive improvement.

·        Proactively identify and pursue approaches and opportunities to engage health service stakeholders/clients, resolve issues and facilitate improved service delivery outcomes.

·       Oversee the development and implementation of a knowledge management infrastructure that to ensure management of organisational knowledge is as a strategic asset to further ACT Health’s goals.

Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience. Your statement of claims against the Selection Criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them. 

1.      Comprehensive and current knowledge of, and high-level experience with, the national and ACT health system and the allied health workforce, policy, legislative, regulatory and workforce issues.

2.      Demonstrated high level management and leadership skills and experience, and the proven ability to achieve outcomes in a complex health system.

3.      High level interpersonal skills, including communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, with the demonstrated capacity to build and maintain effective relationships and networks with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.

4.      Proven high level strategic, conceptual, analytical and creative skills, with the ability to understand and make sound judgements about the political, social and organisational environment impacting on allied health professionals and the provision of health services.

5.      Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with the ACT Public Service Values and Signature Behaviours. 


How to Apply

To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application along with a current Curriculum Vitae. For more information on how to apply go to  http://www.health.act.gov.au/employment/how-apply . For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist, please contact the Contact Officer above.  

Job

:   Allied Health

Salary Range

:   137,415.00   -   137,415.00

Closing Date

:   04/Apr/2019, 8:59:00 PM  

  Description   Job Title: Chief Allied Health Officer Classification: Health Professional Level 6              Position Number: 42740 Annual Salary: $55,221 - $57,595                                                                 Section: Office of Professional Leadership and Education                               Vacancy Type: Permanent Full-time Closing Date: 04 April 2019                            Contact Officer: Geraldine Grayland (02) 5124 9710 geraldine.grayland@act.gov.au   About us   The ACT Health Directorate is responsible for the stewardship of the health system in the ACT and building a strong research and population health capability. ACT Health develops strategies and sets the direction to ensure services meet community needs and expectations and that the health system is...