Project Manager
REQ135600 Requisition #

Role Title: Principal Project Officer

Employment Type:  Ongoing Full Time
Role Classification:  11/12
Hours per Week: 35
Requisition ID:  REQ135600
Closing Date: 11:59pm 20 November 2019

Remuneration: $128,089 – $148,134 plus superannuation and annual leave loading

Location: St Leonards

Where you'll be working

You will be working in the System Management Branch within the Patient Experience & System Performance Division of the Ministry of Health, a diverse and dynamic team with broad ranging responsibilities.

The System Management Branch manages the NSW Health Performance Framework. It monitors performance of local health districts, specialty health networks and pillar organisations against annual service agreements, provides strategic advice on issues and obstacles that may adversely impact on health system performance and identifies performance issues.  The branch is also responsible for coordinating the management of reportable incident briefs, root cause analyses, coronial inquests and Health Care Complaint Commission incidents to ensure continued deliverance of safe and quality healthcare services.

About this role

The Principal Project Officer will report directly to the Executive Director, System Management, and will be responsible for day-to-day project management across the branch. This will include coordinating the risk, quality and progress of projects to organisational standards and ensuring project milestones are delivered on time, on budget, to quality standards and within agreed scope.

The Principal Project Officer will manage the development and evaluation of best practice policies, programs, projects, and activities for the Ministry of Health, public health organisations, and related government agencies to support the achievement of NSW Health’s objectives in relation to health system performance.

What you'll be doing

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Provide project support and/or lead project initiatives across both teams of the branch (Performance & Patient Safety First).
  • Lead the implementation and evaluation of identified strategies.
  • Provide timely, high level strategic advice on the planning and delivery of the projects, including, high level briefing papers, discussion papers, reports, submissions and responses to information requests and related correspondence.
  • Represent and negotiate with internal and external stakeholder organisations in relation to their contribution to and delivery of key elements of System Management initiatives and future direction.
  • Manage all aspects of project delivery, including the preparation of a high level project plan (project objectives, deliverables and key milestones) and ensure regular monitoring and reporting of performance.

Need more information?

  1. Click here for the Role Description
  2. Find out more about applying for this position
  3. All applicants must attach a response to the two targeted questions (1-2 pages) and your CV (no more than 5 pages)
  4. Please note that you cannot apply for this role using iworkfornsw, please click here to access the advert through the Health Career Portal.

For role related queries or questions contact Joanne Edwards on Joanne.Edwards@health.nsw.gov.au

If you require any reasonable adjustments, please contact Hana Maalla at Hana.Maalla@health.nsw.gov.au


Targeted Questions (1-2 pages)

If you do not include responses to the below questions your application will not be considered.

1) Provide an example of a project you have led that required coordination across multiple stakeholders and delivered a successful outcome.

2) Describe a situation when you came up with an innovative solution to a challenge your team was facing. What was the challenge? What was the outcome?

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Ministry of Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be one of the following:

•  an Australian Citizen, or
•  a permanent resident of Australia, or
•  a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport,

•  a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia

You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia, and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia.

To learn more about working at the Ministry of Health, please visit our career portal.

Applications Close: 11:59pm 20 November 2019

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