Safer Care VictoriaThe state’s new quality and safety body is seeking healthcare, human factors and consumer representatives to conduct safety reviews and support health services to learn from serious incidents.

To be established in the next few months, the Safer Care Victoria Academy will initially comprise 10 members from a broad range of backgrounds who will be engaged as needed to conduct complex reviews and broader system reviews. Members will also advise, mentor and train health services.

Applicants do not need to be the most senior experts in their field. SCV encourages early and mid-career applicants, with good interpersonal skills, knowledge of the health system and a willingness to learn.

Applications for the sessional roles are sought from (but not necessarily limited to):

  • general practitioners
  • nurses
  • midwifes
  • allied health professionals
  • medical staff
  • paramedics
  • health service managers
  • consumers
  • human factors and system safety specialists
  • regional and rural settings.

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SCV will train all successful applicants in a variety of skills needed to conduct high-quality reviews.

What will Academy members be asked to do?

SCV may call on members as needed to conduct:

  • an incident review
  • a systems issue review
  • a cluster analysis
  • a health safety system check

Members will also mentor, advise and train health services.

Members are appointed for three-year periods and are reimbursed for their time