ASO6 Senior Project Officer 2 by panniuniu


									                           JOB AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Title of Position:                                     Administration Unit:              SA Health
Senior Project Officer – Gynaecology
Oncology Project.                                      Division:                         Statewide Service
Classification Code: ASO-6
                                                       Branch:                           Clinical Service Reform
Type of Appointment:
                                                       Section:                          Clinical Service Planning
                                                       Position Number:

                                                       Position Created:                 September 2010

                         Job and Person Specification Approval

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                                            CE or Delegate


1. Summary of the broad purpose of the position in relation to the organisation's

   The Senior Project Officer – Gynaecology Oncology Project will be responsible for
   implementing the Gynaecological Cancers Workforce Project. This will include the
   development of an evidence based, gynaecological oncology pathway which
   incorporates the clinical and supportive care requirements of SA and NT women with
   gynaecological cancers, their families and carers, and support the further development of
   a gynaecological cancer Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT).

   The Senior Project Officer – Gynaecology Oncology Project will work collaboratively
   with stakeholders involved in the management of gynaecological cancers in both SA and
   NT, in particular the Cancer Clinical Network’s Optimising Cancer Care Committee and
   Gynaecological Cancers Working Party.

   The Senior Project Officer – Gynaecology Oncology Project will also assist in
   determining SA and NT workforce requirements needed to support the gynaecological
   cancer pathway model.

   The Senior Project Officer – Gynaecology Oncology Project will contribute to the
   promotion of the National Gynaecological Cancers Service Delivery and Resource
   Framework by participation in local and national evaluation and collaboration strategies,
   as well as assisting in ensuring information about gynaecological services is easily
   accessible by consumers, clinicians and managers.

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2. Reporting/Working Relationships

    Reports to the Manager, Clinical Service Planning, Statewide Service Strategy, SA
    The Senior Project Officer will liaise with service planners in NT responsible for the
     provision of gynaecological cancer services for NT residents.
    The Senior Project Officer will work closely with the Gynaecological Cancers Working
     Party of the SA Cancer Clinical Network.
    The Senior Project Officer will closely liaise with other Project Officers involved in
     implementing statewide cancer control projects.

3. Special Conditions

    The position is temporary and concludes on 30 June 2011.
    A current South Australian Driver’s Licence and a willingness to drive is essential.
    The appointee may be subject to a Criminal History Check prior to confirmation of
    The incumbent will uphold the values of the SA Health as reflected in the Strategic Plan.
    The incumbent may be required to enter into an annual performance agreement for the
     achievement of specific outcomes.
    Some out of hours work will be required.
    Some inter/intra-state travel will be required.

4.    Statement of Key Outcomes and Associated Activities

4.1 Contribute to the successful implementation of the Gynaecological Cancers
    Workforce Project by:
    Developing and maintaining a partnering relationship between SA Health and NT
     Department of Health and Families.
    Ensuring the project plan incorporates all required elements of the project, including
     project outcomes, timelines and promotional material.
    Ensuring the project achieves the outcomes outlined in the Funding Agreement between
     the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, and SA Health
    Participating in the national evaluation processes, developing and undertaking
     evaluation strategies relevant to the local aspects of project and coordinating the
     evaluation of the program.
    Developing detailed project reports within scheduled timelines.
    Managing the project budget and preparing financial statements which comply with
     Funding Agreement requirements.

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4.2 In collaboration with project stakeholders, develop a sustainable model of care for
     women with gynaecological cancers in SA and NT by:
    Engaging and working with key stakeholders to develop an evidence based
     gynaecological oncology pathway which identifies the clinical and supportive care
     requirements of women with gynaecological cancers, their families and carers.
    Assisting in identifying and ensuring inclusion in the pathway of the special needs of
     women from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, women of Cultural and
     Linguistic Diversity and women in rural or remote locations.
    Assisting in identifying the appropriate membership of a gynaecological cancer MDT
     according to national recommendations and guidelines.

4.3 Collaborate in the development of a comprehensive and sustainable workforce for
    the care of women with gynaecological cancers in SA and NT by
    Undertaking an analysis of the current gynaecology oncology workforce
    Developing a gynaecological oncology workforce model for SA and NT linked to the
     gynaecological cancer pathway
    Determining training opportunities available to sustain workforce needs across SA and
     NT, including those associated with innovative roles.

4.4 Contribute to the development of quality management and information systems
    relevant to gynaecological cancer management by:
    Assisting in the development and incorporation of relevant benchmarks and
     performance indicators relating to the gynae-oncology pathway and MDT.
    Facilitating the provision of information about gynaecological services which is easily
     accessible by clinicians, consumers and managers
    Contributing to the process of upgrading the South Australian cancer registries, related
     clinical databases, bio-specimen databases and data linkage programs, and data
     managers as they relate to gynaecological cancers.

4.5 Contribute to the wellbeing of people in South Australia through participation in
    Counter Disaster activities including attendance, as required, at training
    programs and exercises to develop the necessary skills required to participate in
    responses in the event of a disaster and/or major incident.

4.6 Contribute to the promotion and implementation of the General Public Sector
    Management aims, Personnel Management Standards and employee conduct
    standards and in particular Equal Opportunity and Occupational Health Safety
    and Welfare by adhering to the provisions of relevant legislative requirements.

Acknowledged by Occupant ......................................................... ..../…..../.....

Signed by Manager                   ......................................................... ..../…..../.....

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Educational/Vocational Qualifications

   A relevant tertiary qualification in health

Personal Abilities/ Aptitudes/Skills

       Proven ability to lead and coordinate staff, including demonstrated ability to foster
        teamwork, collaboration and cooperation.
       High level verbal and written communication skills relevant to engaging with a broad
        range of audiences.
       Possesses initiative, problem solving, critical analysis and conflict management skills.
       Proven ability to work under broad direction in a collaborative environment to set and
        identify performance outcomes, plan activities and make informed decisions to achieve
        objectives and meet critical deadlines.
       Skills in managing change and building the capacity of individuals and teams.
       Demonstrated ability to work with people with diverse value systems, cultural
        differences and special needs and to develop relationships that will encourage
        cooperation and support.
       Competent use of diverse computer software, including word processing, spreadsheets
        or databases, desktop publishing and information systems.

   Experience working within the cancer control sector
   Experience in working with committees, advisory and special interest groups, including
    health consumers, as well as those with professional and health practitioner
   Preparation of significant reports, briefing papers and business cases
   Experience in a range of health planning or project work involving both team work and
    individual effort.
   Experience in program/project evaluation.
   Experience in establishing effective relationships at different levels across government
    and in the service sector.


Knowledge of:
         The Statewide Cancer Control Plan 2006 – 2009 and particularly the sections relating
          to the optimising of cancer care
         An understanding of the impact of gynaecological cancers on women, and the needs
          and service provision issues relevant to women from Aboriginal and Torres Strait
          Islands and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds

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       Rural and remote health service delivery models.
       Project management principles
       Research methodologies and evaluation principles in relation to health services
       Quality, risk and safety management practices in health

Understanding of:
     Population health approaches, the social determinants of health and the implications
       for health service development
     Health service structures, relationship and cultures with a specific focus on the cancer
       care sector
     Obligations of employees and supervisors under the Equal Employment Opportunity
       and Occupational Health Safety and Welfare legislation
     The spirit of the principles of the Premier’s Safety Commitment and the legislative
       requirements of AS/NZS 4360 Risk Management standards


Educational/Vocational Qualifications

   Post graduate qualification in health management, business and/or planning related

Personal Abilities/ Aptitude/ Skills

   High level analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative, including the interpretation of
    complex statistical information.


   Health service management or delivery.

   Supervising project staff.


   Knowledge of current policy frameworks in human services systems - government and
   Knowledge of principles of Public Administration and Personnel Management and Equal
    Employment Opportunity and Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare legislation

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                  SA Health values have an influence on the people we employ

Every organisation has values that govern the way people are treated and the way decisions are
made. SA Health’s Strategic Plan identifies the values that guide our behaviours. These behaviours
apply to all employees and govern the way people in the organisation are treated, the way decisions
are made and how we provide our services.

The values behaviours that reflect honesty, respect and integrity from every individual. These
values are used in day to day communication and interaction between all employees and are linked to
the SA Health Strategic Plan (2007-2009), the whole of government Code of Ethics, Performance
Development, Job and Person Specifications and SA Health Employment Conditions.

                            SA Health Organisational Values are:

    We show honesty by speaking truthfully, within the boundaries of confidentiality. This is shown in
    our dealings within SA Health and with our consumers and partners by: saying what we mean and
    meaning what we say, keeping our promises, telling the truth tactfully, providing honest feedback
    and answers and admitting to mistakes.

    We show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy. We treat others with dignity and use
    culturally appropriate ways of communicating. This is shown in our dealings within SA Health and
    with our consumers and partners by: treating everyone fairly, communicating so people can
    understand, listening to others, and seeking and providing feedback.

    We show integrity by honouring our values and the rules of SA Health, government and nation.
    This is shown in our dealings within SA Health and with our consumers and partners by: doing the
    right thing, abiding by the values, standing up for what we believe in, and taking responsibility for
    our mistakes.


   I ___________________________________ have the ability and commitment to behave
   consistently with the stated values of SA Health.

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        Please complete and return attached to your application to the nominated person

                       “The right people with the right skills in the right place at the right time”

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