Palliative Care Project Officer


Position Title: Palliative Care Project Officer

Employment Type: Maximum Term Full Time – 12 months

Hours per week: 38

Position Grade: Health Service Manager level 3

Salary: $113,735 - 129,658

Enterprise Agreement: The Named NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated Health Organisations’ Health Employees Agreement 2019

Department Name: Sacred Heart Health Service, Integrated Care

Position Summary

A vacancy exists in the above unit for a highly motivated Project Officer with appropriate knowledge and skills to join our friendly and supportive team. Our progressive and innovative team offers development opportunities for our staff and a caring environment for the delivery of high quality patient centred care. The successful applicant(s) will be expected to be able to work with the Palliative Care Service at St Vincent’s Hospital to review the current model of care, benchmark against best practice guidelines and establish an innovative Model of Care for all services under the umbrella of Palliative Care.

The position is responsible for monitoring the progress towards achieving the Model of Care and will ensure that the establishment of this innovative model will contribute to evidence base research and practice. The incumbent will be required to undertake project-related organisational and research tasks in carrying out the role including monitoring and reporting progress to ensure projects are delivered within tight timeframes. For this, the incumbent will be required to take initiative, problem solve independently, understand the role of evidence in health service delivery, manage multiple stakeholders, and possess a high level of skill in managing concurrent projects effectively.

The Project Officer will consult with key stakeholders to build a comprehensive business case and collaborate with the Finance team to prepare detailed costing for each of the elements outlined in the Model of Care. The Project Officer will work collaboratively with the SESLHD Palliative Care Service to ensure learnings from the process can be shared and to ensure that both health districts have desired outcomes for shared services.

The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only

Where a candidate engages in secondary employment St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney (SVHS) will require a risk assessment be undertaken and take steps to mitigate the risks and SVHS reserves the right to decline the application for secondary employment. Candidates should take this into consideration prior to applying. The risk assessment questionnaire is available here. Reference to your risk assessment, if applicable, should be make in your application.


About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020 _017 . Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.


What we offer:

  • Generous salary packaging and Fitness Passport for eligible staff
  • Opportunity to access a large range of clinical and non-clinical education programs
  • Supported post graduate opportunities within applicable fields
  • Careers development opportunities across the St Vincent’s Health Australia Network.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work/Life balance

Application Instructions:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab >Resume/CV> Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV> Upload.


Selection Criteria

  • Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia.

  • Demonstrated high level organisational, time management and planning skills including the ability to manage conflicting priorities and complete several tasks concurrently, maintaining attention to detail and meeting deadlines.

  • Relevant tertiary level qualifications and project management experience including experience in project planning, evaluation and reporting.

  • Proven strategic, analytical and problem solving skills and a demonstrated understanding of the research and evaluation processes.

  • Advanced writing, communication and negotiation skills including the ability to write for peer-reviewed publication, draft high level advice and other communications.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with senior management and other key stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated computer skills including the use of the Microsoft Office® suite.


Applicants that do not address the selection criteria will have their application automatically culled.


Applications to close 16th October 2020

Please call Andrea Ness, Stream Manager on 0429 891 800 for a confidential discussion regarding the role.