MANAGER QUALITY - Residential Care

Mecwacare

This newly developed position will be responsible for driving the centralised implementation, refinement of our quality and risk management systems

  • Full Time Position: 3-Year Contract
  • Supportive established team
  • Generous Salary Packaging Options
MANAGER QUALITY – Residential Care
  • Full Time Position: 3-Year Contract
  • Supportive established team
  • Generous Salary Packaging Options
  
If you are passionate about establishing robust quality and risk management systems and frameworks with a strong focus on consumer outcomes, then we are looking for you!  This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team of dedicated Quality Advisors whilst enjoying the professional benefits of working as part of the broader Business Improvement Team.
  
In response to ongoing growth in our Residential Services this newly developed position will be responsible for driving the centralised implementation, refinement, monitoring and strengthening of mecwacare’s established quality and risk management systems and processes, in collaboration with key stakeholders across mecwacare’s residential facilities. 

You will lead the Residential Quality team to monitor best practice in care and service delivery, maintain compliance, identify and respond to risks and support continuous improvement, business efficiencies and productivity gains with a focus on positive outcomes for consumers. The role also provides support and assistance to mecwacare’s other service/program areas as required.

Essential key selection criteria:
  • Tertiary qualifications within a health services discipline
  • Experience in quality and risk management in the residential aged care sector
  • Comprehensive knowledge of statutory regulations relevant to aged care and their application to residential aged care
  • Experience in managing relationships with regulators and other agencies and responding to external compliance audits and requests for information.
  • Experience in conducting internal investigations, review and follow up of incidents, risk and trend data analysis and evaluations.
  • Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of quality and risk management systems, including policy development, process mapping, root cause analysis, risk assessment and report writing.
  • Well-developed analytical and conceptual thinking to support decision making, problem solving and guide informed recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software
  • Current Victorian Driver’s License
  
Desirable:
  • Registered Nurse or Allied Health Professional
  • Registered or former Quality Assessor
  • Infection control qualification
All successful applicants will need to have and/or undergo a successful Police Check.

mecwacare is a leading not-for-profit organisation with a reputation for excellence. We have provided care to the Victorian community since 1959, offering residential aged care, home care packages, respite care, in-home support, community housing, community programs, disability and nursing services. We provide optimal choice for people of all ages, irrespective of financial, religious, cultural or lifestyle background.
  
mecwacare cares for more than 15,600 people each week across greater Melbourne and regional Victoria through a highly-integrated service network operated by more than 1,700 employees and 450 volunteers. Our staff are culturally and linguistically diverse, representing 89 nationalities and speaking 98 languages. Our organisation believes in responding to the changing needs of the community and actively encourages and supports continuous improvement, innovation and safe service delivery.
  
mecwacare offers opportunities for professional development, with an ongoing learning culture and supportive team environment. Benefit from our generous salary packaging options.
  
  
All enquiries to Cheryl Shannon, General Manager Organisational Quality and Risk on 03 8573 4871

Please provide a current resume, and a cover note addressing the Selection criteria.