National Clinical CQI Officer

Location: Canberra, ACT

  • Canberra Based Role
  • Full-Time Position
  • $84,000-$90,000 plus super and attractive salary packaging

About our organisation

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is a living embodiment of the aspirations of Aboriginal communities and their struggle for self-determination.  Founded at a meeting in Albury in 1974, NACCHO is the national authority on Comprehensive Aboriginal Primary Health Care representing over 150 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) across the country on Aboriginal health and well-being.

Based in Canberra, NACCHO is governed by a board of community-elected Aboriginal leaders from every state and Territory across Australia.  Through employment, engagement, empowerment and social action, ACCHOS have become strategic sites for Aboriginal community development, by empowering Aboriginal people through self-determination.  They are a proven mechanism for Aboriginal people to take responsibility over their own health matters.

ACCHOs ranged from large multi-functional services employing several medical practitioners and providing a wide range of services to small services that rely on Aboriginal Health Workers and/or nurses to provide the build of primary care service, often with a preventative focus on health education.  The services form a network, but each is autonomous and independent, both of one another and of government.


NACCHO is committed to Investing in Healthy Futures for Generational Change


About the role

The Quality Improvement/ Chronic Disease Coordinator will provide national leadership and networking with State Affiliate CCQI Coordinators to facilitate iterative improvement in chronic disease prevention, management of health service delivery and change management processes.  The role will also contributes to the development of sustainable, integrated and culturally appropriate models of service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people using ACCHSs.

Key Objectives

Every State Affiliate is engaged in CCQI work with their member services. The role of NACCHO CCQI Coordinator will be to support this work, promote what works, prevent duplication and disseminate ideas via the formation of a national Aboriginal Primary Health Care CQI community - the NACCHO Health Care Exchange – that is led by the sector. The CCQI Coordinator will:

  1. Lead the formation of a CCQI community amongst the states
  2. Network CCQI Coordinators nationally
  3. Identify exemplar sites, ideas and resources to assist services and Affiliates to deliver best practice health care.
  4. Lead work with the Improvement Foundation to develop a NACCHO module and measurement platform in the QiConnect or OCHREStreams portal to underpin State affiliate and service CCQI activity
  5. Lead the STI and MCH CQI work
  6. Lead the use of the NACCHO communication mechanisms to disseminate and promote CQCI initiative

About you

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in the following:

  • Understanding of the issues including social determinants affecting Aboriginal people’s health status in contemporary Australian society.
  • Practical experience in management or project management at an equivalent scale of complexity and geographical coverage in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled, non-government, public or private sectors.
  • Demonstrated ability to research and analyse complex material, summarise key issues and develop innovative and creative solutions.
  • Qualification in Health Sciences, Public Health or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated competence in use of Business technology and desktop applications, internet, word, spread sheet and database packages.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A current Drivers Licence.


To submit an application to work within the NACCHO team, apply by filling out the form below.  Please ensure you have your resume available, as you will be required to attach your resume to the application.  The selection criteria below must be filled out in order to proceed with the application.


For further information on this opportunity, contact Brendon Gardner on 02 6246 9345, or email


Applications close MIDNIGHT Wednesday 17th December 2014.  Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be accepted.


NACCHO is committed to increasing the workforce participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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