Clinical Operations Lead
Position Number: 13533
Location: Yallambie, VIC or Miranda, NSW
Salary: $123,561-$142,168 per annum package including 15.4% super
Term: Full time ongoing
Application Close: 27 March 2022
Primary purpose of the role
The role is assistant to the ACDS Director in determining the service’s strategic direction, oversight and operations. The role involves coordination of the overall audit schedule, quality management, budget, and service agreements of the ACDS dosimetric auditing program, and will further develop the ACDS’ close partnership with the clinical customers. You will provide direction and support to the team in day-to-day operation of the ACDS.
Working under the broad direction of the Director, you will lead and manage a small team of direct reports to successfully deliver the audit service to over 100 radiation oncology facilities throughout Australia and New Zealand. The work entails direct engagement with the customer clinical management teams, providing specialised advice and anticipating their needs regarding the audit service. The role includes the quality manager responsibilities for the ACDS, working with the ARPANSA Quality Manager to maintain NATA accreditation.
The secondary purpose of the role is to perform dosimetry audits for ACDS at radiotherapy facilities and lead audit development as required. You should achieve Trainer status in at least one audit level and maintain a lead audit workload. You will liaise with radiotherapy centres across Australia and New Zealand to promote the service and improve and tailor it as required for clinical requirements.
The Clinical Operations Lead represents the ACDS to professional radiation oncology organisations, maintains relationships with clinical trials groups and contributes to publications and conferences of national and international relevance.
The position may be based in either of ARPANSA’s offices in Yallambie, VIC or Miranda, NSW and the role includes travel to perform audits in Australia and New Zealand. If based in Miranda, the role may require one or two short-term deployments in the Yallambie office each year.
Job specific capabilities
To be considered for this role you will hold appropriate tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent experience in science/applied science, radiation therapy or medical physics. Further qualifications in quality management or finance would be an advantage. The candidate will be thoroughly familiar with ACDS audit procedures and Australian radiotherapy treatment practice, having an in-depth understanding of the processes and techniques involved in dose assessment, particularly in areas of existing and emerging technologies being implemented in Australian radiotherapy facilities. The candidate must have excellent verbal and written scientific communication skills, and demonstrated understanding of quality management systems. Experience in budget development, contracts and financial management is desirable. The candidate should be a strategic thinker with exceptional communication skills.
In undertaking this role, you will possess highly developed leadership and management skills, including the ability to lead change and managing a small team of direct reports. You will have a proven record of developing positive relationships and the ability to influence diverse stakeholder groups and staff, particularly in the Radiation Oncology clinical sector and professional organisations.. You should possess well developed self-management skills including the ability to identify a client’s needs and maintain a high level of service standard. You will operate with a high degree of autonomy and also work cohesively and co-operatively within a multi-disciplinary team environment, display initiative and be able to exercise soundly based independent judgement in carrying out your functions. The role requires attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise competing demands in order to meet deadlines.
You should hold Australian citizenship or possess permanent residency status leading to citizenship and be prepared to travel interstate from time to time as required. ARPANSA requires all new employees to undertake a baseline security clearance as a condition of engagement.
For further information, please contact Rhonda Brown via phone 03 9433 2324
To obtain a copy of the position description and find out more about working at ARPANSA, please visit https://www.arpansa.gov.au/about-us/careers.
To apply, please submit your resume, the ARPANSA application cover sheet and a ‘1000-word pitch’ that considers the position overview, job responsibilities, and the selection criteria, to email@example.com.
ARPANSA values workplace diversity and is committed to providing a supportive, inclusive and respectful work environment. We welcome people with diverse skills, experiences, perspectives and backgrounds, and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, people with disabilities, people that identify as LGBTIQ+, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Should you require special assistance through any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources team
Should you require special assistance through any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources team.
Applications Closes: 27 March 2022