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Policy Officer - Quality Use of Medicines

Consumers Health Forum of Australia

The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) is the national peak body representing the interests of Australian healthcare consumers. CHF works to achieve safe, quality, timely healthcare for all Australians, supported by accessible health information and systems.

CHF has entered into a Working Together Partnership Agreement with NPS MedicineWise. This agreement sets out how CHF will work with NPS Medicinewise to support it in its key role of ensuring the quality use of medicines and medicines safety. We are looking for a Policy Officer to take on the position of Quality Use of Medicines Lead to take forward the work CHF is funded to do under that Agreement.

We are looking for someone who is outcomes focused to manage the three key funded projects as well as providing high level advice and support to the CEO and Policy Director on all medicines and health literacy issues.

The person will need good research and writing skills, some experience in policy development and working with consumers and communities. CHF has a small team and is a complex and busy workplace and the successful applicant will need to be flexible and resourceful and manage competing priorities whilst ensuring the requirements of the funding from NPS MedicineWise are met.

The position is based in Canberra and we are looking for someone to start as soon as possible as the position is newly vacant.

For more information on the position contact Jo on 0262735444 or by email.

A position description is attached.

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