Clinical Governance is a MLHD Executive Portfolio responsible for establishing, directing, managing, evaluating, initiating and implementing patient safety and clinical quality systems, and for the promotion and support of clinical excellence within the District Health Service. Clinical Governance provides high level expert advice to the Chief Executive and Board, working collaboratively with other members of the MLHD Executive and Health staff. Clinical Governance develops and maintains effective relationships with Ministry of Health, other Health Districts, the Clinical Excellence Commission and external agencies in their quality and safety endeavours. Clinical Governance is a District-wide multidisciplinary department that incorporates core staff with expertise and knowledge in this field.
This position is responsible for leadership in best practice with regard to quality standards across the MLHD. The primary focus is the identification, investigation and response to consumer complaints and the management and monitoring of the Incident Information Management System (IIMS), the Quality Systems Assessment (QSA)and Collaborating Hospitals Audit of Surgical Mortality (CHASM) programs within the MLHD.