Patient Safety Coodinator 2x Full Time Positions

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Location: Wellington Regional Hospital

Contract: 2x Full Time Permanent Positions


The Patient Safety Coordinator role requires clinical background and experience in patient safety.  This role reports to the Patient Safety Manager and works closely with the Improvement and Consumer Engagement teams and Professional Leads within QIPS. The purpose of the role is to maintain and strengthen the patient safety culture within CCDHB. 


  • Supports the adverse event review systems – leads adverse event reviews, facilitates recommendations and learnings and ensures actions are taken
  • Coordinates patient safety programmes and improvement projects
  • Assists with the development of organization learnings from patient safety issues
  • Supports the Patient Safety Committee and Clinical Governance Framework
  • Coordinates Patient Safety Week and the ACC Serious Treatment Injury Notifications
  • Monitors and reports patient safety issues
  • Facilitates Open Communication and supports training/development needs
  • Builds patient safety capability and resilience and supports clinicians to develop their own patient safety initiatives


  • Relevant clinical qualification or related experience in health services 
  • Good understanding of human factors principles as they relate to patient safety
  • Experience of dealing with the complexities of a large organisation
  • Experience with reducing patient harm
  • Beginners knowledge of Improvement Methodology (e.g. IHI) and data analysis


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu. 

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. 

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.


Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. 

Applications close on Friday 20th September 2019. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number SS223-19 and job title in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: SS223-19

Location: Wellington Hospital

Closing Date: 20th September 2019