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Human Factors Specialists to work on adverse event reviews in hospitals


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RFx ID : 20750283
Tender Name : Human Factors Specialists to work on adverse event reviews in hospitals
Reference # :
Open Date : Tuesday, 19 February 2019 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Monday, 18 March 2019 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 80000000 - Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
  • 81000000 - Engineering and Research and Technology Based Services
  • 85000000 - Healthcare Services
  • 86000000 - Education and Training Services
  • 93000000 - Politics and Civic Affairs Services
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Canterbury
  • Chatham Islands
  • Gisborne
  • Hawke's Bay
  • Manawatu-Wanganui
  • Marlborough
  • Nelson
  • Northland
  • Otago
  • Southland
  • Taranaki
  • Tasman
  • Waikato
  • Wellington
  • West Coast
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Andrew Woodwark
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

Adverse event reviews are required when people receiving medical treatment are unnecessarily harmed during that treatment, e.g. a pressure injury (bed sore), or an infection, or medication error. ACC covers these claims under treatment injury. As part of ACC’s injury prevention, we are assisting healthcare providers to do better reviews of these events – they review it, learn from it and put interventions in place so that the event doesn’t happen again.

Part of this help is ACC funding provision of human factors expertise. Human factors is a discipline and method of looking at a problem from a whole of systems approach – how was the event able to happen in the system and what can be done to stop it. ACC is funding this assistance as it does not currently exist in the health care sector, and we estimate that it will improve patient safety and therefore reduce treatment injuries, lowering costs to New Zealanders and to ACC.

We are looking for mentors and mentees who meet the following requirements:

- Tertiary qualification in psychology, clinical practice, or equivalent
- Experience working in clinical human factors
- Experience in mentoring/training/teaching
- Experience in recommendation and report writing
- Understanding of workplace culture in clinical settings, and how to introduce a just culture