Expressions of interest sought – Clinical Lead, Global Trigger Tools

20 Dec 2011 | Adverse Events

Expressions of interest are sought from professionals across the health and disability sector  to support the work of the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) in relation to the development of its Global Trigger Tool work programme.   

The Clinical Leader will be working with the Commission to develop a work programme in line with international standards, while having an awareness of the refinements of modules adopted in the New Zealand health sector. 

Key aspects of the role will be to work with the Commission to:

  • develop a network of experienced staff from the health and disability sectors to support the Commission in this area
  • develop the Commission’s Global Trigger Tool work programme with the aim of assisting in the collection of data to inform quality initiatives
  • provide expert advice to the Commission in relation to its Global Trigger Tool work programme

It is envisaged that this role will require a commitment of one day per week.

A core part of the role will be to identify how the Commission can support the implementation of Global Trigger Tools.  There will be a requirement to actively engage with DHBs to identify experiences to date, consider any barriers to implementation, review key success factors and other findings from initial pilots and other DHBs who have already adopted all or parts of the Global Trigger Tools.  The Commission has made a commitment to facilitate the implementation of Global Trigger Tools, including evaluation, through to 2013.

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is a stand-alone Crown Entity, established in November 2010, with a Board responsible to the Minister of Health.  The Commission is responsible for assisting providers across the whole health and disability sector, both private and public to improve service safety and quality and therefore outcomes for all who use these services in New Zealand.

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV, with a cover letter, to  All expressions of interest should be made to the Commission by 6 February 2012.  If you have any queries about this role, please do not hesitate to contact Carmela Petagna (Senior Portfolio Manager) on 04 901 6054, or by email at

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