Australian Digital Health Agency
    Office locations in Brisbane, Sydney & Canberra with the ability to work fully remote from anywhere in Australia!, Australia
    Job Type
    Reference No.
    Pay Rate
    Negotiable depending on skills and experience
    Application Close Date
    Contact Name
    Nicole Gartrell
    Contact Email
    Contact Phone
    02 8298 3493


    About the Agency
    The Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) is responsible for national digital health services and systems, with a focus on engagement, innovation and clinical quality and safety. Our focus is on putting data and technology safely to work for patients, consumers and the health care professionals who look after them.

    About the Division
    Digital Solutions overview – The Digital Solutions Division is responsible for national digital health architecture, conformance, data, design, products, standards and for supporting the user design principles that underpin all the Agency’s products and services.

    About the Role
    The Agency is looking to onboard and train (if required) Terminologists on a Full-time ongoing basis to work on the National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS). This position is responsible for the design and development of clinical information products and services as well as the provision of specialist Terminology input, that drives national health data interoperability improvements and other strategic priorities. It will also involve stakeholder engagement and close collaboration with our delivery partner CSIRO.

    This role can be fully remote; or you may choose to join our offices in Sydney, Brisbane, and Canberra. This role would be suitable for anyone with previous experience using the Australian Medicines Terminology (AMT) and SNOMED CT-AU. You may be a Health Information Manager, Clinical Coder or Medical Terminologist. If you have expertise in clinical terminology with SNOMED CT-AU experience, please do not hesitate to apply.

    Your duties will include:

    • Applying understanding of clinical practice and language to AMT and other terminology development and modelling requirements to meet the needs of our stakeholders and customers.
    • Developing terminology value sets and accurately modelling clinical terms and concepts
      Assisting stakeholders and customers in the integration of terminology and clinical information structures.
    • Undertaking mapping activities and documentation for specific projects.
    • Developing support documentation and clearly communicating complex terminology to our collaborators and customers.
    • Understanding and participating in local and international discussions regarding the direction of terminology development and implementation.
    • Working with clients and the team at the Agency to develop clinical terminology, software, and to discuss collection, integration and analysis of clinical and other health data.

    Skills and Experience
    The following Knowledge, Skills and Experience will be super beneficial to hit the ground running in this role:

    • Tertiary qualification in a relevant medicine, pharmacy, nursing, other healthcare, or
      health sciences.
    • Experience or qualifications within clinical terminology information or data modelling.
    • Knowledge of prominent clinical vocabularies and health information models such as FHIR, SNOMED, AMT, LOINC, ICD.
    • Able to work to established priorities, practices, and methodologies to deliver quality outcomes by working autonomously and under limited directions.
    • Ability to work independently to meet deadlines as well as work cooperatively with others in a high-functioning team to meet team objectives.
    • Proven experience in stakeholder management and the ability to anticipate stakeholder needs and expectations.

    For all queries relating to the responsibilities of the position, please contact Nicole Gartrell at

    The Agency is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, mature aged employees, and carers.

    To support our diverse workforce, the Agency is pleased to offer flexible working options to our team members, which includes opportunities for an agreed amount of work performed at home and varied work hours.

    Merit Pool: Applicants rated as suitable will be placed in a pool of merit that may be used to fill similar ongoing or non-ongoing positions throughout the Agency for up to 18 months.


    • Ability to obtain and maintain national police check.
    • Australian Citizenship is a condition of eligibility.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a Baseline security clearance if required by the Agency.

    To apply, submit your resume and a cover letter of no more than 2 pages outlining your relevant experience based on the description of the role.

    Please contact the recruitment team at with queries relating to the application process.

    Closing Date: Wednesday the 17th of July 2024, 11:00pm (AEST)