State Director Health Info Management

Department of Health
    Brisbane, Australia
    Job Type
    Reference No.
    Pay Rate
    $155,548 - $162, 751 per annum + super
    Application Close Date
    Contact Title
    A/Senior Director
    Contact Name
    Alisha Mattiussi
    Contact Email
    Contact Phone
    0409 647 737


    The role
    Reporting to the Senior Director, Purchasing and Funding Branch, you will assume a strategic leadership position over the Health Information Management (HIM) and Clinical Coding workforce. Your purview will encompass guiding consistent statewide HIM and clinical coding practice, specifically within the realm of purchasing and funding models and activity.
    Leading State-based communities of practice will be integral to your responsibilities. Your focus will be on refining activity capture in alignment with the activity-based funding model. This engagement will span diverse data collections including inpatient, outpatient, sub and non-acute, Emergency, and the Mental Health Care Classification.
    Collaboration will be key as you partner with the Director of Healthcare Purchasing Models and Strategy in relation to activity optimisation. Together, you will extend support to Health and Hospital Services (HHSs) in attaining their annual activity-based funding targets. Your flexibility to provide additional assistance where necessary will be instrumental.
    Furthermore, you will collaborate closely with the tertiary sector and HIMAA, the professional association, to drive national workforce priorities that will benefit Queensland. As the Chair of the State-wide HIM-Clinical Coding network, you will take responsibility for ensuring the formulation and completion of state-wide action plans. Your strategic direction and coordination will contribute significantly to the accurate data capture, effective funding strategies, and workforce development within the healthcare domain.
    The successful person
    To excel in this role, you should bring substantial experience in overseeing Health Information Management (HIM) and Clinical Coding practice, either within a Hospital and Health Service or at a state level. Your leadership history in this area is key, accompanied by a demonstrated history of driving workforce strategies and initiatives within the same context.
    Additionally, you should highlight a proven ability to establish uniformity in professional practice and the corresponding improvements across a vast and intricate organization. Your past achievements should provide evidence of your capability to foster consistency and drive enhancements within a complex setting. Your expertise should extend to driving collaboration and facilitating change within a complex organizational and environmental landscape. Your demonstrated ability to steer collaboration and catalyse transformative change will be crucial in fostering growth and progress within the healthcare domain.
    About us
    The Department of Health is responsible for the overall management of the public health system in Queensland. We are an organisation that strongly believes in the need to collaborate with people who value the goals of our organisation and who will thrive in our workplace. Working at the Department of Health is about making a difference.
    The Healthcare Purchasing and System Performance (HPSP) Division purchases public health and social services from service providers to optimise health gains, reduce inequalities, and maximise the health system's efficiency and effectiveness. HPSP ensures health funding is used effectively to meet government priorities and achieve performance objectives outlined in agreements and contracts arising from purchasing decisions. As part of the commissioning role, the Division has responsibility for investing $18 billion on behalf of the State and managing community services contracts to the value of approximately $280 million.

    • A fast-paced, challenging and supportive environment
    • Competitive salary + generous superannuation and leave loading
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Diverse work culture
    • Career training and development

    To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and a cover letter (maximum two pages) outlining your skills and experience relevant for this role.

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