The Healthcare Variation program is part of a priority area of work for the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) that concerns quality, cost and value. The aim of this priority area is to have a health system that provides appropriate and high value care. As a part of this work, the Commission has undertaken a program to publish the Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation (the Atlas) series and other publications. To date, the Commission has released three Atlases and commenced work on the fourth Atlas in the series. Each Atlas identifies marked variations in national healthcare use, and opportunities for the health system to improve.
The Healthcare Variation Reporting Manager will work in collaboration with the Director to plan, manage and coordinate the development of the Atlas series and other healthcare variation publications. The Healthcare Variation Reporting Manager will have a strong understanding of the Australian healthcare system and considerable experience in:
- Managing public policy programs
- The strategic planning and implementation of major projects
- Developing and managing relationships with a broad range of stakeholders
- Using national administrative data sets.
Key skills for this role include:
- Highly developed analytical and research skills to inform policy and change clinical practice, including the ability to interview healthcare experts and interpret and synthesise quantitative and qualitative information
- Collaborative leadership skills and a demonstrated ability to manage and develop staff
- Demonstrated capacity for sound judgement and the ability to apply lateral thinking to identify innovative solutions to complex problems
- Demonstrated project management skills for complex and high profile programs of work
- Knowledge and understanding of a range of healthcare datasets, including the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS), Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD), and the challenges associated with the use of healthcare data to monitor and drive improvements in care.
Applications for this role will close at midnight, 13 December 2019. For further information please refer to the applicant pack or contact Gillian Giles on (02) 9126 3634