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Health Vacancy N.N. 10485856
Department of Health Closing date: Monday, 26 July 2010
Job Title: Chief Information and Knowledge Officer
Division: Executive Division
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Canberra
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 3
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
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Job Description


The Department of Health and Ageing is seeking to appoint a Chief Information and Knowledge Officer to assume responsibility for the ongoing transformation of its technology and information capabilities as it proceeds to implement the Government’s recently announced health reform agenda.

Reporting to the Secretary of the Department, and as a key member of the Senior Executive Group, the appointee will have leadership responsibility for information and knowledge management across the portfolio. This will include an organisation-wide focus on data, performance and information to improve health outcomes and to support advances in the development of e-health, including recent Australian Government investment in a personally controlled electronic health record system. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders while developing and coordinating systemic approaches to harnessing information, knowledge, records management and intelligence.

The appointee will have a comprehensive understanding of information and knowledge management and integration processes, preferably from a health perspective, including an understanding of the importance of electronic health solutions. He/she will also have a strong track record in leading and delivering major change programs in large, complex and politically sensitive environments. High level strategic policy advisory skills, outstanding stakeholder management capabilities and the personal capacity to make a major contribution at a strategic level within the portfolio will be required.

To Apply

Selection Documentation:
Position Contact: Ian Hansen, 0408 306 769
Apply Address: Before applying, please obtain selection documentation by emailing: Further information can be obtained by contacting Ian Hansen on 0408 306 769.
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS26 - 01 Jul 2010 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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