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Health Vacancy N.N. 10576608
National Health Performance Authority Closing date: Friday, 13 July 2012
Job Title: Executive Director of Hospital Performance Group, Reference code NHPhpg0612
Division: National Health Performance Authority
Branch: Hospital Performance Group
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Sydney
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: NP
Agency Website: http://www.nhpa.gov.au

Job Description

Duties
An opportunity exists for a highly motivated, collaborative and visionary leader with outstanding health system performance measurement expertise.

The Executive Director will lead the production of insightful reports on health care organisations and health outcomes across Australia. All reports and web-based information will include timely, accurate and comparable performance information relevant to public and private hospitals, as well as local communities across the nation. The incumbent will establish and lead an interdisciplinary team of professionals who are committed to excellence in creating insightful information and in engaging in respectful relations with diverse stakeholders.

The Executive Director will engage and collaborate with governments and non-government organisations, health care organisations, researchers, the private health sectors, and community and consumer representatives. The incumbent will be expected to make presentations at professional forums, conferences and events and be involved in communications with the public.
The Executive Director will join a leadership team of a new national agency setting direction nationally and internationally in support of public reporting of local healthcare performance measurement and improvement.

Job Specific Capabilities:

The Executive Director will need to be a visionary leader with outstanding health system performance measurement expertise, strong strategic thinking skills, excellent communication skills and ability to manage competing demands and strict deadlines. The Executive Director will also need a personal style that engenders strong teamwork and mentorship, a commitment to excellence, respectful relations with stakeholders and a demonstrated track record.

Job specific capabilities include:

• Significant expertise in health system performance measurement and improvement
• Demonstrated experience in overseeing complex analysis of data and the preparation of reports
• A sophisticated understanding of the public and private hospital sectors
• Significant experience with developing and maintaining productive and collaborative relationships with diverse and large groups of stakeholders
• Experience in establishing, leading and harnessing the talents of an interdisciplinary team
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences.

Mandatory qualifications:

• Nil mandatory.

 
Notes
The National Health Performance Authority (the Performance Authority) was recently established as an independent statutory authority under the National Health Reform Act 2011. The Performance Authority is an important component of national health reform and will provide independent monitoring and performance reporting of health care organisations. The Performance Authority will develop high quality, locally relevant and nationally consistent reports on the performance of Local Hospital Networks, public hospitals, private hospitals, primary health care organisations, and other bodies or organisations that provide health care services. This transparent public reporting across a range of performance indicators at a local level will increase accountability and drive continuous improvement in delivery of these health care services. The Healthy Communities Group will prepare public reports on primary health care service delivery and health outcomes comparing Medicare Local regions in the context of local demographic, health status and socioeconomic factors. The Hospital Performance Group will prepare public reports on public and private hospitals, as well as Local Hospital Networks, that include timely, relevant and comparable performance information. In undertaking its work, the Performance Authority will engage and collaborate with governments and non-government organisations, health care organisations, researchers, the private health sectors, and community and consumer representatives. The Healthy Communities and Hospital Performance Groups are supported by an Information Management and Strategy Section whose primary responsibility is to help ensure optimal use of data and information technology, and a Communications Section whose primary responsibility is to help ensure performance information is accessible and available in ways to stimulate improvement.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Grant Stecum, 03 9016 6000
Position Contact: Grant Stecum, 03 9016 6000
Apply Address: To apply please go to www.jofisher.com.au and click on "APPLY ONLINE" using the relevant reference code.
Agency Recruitment Site: http://www.nhpa.gov.au
AGENCY INFORMATION
 
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that the names of successful applicants will also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette.
 
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS25 - 21 Jun 2012 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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