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Health Vacancy N.N. 10749169
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority Closing date: Sunday, 19 May 2019
Job Title: Classification Manager/Classification Analyst
Division: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Branch: Policy and Classifications Branch
Section: Acute Care Classifications Section
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $83,420 - $116,916
Location: Sydney - NSW
Classification: APS Level 6, Executive Level 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 19-IHPA-3580 | Several Positions
Agency Website:

Job Description


Executive Level 1 - Classification Manager

The EL1 Classification Manager positions oversee various components of the ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS and AR-DRG classification development processes.

This may include any of the following depending on the focus of the EL1 position within the team:
• Managing the work programs and proposals to refine ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS and/or AR-DRGs and associated system components;
• Planning, managing and reviewing processes established to refine and develop the classifications;
• Developing and project managing deliverables associated with classification development and its supporting components;
• Developing and delivering education material for the classifications;
• Managing and developing responses to clinical coding queries;
• Review of classification development processes with a view to establishing innovative solutions for classification development in the future;
• Providing advice and support as required to other sections in IHPA, IHPA’s advisory working groups and national and international stakeholders on matters relating to clinical classifications, clinical coding and standards.

APS Level 6 - Classification Analyst

The APS6 Classification Analyst positions develop and refine the ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS and AR-DRG classifications and its supporting components.

This includes but is not limited to:
• Applying analytical skills and knowledge of the ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS and AR-DRG classifications to draft and review proposals for refinements to the classifications.
• Developing and managing written reference and support material for the classifications and associated data collections.
• Drafting technical working group papers.
• Developing responses to clinical coding queries.
• Stakeholder consultation, including collation and analysis of stakeholder consultation responses and documentation and analysis of targeted stakeholder consultation discussions.
• Assisting in the development and delivery of education material for the classifications.
• Attending and providing support to working group meetings.
• Providing advice and support as required to other sections in IHPA and IHPA’s advisory working groups on matters relating to clinical classifications, clinical coding and standards.

The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) was established in December 2011 as part of the National Health Reform agenda. IHPA is independent of Commonwealth, state and territory governments and is governed by the Pricing Authority, which is primarily responsible for the proper and efficient performance of IHPA’s functions.

IHPA’s mission is to promote improved efficiency in, and access to, public hospital services through setting the national price and levels of block funding for hospital services. IHPA is also responsible for developing national classifications for health care and other services delivered by public hospitals.

The Acute Care Classifications section is responsible for the ongoing refinement and management of the Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (AR-DRG) classification and the underpinning diseases and interventions classification system:
International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM), which is used to classify diseases and other health problems
Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI), which is used to classify procedures and interventions
Australian Coding Standards (ACS), which specifies coding standards that provide guidelines to assist users of the classifications in obtaining consistency in clinical coding nationally.
The classification manager and analyst positions are responsible for all processes related to the development and refinement of the acute care classifications, including development of new versions and editions of the classifications, related materials and supporting components.



• To be eligible for employment with the Department of Health applicants must be an Australian citizen at the time an offer of employment is made.

• An applicant’s suitability for employment with Health will also be assessed through a variety of pre-employment check processes, such as:

o Satisfactory completion of an Australian Federal Police criminal history check, and where relevant a Working with Children and Vulnerable People Check.
o Completion of a medical declaration and pre-employment medical (where required).
o Providing evidence of qualifications (where required); and
o Obtaining and maintaining a security clearance at the required level.



• Applications close 11:30PM AEST.

• Applicants should quote job reference number 19-IHPA-3580 to assist when making an enquiry.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:

To Apply

Position Contact: Anne Elsworthy, (02) 8215 1198
Agency Recruitment Site:
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 PS17-Tue - 23 Apr 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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