WW6298 - Director Health Information Services - ( Full-time) - Mercy Health - Heidelberg, VIC

An exciting opportunity exists for an accomplished, motivated and experienced Health Information Services (HIS) professional to become part of our team leading the function for Mercy Hospital Victoria Limited (MHVL)

  • Permanent Full Time position (requests for part-time of no less than 0.9FTE will be considered)
  • This role involves working across Mercy Hospital for Women (Heidelberg) and Werribee Mercy Hospital

As Director of Health Information Services, you will provide vision and leadership which includes:

  • Efficient and effective delivery of all Health Information Management Services
  • Compliance with legislative and Departmental requirements for all relevant data integrity and reporting.
  • Ensuring all Information Management Services, systems and processes are aligned; and
  • Support Mercy’s strategic direction and intent

It is the Health Information Services Director responsibility to:

  • Provide strategic direction and oversight of the MHVL Health information Services (HIS).
  • Work with Executive Director Nursing & Midwifery to improve delivery of health information within the clinical arena in the most effective and efficient way
  • Provide expert advice and represent Mercy Health on health information management as required
  • Work with senior health information management staff to ensure an effective and efficient HIS is in place for MHVL
  • Maximize WIES
  • Lead and manage the transition associated with moving from paper based health information services to an electronic platform
  • Have oversight and coordinate clinical systems support within health services
  • Provide expert advice on current Health ICT and Information management systems and structures


  • Relevant postgraduate tertiary qualifications in Health Information Management, or similar health related field
  • Masters or similar qualification preferred
  • Significant knowledge and experience in managing Health related information systems including medical, corporate, forms and patient education documents
  • Previous experience leading and developing large multi-site services within a health or related service
  • Expertise in the restructuring and development of systems and processes using ICT and an EMR to support efficiency
  • Comprehensive knowledge, experience and understanding of current best practice in the field of EMR and technology applications within health


Mercy Hospitals Victoria Ltd incorporates; Mercy Hospital for Women, a fully accredited Level 3 Specialist Teaching Hospital in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Neonatology, Anaesthetics and Gynaecological Oncology.

And Werribee Mercy Hospital, currently a 200 bed community hospital is located in the rapidly growing western suburbs of Melbourne. This hospital is currently undergoing significant expansion with a number of exciting capital projects already underway and in planning.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation employing over 8500 people who provide compassionate and holistic care through our acute hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health programs, palliative and respite services, maternity and women’s health services, early parenting services and home care services.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


  • Values driven culture
  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Leadership Capability Framework to support your career progression and development
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Thrive @ Mercy – our health & wellbeing hub supporting you to be the best you can be
  • Stepping Stones – our flexibility framework supporting your growth and work life balance
  • Fully funded childcare referral service

To find out more about these exciting initiatives, please visit Mercy Health Careers homepage (http://careers.mercy.com.au/)

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated.

We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check.

To apply and/or to view the position description, please visit www.careers@mercy.com.au


Adjunct Prof Sharon Donovan
Executive Director Nursing & Midwifery
Email: Sharon.Donovan@mercy.com.au

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Applications Close On: 
27 May 2018