WW6382 - Senior Data Analyst - Clinical Reporting - (Full-time) - Victorian Agency for Health Information, Melbourne, VIC


  • Pay Rate: $95,275 - $115,276
  • This is an ongoing full-time position (CLASSIFICATION: VPSG 5) based in Melbourne CBD


The Senior Data Analyst is responsible for designing and delivering data analysis and reports for three key purposes: public reporting, oversight and clinical improvement. The role of Senior Data Analyst is integral to delivery of the Agency’s reporting on patient care and outcomes.

Are you

  • An experienced data analyst with excellent technical skills
  • A leader who can generate enthusiasm and commitment in a team and support the team to optimise outcomes
  • Proficient in safety and surveillance of health systems and services


About VAHI

The Victorian Agency for Health Information (Agency) is a new agency within the Victorian Government’s health portfolio, which will analyse and share information across our health system to ensure everyone has an accurate picture of where the concerns are and where we are getting it right. Its responsibilities will flow across measurement of patient care and outcomes for three key purposes: public reporting, oversight and clinical improvement.

In undertaking its role, VAHI will:

  • Collect, analyse and share data so that the community is better informed about health services and health services receive better information about their performance
  • Ensure that boards, health executives and clinicians get the information they need to best serve their communities and provide better, safer care
  • Ensure that patients and carers get meaningful and useful information about care in their local community
  • Improve researcher’s access to data to create evidence that informs the provision of better, safer care.

To achieve this, it will be vital that the Agency receive the best quality data from public and private providers of health services. Accordingly, the Agency will play a role in data management, standards and integrity.

Responsibilities / Duties: 
  • Assist in the development and implementation of routine reports based on key performance indicators in state-wide Statement of Priorities, and any additional measures deemed important in terms of surveillance in order to support transparency, oversight, risk assessment and improvement.
  • Extract data from the relevant health data collections and provide calculations and infographics for routine reports and for new and emerging topics for the ‘Public and Board Reporting’ branch of the Agency to support its work plan.
  • Engage with relevant staff at Safer Care Victoria and the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as other health professionals to ensure the Agency’s information is meaningful and accurate, and provides an accurate picture of where there are opportunities to improve and where we are getting it right.
  • Develop, maintain and apply procedures and processes to assure the quality of the Agency’s reporting and actively perform analysis of data to identify data quality issues.
  • Develop technical solutions to support and optimise the delivery of integrated reporting relating to health service performance
  • Contribute to development of, and maintain appropriate metadata on, key performance indicators relating to the Agency’s reporting.
  • Identify issues relating to the ongoing delivery of performance reporting products and initiate appropriate resolutions.
  • As a member of the team:
    • Contribute to the Agency’s annual work plan and implementation of assigned activities
    • Contribute to the Agency’s legislative compliance agenda, and participate in relevant activities assigned to this branch (e.g. privacy and confidentiality of information)
    • Establish and maintain positive and productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
    • Provide advice to the Principal Reporting Officer or Director, as required
  • Make presentations and, on occasion, represent the Management Reporting and Information Systems branch at internal and external meetings, functions, forums and events.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact clients and the department’s ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services.
  • Providing guidance to others in the work area and related areas regarding processes and systems.
  • Identifying and working collaboratively to implement system improvements within unit or professional field.
  • Understanding stakeholder needs and applying that knowledge to achieve local objectives.


Essential: 

Knowledge and skills

  • Leadership: communicates in ways that generate enthusiasm and commitment; identifies potential issues and supports the team to optimise outcomes; models the behaviour expected of others.
  • Analysis and routine reporting: high level technical expertise and experience in data systems, metadata, assessing information requirements, data extraction and analysis, activity and performance report creation and benchmarking; advanced computer skills required to manipulate and analyse large amounts of data using software such as SQL, SAS or Microsoft Reporting Service; integrates data from different sources; analyses and evaluates information and identifies key issues and patterns; and identifies missing or questionable data.
  • Project Management: uses understanding of sensitivities to actively contribute to project management; provides support to team members to identify risks and overcome obstacles; identifies options and recommends a way forward; contributes to overall project performance against project plans; helps to influences key stakeholders to support the project.
  • Self-management: invites feedback on own behaviour and impact, uses ne knowledge or information about self to build a broader understanding of own behaviour and the impact it has on others, understands strong emotional reactions and seeks ways to more effectively manage them.

Personal qualities

  • Conceptual and Analytical Ability: Deals with concepts and complexity comfortably. Uses analytical and conceptual skills to reason through problems. Has creative ideas and can project how these can link to innovations
  • Detail Focus: Observes fine details, Identifies gaps in information, Looks for logical sequences of information, Highlights practical considerations of plans and activities
  • Initiative and accountability: proactive and self-starting; seizes opportunities and acts upon them; takes responsibility for own actions
  • Teamwork: cooperates and works well with others in pursuit of team goals, collaborates and shares information, shows consideration, concern and respect for others’ feelings and ideas, accommodates and works well with the different working styles of others, and encourages resolution of conflict within group.

Specialist Expertise

  • Demonstrated skills in safety and surveillance of health systems and services.


Desirable: 
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in a related discipline will be regarded favourably


Enquiries: 

Daniel Mendoza
Principal Reporting Officer, Clinical Reporting
Phone: 03 9096 2153
Email: daniel.mendoza@vahi.vic.gov.au

Reference Number: 

DHHS/VAHI/4999543

Applications Close On: 
14 August 2018