WW6519 - Expression of Interest - Director Health Information Services - (Temporary -Full-time) - Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service South Brisbane, QLD(CHQ HHS)


  • AP06
  • Temporary Full-time Until 30/06/2019



Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CHQ HHS) is a recognised leader in paediatric healthcare, teaching and research. With a dedicated team of more than 3,900 people, our point of difference is in the way we provide care to children, young people and their families every day. This is through our steadfast commitment to providing patient and family-centred care at every level of our service and our continuous drive for service and operational excellence

  • The purpose of the Director Health Information Service is to manage and accept responsibility for the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of the provision of health information services for CHQ HHS including Clinical Records management, clinical data management, Corporate Record management, Clinical Coding and Health Information Access services in both a paper and digital environment.
  • Responsibilities of the role include:
  • Lead the strategic and operational planning of the Health Information Service including the execution of departmental strategies and plans to enhance the service in accordance with CHQ’s Values and Strategic Plan.
  • Plan, organise, direct and evaluate the operational management of all facets of health information management including Clinical Records, clinical data, Corporate Records, Clinical Coding and Health Information Access services for the whole of CHQ HHS.
  • Maintain a high level knowledge and understanding of developments in health information/records management to enable the provision of expert advice to the Executive and clinicians on matters relating to health information management, Corporate Records management and patient/clinical information systems.
  • Provide strategic advice and support the operational planning and development of health information requirements and functions in line with the CHQ HHS Digital Delivery Program.
  • Accept accountability for coding and data collection deadlines as agreed by the Chief Digital Officer.
  • Ensure the CHQ HHS Patient Administration System and the integrated electronic Medical Record (ieMR) is managed and maintained for accuracy, timeliness, quality of data and adherence to Commonwealth and State data requirements and standards (ie National Minimum Data Set).
  • Accept accountability as the Data Custodian for CHQ HHS and the management of requests for release of patient information for the purposes of research under the Public Health Act 2005.
  • Oversee the strategic development and management of clinical forms for the CHQ HHS.
  • Interpret and provide advice on legislation, regulations and other guidelines which impact on the operation and functions of patient data collection and reporting, including privacy guidelines, release of information and confidentiality.
  • Oversee the coordination and strategic direction of clinical coding and documentation audit and health information liaison functions ensuring quality documentation and timely completion of information in an Activity Based Funding environment.
  • Manage the performance appraisal and development of subordinate staff
  • Provide ethical decision making in the achievement of organisational goals
  • Actively participate in a working environment supporting quality human resources management practices including employment equity, anti-discrimination, work, health and safety, and ethical behaviour.
  • Develop a positive culture within the Division which encourages and recognises high performance, builds leadership capabilities and supports staff to maximise their health and wellbeing.



The successful person should be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and experience in managing a Health Information Service providing Clinical Records management, clinical data management, Corporate Record management, Clinical Coding and Health Information Access services, including the ability to plan, direct and evaluate services.
  • Knowledge of health information management systems, including patient information systems and clinical classification systems, with experience in analysis, implementation and management of these systems.
  • Effective negotiation, consultation and interpersonal skills with the ability to provide high level advice at the Executive/Senior Clinician level.
  • High level commitment to quality improvement with expertise in the implementation of quality management strategies and achievement of required accreditation standards.


Qualifications/Professional Registration/Other Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in Health Information Management and equivalent experience in a similar role for 8 – 10 years.
  • Eligibility for membership of the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA)



How to register interest

Full details regarding this role and to register your interest please visit the Queensland Government SmartJobs website at
https://smartjobs.qld.gov.au/jobs/QLD-H19CHQ300603

Enquiries: 

Deborah Jeffers
Phone : 07 30685741
email: Deborah.jeffers@health.qld.gov.au

Reference Number: 

QLD/H19CHQ300603

Applications Close On: 
31 January 2019