WW6548 - Executive Level 2 – Director, Classifications - (Full Time) - Sydney - CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs

The Classifications Section is responsible for undertaking reviews and updates of existing classifications as well as introducing new classifications.

We are seeking confident and motivated individuals looking to make a difference to health care in Australia. Join our collaborative team and work in a dynamic environment in a results driven government agency. 

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 public hospital services. IHPA develops the classification, counting and costing systems that underpin any activity-based funding system, as well as the costing, modelling and pricing work required to determine the NEP each year. 

The Classifications Section is responsible for undertaking reviews and updates of existing classifications as well as introducing new classifications.

Responsibilities / Duties: 

This position oversees all components of the classification development process associated with the implementation of the activity based funding framework, including: 

  • Leadership and operational management of the Section. 
  • Leadership of the projects and processes to refine established classification systems for Mental Health, Emergency Departments, Non-Admitted, Subacute Care and Teaching, Training and Research, including overseeing rigorous statistical analysis, research and clinical consultation to support the development and refinement of classification systems. 
  • Management of the relevant Advisory Working Groups that have been established to coordinate the implementation of the ABF classifications.
  • Providing advice and support as required to the Clinical Advisory Committee, Jurisdiction Advisory Committee and Technical Committee on matters relating to clinical classifications, clinical coding and business rules. 
  • Demonstrated strategic and program management skills in a public service environment including an ability to develop, interpret and apply government policies and processes in a complex environment. 
  • People and leadership skills including the ability to articulate organisational, functional objectives and operational priorities, including the capacity to build workforce capability to achieve the section’s objectives. 
  • Highly developed strategic thinking including vision, perception and evaluation skills and the ability to assess organisational impacts, governance, compliance, risks and benefits. 
  • Highly developed stakeholder management and communication skills, including liaison and negotiation skills, and the ability to communicate complex and sensitive issues successfully to various steering committees, working groups and IHPA management and staff.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role of IHPA, hospital operations and health classifications and coding standards. 



Qualifications in Public Administration, Health Information Management or Health Economics will be an advantage.


For further information and to submit an application please refer to Department of Health

Applications Close On: 
1 April 2019