WW6605 - Assistant Director HIS – Canberra Hospital / Canberra Health Services - Full-Time - Garran - ACT

Canberra Health Services is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Health Information Manager to fill the role of Assistant Director of the Health Information Service (HIS).  This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of this busy HIS including the management and supervision of multiple teams within the department, including:

  • Medico-legal/Release of Information
  • Patient registration/Duplicate resolution
  • Reception and Discharge Summary monitoring
  • Forms management
  • Research and Quality
  • Scanning team

This is a full-time permanent position based at Canberra Hospital.  Canberra Health Services offers free parking, generous salary packaging and superannuation and flexible working arrangements.

Responsibilities / Duties: 
    Responsibilities include:
  • all aspects of staff management including recruitment, training, 
    rostering and performance management
  • monitoring of workflow and allocation of resources to meet service 
    delivery requirements
  • workflow design and refinement in a hybrid clinical record environment 
    (scanned and EMR)
  • evaluate organisational needs of record keeping, monitor performance of 
    systems and analyse operational effectiveness
  • Undertake clinical documentation improvement initiatives, participate in  
    audits and table results to various committees and assist the organisation to maintain accreditation
  • Overseeing the rationalisation and development of clinical record forms 
    and e-form templates
  • contribute to the wider HIS operational management team
  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent in Health Information Management
  • Eligibility for full membership of the Health Information Management Association of Australia
  • A minimum of 3 years recent management experience in a health information
    service of a medium to large hospital
  • A thorough knowledge of Australian Standards in relation to paper-based
    and/or digitised (scanned) health record system requirements is highly desirable
  • Must be an Australian Citizen

Applicants must provide written responses to the selection criteria, a current CV and contact details for two recent referees. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.


The Assistant Director will provide high level operational management and must have strong leadership, and proven management skills. The successful applicant will also require well developed liaison and communication skills and highly effective organisational and staff management abilities. A current Australian driver's license is also desirable.


Contact Name: Jennifer Elliott

Contact Title: Director HIS, Canberra Health Services

Phone: (02) 5124 3326

Email: Jennifer.Elliott@act.gov.au

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Applications Close On: 
28 May 2019