WW6636 - Classification Analyst - Full-Time - Department of Health - Sydney - NSW

IHPA was established in December 2011 as part of the National Health Reform agenda. IHPA is independent of Commonwealth, state and territory governments and is governed by the Pricing Authority, which is primarily responsible for the proper and efficient performance of IHPA’s functions. 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 hospital services.

For further information and to submit an application please refer to Department of Health
Applications close Monday 15 July 2019 11:30pm AEST.

IHPA develops the classification, counting and costing systems that underpin any activity based funding (ABF) systems, as well as the costing, modelling and pricing work required to determine the National Efficient Price (NEP) each year.

The Classifications Section recommends the clinical classifications, coding standards and business rules associated with the implementation of a nationally consistent ABF framework for public hospital services, categorised into five work streams – Mental Health, Subacute, Emergency, Non-Admitted and Teaching and Training.

Responsibilities / Duties: 

Key Responsibilities
This position provides input to the classification development process associated with the implementation of ABF.

This includes but is not limited to:
• Undertaking research and analysis, clinical interpretation and extraction, and data mapping to support the development and refinement of classification systems.
• Undertaking the technical development of specified ABF classification systems, including developing classification hierarchies, terminologies, business rules and data definitions.
• Developing and managing metadata and data set specifications.
• Developing and managing written reference and support material for classifications and associated data collections.
• Writing working group papers and providing other support as required to the Advisory Working Groups, including the Clinical Advisory Committee, Jurisdictional Advisory Committee and ABF Technical Committee on matters relating to classifications, clinical coding and business rules.

Key Capabilities
• Demonstrated understanding of the role of IHPA, hospital operations and ABF classifications.
• Demonstrated health information management skills, including knowledge of health data collections and classification systems, research and analysis skills.
• Demonstrated ability to apply strategic thinking, including problem solving, generating and evaluating ideas, and the ability to research and prepare well-reasoned recommendations regarding sensitive and / or complex matters.
• Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to translate complex material for different audiences.
• Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders such as various steering committees, working groups and IHPA management and staff.
• Demonstrated work experience in hospitals, or an associated hospital focused portfolio in a health department would be an advantage.


Desirable Experience
• Health information management qualifications and experience are desirable.

Applications Close On: 
15 July 2019