WW6637 - Executive Level 1 – Manager, Classification Development – Department of Health - Full-Time - 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.

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 is responsible to the Director, Classifications and oversees all components of the classification development process.

This includes but is not limited to:
• Contributing to the development of the established and/or new classification systems, such as classification systems for emergency departments, non-admitted, subacute care, mental health and teaching, training and research.
• Planning, managing and reviewing projects established to develop clinical classifications, data set specifications, coding and business rules for ABF implementation.
• Managing the ABF cycle for one or more classification systems, as well as, managing procurement processes and contracts.
• Providing advice and support as required to the Advisory Working Groups, Clinical
Advisory Committee, Jurisdiction Advisory Committee and ABF Technical Committee on matters relating to clinical classifications, data set specifications, clinical coding and business rules.

Key Capabilities
• Demonstrated understanding of the role of IHPA, hospital operations and specialised knowledge of the ABF classifications.
• Demonstrated operational, procurement and program management skills including an ability to develop, interpret and apply government policies and processes in a complex environment.
• Demonstrated knowledge of clinical classifications, and skills relating to developing and refining clinical classification models and standards, or the ability to quickly acquire those skills.
• 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 (in writing and verbal) complex and sensitive issues successfully to various steering committees, working groups and IHPA management and staff.


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

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

Applications close Monday 15 July 2019 11:30pm AEST.

Applications Close On: 
15 July 2019