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Executive Level 1 - Assistant Director, Workforce Strategy A...

National Health Funding Body - Parramatta, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Job Reference Number 21-BIDHDIV-8733

Classification Executive Level 1

Job Title Assistant Director

Division Benefits Integrity and Digital Health Division

Branch Compliance Audit and Education Branch

Section Workforce Strategy & Development Section

Location Parramatta NSW, Surry Hills NSW, Melbourne VIC

Status Ongoing

Employment type Full-time

Salary Range $104,562 - $119,255

Security Clearance Baseline (Protected, Highly Protected, Restricted, Confidential)

Contact Officer Name: Mellisa Collins
Phone: 0466 949 863
Email: mellisa.collins@health.gov.au


To be eligible for employment with the Department of Health applicants must be an
Australian citizen at the time an offer of employment is made

An applicant’s suitability for employment with Health will also be assessed through a
variety of pre-employment check processes, such as:

Satisfactory completion of an Australian Federal Police criminal history check,
and where relevant a Working with Children and Vulnerable People Check.

Completion of a medical declaration and pre-employment medical (where

Providing evidence of qualifications.

Division Responsibilities

The Benefits Integrity and Digital Health Division (BIDHD) is responsible for:

  • Maintaining the affordability of medical services in Australia by protecting the

integrity of Medicare and Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS) payments.

  • Supporting healthcare providers through delivery of education and information on

appropriate use of Medicare, PBS and digitally enabled programs to support clinical

care and Health payments.

  • Designing consumer/patient centred digitally enabled programs across Health and

with key government partners.

  • Leading Health’s relationship with Services Australia to improve the delivery of

Health and Aged Care policy, program and compliance objectives of Government.

  • Supporting and developing our people to achieve the objective of the division in a

safe and inclusive working environment. We have geographically dispersed teams in

Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth.

Branch Responsibilities

The Provider Support and Systems Branch contributes to the department's aims of

protecting the integrity of the Medicare system and ensuring communities have reasonable

access to PBS medicines by supporting the Division through maintenance and enhancement

of its ICT, data analytics, reporting and operational systems and capabilities; undertaking

decision reviews and oversighting quality management. Supporting the Medicare service

providers by providing advice on the interpretation of MBS items. Approving suppliers of

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines and supporting the Australian Community

Pharmacy Authority. Ensuring that all available legislated powers are applied to the recovery

of debts raised as a result of incorrect Medicare claiming.

Section Responsibilities

The Workforce Strategy & Development Section:

  • Develop solutions that support staff and build the right capability at the right time.
  • Support the growth and development of our culture and leadership by

understanding and analysing workforce and cost data, and engaging with our


  • Invest time to support staff career progression and succession planning by creating

development opportunities aligned to our people and business needs.

  • Support our workforce to be flexible and adaptable to change by working with our

leaders to develop good workforce planning practices and processes.

Key Responsibilities

The role is responsible for driving the Division’s cost analysis program as well as managing

the implementation of a cost analysis tool into the Division. You will work closely with the

Workforce Strategy Director to build a strong understanding of work effort and collaborate

with internal and external stakeholders to build strategies which support leaders in

understanding effort and time across work activities. You will help to identify and reduce

duplication, cut red tape and offer practical solutions to meet business outcomes. The

Assistant Director will also assist in shaping the development of a Workforce Development

Strategies that support the division executive and workforce to deliver Divisional outcome

and priorities. You will have a good understanding workforce, cost analysis frameworks, and

have the ability to deliver tailored reports, which will inform the Division. The role will also

need to ensure that the Strategy is responsive to feedback provided from across the

Division, and align with the division’s strategic direction.

Key Capabilities

  • Lead and contribute to the Division’s Workforce Development Strategy and

coordinate implementation of the strategy;

  • Work as part of team delivering workforce and cost analysis solutions that contribute

to the delivery of Divisional business outcomes that inform the Executive.

  • Liaise with a network of stakeholders, both within the division, and externally, to

communicate the Workforce Development Strategy;

  • Anticipate and establish priorities, monitor progress and work to deliver required

outcomes to a high standard in a timely manner;

  • Contribute toward divisional culture including demonstrating the respect charter;
  • Encourage and motivate continuous learning within the section, empower staff by

delegating tasks, and provide clear direction and constructive feedback;

  • Liaise with a network of stakeholders, within the department, the division, and


  • Encourage and motivate continuous learning within the team, empower team

members by delegating tasks, and provide clear direction through coaching and

constructive feedback; and

  • Other duties as required commensurate with the skills and capabilities of an officer

at level.

Desirable Experience

Good understanding of Cost Analysis methodologies is desirable

Application Response (Single page application)

Your application will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate that you possess, or have

the real potential to develop, the required skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications

to perform the role. These requirements are based on the information provided to you as

part of the job advertisement, in line with the APS Work Level Standards.

Applicants are required to provide a statement of claims framed around the key duties and

key capabilities. Your statement of claims should be no more than one page in total with a

font no smaller than size 10. Applications that do not meet these requirements may not

be considered.

Work Environment Description

Responsibilities – As detailed in Section 28 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 while at
work, a worker must:

Take reasonable care for his or her own health and safety

Take reasonable care that his or her acts or omissions do not adversely affect the
health and safety of other persons

Comply, so far as the worker is reasonably able, with any reasonable instruction that
is given by the person conducting the business or undertaking to allow the person to
comply with this Act

Cooperate with any reasonable policy or procedure of the person conducting the
business or undertaking relating to health or safety at the workplace that has been
notified to workers

Complete all WHS related induction and training
Report all work related incidents and/or illnesses to the WHS Section

Description Requirement Additional Information


1. Computer Use Yes

2. Generic screen based Yes

3. Sitting at desk Yes

4. Standing for long periods No

Manual Handling

5. Lifting 0-15kg No

6. Lifting 15 kg + No

7. Climbing No

8. Bending No

9. Squatting No

10. Reaching No

11. Push/pull No

12. Sequential Repetitive No

Movements in short period of time

Description Requirement Additional Information

13. Manual dexterity/manipulation No

Work Environment

14. Work with others towards Yes

shared goals in a team environment

15. Works in isolation from other Yes If located outside of Sydney

staff (remote supervision)

16. Distance walking (ie: Large No

building or inter-building transit)

17. Works outdoors No

18.Works in a call centre No


19. Works in a customer service No


Tasks Involving

20. Exposure to chemicals No

21. Exposure to biological hazards No

22. Working at heights No

23. Requirement to wear personal No

protective equipment (PPE)

24. Requirement for full Colour No


25. Work with energetics and No


26. Exposure to Petrol, Oil, Lubricant No

Products that may cause

dermatological conditions

27. Exposure to extreme No


28. Confined spaces No

29. Exposure to Non-ionising No


Description Requirement Additional Information

30. Excessive Noise No

31. Low Lighting No

32. Dangerous Goods/ Equipment No

33. Exposure to airborne odours No


34. Frequent travel - Vehicle No

35. Frequent travel - Aeroplane No

36. Frequent travel - Seaborne No

Cyclic Workload

37. Peaks & Troughs No

38. Frequent Overtime No

39. Rostered Shift Work No

Parramatta, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency


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