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Director, Casemix and Clinical Costing

NT - Department of Health

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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Job Posted: 09/11/2017

Job Category:

Executive / Medical, Nursing & Healthcare

Job description:

Casemix and Clinical Costing and

Agency Department of Health Work Unit

Activity Based Funding Branch

Director, Casemix and Clinical

Job Title Designation Executive Contract Officer 1


Job Type Full Time Duration Fixed for up to 4 years

Salary $207,051 Location Darwin

Position Number 70170274 RTF 128873 Closing 22/11/2017

Contact Helen Ceron on 08 8999 2938 or

Agency Information

Information for Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached detailed

Applicants resume/cv. For further information for applicants and example applications: click here

If you accept this position, a detailed summary of your merit (including work history, experience,

Information about

qualifications, skills, information from referees, etc.) will be provided to other applicants, to


ensure transparency and better understanding of the reasons for the decision. For further

Applicant’s Merit

information: click here

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce which is representative of the community we

serve. Therefore under an approved Special Measures recruitment plan, ATSI applicants will be

Special Measures

given priority consideration and preference in selection for this vacancy if they meet all essential

selection criteria and are suitable at the position level. For further information: click here

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Primary Objective: Oversee the reform of costing standards, processes and procedures to optimise funding outcomes

for the Northern Territory whilst ensuring compliance with National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) policy


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provide both technical and strategic advice on hospital activity costing techniques, standards and procedures

considered best practice nationally.

2. Work closely with the Executive Director, System Performance and Innovation, and the Chief Finance Officer to

quantify the potential funding impact associated with the implementation of a range of national reforms concerning

pricing and funding for patient safety and quality, redeveloping the tier 2 non-admitted classification framework,

introducing mental health care classifications and enhancing emergency department ICD coding.

3. Undertake a comprehensive review of the activity costing methods utilized in the Northern Territory, identify

opportunities for improvement and develop costing standards, processes and procedures to ensure compliance with

NHCDC requirements.

4. Represent the Department at technical advisory forums between the System Manager and Commonwealth

agencies (i.e. Independent Hospital Pricing Authority) to ensure the provision of expert advice concerning clinical

costing matters as they relate to the NT.

5. Play a lead role in the design and provision of specification requirements for system designers and data base

administrators to establish a standardized clinical costing platform for effective performance analysis as well as

providing the foundation for evidence based policy and decision making across the NT with regard to activity based


6. Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being

undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.

7. Foster a positive workplace culture through exemplary leadership practices and role modelling behaviour.

Selection Criteria


1. High level technical capability and experience in providing strategic advice to executive management and Government

on complex health service costing and funding issues.

2. Excellent communication and engagement skills with a proven track record of achievement in building and maintaining

productive partnerships in driving change management initiatives in the public health sector.

3. Well-developed health service performance evaluation skills together with high level strategic financial management


4. Extensive knowledge of the public healthcare funding environment, associated challenges, and strategic opportunities

for the optimisation of activity based funding within the legislative and regulatory frameworks.

Further Information: Department of Health has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on

Departmental premises, facilities or vehicle nor whilst working off-site The preferred or recommended applicant will be

required to hold a current working with children clearance notice and undergo a criminal history check.

Approved: February 2017 Executive Director, System Performance and Innovation