Director of Health Information Services

Cabrini Health
Hawthorn East, Australia
Job Type
Reference No.
Application Close Date
Contact Title
Executive Assistant
Contact Name
Kellie Penrose
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About Cabrini

Cabrini is a Catholic charitable organisation inspired by the spirit and vision of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini and the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This order was founded by Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini who was canonised in 1946 and later proclaimed Universal Patron Saint of Immigrants. We are a community of care, reaching out with compassion, integrity, courage and respect to all we serve. With more than 4300 staff, 1000 accredited medical practitioners and several locations, we offer a range of employment opportunities to start, continue or advance your career.

Director Health Information Services and Information Governance

Permanent – Full Time

Cabrini Corporate Office Hawthorn East

About the role 

Cabrini is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced health information expert with a passion for leading a motivated team of professionals in managing all aspects of health information and information governance across our network of hospitals. As Director Health Information Services and Information Governance (DHIS&IG) you will provide operational leadership and be responsible for the management, planning and delivery of best practice clinical coding, health record and information management. The DHIS&IG will drive the ongoing development of Health Information Services workflows, support the future transition from a paper to digital health record and work closely with clinical and non-clinical services to ensure organisational and strategic objectives align across with the service. The position will oversee Health Information Services across all Cabrini campuses ably supported by operational managers at Cabrini Malvern and Brighton.

About you

As a person who is forward thinking you will utilise your knowledge to identify opportunities and drive continual improvement and excellence, to ensure Cabrini’s service is seen as a leader in all aspects of health information management in the private health sector. Importantly, the DHIS&IG will be a leader of people and possess exceptional stakeholder engagement capabilities and communication skills, that will enable their regular engagement with the Executive team. You will also have:

  • Extensive experience working in a Health Information management position

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, industry standards and best practices

  • Knowledge of AR-DRGs and casemix funding

  • Knowledge, understanding, commitment and demonstration of a customer service ethos

  • Strong reporting and analytical skills, coupled with a knowledge of private health funding models

  • High level communication skills with ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels

  • Proven ability to prioritise and manage time effectively

  • High degree of attention to detail and accuracy

  • High level computing skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook

Essential education, experience and registration

  • Master/Bachelor of Health Information Management or equivalent

  • At least seven years post-graduate experience, with at least two years as an area/department manager

  • Practical experience in ICD10-AM coding and knowledge of casemix funding

  • Demonstrated high level operational skills, organisational ability and efficient practice

  • Understanding of processes and practices relating to data quality and governance

  • Eligible for full membership of the Health Information Management Association of Australia

Desirable education, experience and registration

  • Related post-graduate qualification/or willingness to work towards

  • Understanding of Private Health sector funding models and impacts

  • Working knowledge of WebPAS – Patient Information System

To view the position description click here

Contact for further information:  EA to Group Director Health Funding & Patient Services – Kellie Penrose (03) 9508 5326

Closing date: 28th November 2021

Cabrini offers

•    Salary Packaging
•    Professional development opportunities
•    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
•    Close to public transportation

Cabrini is an equal opportunity employer
Cabrini is committed to providing a safe environment for children

Compassion – Integrity – Courage – Respect


COVID-19 vaccination

Cabrini Health is a healthcare operator that is captured by the Victorian government mandatory COVID-19 vaccination Public Health Directions. All employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment. Vaccination evidence or certification of a valid medical contraindication to a COVID-19 vaccination must be provided prior to the commencement date.

Police Check

As per Cabrini policy, a mandatory copy of a current (under 12 months) police record check must be provided prior to the commencement date.

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