Health Information Manager

Royal Melbourne Hospital
Level 1/130 Bell St, Coburg VIC 3058, Coburg, Australia
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Kay Smith
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North West Area Mental Health Service - Coburg

Full Time Fixed Term - 8 months

  • Deliver the best care for our community by continuously improving the quality and safety of our services and actively involve and inform patients and their carers in the healthcare they receive.
  • Pursue and provide professional support, development, and training opportunities that enhance the management of information in mental health.
  • Provide orientation and education across the Area Mental Health Service in relation to health information systems and relevant legislation, including the scanned medical record.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.

Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Your new team

NorthWestern Mental Health (NWMH) provides a comprehensive, integrated range of services to people with a serious mental illness in North-Western Melbourne. A multi-disciplinary workforce of 1,800 staff provides services through four Area Adult Mental Health Services (Inner West, North West, North West and Northern), an Aged Persons’ Mental Health Program and a Youth Mental Health Service – ORYGEN Youth Health. NWMH is a clinical service of Melbourne Health and operates in partnership with Northern Health and Western Health.

  • North West AMHS (NWAMHS) provides a comprehensive range of psychiatric services to adults aged between 16-65 who reside in the local government areas of Moreland and Hume.
  • Psychiatric services to residents of the North West are provided through the following programs:
  • Community Teams located at Broadmeadows and Coburg
  • Broadmeadows Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
  • Broadmeadows Community Care Unit
  • Preventative and Recover Care Centre (PARC)
  • Glencairn Consultancy Suites
  • Psychosocial Research Centre
  • Mental Health Forensic Interface Team
  • NWAMHS Services are located at: Broadmeadows, Coburg and Pascoe Vale South

These programs provide a range of acute, continuing care, early intervention, rehabilitation, health promotion and prevention services relating to assessment and treatment of a range of mental health problems. The effective delivery of quality psychiatric services requires effective consultation and liaison between the component services of the North West AMHS and with a wide range of community services and agencies.

Your success in this role, will be in your ability to

  • Provide guidance and leadership in the collection, use, evaluation and management of health information within the Area Mental Health Service.
  • Act as a key resource and contact person in relation to the process development and adherence of the standards for the management of information relating to health.
  • Liaise with the Senior Health Information Manager for professional guidance support and leadership.
  • Liaise with the Manager of HIS at the relevant acute health service to facilitate the exchange of information.
  • The administration staff within the programs will have functional responsibility to the HIM
  • Ensure processes are in place to meet standard requirements
  • In collaboration with key staff, evaluate the compliance of the Area Mental Health Service with the necessary standards and legislation.

Your Contribution

  • Bachelor of Health Information Management or equivalent
  • Eligible for membership of Health Information Management Association of Australia
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including ability to communicate well with a wide range of people.
  • Experience in mental health services evaluation, statistical analysis and database management.

Our Commitment to you

Here at North West Area Mental Health we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.

We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the NWAMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the NWAMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.

The NWAMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


For a confidential discussion please connect via the details below.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

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