ISLHD – District Health Information Manager

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Suite 2, Level 2 67-71 King Street, District Executive Office, Warrawong, Australia
Job Type
Reference No.
Pay Rate
$130,373 - $155,983
Application Close Date
Position Description
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Contact Title
Chief Information Officer
Contact Name
Peter Shiells
Contact Email
Contact Phone
(02) 4221 6855


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Health Manager Level 4
Remuneration: $130,373 - $155,983
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ282968
Applications Close: Thursday 27th January 2022

What you'll be doing

The District Health Information Manager will ensure that an efficient, effective, innovative and timely Health Information Service (HIS) is provided to the organisation for all Illawarra Shoalhaven facilities, acute and non-acute services, Outpatient and Community Health functions.

The role is also responsible for the operational and strategic management of ISLHD Health Information Services including:
• Ensuring that sustainable structures and processes are in place to facilitate the timely coding of clinical data.
• Providing strong leadership with a focus on developing quality health record coding to optimise revenue under Activity Based Funding.
• Provide direction and expertise on managing health records in both a paper and electronic environment.
• Key representative on local, district and state forms Committees including to chair the ISLHD Clinical Forms Committee.
• Provision of advice on exchange and release information, presentations, negotiation and consultation on a wide range of issues.
• Responsibility for the development and implementation of a District approach to Health Information Services.
• Maintain involvement with key ISLHD service managers and the strategies of eHealth NSW in regards to health records management and the eMR.
• Management and support of CPDI scanning capabilities across ISLHD to enhance the availability of clinical documentation within the electronic medical record.


All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce. As such, people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This includes but is not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, People with Disability, Women and People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

An eligibility list will be created for future Temporary and Permanent Full-Time and Part-Time positions.

Please note: Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

Your claim against the selection criteria is the most important part of your application as it will help determine whether or not you have met the standard of response required by the panel to be eligible for an interview. You should read the Position Description and then address the selection criteria for the role, giving examples where required. Applicants are encouraged to review the following information on Applying for a position within NSW Health at:


Selection Criteria

  1. Recognised tertiary qualifications in Health Information Management and must be eligible for ‘full’ membership of the Health Information Association of Australia (HIMAA).
  2. Demonstrated experience in management with the ability to lead, motivate, and educate a work team of professional and non-professional staff in diverse and complex health information activities.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of the relationship between health information management, clinical coding, Casemix, DRG classification systems and Activity Based Funding models.
  4. Demonstrated experience in working with health records in a wide range or formats (including paper, electronic and archived), and providing expert advice to the organisation on management of these records according to Legislation, Australian Standards and best practice.
  5. Demonstrated competency and current experience in the interpretation and application of Legislation and Acts, NSW Health Department policies and procedures relevant to health information management, release of information and privacy principles.
  6. Demonstrated ability in leading organisational change and service improvement programs with a focus on quality practice and improvement.
  7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to prepare project documentation, high-level reports, strategy papers, policies and procedures.
  8. An unencumbered driver’s licence valid for use with NSW/ Australia and the ability to drive to ISLHD facility locations.


Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
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