Opportunities

HIMAA offers a range of career-enhancing opportunities by providing forums for health information professionals to discuss and solve challenges facing the industry. The main types of HIMAA groups include:

COMMITTEES

Committees progress the work of the HIMAA Strategic Plan and are a core function of the Association. Participation is by invitation or expression of interest and only open to HIMAA members.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) focus on a particular area of the industry and encourage information sharing and thought-provoking discussion. HIMAA members are allowed to freely join and participate in the SIGs.

BRANCHES

Branches are based at the local state level and provide professional development events, networking opportunities and peer support. Events are open to both members and non-members to allow people from outside the industry to engage with our profession – HIMAA members receive a discount.

Key positions in these groups require individuals willing to contribute to their industry who can contribute a portion of their time to progress the work of the group.

Vacancies are addressed through an expression of interest (EOI) process where HIMAA members can put their nominations forward to participate. EOIs will be posted below for upcoming vacancies – be sure to keep an eye out for positions for opportunities to get involved and make a difference.

Applications should address any criteria set out in the position description provided and can be sent with a current resume to executiveoffice@himaa.org.au

Current Opportunities

The national HIMAA Conference is our flagship Health Information Management event, receiving local and international recognition for its high calibre speakers, quality content and value for money professional development offering for members and the wider industry.

As Australia will host the IFHIMA Congress in conjunction with the 2023 HIMAA Conference, planning for both the 2022 HIMAA National Conference and the 2023 joint Congress will occur concurrently. We are seeking a Scientific Chair – Academic and a Scientific Chair – Industry for a two-year term. Jae Redden, HIMAA CEO will oversee both events in the role of Conference Committee Chair.

The 2022 annual conference will be held in Adelaide, and we are looking to recruit committee members with a range of expertise and local networks in South Australia, to fill various roles encompassing marketing and sponsorship activities and program content development.

Additionally, we are calling for members to join the 2023 congress committee of the joint HIMAA/ IFHIMA Congress, to be held in Brisbane. Members with local Queensland knowledge and networks are encouraged to apply for positions across the Program Committee. Initial planning and strategy meetings will be held in early 2022, with the majority of work to be carried out in the latter half of 2022 and into 2023. The Call for Submissions for Adelaide will occur in late February 2022.

Board representatives will continue to be involved, as well as State Branches, in supporting the shaping of the conference agenda based on industry needs and opportunities for HIM Profession advocacy.

Please see below for a detailed description for specific and various roles that are required. Any enquires for the positions can be directed to executiveoffice@himaa.org.au.

  1. Scientific Chair – Academic
  2. Scientific Chair – Industry
  • A senior practicing Academic with experience in health information research
  • A senior Health Information Manager with extensive industry and professional knowledge.

This conjoint role is responsible for the academic content and rigor of the conference. This includes the delivery of a relevant and contemporary program and the publication of high-quality proceedings.

The Scientific Chair – Academic will take on the Program Lead role in co-ordinating the overall conference program for 2022 and 2023.

To read more about the roles and responsibilities CLICK HERE

The Scientific Chair placements are for two years overseeing the 2022 and 2023 Programs.

If you are interested in applying for the role of Scientific Chair – Industry, please submit an Expression of Interest executiveoffice@himaa.org.au, with the Subject heading: 

EOI HIMAA Conference Committee – Scientific Chair 1 – Academic

Or

EOI HIMAA Conference Committee – Scientific Chair 2 – Industry 

The deadline for submissions is 5pm (AEDT) Wednesday, 22 December 2021


Senior HIM – Clinical Coder (Coding Stream)

One appointment will be made to the role of Senior HIM Representative – Coding Stream for each year.

The Senior HIM Representative – Coding Stream is responsible for sourcing out Clinical Speakers in consultation with the HIMAA Education Services Director to deliver the Clinical Updates Sessions at the Conference.

To read more about the roles and responsibilities CLICK HERE

This placement will be appointed annually for a fixed period of one year for the 2022 Conference, and two years for the 2023 Congress (as additional planning time will be needed for the latter, although the majority of the work will occur in 2023). For this position, we are seeking local representation and encourage application from South Australia for 2022 and Queensland for 2023.

If you are interested in applying for the role of Senior HIM Representative – Coding Stream, please submit an Expression of Interest executiveoffice@himaa.org.au, with the Subject heading:

2022 EOI HIMAA Conference Committee – Senior HIM Representative – Coding Stream

OR

2023 EOI HIMAA Conference Committee – Senior HIM Representative – Coding Stream

The deadline for submissions is 5pm (AEDT) Wednesday, 22 December 2021


Senior HIM – HIM (Stream)

One appointment will be made to the role of Senior HIM Representative – HIM Stream for each year

The Senior HIM Representative – HIM Stream is responsible for providing expert advice regarding submitted abstracts and invited keynote speakers for the Health Information Management Stream.

To read more about the roles and responsibilities CLICK HERE

This placement will be appointed annually for a fixed period of one year for the 2022 Conference, and two years for the 2023 Congress (as additional planning time will be needed for the latter, although the majority of the work will occur in 2023). For this position, we encourage applications from South Australia for 2022 and Queensland for 2023, or those with a strong national network.

If you are interested in applying for the role of Senior HIM Representative – HIM Stream, please submit an Expression of Interest executiveoffice@himaa.org.au, with the Subject heading:

2022 EOI HIMAA Conference Committee – Senior HIM Representative – HIM Stream

OR

2023 EOI HIMAA Conference Committee – Senior HIM Representative – HIM Stream

The deadline for submissions is 5pm (AEDT) Wednesday, 22 December 2021


Marketing and Sponsorship Working Group

Up to two appointments will be made to the Marketing and Sponsorship Working Group

The Marketing and Sponsorship representative is responsible for providing expert advice regarding marketing and sponsorship opportunities on a local, state and national level, leveraging industry contacts and networks, to expand on existing marketing avenues and audience reach of the conference.

Acting as Conference Ambassador, the Marketing and Sponsorship representative will help promote the conference at industry meetings and events and through professional networks, identifying opportunities for additional stakeholder engagement and revenue generation.

Working closely with the Conference Chair and the Professional Conference Organiser, the Marketing and Sponsorship representative will act as a sounding board for marketing and sponsorship activities, helping generate new ideas and leads and assisting in the development of key messaging to drive engagement, including taking part in social media efforts.

This placement will be appointed annually for a fixed period of one year for the 2022 Conference, and two years for the 2023 Congress (as additional planning time will be needed for the latter, although the majority of the work will occur in 2023). For this position, we are seeking local representation and encourage application from South Australia for 2022 and Queensland for 2023.

If you are interested in applying for the Marketing and Sponsorship Working Group, please submit an Expression of Interest executiveoffice@himaa.org.au, with the Subject heading:

2022 EOI HIMAA Conference Committee – Marketing and Sponsorship Working Group

OR

2023 EOI HIMAA Conference Committee – Marketing and Sponsorship Working Group

The deadline for submissions is 5pm (AEDT) Wednesday, 22 December 2021