Project Director, Real Time Prescription Monitoring - Health Protection Service
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 25 July 2019

Classification: Senior Officer Grade B
Salary: $124,891 - $140,596
Position No: 38131
Directorate: ACT Health
Advertised (Gazettal date): 11 July 2019
Contact Officer: Vivien Bevan on vivien.bevan@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 9260

Details: The Health Protection Service (HPS) manages risks and implements strategies for the prevention of, and timely response to, public health incidents. This is achieved through a range of regulatory and policy activities relating to areas such as food safety, communicable disease control, environmental health, emergency management, pharmaceutical products, tobacco control and analytical services. The Pharmaceutical Services Section (PSS) has statutory and non-statutory responsibilities to promote the safe use of medicines in the ACT community. These responsibilities are stipulated under the Medicines, Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 2008 and Public Health Act 1997. The section is responsible for regulating controlled medicines prescribing and supply in the ACT, in the interest of minimising the risks associated with their abuse, misuse and diversion. This includes assessing applications from prescribers for approval to prescribe controlled medicines, and monitoring supplies from pharmacies through its prescription monitoring system. This temporary Project Director position is to manage the ACT’s adoption national Real Time Prescription Monitoring (RTPM). The project will include replacement of the HPS’s legacy Drugs and Poisons Information System (DAPIS) and integration with the national RTPM system developed by the Australian Government. The position may also be required to assist with post implementation activities arising from the DAPIS Upgrade project completed in 2019. A full-time Project Officer will also provide assistance and directly report to the Project Director. To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes: Strong organisational skills. Strong communication and skills. High degree of drive and adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs. The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Desirable: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Project Management experience in a healthcare or government setting. Formal qualifications in project management and/or Health Information Management and/or Change Management. Selection criteria are outlined in the duty statement.
Note: This is a temporary position available from 1 October 2019 until 30 June 2021 with the possibility of extension. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months.
How to Apply: Please provide a written response against each of the selection criteria (maximum two A4 pages in total) and your curriculum vitae, along with names of at least two referees.
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This is a temporary position available from 1 October 2019 until 30 June 2021 with the possibility of extension.

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