Technical Specialist, Operational Databases
Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 18 May 2021

Classification: Senior Information Technology Officer Grade B
Salary: $130,018 - $146,368 plus superannuation
Position No: 50200
Directorate: ACT Health
Advertised (Gazettal date): 30 April 2021
Contact Officer: Travis Wu on travis.wu@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 9845

Details: The Digital Health Record is an exciting initiative that will transform the way health care is provided in ACT public health system. The Digital Health Record will record all interactions between a person and ACT public health services. This will include Canberra’s major hospitals, community health centres and walk-in centres.

Clinical, administrative and management staff in partnership with health care consumers will have an important role in optimising and implementing the Digital Health Record. The Digital Health Record Program team will comprise of approximately 120 staff with administrative, technical, clinical and nursing backgrounds.

The Digital Health Record Program has an opening for a Technical Specialist, Operational Databases who will be responsible for the installation and administration of the databases and operational base environments that support the operation of the Digital Health Record. This position will work with the broader Technical team, Epic and third-party vendors to support configuration, deployment, proactive monitoring and maintenance. There is no doubt this project will be challenging at times with competing deadlines and priorities.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate they have previously worked as a positive member of a team, are resilient and can self-manage the demands of a fast-paced job. As timing is critical to the success of this Program, annual leave will be planned and scheduled in advance by the Program Director.

ACT Health 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 and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: This role requires you to obtain and maintain an Australian Government NV1 security clearance, which will be sponsored by the ACT Health Directorate. To be eligible for an NV1 security clearance, you must be an Australian citizen. If you are not successful in obtaining a Security clearance, your employment in the role will not commence. If already commenced, your employment will be terminated.

Note: This is a temporary position available immediately until 27 January 2023 with the possibility of an extension and/or permanency. It is important that you can commit to this full period.

Depending on the skills and experience of the candidate, the position may come with an Attraction and Retention Incentive (ARIn) for the two-year program period. The ARIn will be reviewed every 12 months where the ARIn may be terminated or adjusted under the terms of the ARIn policy. To continue payment the ARIn must continue to meet the eligibility criteria as outlined in the ARIn framework. The value of such ARIn would be negotiated as part of the selection process. A merit pool will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future vacancies within the Program over the next 12 months.

How to Apply: Please submit a response which addresses the Selection Criteria of no more than three pages, your curriculum vitae, and contact details of at least two referees, one of whom should be your current manager.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.


This is a temporary position available immediately until 27 January 2023 with the possibility of an extension and/or permanency.

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