46270 - 01NK1

Assistant Director, Contracts Management
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 30 January 2020

Classification: Senior Officer Grade B
Salary: $126,577 - $142,494
Position No: 46270 - 01NK1
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 24 December 2019
Contact Officer: Julie Wood on julie.wood@act.gov.au or 0414 292 119

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‚Äźbased health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.
CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Services.
Overview of the work area and position
Infrastructure and Health Support Services Group (IHSS) is responsible for the infrastructure, delivery and maintenance and a diverse array of non-clinical support services with the primary focus of delivering timely patient-centric solutions across the CHS organisation.
CHS has commercial agreements with a number of facilities management and maintenance (FM) services providers, partnering with CHS to deliver infrastructure and support services that meet our vision of creating exceptional healthcare together.
The IHSS Contracts Management Team will employ best practice contract management principles during the operational phases of our commercial contracts. All contract management activity undertaken by the team will align under the foundation pillars of the contract management framework, developed to directly support CHS’ four strategic priorities.
University of Canberra Hospital Facilities Maintenance (UCH FM) is a section within IHSS, managing both outsourced and in-house facilities management and maintenance services to UCH. Ten distinct service lines are provided by head contractor BGIS under the UCH FM Contract, delivering a people-centred physical environment and support services that promote patient recovery and the wellbeing of all facility stakeholders.
Domestic and Environmental Services (DES) is the IHSS section that manages the contracts providing cleaning, clinical waste streams and linen services to Canberra Hospital and extended CHS sites, and the ACT Health Directorate. Together, DES and UCH FM form the combined Contracts Management Team.
The Territory has entered into a 25-year UCH Facilities Maintenance (FM) Deed of Contract with BGIS. The FM Contract is a new approach for CHS in the delivery of integrated, non-clinical support services. The services include hard FM (building and engineering) and soft FM (hotel-type services provided directly to support clinicians and patients).
The Assistant Director, Contracts Management UCH FM works closely with the Director and Contract Managers, acting as the UCH Principal’s Authorised Person in the Director’s absence. The role will deliver people-centred outcomes that ensure that FM services are provided in accordance with applicable Standards at all times.
The Assistant Director Contracts Management will ensure that all contracted FM services support CHS Models of Care as intended, and that all patients and staff are well supported through the delivery of patient centred services.
Eligibility/Other Requirements
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • Operational experience managing service delivery in a health services setting.
  • Training and/or experience in Contract Management and Administration in a health services setting.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.

How to Apply

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Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services