Director, Informatics, Research and Evaluation

This position will report to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, and be a member of the Senior Leadership Team. The main objective of the position is to lead a small team responsible for driving an evidence-based approach to information and data management, research and evaluation and performance monitoring and reporting. The Director, Informatics, Research and Evaluation will also be responsible internally for championing the development of an ‘information culture’ across the PHN that builds a central source of population health data enabling the accurate evaluation of programs and services to drive health service improvement. You will lead the development of the regions’ Health Needs Assessment and the Activity Work Plans that address the key priorities and issues identified in response as part of the NWPHN’s strategic direction. This role also has direct engagement with external stakeholders, including State and Commonwealth Governments, research partners and service providers, all with a mutual interest in data analytics.

This position requires a highly experienced leader who is able to balance both strategic and operational imperatives, to ensure that NWMPHN uses the full range of data available to set clear priorities and allocate resources to develop, improve, re-design and commission primary health care services. You will therefore have significant experience in working effectively with information systems, enjoy working with and translating data into meaningful information and be conversant with a range of program evaluation tools and methodologies to distil and translate complex data into practical concepts, trends and solutions. You will be an authentic and purposeful leader, self-aware and pragmatic, able to build high performing, accountable teams that are innovative and always seeking to improve. As a communicator, you will be open and honest, respectful, collaborative and able to influence and impact at all levels, with internal and external stakeholders to support sectoral reform. Naturally, your values will be aligned to those of the NWMPHN.

Key to your success will be your ability to understand the broader NWMPHN strategy and the role that data analysis plays in driving primary healthcare improvement. Tertiary qualifications and relevant experience in analytics, health informatics, information management, population health, public health, epidemiology, health, bio-statistics or other related fields will be highly regarded.

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