Position Details
Reference Number 43885
Position Title Public Health Business and Systems Analyst
Employment Status Fixed Term Full Time
Location All Sites
Hours per Week 38.00
Position Summary

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Public Health Business and Systems Analyst to join the North Eastern Public Health Unit.  

The North Eastern Public Health Unit (NEPHU) is one of nine public health units in Victoria; three in metropolitan Melbourne and six covering regional Victoria.  Together these units form a coordinated network, working in partnership with the Department of Health to deliver a comprehensive public health program for Victoria.  The NEPHU is led and coordinated by Austin Health and works in partnership with Northern Health and Eastern Health in a networked operational structure with responsibility spanning approximately 1.85m people living in the northeast of metropolitan Melbourne.    

While NEPHU was initially focused on end-to-end COVID-19 case identification, contact tracing, outbreak management and community engagement, we are progressively taking on broader public health functions beyond COVID-19 in 2022, strengthening relationships with community-based partners. This is an exciting opportunity to help design a fresh, new, integrated approach to effective health protection, prevention and promotion activity and team building in the North Eastern region of metropolitan Melbourne.  The NEPHU is proud of its diverse multidisciplinary team who work across extended hours seven days per week. Participation in a 7-day roster during periods of public health emergency may be required of all staff.   

The Public Health Business and Systems Analyst is responsible for applying business and operational knowledge to deliver continuous improvement and innovation within the NEPHU data and informatics environment. The driver for this role is the change in strategic landscape as the North Eastern Public Health Unit (NEPHU) evolves from a focus on the COVID-19 response, into a Public Health Unit required to deliver an expanded range of services. The Business and Systems Analyst will assist NEPHU to develop and embed innovative digital systems and technology initiatives that support the NEPHU team, the community and the broader public health system. 

Essential Knowledge and skills: 

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in data science, science, informatics, epidemiology, analytics or similar, or proven success in similar role. 
  • Experience developing, implementing and integrating business process improvements. 
  • Knowledge of health-related data collections. 
  • Possess the ability to manage competing demands with a structured approach to problem resolution. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with a consultative approach and a proven ability to build productive working relationships with a range of stakeholders and work as part of a team to influence outcomes. 
  • Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking and creative problem solving skills. 
  • Good organisational, time management, written and verbal skills. 
  • Working Knowledge of Microsoft Flows using Power Automate. 
  • Familiarity with SharePoint. 
  • Familiarity with 3rd Party Forms Providers (such as Plumsail). 
  • Ability to use discretion, maintain confidentiality, and practice ethical conduct. 

Desirable but not essential: 

  • Knowledge of public health systems used for case, contact and outbreak management. 
  • Knowledge of Relational Design Principles. 
  • Structure Query Language (SQL). 
  • Salesforce Data Architecture.  
  • Microsoft certification PL-900 – Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals or and interest in completing this certification. 

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Contact Person Andrew Eaton
Contact Number (03) 9496 5000
Contact Email andrew.eaton@austin.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Joanne Kenny
Alternate Contact Number (03) 9496 5000
Closing Date 06/07/2022
Position Description
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