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Alison Dick, 5 December 2016

Senior Biostatistician

Health System Support Group

Senior Biostatistician
Organisation/Entity: Health System Support Group
Job Category: Health Managers/Health Manager Level 3
Job Location: 73 Miller Street, North Sydney
Work Type: Temporary full-time until 30.6.2018
Total Remuneration Package: $105,615.00 - $120,402.00
Contact: Ginny Monteiro 9461 7442
Closing Date: 18th December 2016

Purpose of Position:

The Integrated Care Monitoring and Evaluation team sit within the Health System Information and Performance Reporting Branch, NSW Ministry of Health. This team is responsible for the evaluation and monitoring of innovations introduced into the NSW Health System.

The Senior Biostatistician position is responsible for specialised complex analysis and reporting of health system data, including linked health-related data. The outputs of these analyses will measure and evaluate the performance of the health system in relation to a number of specific areas and dimensions of health service delivery, to support management decision-making and reporting requirements.

The position is responsible for providing sophisticated technical and strategic advice on activity and performance trends, opportunities for service improvement and the impact of policy change and service reforms in order to support statewide health service planning and development.

The Senior Biostatiscian will contribute to the development of highly specialised technical reports and analyses which focus on monitoring and evaluation of specific health service innovations in NSW and build Ministry expertise in this specialised area of analysis.

The position provides technical input to the development of performance measures to support the effective management of accountability between the Ministry and LHDs and provides advice to the Senior Manager, Integrated Care Monitoring and Evaluation on proposed national performance measures.

Essential Criteria:

1. Relevant biostatistics postgraduate qualification or equivalent and relevant biostatistical experience and training.
2. Extensive knowledge of health related data collections and systems the strengths and weaknesses of these databases and a good understanding of the NSW and Australian Health Systems.
3. Extensive experience conducting and interpreting statistical analyses of population-based health administrative other health related data, including linked datasets, using a range of analytic tools and methodologies, including temporal and sub-group adjusted and/or linked data analyses, in order to describe and compare the performance of health systems.
4. Extensive experience using statistical analysis software, including proficiency SAS, QlikView or similar programming applications.
5. Demonstrated knowledge of epidemiological and biostatistical concepts, and the application of these for producing policy relevant information for the health system.
6. High level written, verbal communication, interpersonal and consultation skills, both inter- and intra-agency. This includes demonstrated experience in preparing written reports and scientific papers which present statistical analyses in a manner suitable for publication.

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