Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Good Heavens - It Seems NEHTA Is Hiring Again - And What Are They Seeking? Policy Advice!

This advertisement appeared a few days ago.

Senior Policy Advisor

NEHTA - Sydney Area, Australia

Job Description

The Policy team at NEHTA are vital in developing and delivering consistent national policy frameworks which support eHealth into the future. The Policy team provide specialist advice on governance issues and key to the role is to engage with jurisdictional representatives, consumers and healthcare providers.
As Senior Policy Advisor you will provide specialist policy advice to key stakeholders internally and externally.  In this busy role you will work closely with other quality assurance teams, as well as product developers and implementation support teams and assist with a variety of ehealth projects and initiatives.
To be successful in the role you will have experience in the health sector, in policy and/or operational roles.  You will have experience in identification of risks and issues and have the ability to develop sound, implementable recommendations for action.   You will possess superior communication skills and must have experience developing policy briefings and recommendations, and research reports for senior audiences. 
If you are a team player, self-motivated, enjoy working in a close team, and have a passion for health reform then this role will be well suited to you.
NEHTA’s goal is to attract high performing, experienced individuals looking to be involved in a unique and exciting venture. We are committed to providing a work environment where people enjoy what they do and are motivated to achieve.
For further information regarding the position and NEHTA please visit our careers page at www.nehta.gov.au and apply online.

Desired Skills & Experience

1. Critical analysis of strategic & operational policy;
2. Identification of potential risks & the development of mitigation strategies;
3. systemic approaches to national & jurisdictional projects;
4. Sound understanding of the business drivers of government; and
5. Understanding of the application of strategic policy to operations
6. Understanding of risk management and public sector governance.
7. Effective priority management & problem solving skills
8. Effective communication and working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.

Company Description

The National E-Health Transition Authority Limited (NEHTA) was established by the Australian, State and Territory governments to develop better ways of electronically collecting and securely exchanging health information.  NEHTA is the lead organisation supporting the national vision for e-health in Australia. 
You can read all about it here:
So we have a paragon of Governance failure wanting to do better. All I can say that any action in isolation on Leadership and Governance from NEHTA merely reflects how clueless they are.
What is needed is a ‘root and branch’ review of Governance of e-Health in Australia and the design of a practical, workable and sensible approaches to moving forward. The faux consultation, government secrecy and lack of industry clinical consultation just has to end.
My suspicion is that it will take a change of Government and DoHA leadership to see the required level of change.
David.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would suggest you've nailed it in one!

Can only live in hope and see if the new "Jim" can run Jane out of town and put the Peter Principle out of its eHealth misery for good.

We'll see what the next election brings and if the Coalition can terminate the abomination of a Qango in NEHTA it gave birth to for all taxpayers benefit.

Anonymous said...

Ah good, that will offset the very high population of expensive contractors and consultants who remained after the recent retrenchements of permamnent staff.