An interesting advertisement appeared in first few pages of the Financial Review today.
Director E-Health and ICT Strategy.
Client in NSW Health.
The job has (they say):
- A Strategic Leadership Role
- A Complex Dynamic Environment
- A Local Role with National Agenda
It seems NSW Health have decided to create a new Branch in the Health Department and the Branch is to play a key role in ‘positioning NSW at the forefront of the National E-Health Agenda’
Success will apparently develop a State Wide Resource for Strategic Expert Advice to the health system.
Somehow this sounds remarkably like the Information Resource Management Centre (IRMC) which was established a little over 20 years ago at NSW Health. Since then the place has been re-organised at least five times I can recall!
Talk about ‘what goes around, comes around’
Lunatics can e-mail a resume to email@example.com by 26 November, 2010.
The simple fact is this job is just not doable in the NSW Public Sector in my view and any attempt - despite the fact the role is vitally needed - will probably end in tears. The entrenched interests who would see any candidate fail are legion and bureaucratically powerful beyond belief.
Here is a link to the full advertisement.
My advice - before and probably after the election in March 2011 - this job is a poison chalice! Go for it at your own risk!