First listed on: 05 July 2020
Chief Digital Health Officer - Western Sydney Local Health District

Chief Digital Health Officer

Executive Band 1

Western Sydney Local Health District

  • An exciting opportunity is available for a skilled and dynamic individual to join Western Sydney Local Health District in a key strategic role to lead the Information Technology Services Department
  • If you are a skilled executive operating at a strategic level, proven in driving growth and affecting change – apply now
  • This role will be located at Cumberland Hospital

Role Outline

The Chief Digital Health Officer creates the digital health strategy for the business. Advanced digital capability is critical to optimising the benefits of; the substantial capital redevelopment taking place; evolving technology enabled models of clinical care; and exploiting the rich data resources of the district.

For further information, download the role description.

The successful candidate will have: 

Key knowledge and experience

  • Demonstrated management and leadership experience in driving ICT objectives and implementing technological changes within a complex environment
  • Demonstrated experience and successful track record in solution delivery of large, complex ICT systems

Essential Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in Information Technology or demonstrated, equivalent professional experience and training

Applying for this Role

You are required to submit a one page covering letter, including a short statement in response to the two targeted questions below:

  1. Detail your previous experience in successfully leading change within a complex and diverse health system that directly led to improvements in an Information Technology Services environment
  2. Provide examples where you have led and delivered strategic ICT initiatives. Include the details around the key challenges, solutions, outcomes, risks & risk mitigation strategies.

This is an ongoing, full time, Band 1, Health Service senior executive (HSSE) role. An attractive remuneration package within the range of $208,519 to $231,573 per annum (SOORT 2019), with annual performance reviews, will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Please contact Graeme Loy, Chief Executive on 02 8890-9902 should you have any additional questions about the role.

Please click here to apply for the advert through the Health Career Portal (search by job reference number REQ169802).

NSW Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


  • The selection methods for this role are in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 and employment arrangements for the NSW public sector.

  • Applicants must respond to the two targeted questions and submit an up to date resume. For further guidance, refer to Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service.

  • Applicants will need to demonstrate their proficiency in the capabilities outlined in the Role Description. These will be assessed through the recruitment process to determine their suitability for appointment. For further information, refer to the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework.

  • To be eligible for employment, you must be one of the following:

    • An Australian citizen;

    • A permanent resident of Australia;

    • A New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport; or

    • A citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia

      You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia; and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia.

  • Relevant standard screening checks will be undertaken following interviews e.g. National Police Check, Service Checks, Proof of ID etc.

  • Click here for information on NSW Health

Applications close: Sunday 26th July 2020 (11.59pm)

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