Mental Health, Suicide Prevention Alcohol and Other Drugs Data Insights Lead

Brisbane South PHN
CBD & Inner Suburbs
Healthcare & Medical
Posted 9d ago

Brisbane South PHN is committed to improving health and wellbeing outcomes for the community and is seeking a Mental Health, Suicide Prevention Alcohol and Other Drugs Data Insights Lead to contribute to the driving high quality organisational commissioning processes.  If you are passionate about working within teams to help improve outcomes in the community, we want to hear from you. This is a full time fixed term role until 30 June 2022.

About the Organisation

Brisbane South PHN puts people at the heart of health care. We specialise in person-centred, place-based health system reform that delivers meaningful change and sustainable results. We are partnering to build a health and wellbeing system in which every person in the Brisbane south region, especially those with the greatest need, is supported to live well and experiences care that is connected, high quality and easy to access -– our vision is ‘the best possible health and wellbeing for every person in the Brisbane south region’

About the Role

This position will work within the Commissioning, Insights and Performance team, and will lead organisational development in data maturity and the implementation of projects relating to mental health, suicide prevention, and alcohol and other drugs work conducted by the PHN. The successful candidate will work with Data Analysts and the Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, and Alcohol and Other Drugs team members to enhance data-driven decision-making capabilities and develop regional health intelligence relating to the focus area.  

To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • Highly developed operational and strategic understanding of the application of key data sets in the areas of mental health, suicide and self-harm, and alcohol and other drugs; including relevant social determinants of health
  • Highly competent computer skills including Microsoft Excel, data analysis programs and business intelligence tools, with the willingness to develop competence in new technologies and software packages.
  • Experience in leading, managing and coordinating data governance, quality improvement, and project implementation processes.
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and transform complex and large amounts of qualitative and quantitative information, identify and communicate key understandings and insights.
  • Understanding of national and statewide directions in mental health, suicide prevention, and alcohol and other drugs services reform, policy, planning, funding and delivery
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to convey technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with management and staff within and across teams to achieve organisational outcomes, and an ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work priorities.
  • Sound organisational skills with proven ability to work independently as well as a member of the team and deliver outcomes on time.
  • Tertiary qualification and/or relevant work experience in public or population health, statistics or data science.
  • Positive National Police Check.
  • Highly desirable: experience in one or more of the following – writing code for business intelligence tools, statistical methods for quality improvement, evaluation design

To gain a full understanding of the requirements of this job, please see the position description on our website

In return for your skills and capabilities, we offer:

  • Attractive remuneration and salary packaging option
  • Generous annual leave options
  • Commitment to learning and development and performance excellence
  • Free Social Club

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people living with disability and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are strongly encouraged to apply. Brisbane South PHN values diversity in culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability status, neurodiversity or any other aspect which makes our people unique. 

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The salary offered will be dependent upon your skills, qualifications and experience against those required for the position.

To apply, please send your current resume with a covering letter outlining how you meet the skills, experience and knowledge of the role by 9.00am Monday 18 October 2021.

For further information on the role, please contact Ashleigh Earnshaw, Director Commissioning, Insights, & Performance, on 07 3864 7595 during business hours.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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