WW6523 - Classification Analyst - (Full-time) - Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) - Sydney, NSW


We are seeking confident and motivated individuals looking to make a difference to health care in Australia. Join our collaborative team and work in a dynamic environment in a results driven government agency.

IHPA’s mission is to promote improved efficiency in, and access to, public hospital services through setting the national price and levels of block funding for public hospital services.

IHPA's primary function is to enable Activity-Based Funding (ABF) for Australian public hospital services.

IHPA does this by delivering an annual National Efficient Price (NEP) and National Efficient Cost (NEC). The NEP and NEC are a major determinant of the level of Commonwealth Government funding for public hospital services and provide a price signal or benchmark for the efficient cost of providing public hospital services.

The ABF Branch develops the classification, counting and costing systems that underpin any activity-based funding system, as well as the costing, modelling and pricing work required to determine the NEP each year.

The Classification and Coding Standards section is responsible for undertaking reviews and updates of existing classifications as well as introducing new classifications.

The ABF Classification and Coding Standards Section recommends the clinical classifications, coding standards and business rules associated with the implementation of a nationally consistent ABF framework for public hospital services, categorised into work streams. The Section manages classifications for five of the six classification work streams – non-admitted, subacute, emergency, mental health and teaching, training and research.

$81,784 - $92,265

Duties and Responsibilities:
Key Responsibilities

This position reports to the Manager, Classification Development within the Classification and Coding Standards Section to provide input to all components of the classification development process associated with the implementation of the ABF pricing framework. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Contributing to the development of the newer classification systems for non-admitted care, subacute care, emergency care, mental health care and teaching and training.
  • Providing advice on clinical coding, classification terminologies and hospital metadata
  • Developing and managing metadata and data set specifications for ABF purposes.
  • Interpreting data trends and statistical analysis, clinical interpretation and extraction, and data mapping to support the development and refinement of classification systems.
  • Providing advice and preparing agenda and papers for the Advisory Working Groups, Clinical Advisory Committee, Jurisdictional Advisory Committee, ABF Technical Advisory Committee and other technical groups on matters relating to clinical classifications, data set specifications, clinical coding and business rules.
  • Working collaboratively with all sections of IHPA to leverage expertise in costing, classification development and data analytics.


Key Capabilities

  • Demonstrated understanding of the role of IHPA, ABF, hospital operations and health classifications.
  • Previous experience working in a role in the health sector.
  • Demonstrated health information management skills, including knowledge of health data collections and systems, research and ability to interpret data, or the ability to quickly acquire these skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply strategic thinking, including problem solving, generating and evaluating ideas, and the ability to research and prepare well-reasoned recommendations regarding sensitive and / or complex matters.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to translate complex material for different audiences.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


Enquiries: 

Lauren Jones
Phone: 02 8215 1123
Email: Lauren.Jones@ihpa.gov.au

Applications Close On: 
12 February 2019