Senior Data Analyst - Planned Surgery

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

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Department: Department of Health
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/CSI/1665652
Closing Date: 05-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 30/06/2024
Attachments: PD Proposal 2022.317.docx (Word, 146KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Lachlan Shield

Position Details


Reporting to the Senior Manager, Performance Analytics, the Senior Data Analyst will work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team to provide agile insights and strategic analysis, with a focus on the Victorian Government's $1.5 billion Planned Surgery COVID Catch-up plan.

You will use your strategic thinking, analytical and data science skills to scope, design and deliver strategic analysis and performance assessments. You will use a range of modelling and analytic techniques to explore performance across different system participants and draw meaningful insights to inform decision making.

The position operates in a complex and dynamic environment, requiring the ability to effectively plan and collaborate. An ability to synthesise complex information and understand its strategic and business context is required. This role is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys working in a collaborative and dynamic environment, has strong organisational and planning skills, strong analytical thinking with a natural ability to make connections and draw insights from the data. An understanding of project management, stakeholder engagement and written and verbal communication skills are also important aspects of this role.

A strong data analytics background is essential. Experience in key health datasets, particularly in Planned Surgery, and health sector performance is highly regarded.


  • Design and undertake analysis, modelling and forecasting of system performance that will inform strategic investment, commissioning, and service redesign to support optimal health system functioning and improved patient outcomes.
  • Undertake investigations of business data sets and evaluate analytical data from multiple sources to identify emerging issues, risk and trends impacting the successful achievement of key business objectives and imperatives.
  • Develop high quality reports, briefings and business intelligence products for a range of internal and external stakeholders to support service quality and improvement initiatives.
  • Provide expert advice on the quality, accuracy and relevance of data; identify current and future data requirements; and collaborate with key stakeholders to improve data and information capture, sharing, quality and management.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships across the department and work in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact clients and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services.

Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be up-to-date with their vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment. This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19. Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made. If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through rather than via external advertisement.

For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <>

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