Chief Digital Health Officer

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: EO2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/CS/517439A
Closing Date: 24-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $206,539 - $330,582
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: 2017-10-23 PD Chief Digital Health Officer.doc (Word, 929KB)
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Contact: Damien Ross of Davidson Executive and Boards
(03) 9929 9503

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 

Position Summary:

The Chief Digital Health Officer is responsible for leadership and oversight of digital health initiatives across the Victorian healthcare system – comprising the department, 86 health services and 32 independent community health services. Primary responsibilities include: collaborating widely within the department to advise authoritatively on digital health directions; design and commissioning of mobilising and enabling digital health projects and, as the digital health system manager, assuring/reporting on the progress of projects and specific system-wide risks and issues.  Responsible for increasing capability maturity in the sector e.g. with respect to cybersecurity. Responsible, in collaboration with the Health and Wellbeing Division, for the digital health strategy, development of the digital health roadmap (implementation program); and securing Government investment for the Digital Health roadmap.

The Chief Digital Health Officer is the primary liaison/coordination point between the health sector (national and state levels) and the department with regard to digital health and will work closely and collaboratively with Deputy Secretary Health & Wellbeing who will be the primary contact point for health & wellbeing policy, direction and strategy.


Note: previous applicants who have applied directly through DHHS will still be considered and don't need to reapply.

How to Apply:

Davidson Executive and Boards are managing this appointment process. 

Please visit the Davidson website and click on the “apply now” button and upload your CV.

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For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Damien Ross on (03) 9929 9503.

For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

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