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Project Manager, Mental Health Funding And Service Reform (Vpsg6)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

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.

Application Closes: 18 April 2021

Role: Project Manager, Mental Health Funding and Service Refore (until 31 December 2022)

Number of vacancies available:1

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary:

The Project Manager, Mental Health Funding Reform is a role established in the context of the Victorian Government's commitment to reform of how mental health services are funded, and the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System concerning the development, trialling and implementation of activity-based and related funding models.

In consultation with health services and government stakeholders, the Project Manager, Mental Health Funding Reform is part of a small team responsible for the development and implementation of new funding models for both bed-based and community-based clinical mental health services within the Mental Health Division.

The Project Manager, Mental Health Funding Reform will have responsibility for providing or coordinating clinical input into the design of the new funding models, as well as managing all project activities and milestones, and will undertake detailed implementation planning across the mental health clinical service system. The role will collaborate with sector and other experts throughout the project, in particular to develop clinical guidelines and assist with technical costing and modelling of proposed new funding models. The position will also work closely with other units responsible for developing performance and accountability frameworks linked to the funding reform.

Responsibilites: 

  • Strategically develop and progress delivery of the clinical funding reform project to meet departmental and government objectives and community expectations.

  • Manage all project activities and milestones, and undertake detailed implementation planning across the mental health clinical service system.
  • Liaise with health services and other stakeholders on issues impacting the design and costing of clinical funding models and associated implementation/operational requirements, as well as on issues of how these models impact the department's capacity to deliver or fund the services which clients need.
  • Investigate and contribute to the development of clinical guidelines on normative levels of care which will underpin the composition and costing of funding classes within the funding model, utilising strong connections and collaboration across the department and with external stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach to the development of these guidelines.
  • Work closely with other service system reform units responsible for developing performance and accountability frameworks linked to the funding reform.
  • In the context of Royal Commission recommendations, identify and actively manage the impact of system planning issues and considerations on the design of mental health funding models, in particular the
  • configuration of mental health services and the integration of mental health service delivery with other health and human services.
  • 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.

HOW TO APPLY:

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

Please note: 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 a 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

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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