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Executive Level 1 Assistant Director, Pbs Approved Suppliers Section

National Health Funding Body - Barton, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Job Reference Number 21-BIDHDIV-8126

Classification Executive Level 1

Job Title Executive Level 1 Assistant Director, PBS Approved Suppliers Section

Division Benefits Integrity and Digital Health Division

Branch Provider Support and Systems Branch

Section PBS Approved Suppliers Section

Location Woden, ACT

Status Ongoing

Employment type Full-time

Salary Range $104,562 - $119,255

Security Clearance Baseline (Protected, Highly Protected, Restricted, Confidential)

Contact Officer Name: Lynda Foyster
Phone: 02 6289 4523
Email: lynda.foyster@health.gov.au

  • To be eligible for employment with the Department of Health applicants must be an
Australian citizen at the time an offer of employment is made

  • An applicant’s suitability for employment with Health will also be assessed through a variety
of pre-employment check processes, such as:
Satisfactory completion of an Australian Federal Police criminal history check, and
where relevant a Working with Children and Vulnerable People Check.

Completion of a medical declaration and pre-employment medical (where required).
Providing evidence of qualifications.

Division Responsibilities
The Benefits Integrity and Digital Health Division (BIDHD) is responsible for maintaining the

affordability of medical services in Australia by protecting the integrity of Medicare payments

through supporting healthcare providers with delivery of education and information on appropriate

use of Medicare; with digitally enabled programs to support clinical care and Health payments;

designing consumer/patient centred digitally enabled programs across Health and with key

government partners; leading Health’s relationship with Services Australia to improve the delivery of

Health and Aged Care policy, program and compliance objectives of Government.

Branch Responsibilities
The Provider Support and Systems Branch contributes to the department’s aims of protecting the

integrity of the Medicare system and ensuring communities have reasonable access to PBS

medicines by supporting Medicare service providers by providing advice on the interpretation of

MBS items; undertaking decision reviews and oversighting BIDHD’s quality management; developing

and maintaining the Division’s compliance business model systems; engaging debtors in debt

repayment options; regulating approved suppliers of PBS medicines and supporting the Australian

Community Pharmacy Authority.

Section Responsibilities
The PBS Approved Suppliers section is responsible for developing and implementing pharmacy

approvals policy, in line with the objectives of the National Medicines Policy to improve the health

outcomes of all Australians through access to medicines. The work of the section includes the

administration of application processes through which pharmacists seek approval to supply PBS

medicines; related legislative and legal matters and support of the Australian Community Pharmacy


Key Responsibilities

The position manages a team responsible for:
  • supporting external users of the PBS Approved Suppliers Portal which is used to submit
applications for approval to supply pharmaceutical benefits;

  • supporting the Section use of the system, where applications are accepted, tracked and

  • troubleshooting system issues for internal and external users;
  • managing the relationship with IT for any system technical issues and enhancements;
  • production of user guides and maintenance of the PBS Approved Suppliers website;
  • planning and leading the review and development of business processes (and associated
work instructions and standard operating procedures), and systems (including a major

review to baseline the PBS Approvals program, planned for 2021-22);

  • developing a strategic policy framework and ensuring alignment across the PBS Approved
Suppliers section;

  • reviewing legislation and pharmacy location rules and management of legislative
amendments required;

  • undertaking annual activity based costings to inform revision of the Cost Recovery Impact
Statement for application fees;

  • monthly and annual reporting (including the Productivity Commission Reports on
Government Services);

  • External Stakeholder management for pharmacy approval related matters; and
  • management of the relationship with the PBS Approvals Contact Centre.
Key Capabilities
  • Well-developed analytical, planning and problem solving skills including the ability to
anticipate problems and opportunities;

  • Demonstrated competence in use, and understanding, of IT systems and ability to
communication this to others;

  • Demonstrated stakeholder engagement/management skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a small team;
  • The ability to work independently with limited supervision;
  • Good record keeping skills in accordance with the department’s official record keeping
system in TRIM;

  • experience with successful planning and delivery of projects would be beneficial
Desirable Experience
  • Project management experience may be beneficial
Application Response (Single page application)
Your application will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate that you possess, or have the real

potential to develop, the required skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications to perform the

role. These requirements are based on the information provided to you as part of the job

advertisement, in line with the APS Work Level Standards.

Applicants are required to provide a statement of claims framed around the key duties and key

capabilities. Your statement of claims should be no more than one page in total with a font no

smaller than size 10. Applications that do not meet these requirements may not be considered.

Work Environment Description
Responsibilities - As detailed in Section 28 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 while at work, a

worker must:
  • Take reasonable care for his or her own health and safety
  • Take reasonable care that his or her acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and
safety of other persons

  • Comply, so far as the worker is reasonably able, with any reasonable instruction that is given
by the person conducting the business or undertaking to allow the person to comply with
this Act

  • Cooperate with any reasonable policy or procedure of the person conducting the business or
undertaking relating to health or safety at the workplace that has been notified to workers

  • Complete all WHS related induction and training
  • Report all work related incidents and/or illnesses to the WHS Section
Description Requirement Additional Information


1. Computer Use Yes

2. Generic screen based Yes

3. Sitting at desk Yes

4. Standing for long periods No

Manual Handling

5. Lifting 0-15kg No

6. Lifting 15 kg + No

7. Climbing No

8. Bending No

9. Squatting No

10. Reaching No

11. Push/pull No

12. Sequential Repetitive Movements in No

short period of time

13. Manual dexterity/manipulation No

Description Requirement Additional Information

Work Environment

14. Work with others towards shared Yes

goals in a team environment

15. Works in isolation from other staff Yes The Department of Health

(remote supervision) offers work from home

arrangements where these fit

in with team priorities.

16. Distance walking (ie: Large building No

or inter-building transit)

17. Works outdoors No

18.Works in a call centre environment No

19. Works in a customer service No


Tasks Involving

20. Exposure to chemicals No

21. Exposure to biological hazards No

22. Working at heights No

23. Requirement to wear personal No

protective equipment (PPE)

24. Requirement for full Colour vision No

25. Work with energetics and explosives No

26. Exposure to Petrol, Oil, Lubricant No

Products that may cause dermatological


27. Exposure to extreme temperatures No

28. Confined spaces No

29. Exposure to Non-ionising radiation No

30. Excessive Noise No

31. Low Lighting No

32. Dangerous Goods/ Equipment No

33. Exposure to airborne odours No


34. Frequent travel - Vehicle No

35. Frequent travel - Aeroplane No

36. Frequent travel - Seaborne No

Cyclic Workload

37. Peaks & Troughs No

38. Frequent Overtime No

39. Rostered Shift Work No