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Information Lead (Vpsg5)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


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: 25 April 2021

Role: Information Lead (until 31 Decemeber 2021)

Number of vacancies available: 3

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

Position Summary:

This Public Health Operations Information Lead position utilises skills in relation to the investigation, surveillance, management and control of COVID-19. You will oversee the passage of information for the Case, Contact and Outbreak Management Teams, including the receipt and processing of information relating to contact tracing and case management and have operational responsibility for information management across the section, between teams and leadership group. This includes by monitoring the public health inbox and progressing urgent actions and queries.

The role requires shift and weekend work. For health and safety reasons, successful candidates may be requested to cease external clinical duties for the duration of their tenure in the role. 


  • Undertake comprehensive disease notification follow-up, which includes actively undertaking investigations, implementing appropriate public health action according to protocols and making recommendations for further action. This includes by monitoring the public health inbox and progressing urgent actions and queries.
  • Consistently apply communicable disease prevention and control policy, protocols and program guidelines through liaison and negotiation with health professionals, health service organisations, community groups, industry, local government, divisional offices and the public.
  • Provide authoritative advice on communicable disease matters to management within the Department, divisions, local government, external agencies and members of the public.
  • Prepare, review and present written and verbal reports, including the development of policy, protocols and the preparation of briefing material for senior management in relation to communicable disease notifications and investigations.
  • Pro-actively build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders that facilitate engagement and contribution to communicable disease prevention and control strategies.
  • Identify problems, vulnerabilities and risks in relation to communicable disease prevention and control including making recommendations of innovative solutions.
  • Contribute to the full life cycle of projects to meet departmental objectives including:
  1. Undertaking research, analysis and implementation of projects based on defined outcomes and outputs.
  2. Managing projects or sub-projects and being accountable for the successful delivery and completion of the projects/sub-projects within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters. 
  3. Monitoring and evaluating projects to ensure departmental objectives are met.
  • 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.
  • This role may require regular or ad hoc participation in a stand-by roster. Stand-by is a mechanism whereby employees are rostered to be available outside their ordinary hours of duty to attend to urgent or emergency work requirements.


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

Government, Defence & Emergency


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