Senior Project Manager

Job Location: Adelaide
Employer: S.A. Health
Full time

  • Department for Health and Wellbeing, Digital Health SA – Technology and Infrastructure, Application Services
  • Salary: $101,859 to $110,107 – AS07 – Full Time / Ongoing Appointment

An exciting opportunity for an on-going role with SA Health, within the Digital Health SA Division as a Senior Project Manager working in the Technology & Infrastructure – Application Services branch.

Your new company

SA Health’s mission is to lead and deliver a comprehensive and sustainable health system that aims to ensure healthier, longer and better lives for all South Australians. They aim to achieve their objectives by strengthening primary health care, enhancing hospital care, reforming mental health care and improving the health of Aboriginal people. 

SA Health is committed to a health system that produces positive health outcomes by focusing on health promotion, illness prevention and early intervention. They work with other government agencies and the community to address the environmental, socioeconomic, biological and behavioural determinants of health, and to achieve equitable health outcomes for all South Australians. 

The mission at Digital Health SA is to provide and maintain a robust ICT environment supporting the full spectrum of SA Health’s business and develops a fully integrated state-wide electronic health record, to improve the quality and safety of health care in SA by connecting hospitals, health professionals and the community throughout the state. Digital Health SA’s vision is to provide the right information, to the right person, at the right time, in the right place.

 Your new role

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for leading the planning, coordination, control and project management of new or changed systems, services or products across the SA Health Digital Health SA Portfolio. Your role will involve establishing, implementing and reviewing Project Management strategies for a diverse range of Application Services projects across the Department and/or LHNs including key enterprise products, or a suite of products, in addition to accepting product releases on behalf of SA Health. The role has key relationships with product vendors and works collaboratively with the business, third parties and other DHSA teams to define and implement the release program. Your extensive experience managing projects end-to-end, coupled with your ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and demonstrate confident communication skills, will help you to succeed in this role. Any experience with business analysis, testing and/ or development would also be of great benefit.

What you’ll need to succeed

  • Extensive experience in project management and all aspects of release and change management in a large and complex organisation including planning, scheduling, controlling, managing and implementing a diverse range of ICT projects using a range of project management methodologies.
  • Extensive experience in vendor and stakeholder engagement including managing suppliers of third-party software and hardware services and negotiating and managing contracts and service level agreements.
  • Experience in budget management and control and mentoring and coordinating staff.
  • Demonstrated high level project management skills, including proven ability to be collaborative, flexible and calm in resolving conflict, managing expectations and providing innovative and effective client services and clear and concise advice and reports with recommendations.
  • High level interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to articulate and present complex concepts clearly and concisely suitable to the audience, negotiate and influence stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes, develop effective working relationships and networks with a broad range of stakeholders and handle complex and sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively as a member of a team, under broad direction, and to analyse complex issues, identify innovative and appropriate solutions, manage high volumes of quality work within tight timeframes and use initiative, professional judgement and adaptability in order to respond to changing circumstances and priorities.
  • Proven extensive knowledge of contemporary project management principles and techniques.
  • Proven extensive knowledge of the principles and practice of ICT change and release management.
  • Sound knowledge of the health business including relevant legislation, security and confidential standards that relate to information technology and the role of information systems in a modern health organisation.
  • Knowledge of information systems change and configuration management processes.
  • Knowledge of business process re-engineering.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. Job ref: 767479


Shiraaz Mohammed

Phone: (08) 7221 4179

E-mail: [email protected] 

Application Closing Date

Friday, 17 December 2021 – 11.55PM


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