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Aps Level 5 - Data Analyst

National Health Funding Body - Barton, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Full Job Description
Job Reference Number 21-TAADIV-8589
Classification APS Level 5
Job Title Data Analyst
Division Technology Assessment and Access Division
Branch Office of Health Technology Assessment Policy
Section Drug Utilisation Sub Committee
Location Woden ACT
Status Ongoing
Employment type Full-time
Salary Range $76,009 - $82,200 per annum
Security Clearance Baseline (Protected, Highly Protected, Restricted, Confidential)
Desirable Qualifications Qualifications in epidemiology, data analytics or health

Contact Officer Name: Olivia Morrison
Phone: 02 6289 3366
Email: olivia.morrison@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

Providing evidence of qualifications.

Division Responsibilities
The Technology Assessment and Access Division supports the government and works with
key stakeholders to provide reliable, timely, safe and affordable access to medicines,
devices and other medical technologies and improved choice in health services to all
Australians, including through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), Life Saving Drugs

Program, Prostheses List, blood, organ and tissue programs and other targeted assistance
programs intended to improve health outcomes for all Australians.

Branch Responsibilities
The Office of Health Technology Assessment Policy oversights a range of policy and
programs with a Health Technology Assessment (HTA) focus to facilitate patient access to
cost-effective treatments that improve health outcomes. Our aims are to:

  • better align the skills, expertise and resources in HTA;
  • build and focus policy capacity in HTA and related programs, and ensure there are
clear HTA processes for services, technologies and medicines.

Our key responsibilities include:
  • providing policy advice to the Minister on HTA-related matters and developing new
approaches for a number of HTA programs supporting access to health technologies
for patients;

  • supporting the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) through the
Drug Utilisation Sub-Committee (DUSC), Post-market Reviews and cost recovery
administration functions;

  • policy and day-to-day administration of the Lifesaving Drugs, Stoma Products, Blood
and Organs programs.

Section Responsibilities
The Drug Utilisation Section manages the secretariat and supports the Drug Utilisation Sub
Committee (DUSC) and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) through its
data driven approach to utilisation reviews of PBS listed medicines and related programs.

The reviews provide a mechanism for the utilisation of medicines to be considered in the
current treatment context, including actual versus predicted utilisation, budget impacts and
monitoring of expenditure and patterns of use. This is done to ensure PBS listings remain
consistent with the initial evidence on clinical and cost-effectiveness accepted by the PBAC
at the time the medicine was listed.

The Section also has responsibility for oversight of a number of data development projects
to support its work and to support PBS listings more broadly. Information on DUSC is
available on http://www.pbs.gov.au/info/industry/listing/participants/drug-utilisation-

Key Responsibilities

The duties and key activities of this role include:
  • Provide secretariat support to the DUSC - including preparation of agenda papers,
administrative tasks and writing minutes.

  • Prepare drug utilisation reports, including understanding the clinical context,
defining research questions, specifying data analyses required, presenting data and
interpreting patterns of medicine use.

  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders relating to drug utilisation matters,
including communication with the pharmaceutical industry and management of the
group inbox.

Key Capabilities
  • Research and analysis skills, including the ability to interpret data and apply
information from a range of sources.
  • Mathematical competency, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • High quality written communication that is tailored to the audience.
  • Able to build and sustain positive working relationships.
  • Demonstrates initiative and personal responsibility for work.
Desirable Experience
  • Proficiency in the use of data analysis (e.g. Statistical Analysis Software (SAS), R,
Python, SQL) and visualisation tools (e.g. Qlik, Tableau, Power BI.) .
  • Project management including project development, implementation,
communication and risk management.
  • HTA experience and skills.
  • Knowledge of the reimbursement framework for medicines and related

Application Response
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 No
Movements in short period of time

13. Manual dexterity/manipulation Yes

Work Environment

14. Work with others towards Yes
shared goals in a team environment

15. Works in isolation from other Yes
staff (remote supervision)

16. Distance walking (ie: Large No

Description Requirement Additional Information

building or inter-building transit)

17. Works outdoors No

18.Works in a call centre 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 No

25. Work with energetics and No

26. Exposure to Petrol, Oil, Lubricant No
Products that may cause
dermatological conditions

27. Exposure to extreme No

28. Confined spaces No

29. Exposure to Non-ionising 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

Description Requirement Additional Information

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

Barton, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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