Position Details
Reference Number 32452
Position Title EMR Technical Manager
Employment Type Temporary Full Time
Location Western Health
Position Summary

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 800,000 people. We have more than 6,700 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth will see the completion of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital.

About the Role

The implementation of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is Western Health’s next step towards significantly improving and transforming the way we provide care for our community and patients. Western Health’s EMR will provide clinicians with a consolidated view of all relevant information about the patient to facilitate teamwork reduce medical errors and    support clinical decision making.  It will also simplify and support clinician workflow, and provide access to best   practice knowledge, empowering our clinicians with the tools to enhance the delivery of Best Care.

Phase one of Western Health’s 7 - 10 year EMR journey will deliver:

  • structured clinical notes,
  • medications prescribing and administration,
  • pathology and radiology orders and results; and
  • A supporting core system.

For a further insight into Western Health’s EMR please view the EMR Introductory video on the Western Health Internet site. www.westernhealth.org.au/AboutUs/EMR/


The EMR Technical Manager is responsible for designing the solution structure and architecture to address how the overall EMR solution will fit within the existing ICT application and infrastructure stack and implementing the Western Health technical components to ensure a successful Western Health EMR Project.  The technical component includes, but is not limited to, systems integration (HL7), Cerner Millennium functional and technical support, biomedical device integration, Cerner printing, downtime viewers, application security, location hierarchy design, user role design and user provisioning, clinical reporting, data migration, and the management of event set hierarchy and documentation types. It is important for this role to understand all aspects of the clinical systems running within an acute hospital both from a business and technical point of view.

The EMR Technical Manager will be required to work with WH staff, Executives, Clinical leaders, DHHS and Cerner in conjunction with external providers who are accountable for the technical delivery of EMR services the EMR project team at WH.

There is an expectation that this role will transition into a permanent role within the EMR support team once the EMR project has gone live.

This is an exciting opportunity to advance your career in an innovative and rapidly growing area, to be part of a bright, hardworking and dynamic team and to be involved in WH’s next step towards improving and transforming the way we provide care for our community and patients.


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Discounted Onsite car parking
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a working with children’s check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Lily Liu
Contact Number 83457920
Alternate Contact Person Samantha Young
Alternate Contact Number 83457940
Closing Date 22/05/2018
Position Description 20180504 EMR Technical Manager PD.pdf
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