Position title:

Director of Policy (1.0FTE)

  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Make an impact on the health outcomes our pathologist deliver

 

Salary range:

A competitive salary package (including compulsory Superannuation Guarantee) based on skills and experience will be available (Salary range $180,000 to $200,000 plus CSG).

About Australian Pathology:

Australian Pathology is the national peak body for private pathology in Australia.  Our membership performs more than 95% of all private pathology testing completed in Australia, including pathology testing on referral from General Practitioners and Specialists for all patients treated in the community, and inpatient pathology for private patients in private and public hospitals.

 

If you have ever had a blood test, biopsy or a swab, you have received services from a Pathologist, which are delivered in a Pathology laboratory.

About the role:

This is a newly created role to join the Australian Pathology team. In this role, you will be responsible for working with the CEO and Board of Australian Pathology to deliver outcomes for members and the Australian healthcare consumers their specialist services support.

Whilst a small team, Australian Pathology’s impact is large. Our policy outcomes have resulted in pathology services in Australia being of the highest quality with significant patient and healthcare outcomes.

Some examples of our previous successes including the listing new and innovative healthcare technologies such as a genetic tests for major diseases required for cancer diagnosis, the new Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) tests and supporting framework which is a result of the largest shift in Women’s Healthcare in many decades and most recently, a test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Presently, we are working on incoming briefs for the 47th Parliament of Australia.

Duties:

The primary objective of this role is to provide strategic leadership and assist in shaping the future of Pathology via policy development; building rapport and providing member services and reporting; preparing stakeholder communications; cultivating strong relationship with Government, parliamentary and departmental personnel; providing AP secretariat support to the Board, Sub Committee and Member meetings; leading complex projects; developing an understanding of the complexities of the Medicare Benefits Schedule proposed changes; data analysis management; and active scanning the political landscape for change and trends.

For more details on the role’s duties, please review the position description for this role found Position Description – Director of Policy

 

Skills and experience:

  • Conducting detailed research, analysis and synthesis of complex information, including data from Medicare and confidential data from Members
  • Drafting professionally written reports and managing documents
  • Critiquing and improving policy proposals
  • Interacting with internal government decision-making processes
  • Building relationships with, influencing and managing stakeholders both internal and external
  • Attending, participating in and at times leading senior-level meetings with Government, boards, committees, peer groups and related stakeholders

 

Culture and benefits:

Australian Pathology is a small team, but with significant influence in delivery models of healthcare services. Our role is to positively impact pathology testing delivery, regulation and legislation to enable these essential healthcare services to be accessible by all Australians, supported by Medicare.

Being a small team with a national reach, the stakeholders and partners we work with are wide and varied and will include key decision makers in government, opposition and Federal and State and Territory Departments.

In this role you will be working with other like-minded individuals that have the ability to significantly improve outcomes for government, for patients and for AP members.

 

How to Apply

Applications should include a cover letter of no more than 2 pages addressing the criteria found in the position description, your skills and experience and career highlights, with a copy of your CV and should be addressed to:

Liesel Wett

CEO

Australian Pathology

Via Email: info@australianpathology.com

 

Applications Close:

Friday, 15th July 2022

Position terms of employment:

This position is based in Canberra. A three year contract with a three month probation period will be offered to the successful candidate, with the option for extension or a move to permanency.

 

 

 

Position title:

Marketing and Communications Coordinator (0.6FTE)

  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Opportunity to showcase your various digital and social media skills

Salary range:

A competitive salary package (including compulsory Superannuation Guarantee) based on skills and experience will be available (Salary range $90,000 to $100,000 plus CSG per full time equivalent).

About Australian Pathology:

Australian Pathology is the national peak body for private pathology in Australia.  Our membership performs more than 95% of all private pathology testing completed in Australia, including pathology testing on referral from General Practitioners and Specialists for all patients treated in the community, and inpatient pathology for private patients in private and public hospitals.

 

If you have ever had a blood test, biopsy or a swab, you have received services from a Pathologist, which are delivered in a Pathology laboratory.

About the role:

This is a newly created role to join the Australian Pathology team. In this role, you will be responsible for working with the CEO and Board of Australian Pathology to deliver outcomes for members and the Australian healthcare consumers their specialist services support.

Whilst a small team, Australian Pathology’s impact is large. We have been working for some time on increasing our Marketing and Communication’s capacity, and have for the past financial year, focused on ensuring the Australia community understands the essential role pathology plays in the healthcare system. Our marketing and communications strategy is focused on the medium of social media. We have spent some time over the last six months outlining our role in delivering the Pathology test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Presently, we are working on incoming briefs for the 47th Parliament of Australia and our marketing approach has now reached the capacity of a key component of our deliverables for members.

Duties:

  • Work with the CEO and AP Board to proactively promote Australian Pathology and the role pathology plays in health care delivery, by building and implement marketing communications solutions in line with business strategy.
  • Provide interpretation and counsel to CEO and AP Board regarding marketing communications strategies including the governance of key messages, tactics, budgets, timing and measurement.
  • Create a comprehensive social media strategy based on health care weeks and promotions, as well as announcements from governments that uses social media marketing techniques to increase AP visibility, engagement/membership and web traffic.
  • Measuring and reporting to the CEO and AP Board on the effectiveness of all campaigns with the intention of developing insights on a monthly basis, or as required.
  • Manage Facebook queries and questions to the general public.
  • Own the relationship and be the key contact for AP’s marketing consultants
  • Proactively work with the Australian media in key areas, sourcing stories, partnership with other health care organisations and work with the media and Pathologists and senior scientists as key spokespeople for AP.
  • Coordinate with AP members, Ministers, MPs and Senators, with support from the AP CEO, local Laboratory tours with Parliamentarians. This may include senior State and Territory MPs and Ministers
  • Assist in the development of promotional and marketing materials that can be provided to Members of Parliament as briefings and information sheets.
  • Manage mail outs and draft communication to be sent to all new and returning Parliamentarians.
  • Ad hoc media liaison as required.

 

Skills and experience:

  • Experience working with industry groups or trade organisations in a marketing function is preferred.
  • Must be organised and have excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Experience drafting a marketing calendar for various channels (social media, email, live events etc).
  • Experience writing marketing content or managing an agency.
  • Understanding of marketing metrics and how those translate to business outcomes/success.
  • Experience working with members of the media.

 

Culture and benefits:

Australian Pathology is a small team, but with significant influence in delivery models of healthcare services. Our role is to positively impact pathology testing delivery, regulation and legislation to enable these essential healthcare services to be accessible by all Australians, supported by Medicare.

In this role you will work collaboratively with other team members to ensure our successes are communicated to the Australian public through our marketing and communications channels.

In this role you will be working with other like-minded individuals that have the ability to significantly improve outcomes for government, for patients and for AP members.

How to Apply

A copy of the position description can be found here: Position Description – Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Applications should include a cover letter of no more than 2 pages addressing the criteria found in the position description, your skills and experience and career highlights, with a copy of your CV and should be addressed to:

Liesel Wett

CEO

Australian Pathology

Via Email: info@australianpathology.com

 

Applications Close:

Friday, 15th July 2022

Position terms of employment:

This position is based in Canberra. A three year contract with a three month probation period will be offered to the successful candidate, with the option for extension or a move to permanency.

As this role is a part time role (0.6FTE), school hours and flexible work practices will be considered.