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Freedom of Information Officer

  • Location The Alfred
  • Work Type Full Time - Permanent
  • Applications Close At: Closed 4 days ago
    Published on 16 May 2018
  • Job no: 14323
  • Categories: Administration, Administration & Office Support

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

  • Permanent role - full-time (76 hours a fortnight)
  • Based at The Alfred


An exciting and challenging opportunity exists at Alfred Health for a Freedom of Information Officer.  Based at The Alfred, you will be reporting to the Manager of Legal Support Services (inc. Freedom of Information & Police Liaison).

This position covers a wide variety of activities associated with the processing of requests for health information including, liaising with a range of internal departments and external stakeholders.  You will have proven experience assessing and responding to Freedom of Information (‘FOI’) requests (preferably with a health care focus) and an understanding of consent and privacy issues covered by the relevant legislation.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Responding to requests received from internal departments and external stakeholders for patient information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 1982.
  • Negotiating and consulting with applicants and key stakeholders regarding the requests. 
  • The ability to apply the relevant legislation.  
  • Following up and ensuring requests for health information are completed in a timely manner.
  • Compiling and maintaining accurate aggregated FOI data for all Alfred Health campuses in accordance with the requirements of the Victorian Information Commissioner to enable annual statutory reporting to the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner.

You will be deadline driven with excellent organisational skills, the ability to work to tight deadlines and comply to statutory requirements, and with a strong quality and customer focus whilst committing to the overall success of the team.

For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Diana Battaglia on 9076-2942

Closing date 23rd May 2018


Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.


  • Closed 4 days ago - 23 May 2018
  • Published on 16 May 2018, 6:18 AM